Ganna Gryniva is Berlin based singer and composer. At the age of 13, she emigrated with her parents from Ukraine to Germany. Today Ganna is considered “one of the most impressive singers and musicians of the European jazz and world music scene” (Mirjam Jessa, Ö1 radio Austria). Her new album HOME was released in November 2022 on BERTHOLD records and was celebrated by the music press as “Album of the Year” (Ulrich Habersetzer, DLF Kultur radio, Germany) and “Jazz Highlight of the Year” (Roland Spiegel, Bayerischer Rundfunk radio, Germany).
In her music she unfolds her different cultural roots. In her multinational ethno-jazz quintet GANNA and in her solo program for loops and electronics she combines Ukrainian folklore with jazz, improvised and experimental music. Inspired by folklore research travels in different regions of Ukraine, Ganna is actively engaged in spreading the cultural heritage from Ukraine internationally. On October 20, 2023 BERTHOLD records will release the first album of the solo program KUPALA, which was completed in collaboration with Swiss drummer Julian Sartorius, Ukrainian poet Tanja Maljartschuk and London-based producer Tomáš Kašpar.
Recent highlights include performances at the Stockholm Women’s International Jazz Festival (SE), Nefertiti Jazz Club Gothenburg (SE), XJAZZ Festival Berlin (DE), Jazz in Park Cluj-Napoca (RO), Green Hours Jazz Festival Bucharest (RO), BMC Opus Jazz Club (HU), Voicingers Internatinal Festival in Paris (FR) and Riga (LV), Jazzopen Festival in Stuttgart (DE), Volksbühne Berlin (DE), Schauspiel Hannover (DE), Deutsche Oper Berlin (DE), Konzerthaus Berlin (DE). In 2020 Gryniva collaborated 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 August 2020, Double Moon Records and JazzThing Next Generalion released GANNA Ensembles album “Dykyi Lys” (“Wild Fox” from Ukrainian) which received great recognition from the international music press.