Sinne Eeg’s distinctive vocals have earned her a loyal and rapidly growing fan base in her native country of Denmark and around the world. Considered the preeminent jazz vocalist in Scandinavia, Sinne has already made her mark in Japan, China, and throughout Europe with her exquisite live performances and award-winning studio recordings.
Sinne was born into a musical family in the Danish countryside. Her father, a physician, played bass, while her mother sang and played clarinet. Her brother played the saxophone, and her uncle
was a multi-instrumentalist. Naturally, Sinne began playing music at the young age of four. At 16, she decided to pursue a career in music and attended a music preparatory school and continued
her advanced studies at the highly competitive Danish Music Conservatory. The six years she spent rigorously training at the prestigious academy gave Sinne a deep understanding of music, harmonically and rhythmically, which is evident in her stellar performances today.
Face the Music, released in 2014, earned her the Danish Music Award (Denmark’s Grammy) for Best Jazz Vocal CD, along with the Ben Webster Prize (for which Sinne was the sole female
recipient for the last 30 years), and the Prix du Jazz, awarded by France’s Academie du Jazz. Although she has released seven albums to wide acclaim in Europe and Japan, the depth and beauty of Sinne’s artistry has largely been a secret here in the U.S. until her recent live performances where she mesmerized audiences throughout the West Coast and Southwest. Now with the release of EEG-FONNESBÆK, a duo CD with acclaimed bassist Thomas Fonnesbæk, jazz lovers throughout North America will experience one of the finest vocalists to come along since Sarah Vaughan and Carmen McRae. EEG-FONNESBÆK, her first CD to be introduced to a wide U.S. audience, earned her another Danish Music Award for Best Jazz Vocal CD and a 4-star review from Downbeat which read, “On her U.S. album debut—under an unforgiving spotlight of duos with bassist Thomas Fonnesbæk—Eeg offers riveting candid, incisive readings of seven standards. The duo’s nimble exploratory passages recall those of Sheila Jordan with Cameron Brown, or Dee Dee Bridgewater with Reggie Workman ... Eeg shows she’s steeped in tradition but pushing it in her own direction...with technique and sensitivity aplenty.”
“Eeg shows she’s steeped in tradition but pushing it in her own direction...with technique and sensitivity aplenty”
-Fred Bouchard, DOWNBEAT
“This is an outstanding album, jazz singing at its very best and strongly recommended"
“Eeg proves to be an expert in the art of inflection. She stresses a lyric in unexpected yet appropriate ways, demonstrates unerring intonation and pitch control, and shows herself to be an impressive improviser and communicator.”