Ganna Gryniva is a singer, composer, pianist and activist 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 and promoting her motherland’s cultural heritage. In the GANNA quintet and her solo program for loops and electronics, she combines jazz with Ukrainian folklore, classical and experimental music.
In November 2022, BERTHOLD records released the new album of the quintet GANNA. It´s called HOME and it´s a collage of arranged Ukrainian folklore songs that Ganna collected on her travels through different regions of Ukraine. Recent highlights also include performances at the Deutschlandfunk Kultur, rbbKultur, Jazzopen Festival in Stuttgart, Rudolstadt Festival, Ingolstadt Jazzfestival, Volksbühne Berlin, Schauspiel Hannover, Deutsche Oper Berlin, Konzerthaus Berlin; collaborations with jazz greats 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 August 2020, Double Moon Records and JazzThing Next Generalion released GANNA ́s album “Dykyi Lys” (“Wild Fox” from Ukrainian) which received great recognition from the international music press.