As FFN Performer of the Year 2022, award-winning jazz vocalist Eeppi Ursin traveled across the U.S., making 17 appearances from Maine to Alaska.
Eeppi, who sings in English and Finnish and accompanies herself on piano, is originally from Finland. Now based in New York City, the singer-songwriter is a versatile artist who has performed as a soloist as well as with various types of groups, from A Cappella ensembles to symphony orchestras.
Eeppi offers pop, jazz and dance music programs—she even performs children’s music, such as Muuminlauluja (Moomin Voices), a wonderful option for Suomi Koulu.
She has 40 recordings, of which five are platinum or gold albums. Eeppi’s fourth solo album, Speechless, was released in February of 2022 and her new album, My Finnish Soul, releases in January 2023.
Eeppi has performed all over the world, with acclaimed artists such as American trumpeter Leroy Jones and Spirit of New Orleans. She has taken the stage at the Shanghai Concert Hall, Helsinki Music Centre, Pori Jazz Festival and more.
In 2018 she was invited by the New York Songwriter’s circle as the first Finnish artist at The Bitter End in New York City. Eeppi was chosen as the soloist at the 2014 President’s Independence Day Reception in Finland.
Eeppi’s new album Speechless is a luscious combination of pop, soul, and singer-songwriter traditions with empowering vocals.
“As a little girl, I was bullied because I was very shy and didn’t really have the courage to speak at school. I was speechless. But making music gave me a voice. I started playing piano at school events and, much to everyone’s surprise, soon I was singing, too. Music became my way to survive and be somebody, and I realized I felt at home on stage. That’s the theme of my new album, which now feels natural to be open about,” says Ursin.
Click here to enjoy this sampling of Eeppi’s talent in her new release, “When It’s All Over.”
Find more information about Eeppi and listen to her music at eeppiursin.fi
Eeppi has also performed two short, fun holiday specials that appear on the Finlandia Foundation YouTube channel. Click below to enjoy:
A Christmas Gift to You
A Vappu Musical Cocktail