BIOGRAPHY

Mariah Hortans 

is a vocalist, composer and educator based in Vaasa on the west coast of Finland.

Gifted with a soft and sensual voice, she is best known for her work with jazz guitarist and arranger Mathias Sandberg, with whom she has released two albums and toured extensively nationally as well as in the United States.

Mariah Hortans / M Sandberg Duo just finished a 30 concert tour last fall,

and their 2010 tour was the most extensive jazz tour in Finnish history.

Mariah released her first solo album “Let’s Blame Spring” with her own music fall 2018 followed by a CD-release tour of Finland and Sweden in september the same year.

In fall 2020 she released a single “Barnaskratt” together with Mikael Svarvar on vocals and piano and Rickard Slotte on flugelhorn.

With influences ranging from Peggy Lee to Frank Sinatra, her songwriting is often reminiscent of the golden age of the American popular song, while her simple and honest lyrics reflect modern life.

Photo: Linus Lindholm