Ganna Ensemble (UA/DE/FR/AT/SE)

September 4th

Ganna Gryniva (UA/DE) – voice, compositions
Musina Ebobissé (FR) – tenor saxophone
Tom Berkmann (DE) – bass
Mathias Ruppnig (AT) – drums
Povel Widestrand (SE) – piano

GANNA is the Berlin based ensemble of the Ukrainian singer Ganna Gryniva. The music courageously bridges several worlds from jazz to folklore, from experimental to neoclassical esthetics. Inspired by several musical research travels in various regions of Ukraine, GANNA awakens the Ukrainian folklore for a second spring and takes its listeners on an exciting journey. Highly virtuoso and playful, but also full of melancholy, the musicians immerse themselves in the history and the mystery of the various music traditions and create a neo-native language. In August 2020, Double Moon Records and Jazz Thing Next Generation released GANNA‘s debut-album Dykyi Lys (Wild Fox in Ukrainian) which received remarkable recognition from the international music press.

The fox and her pack: They are about to expand their existing territory. Because artists like Ganna need space to experience their very personal freedom to the fullest.

Reinhard Koechl – JazzThing


Strong voice, strong sound: Ganna Gryniva and Dykyi Lys

Matthias Wegner – Deutschlandfunk Kultur Radio