Johanna Sillanpaa (Calgary)

November 18, 2017 @ 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm


It’s smart, it’s soulful, it’s jazz. For every style of music that Johanna Sillanpaa explores, there’s a vibrant color in her voice to match. Sillanpaa’s vocals are expertly clear, gently raw, and yet intensely bold. She performs thoughtful jazz you can dig your heels into. She and her ensemble have played everywhere from intimate jazz joints across North America and Europe all the way to performing in front of the 60,000-plus crowds of the Montreal Jazz Festival.

Beyond filling venues in Canada and abroad, Sillanpaa’s previous solo albums have also drawn their fair share of accolades and award nominations. Johanna’s music has garnered 2007 and 2012 nominations for Western Canadian Music Awards as well as Best Female Vocalist and Group/Duo of the Year at the 2010 Canadian Smooth Jazz Awards.

There’s no mistaking that this highly acclaimed Swedish-born artist has truly come into her own with her latest solo album ‘From This Side.’ The recording features Canadian JUNO Award-winning jazz bassist George Koller, internationally renowned trumpeter Ingrid Jensen, TD Grand Jazz winning pianist Chris Andrew and three-time WCMA nominated jazz drummer Tyler Hornby. From modern jazz arrangements to catchy originals all in the name of jazz, her latest musical statement is sure to captivate audiences everywhere.

Johanna Sillanpaa – vocals

George Koller – Bass

Mark Kelso – drums

Attila Fias – piano

Here she is with “A Thing Called Love”