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November 16, 2017 @ 9:00 pm - 11:30 pm$20
Johanna Sillanpaa (Vocals)
George Koller (bass)
Attila Fias ( Piano)
Mark Kelso ( Drums)
I’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.
“I’ve always wanted to record an album that audiences can experience live.
‘From This Side’ has a beauty and simplicity to it that is a reflection of what I bring
with my group in concert. What you hear is what you’ll get! I am so fortunate
to have such a stellar band as well as production team behind me on this one.
I couldn’t be more proud of how these songs turned out. Everything on this
album just fell into place, the perfect timing both personally and professionally
as well as the perfect cast. I am so excited for the upcoming year and bringing
this music to audiences across Canada and beyond.”