Meet Shirley Sparks, a Finnish vocalist who has captivated audiences with her soulful and emotive performances of Classic Jazz and Great American Songbook standards.
With her expressive, nuanced voice and natural stage presence, Shirley takes listeners on a journey through the golden age of jazz, delivering timeless hits with a modern twist, and making traditional jazz and popular tunes accessible to a new generation of listeners.
Comments from the audience
"Absolutely a wonderful concert!" "Mis felicitaciones, todo muy lindo y emocionante" "The best Christmas concert I've ever attended" "Just beautiful! Your voice is so rich and fits wonderfully to vintage music" "Such a nice atmosphere, felt like being in an old English or American movie"
dreams of a butterfly
American Classic Jazz, new song compositions from Ms Sparks and piano improvisation by Ms Taal
Shirley Sparks, vocals & Eliina Taal, piano Espoon tuomiokirkko, May 21st at 5 PM Free entrance
Garden of Songs 2023
Songs from the Queens of Jazz
Shirley Sparks, vocals & Antti Sarpila, piano Galleria Liisa Ekqvist, Noormarkku on June 26th at 6 PM Tickets 25 € at the gate Ticket reservations by email: email@example.com or by phone: 044 270 9809
Candlelight Christmas Jazz
Shirley Sparks, vocals & Antti Sarpila, piano Porin Raatihuone, December 18th 2023 at 7 PM
Christmas Dreaming concert at Astoria Klubi, Helsinki on December 16th 2022. Shirley Sparks' Golden Hollywood Band Zhenia Gimer, piano - Hannu Rantanen, double bass - Thomas Törnroos, drums
Happy Holidays! Candlelight Classic Jazz at Alberga Manor Espoo on December 13th 2022. Zhenia Gimer, piano.
Private event at Astoria Klubi, Helsinki on December 8th 2022. Shirley Sparks' Golden Hollywood Band Zhenia Gimer, piano - Hannu Rantanen, double bass - Thomas Törnroos, drums
Private event at Villilä Studiot, Nakkila on July 11th 2022 Shirley Sparks All Stars Tomi Harrivaara, double bass - Zoltán Kárpáti, drums - Eliina Taal, piano
Baltic Jazz on July 9th and 10th 2022, Dalsbruk. A Dazzling Jazz Soirée and Chaplin in the Park, with Antti Sarpila, piano
Galleria Liisa Ekqvist, Noormarkku on June 27th 2022. Garden of Songs - music from the 1920s to 1950s, songs from Doris Day and Charles Chaplin and some new Shirley's compositions, with Antti Sarpila, piano.
Chaplin, Eternallyconcert with Janne Hovi, piano and Mikko-Ville Luolajan-Mikkola, jazz violin. Astoria Klubi, Helsinki on April 9th 2022.
Christmas Classic Jazzconcert with maestro Antti Sarpila on the piano. Studio Hilkka, Pori on December 16th 2021.
Softly, with Feeling - Peggy Lee Centennial concert at Tampere Hall, September 2nd 2020, with Antti Sarpila Swing Band