Sanna Ruohoniemi

Sanna Ruohoniemi - Finnish vocalist - GAM Music

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Sanna Ruohoniemi, a Finnish jazz vocalist based in Stockholm, is the latest in a long line of strikingly individual Nordic artists & composers who successfully melds the open-sky freedom of modern jazz with the rich folk traditions of her homeland. In her music, Sanna leads ahead the bold and self-determined journey into the world of modern vocal jazz, offering a rich and vibrant combination of what jazz music can be all about.

Sanna has released two albums, of which Europe Jazz picked the latest ”Start from Nothing” (Eclipse Music) among one of the best album releases on November 2018. A third album is recorded and will be out in 2023.

Successful album release tours covered for example Stockholm Jazz Festival, and Sydney International Women’s Jazz Festival. Sanna tours actively with her band based in Sweden as well as building the combo of musicians wherever she is performing. Sanna is known for expressive live performances, her improvisational verve and creative risk-taking.


If your favorite brand of music isn’t jazz, if you’re unfamiliar with what is surely this broadest of genres, Start From Nothing is the perfect envoy for the album and indeed for the genre. It’s possible this music could at once put you on the back foot whilst tapping the other. ” – Phil Lively on “The Progressive Aspect” (UK)


Sanna Ruohoniemi’s flexible vocalism is entirely one of a kind. This talent dares to throw herself into music which creates strikingly fine improvisations. When you mix virtuosity and vision, this is the result.”  – Juha Seitz


Sanna Ruohoniemi has an independent expression in whatever language she decides to use in her music.” – Dan Backman


In the Finnish jazz scene, young singer Sanna Ruohoniemi has been one of the most notable talents since her debut album ’Tales Of A Stranger’ (2016), releasing her second album, ’Start from Nothing’, starring a top-notch band.

Sanna’s extraordinary vocals meet lyrical jazz, Nordic folk and improvisational passages.” – Duklas Frisch


With her quiet, naked persona and her truly honest musicianship she will take you to places, and she will touch your heart.” – Irene Sjögren

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Album Love's Darknesses - Antje Rößeler - GAM Music

Love’s Darknesses

This is Helsinki-based young German pianist/composer Antje Rößeler's new post modern romantic instrumental and vocal jazz album "Love's Darknesses", featuring her Berlin trio, and her Swedish trio plus guests vocalist Sanna Ruohoniemi, and tenor saxophonist Birgitta Flick.
A dive into Antje's unique voice on the piano and as a composer, and the German and Nordic new generation of creative jazz musicians.