Biography

Ganna Gryniva is a singer, composer and pianist from Berlin. Having roots in Ukraine and Germany, Ganna aims to bring into play her multicultural background as a means of unveiling her musical identity. In a wide variety of ensembles, she combines jazz with Ukrainian folklore, classical and experimental music.

Recent highlights include collaborations with Kurt Rosenwinkel, Louis Cole, Michael League, Pedro Martins and Daniel Santiago for the realisation of “Heartcore for Ukraine”, a project of the Heartcore Records label of Kurt Rosenwinkel and Michaela Bóková. In 2020, Ganna collaborated on the production “LAUT!” at the Deutsche Open Berlin. In August 2020, Double Moon Records and JazzThing Next Generalion released the album “Dykyi Lys” (“Wild Fox” from the Ukrainian) by Ganna’s Modern Ethno-Jazz Quintet, which received great recognition from the international music press.

With her quintet, other ensembles and solo, Ganna tours regularly in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Denmark, Greece, Poland, Ukraine, Latvia, Estonia, Lithuania, Hungary, South Africa and other countries.

In 2019, Ganna completed her jazz studies at the Music Academy Franz Liszt in Weimar, where she studied with Michael Schiefel, Jeff Cascaro and Frank Moebus. She also holds a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy from the University of Leipzig.