Anna-Mari Kähärä

Anna-Mari Kähärä is a respected and versatile artist, who is known for her vast career within Finnish cultural field as singer, composer, musician and arranger. She has composed hundreds of poems, performed by numerous vocal ensembles, choirs, symphony orchestras and soloists.

In addition to her solo career and own orchestra, Kähärä is known for her work with the vocal group How Many Sisters, the ethno-jazz collective ZetaBoo and Pekka Kuusisto & Luomu Players, to name a few. In 2002 The Finnish Jazz Federation granted its annual Georgie Award to Anna-Mari Kähärä. She was the first woman ever to receive the prize. In the same year, she received the Finland Prize awarded by the Ministry of Culture as recognition of an outstanding artistic career.