Signe is a name that comes from the ancient Scandinavian mythology meaning a female triumphant. A similar word in other languages means ‘sign’, a reference to the improvisation incorporated in the band’s music, taking traditional jazz expression in new directions through an unusual lineup of three vocalists and a double bass. In Signe’s music, influences drawn from contemporary classical and folk music coexist alongside those of Nordic jazz, and the music flows and meanders freely following the unmapped paths of improvisation.

Signe released their first full-lenght album To Sappho in 2019 through Eclipse Music and toured Finland extensively. The album went on to be a nominee for the Finnish Jazz Grammy and a runner up for the Teosto prize. The quartet represented Finnish jazz at the Nordic Jazz Comets showcase at EFG London Jazz Festival in 2018 and in Oslo Jazz Festival's Nordic Showcase in 2017. The group has released also a self-titled EP in 2017. 

Riikka Keränen - vocals

Selma Savolainen - vocals

Josefiina Vannesluoma - vocals

Kaisa Mäensivu - double bass

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Signe pictures © Venla Helenius