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 know 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 36 concert/36 day tour last fall,
and their 2010 tour was the most extensive jazz tour in Finnish history.
Mariah released her first solo album with her own music fall 2018 followed by a CD-release tour of Finland and Sweden in september the same year.
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