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ocalist Kati Mäki (read: cutty mackie) was born in Finland and started singing and writing poems and tunes at an early age and started doing solo performances at the age of 10. Every day when she came home from school she would go to the “piano room” and sit there and play and sing for hours. It was a way for her to daydream as well as a way of communicating and expressing her feelings. Still today the lyrics are the core and the soul of the songs Kati sings.

Kati took piano- and singinglessons and her love for jazz was awakened on a summer course when she was 19. A year later (1995) Kati moved to London to study performing arts and graduated with distinction in drama and dance. A love for the theater and musicals kindled. She then carried on to study jazz & popular music for a couple of years in Goldsmiths College, University of London. While in London she worked as a session singer and appeared on film, tv and radio. She also had her own jazz trio, The Kati Mäki Trio which played at functions, restaurants and festivals. Kati has sung at some fantastic venues such as the Wembley Stadium, the Royal Albert Hall, Fairfield Halls etc. and shared the stage with the likes of David and Carrie Grant, Ben Castle, Andrae Crouch and Gabrielle.

Since 2002 Kati has been living in Sweden and is pursuing a career as a singer/songwriter. She also works as a backing vocalist and has worked with artists such as Sanna Nielsen, Lasse Kronér, Renny Mirro, Sarah Dawn Finer and Lasse Berghagen to name a few. Kati has appeared on Nyhetsmorgon on TV4 as a soloist with a choir called The Master’s Voice and had her song “Say How” played on a local radio station. One of the highlights of her career thus far has been sharing the stage with Straightjackets (what fantastic musicians!), backing Michael Ruff.

In March 2006 Kati won the competition for “The best new jazz song 2006” in Tyresö (near Stockholm) with her song “One true love”. Jazz and soul are the genres Kati feels most at home with and enjoys singing at different kinds of venues and functions, everything from Big Band to smaller ensembles. She is often doing solo concerts with various genres in her repertoire, everything from pop, soul and jazz to musicals and Swedish folk music.