Hope you are enjoying the summer season where ever you may be! It’s gorgeous here in YYC and I’m planing to have a “staycation” this year, mainly because I’m in songwriting boot-camp! My new album is being recorded in the beginning of August so the countdown is on…5 more weeks! I am delighted to be creating this collection of songs with my uber talented band: Chris Andrew (piano), Tyler Hornby (drums) and George Koller (bass). George Koller is also going to be co-producing the album with Kodi Hutchinson so i’m in good hands. I’m excited and can’t wait to share this with you soon!
April 7, 2016
by Johanna Sillanpaa Comments Off on Juno fever in Calgary
Congrats to all my JUNO Nominated friends and Colleagues! What a great weekend of Juno Fever we had here in Calgary, so nice to see the whole city buzzing with music and artists at every venue. I saw some amazing artist perform and did a little performing myself at the CHRONOGRAPH RECORDS showcase. Had the pleasure of attending the Juno welcome reception at the new National Music Centre and all i can say is WOW, what an amazing building that is. Can’t wait for it to open and to have such a classy venue right here in our backyard!
Great to meet so many new and familiar music industry faces. Until next year everyone❤ #junos2016#junoselfie#canadianmusic
January 30, 2016
by Johanna Sillanpaa Comments Off on Valentines special “Noche Romantica” 2016
The Valentines special “Noche Romantica” is back again this year!
Join Johanna’s Guitar/Voice Duo Sillan & Young as they team up with Lolita’s Lounge
for two nights of “Noche Romantica”on the Valentines Day weekend in Calgary.
Share an unforgettable evening of romance with that special someone while
enjoying a candlelit 3 course meal coupled by champagne, Chocolate Fountain
Dessert and live music. Reservations are required and seats are limited so please call to secure
your table (403) 265-5739.
For more information about Sillan & Young please see ourPAGE
January 6, 2016
by Johanna Sillanpaa Comments Off on Happy 2016 & Welcome to the Listening Room
Happy New Year everyone! I’m excited for the year to come, lots of great things are happening including a new album! There a new concert series called the “Listening Room” starting up at Cafe Blanca in Calgary and i will be performing on January 20th with my guitarist extraordinary Aaron Young. A ticket link is available on my show page so if you are in the YYC area, please come join us!
December 23, 2015
by Johanna Sillanpaa Comments Off on Happy Holidays
A Very Merry “Swenglish” Christmas Concert is back and this year it will happen on December 4th at Lolita’s Lounge in Calgary. In her annual Christmas show Johanna Sillanpaa celebrates her Swedish heritage and her Canadian home with timeless traditionals and soulful original compositions. Show at 9PM. Doors at 6PM. ALL AGES. Call to reserve your table in advance (403) 265-5739
October 26, 2015
by Johanna Sillanpaa Comments Off on As time Goes by
AS TIME GOES BY
performed by Johanna Sillanpaa & Sheldon Zandboer
Time goes by and Time does fly!! Here we are again, its almost Halloween and after that the Christmas Season madness starts. Lots of shows coming up in the YYC area so please take a look at my SHOW page to find something that might suite your schedule.
Just this past month I shot a few promo video’s with my pianist Sheldon Zandboer so here is a little preview of how that came out:) All my other Video’s can be found under my project page! Have a great one out there! JO
July 25, 2015
by Johanna Sillanpaa Comments Off on Travel Alberta commercial-Life in the Cities sung by Johanna Sillanpaa
A “staycation”here in Calgary can be great. Here’s a little teaser video from Travel Alberta called Life in the Cities that i had the pleasure to sing for a while back. I’ve had several people ask if it was my singing and since it’s a newer version and I hadn’t seen it myself, i wasn’t sure. I did some research and yes indeed it is moi! Take a look and go enjoy this great city of ours!
June 13, 2015
by Johanna Sillanpaa Comments Off on Summertime and the living is easy…..
As summertime arrives so does Jazz Festival season here in Canada. This year i will be doing a show at the Medicine Hat Jazz festival (see show page) but mostly my goal for this next season is to focus on writing new material for my next Album. I have a great project planned and I now just need to put all the pieces together. I can’t wait to share some of this music with you! Thanks again for all your support and interest in my music- Johanna
Here is a funny picture from a gig i just did in the lovely town of Banff featuring an evening of ALL CANADIAN music! It was great fun to put a jazzy spin on Bryan Adams, Jann Arden, Leonard Cohen and many more…
April 17, 2015
by Johanna Sillanpaa Comments Off on Johanna Quartet live at Lolita’s Lounge
Johanna Quartet live at Lolita’s Lounge
COMING UP APRIL 24th in Calgary! Please view my SHOW PAGE for info!
“Join me for a night of Jazz and Soul on April 24th at Calgary’s one and only Jazz club Lolitas Lounge! I’ll be joined on stage by Sheldon Zandboer, Kodi Hutchinson and Karl Schwonik. Show starts at 9PM, cover is $15. All ages”