Anna-Mari Kähärä

(born in 1963). Finnish composer, singer and pianist. She studied at Viitasaari Music School, violin and piano, Jyväskylä Conservatory, piano, Kuopio Conservatory, piano, Pop & Jazz Conservatory, voice and piano, at Sibelius Academy/Jazz Department, voice and piano. She is best known with the vocal group How Many Sister and etno jazz Zeta Boo.
Selected works: For Orchestra: Ikävä Omia Maita, composition and arrangements for symphony orchestra, eg. for How Many Sisters 2004-2012+(recording); ¿Hablas Usted espanol? Umo Big Band; Ask me no more vocal series for soprano and string orchestra. For Symphony orchestra: So this love: piano, soprano and string orchestra; Anna-Mari Kähärä Orchestra: Anna-Mari Kähärä Orchestra 2005; with ZetaBoo band ZetaBoo, 1997; MediZine, 2000; OuteRail, 2007.
Awards: Art Finland prize, 2002; Finnish Jazz Federation Yrjö reward, 2002; Nominee for Jazz Emma prize, 2005.