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Sinne Eeg

Born in Lemvig, Denmark, jazz singer Sinne Eeg graduated from the Music Conservatory of West Jutland in 2003, and subsequently studied with American jazz singers Janet Lawson and Jay Clayton in New York City. “I learned a lot from studying music intensively at the music conservatory,” she explained. “But I think a lot of my musicality comes from my childhood and teenage years where I was exposed to so much music and great music teachers. Jazz was a big part of my upbringing. I played in several local big bands (alto saxophone) when I was a teenager, and I learned a lot about the structures and phrasing of the music.”

During her musical upbringing, Eeg gravitated toward singers with lower, richer voices, like Julie London, Sarah Vaughan, Carmen McRae, Cassandra Wilson and Dianne Reeves. “Of course I studied all the great traditional jazz singers like Billie, Ella, Carmen, Anita and Sarah at the conservatory,” she said. “But it was also nice to have someone contemporary to look up to like Cassandra and Dianne, who respected the tradition of jazz singing but also had a fresh approach to it.” She recalled a seminal gig as a professional singer that helped launch her career. “It was a three-month engagement in Shanghai. They flew the whole band over from Denmark to play at The House Of Blues And Jazz six nights a week. During those three months I learned so much about performing in front of an audience and working with a band.”

After putting in her time for years on the road, performing at small clubs and cafes, Sinne won her first Danish Music Award for her album “Waiting For Dawn” in 2007. Her dark vocals and modern interpretation of Nordic jazz touched audiences all over Europe and Asia. Since then, Sinne has released several prize-winning albums, including her solo album “Dreams” from 2018, recorded in New York City with Scott Colley, Joey Baron, Larry Koonse and Jacob Christoffersen.

In early 2020 Sinne released one of her biggest projects ever: “We’ve Just Begun”, a winning collaboration with the 19-piece Danish Radio Big Band and her 9th album overall. The record was produced by André Fischer (Diane Schuur, Nina Simone, Natalie Cole) and mixed at the acclaimed Capitol Studios in Los Angeles by the legendary Al Schmitt (Frank Sinatra, Miles Davis, Ray Charles). The album has received countless international rave reviews, hovered high for many weeks on the American JazzWeek Top 50 chart, and continues to enjoy frequent airplay in all radio markets.

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Read "We've Just Begun" reviewed by Nicholas F. Mondello

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Read "We've Just Begun" reviewed by Jack Bowers

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Sinne Eeg: Dreams

Read "Dreams" reviewed by Jerome Wilson

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Read "Vocalist Sinne Eeg at Chris’ Jazz Cafe" reviewed by Victor L. Schermer

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Acclaimed Danish Vocalist Sinne Eeg Releases New Duo CD, "Eeg-Fonnesbaek," September 15th On Stunt Records

Acclaimed Danish Vocalist Sinne Eeg Releases New Duo CD, "Eeg-Fonnesbaek," September 15th On Stunt Records

Source: Mouthpiece Music

“The name—Sinne Eeg (sēe-neh · ēe)—may be hard to remember, at first. But anyone who listens to her album, The Beauty of Sadness, as well as her similarly appealing Don’t Be Blue, or hears her in live performance will have no difficulty recalling either the name or the unforgettable music of this remarkable artist. If there’s any justice in the world, Grammy nominations will be beckoning to Sinne in 2013 and beyond.” —Don Heckman, International Review of Music Sinne Eeg’s ...

"The ravishing young Danish vocalist Sinne Eeg. Eeg has an amazing technique, coverage for all the tones she sings, a genuine jazz feeeling and an unusually large vocal range from top to bottom. Coupled with a totally obvious stage charisma, dignity and a sparkle in the eye, this really makes you surrender."

(Review of Sinne Eeg + trio at Kristianstad Jazzfestival 10 Oct 2008 by Alexander Agrell, jazz journalist at Sydsvenskan (leading morning paper of South Sweden)

”A fully mature artist who dares to take chances, and succeeds with an instinctive feeling that lends credibility to everything she does.” —Boris Rabinowitsch, Politiken (Danish national daily newspaper)

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