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MEET OUR FOUNDER

SoundByNature was founded in 2016 by its owner Sanni Orasmaa. A musician of Finnish origin, Sanni Orasmaa is an internationally acknowledged vocal stylist, composer, educator and a certified motivational trainer.

Photo: Zei Andrei Meriae

Photo: Zei Andrei Meriae

During her New York years 2000-2007 Sanni has appeared at venues such as the Knitting Factory and the Rainbow Room, Sweet Basil, Blue Note and the Cornelia Street Cafe. She has been featured monthly at the Smoke Jazz Club. She has worked with various international collaborators, including performances with Charlie Hunter – Bobby Previte Duo, Kirk Nurock’s “Cross-Species” Ensemble, and the Swiss composer George Gruntz’s jazz opera “Magic of a Flute”. Awards received include the Betty Carter’s Jazz Ahead Fellowship (Kennedy Center 2000) and the American Scandinavian Society’s Artist Grant (2005). She has been featured in NPR’s Jazz Set program, then hosted by Branford Marsalis and was profiled by PRI’s Jazz Smithsonian in the documentary series “The Jazz Singers”, hosted by Al Jarreau. Sanni has conducted clinics and workshops around the world, and served on the faculty of the Brooklyn Conservatory, NYC (2001-2007), Pop&Jazz Conservatory, Finland (2007-2014), University of Tampere, Finland (2014-2016), University of Arts in Helsinki, Finland (2014-present) and the Munich University of Music, Germany (2008- present). She now specifies in Nature Oriented Voice and Performance Training at her company SoundByNature Inc and is one of the first trained Green Care specialists in Finland.