Maskenhaft lächelnd singt Sanni Orasmaa ihre Vokalisen ins Mikro. Am Anfang und am Ende und zwischendurch erzeugt sie ebenso befremdlichen wie tröstlichen Sound, sie ist offenkundig das Alpha und das Omega und der Kern der dramatischen Angelegenheit.”
– Die Welt, Germany
Winner of the Betty Carter Grant 2000, the internationally established jazz singer Sanni Orasmaa’s voice has been heard in several recordings and productions throughout the global jazz scene. The closest collaborators include Charlie Hunter, Bobby Previte, Kirk Nurock, George Gruntz and Ben Monder among others. She has worked three years with the prestigious German director Dieter Dorn in two pieces at the Residenz Theater in Munich of which “Alkestis” was composed, improvised and performed by Orasmaa alone. She serves as a senior lecturer at the Munich University of Music in Germany and coaches singers, dancers and actors through her company SoundByNature™, Inc.