About Amber Epp
The shortest distance between a Mennonite choir and an open-air jazz patio in Havana is Amber Epp. A childhood of singing at the dinner table and exploring the piano (with her fingers and her toes) has not surprisingly culminated in music filled with adventure, discovery, joy, and a Western Canadian Music Award for one of her four CDs.
With heartstrings pulled by the freedom of jazz and the rhythm of Latin music, Amber unites her favorite styles in a delightful way. She first encountered Latin music in Canada, but it was not until she moved to Cuba that she discovered her Latin soul. Singing in the open-air patios of Old Havana fueled the fire for this contagiously rhythmic music. Her mastery of Latin Jazz conveys her infectious passion.
A trip to New York City sparked the fire for jazz; now Amber leaves a blazing trail wherever she performs. Inspired by jazz greats like Ella Fitzgerald, modern singers like Dianne Reeves, and new discoveries like Gretchen Parlato, Amber’s gift for music, improvising, and languages ignites every song.