Fini Bearman Fini Bearman

Fini Bearman is a London based singer, multi-instrumentalist & composer, who has a ‘rare sense of melody running through her eclectic compositions, full of catchy twists and turns’. Her music melds diverse influences from jazz, folk and contemporary music into an 'arresting and uniquely personal' sound. Sometimes dealing with settings of poetry and other times original lyrics, ‘her voice, effortlessly moves between a light precision and warm soulfulness is unmistakably her own’.  Fini released her latest album 'Burn the Boat' in October 2016 and it has already received much glowing reviews from peers and critics including ****'s from Jazzwise, allaboutjazz, the Guardian and the arts desk.

'.. (Fini) has an irresistible voice... She is an expressive singer, and an intriguing composer and lyricist...'  Bruce Lindsay, allaboutjazz.com

Since graduating with an MMus in composition and performance, Fini has built up an impressive profile performing across the UK and Europe. In 2010 she was a nominee for London Jazz Vocalist by the Global Music Foundation and in 2011 was a runner up at the 'Jazz Voices' competition in Klaipeda, Lithuania, as well as the 'Voicingers' jazz singing competition in Zory, Poland. 

Fini has performed at prestigious venues across the UK including Ronnie Scotts, The Sage Gateshead, Kings Place, the 606 Jazz club, Pizza Express Dean Street and the Barbican, as well as European venues including the A-Trane, Schlott (Berlin), Cafe Mercedes Jazz (Valencia) and New York venues Dizzys (Jazz at the Lincoln Center) and Smalls. She has also performed at numerous festivals including the London Jazz Festival, Manchester Jazz Festival, Cambridge Jazz Festival, City of London Festival, Southport Jazz Festival, Berlin Jazz Festival and Howden Jazz Singers Festival.

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‘...Skilful and accurate... wistful soulfulness’ (John Fordham)

'...The incredible improvised poetry of Fini Bearman' 'A Guide to UK Jazz in 2017' - Bandcamp Daily

Burn The Boat ‘…A stunning album..A thing of unsurpassed beauty. One of the most memorable collections of self-penned songs you’ll hear this year’ **** 'recommended' album of 2016 Peter Quinn (Jazzwise)

'The multi-talented Fini Bearman' Ian Mann (thejazzmann)

'...With a warm, clear and expressive voice she brings a sense of realism and even practicality to her storytelling style.' Heraldscotland.com

'A beautiful recording

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Primary Instrument

Voice / vocals

Willing to teach

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Credentials/Background

In 2017 Fini became the first professor of songwriting at the prestigious Guildhall School of Music and Drama, and works with songwriters, composers, and vocalists on the Jazz pathway. Fini also teaches voice and composition at Leeds College of Music and City of London University.

Paul Simon Paul Simon
composer/conductor
Becca Stevens Becca Stevens
voice / vocals
Chris Thile Chris Thile
mandolin

Albums

Album Burn The Boat by Fini Bearman

Burn The Boat

Two Rivers Records
2017

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Album Porgy And Bess by Fini Bearman

Porgy And Bess

F-IRE Records
2014

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Album Step Up by Fini Bearman

Step Up

Feenz Beenz Records
2012

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