INA FORSMAN

Finland
“Ina Forsman has a voice for the ages. Strongly recommended.”
- Blues Blast Magazine

“Genial! Beeindruckend! Ina Forsman ist auf dem besten Weg, hörbar laut an die Tür einer Amy Winehouse beziehungsweise Nina Simone zu klopfen.“ rocktimes.de

Artist information

"One might not think of Finland as a source for hard-earned, engaging r&b - but think again. (...) a vocal powerhouse"
Downbeat Magazine US 2019

"Ina certified her status as an exciting talent. Perfect start for a Saturday night in Pori!"
Mikkomatti Aro Artistic Director - Pori Jazz Festival

  • Aktuelles Album “Been Meaning To Tell You” schaffte es unter die TOP 5 der US Blues Charts
  • Tourte 2016 &2019 mit RUFs Blues Caravan durch Deutschland, Österreich, Schweiz und die USA
  • Gewinnerin der Finnish Blues Challenge
  • Spielte bereits auf dem PORI JAZZ FESTIVAL in Finnland, ÅMÅLS BLUES FEST in Schweden, FREDRIKSHAVN BLUES, FESTIVAL in Dänemark, COGNAC BLUES PASSIONS und FESTIVAL L'ETÉ A PAU in Frankreich, DOHENY BLUES FESTIVAL in Kalifornien, BAYFRONT BLUES FESTIVAL in Minnesota und vielen anderen

Ina Forsman is exactly, how an exceptional band leader needs to be: honest, mysterious, passionate and dangerous. Her phrasing crisscrosses terrain that encompasses the influences of Etta James, Amy Winehouse, Joss Stone and Aretha Franklin.

The award-winning Finish singer and songwriter, who's living in Berlin, represents contemporanean Blues- and Soul music with texts and melodies, coming from the heart. In 2016 and 2019 the “vocal powerhouse” (Downbeat US) performed with the renowned Blues caravan on two celebrated tours in Europe and the USA and she also enchanted the audience at big festivals like the PORI JAZZ FESTIVAL in Finland or in clubs like MOODS in Zürich.

She’s coming back featuring a strong new album to again impress audiences with her powerful, expressive and honey burnt voice and her self-written songs, which are a refined mix of Soul, Blues, Jazz and R&B.

JAZZOPEN 2021 appearance already confirmed!

Watch Now You Want Me Back Live at Pori Jazz Festival 2019 on Youtube

Listen to INA FORSMAN on Spotify