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Featured Soloists

Eeppi Ursin


Eeppi Ursin is among the most talented Finnish jazz singers today. She has been studying the music of the swing era for years, naming Nancy Wilson as one of her inspirations. Ursin has studied in the Pop/Jazz Conservatory, one of Finland's best jazz schools, and has worked with a host of topnotch Finnish jazz musicians. She leads her own band and sings with the award-winning Warp!-ensemble. With SONO Ursin has broadened her repertoire to New Orleans jazz and is singing timeless classics like Bourbon St. Parade, Darktown Strutters' Ball, and Please Don't Talk About Me When I'm Gone.


Leroy Jones





Leroy Jones is one of the most highly respected New Orleans’ trumpet players, who combines in his versatile playing both traditional and modern elements in a unique way. During his career he has played in bands that represent many different idioms, recently he has been working with his own quintet and Harry Connick Jr Big Band among others. Jones has recorded two critically acclaimed CDs with his own band for Columbia Records (Mo’ Cream From the Crop and Props For Pops) and has appeared on numerous other recordings as a featured soloist and as a sideman. In 2006 alone, he has been featured on more than ten different CDs – among them Harry Connick Jr Orchestra, the Bordeaux Big Band, Antti Sarpila Orchestra, Guillaume Nouaux Quintet, and the Spirit Of New Orleans. Jones' latest own CDs are Sweeter Than A Summer Breeze (2009), Soft Shoe (2007), New Orleans Brass Band Music (2005), Wonderful Christmas (2003), and Back To My Roots (2002). The Leroy Jones Quintet has performed at the world famous Village Vanguard jazz club in New York and on international festivals for example in the United States, Switzerland, Spain, France, and Scotland, and at the Storyville Jazz Club in Helsinki, Finland, and of course all around New Orleans. Leroy Jones continues to travel all over the world with his own group and as a featured soloist.

Yolanda Windsay


Yolanda Windsay is one of New Orleans' leading vocalists. During her career she has shared the stage with musicians like Nat Adderley, Betty Carter, Terence Blanchard, Leroy Jones, Clark Terry, Dizzy Gillespie, Joe Sample and Max Roach. She has also often been seen performing with her mother Topsy Chapman's group Solid Harmony and has appeared in Sandra Reaves-Phillips' Bold And Brassy and The Late Great Ladies Of Blues And Jazz.

Miriam Aïda


Miriam Aïda is a very talented young singer that lives in Malmö, Sweden. Her strong, beautiful voice, brilliant phrasing, her un-gimmicky singing, and stage personality are a combination that has gained her great popularity and success as a soloist for different style groups in her hometown. She leads her own quintet and performs among others with the Bossa Electrica and Joe Spinaci & The Brookolino Orchestra. Aïda's repertoire includes traditional and more recent jazz-standards, Latin-influenced music, and tunes that were popular by Louis Jordan and Louis Prima. She is on the excellent Jan Lundgren Trio presents Miriam Aïda & Fredrik Kronkvist CD that was released in 2001 and has since then released several CDs under her own name, the latest being Letras ao Brasil, released in 2009. She did some wonderfully received club, gospel, and festival dates with SONO in September of 2003.

Tricia Boutté


Tricia Boutté has been performing as a soloist for different kinds of jazz, gospel, R&B, hip-hop, and reggae groups since 1984, both in her hometown New Orleans and around the world. Her talent has been of use to the likes of Allen Toussaint, Fats Domino, and Public Enemy - the list of people that Boutté has been working with is very varied. She is equally at home with jazz or reggae and her outstanding voice and her great stage personality have acquired her many fans all over the world. Recently she has been performing among others with her own jazz quintet, with Bob French’s Original Tuxedo Jazz Band, and with the George French Band. In the summer of 2002, she toured Finland extensively with the New Orleans Helsinki Connection. The recent years she has been spending a lot of time in Norway, working with the Ytre Suløens Jazz Ensemblen all across the European festival circuit.



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