UNT Jazz Singers with Visiting Performer Sinne Eeg Jennifer Barnes, director

Saturday, April 9, 2022
8:00 pm
College of Music Building
Voertman Hall
Danish jazz vocalist Sinne Eeg (sée-neh/ée) is known throughout the world, but it all started in a small town called Lemvig in September1977.  Sinne grew up in a jazzy home, where her father played double bass, her mother the clarinet and her brother the saxophone.  Naturally, Sinne started singing.  She graduated in 2003 from the Rhythmic Music Conservatory in Esbjerg and then moved to Copenhagen to pursue her career.  Her plan obviously worked.

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 Jazz Week Top 50 chart, and continues to enjoy frequent airplay in all radio markets.

Sinne has many loyal fans in the US, Scandinavia and Asia, especially China and Japan.  She is poised for a major break-through in the US, where she regularly tours. She has performed with American jazz icons including Larry Goldings, Peter Erskine and Ken Peplowski, and at storied jazz clubs including Green Mill in Chicago and Birdland in New York.

The Danish songstress is versatile, equally comfortable fronting big orchestras in concert halls as well as smaller ensembles in intimate jazz clubs. Everywhere she sings,Tokyo, Copenhagen, Los Angeles or Madrid, audiences are mesmerized by her incandescent phrasing and scatting, all with natural, perfect pitch.

Sinne Eeg is not only a brilliant vocalist; she is also a great songwriter.  Her talent for writing and composing won the prestigious Danish Carl Prize 2018 for Song Of The Year, "Aleppo", included on her album “Dreams”.  Sinne has received numerous accolades, including four Danish Music Awards, the Danish Radio P2 Jazz Prize, the Ben Webster Prize, the French Prix Du Jazz and Queen Ingrid's Honorary Grant, personally awarded by Queen Margrethe of Denmark.


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