Jekaterina Šarigina is a vocalist, composer, and educator specialising in jazz and contemporary improvised music. She has a master’s degree in jazz performance from the New England Conservatory (NEC) in Boston. During her studies at NEC, she was a guest vocalist for several large ensemble projects, including Maria Schneider’s residency concert, the Nat King Cole anniversary concert, and Jacob Collier’s Djesse Vol. 2 concert at MIT. With her American Songbook project, Šarigina has performed at the Pori Jazz festival in Finland, the Rīgas Ritmi festival in Latvia, the Battle of Ideas festival in London, and other venues in the United Kingdom and the Baltic states. Her clear tone and expressive interpretation have earned her awards at the Jazz Voices (Lithuania, 2011) and Voicingers (Poland, 2012) vocal jazz competitions. She was also a semi-finalist in the Riga Jazz Stage 2014 vocal competition in Latvia and the UNISA International Voice Competition 2018 in South Africa. Šarigina is currently a teaching artist at the Wycombe Abbey International School in Changzhou, China. Her debut full-length album featuring original compositions is due out in Spring 2022.