Albums

Puttes Äventyr i Blåbärsskogen - Peter in Blueberry Land (2016)

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Elsa Beskow's classic children's story-telling and illustrations, "Peter in Blueberry Land" from 1901 is put to music with sixteen songs and four instrumental interludes by composer and pianist Mika Pohjola. Peter is looking for blueberries and lingonberries for his mother, but he cannot find a single one. Suddenly he feels a light tap on his shoe, and a strange, magical adventure begins. This musical edition features vocals and a choir... Read more

Buy 4 CDs + 1 Download for a Special Price (2016)

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Order 4 Children's CDs in Swedish by Johanna Grüssner (Puttes äventyr i Blåbärsskogen, Moomin Voices/Muminröster, Nu ska vi sjunga and Nu blir sommar) and 1 Download (Svenska Psalmer) for a special bundle price of USD 29. Free Shipping worldwide. An ideal gift item for families who want their kids to listen to high quality versions of classic fairy-tale songs. Read more

Månmors gästabud (2015)

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Ulvens Döttrar Johanna Grüssner (vocals, djembe, ankle bells, frame drum) has graduated from Berklee College of Music and Manhattan School of Music and works as a professional jazz vocalist, choral conductor, music producer and vocal instructor. She has released ten solo albums in addition to those with Ulvens Döttrar. Isabella Grüssner-Sarling (vocals, spring drum, clocks, tambourine, rainstick, jew's... Read more

Frusen dans (2015)

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The three Scandinavian sisters of Ulvens döttrar (The Daughters of the Wolf) from the Åland Islands continue their folky tales on their latest album, Frusen dans (Frozen Dance) with all original music. They are featured with imaginative vocal arrangements as well as dexterous handling of an array of instruments. Read more

Swedish Songs - The Essential Collection (2014)

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A fruitful cooperation spanning twenty years, vocalist Johanna Grüssner and pianist-composer Mika Pohjola release their twenty-five best tracks on this celebration album. Grüssner and Pohjola have worked closely since the 1990s, when they were students at the renowned Berklee College of Music in Boston. They later performed and recorded on the New York jazz scene, before moving back to Stockholm, Sweden to do the same. The song... Read more

Sång över vita skogar (2014)

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The leader of this mellow yet expressive ensemble, pianist Stefan Jansson, calls these renditions "Traditional Scandinavian Christmas carols with a nuance of jazz and improvisation," and "Nordic hymns mixed with lovely Swedish tunes with newer date." Jansson also functions as a prolific arranger and producer of Sång över vita skogar (A Song in the White Forest), pertaining to the overall mood of the album. This is Jansson's... Read more

Nu ska vi sjunga (2013)

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"Johanna Grüssners röst rymmer en rik variation av nyanser. Här sjunger hon också i barnets naturliga tonhöjd, vilket gör det möjligt att sjunga med. Musiken fyller både pragmatiska och pedagogiska krav, och sångerna håller ett par generationer till." -Magnus Eriksson, Lira "Grüssners stämma låter aldrig ansträngd, utan gifter sig väl med kompet. De... Read more

Svenska psalmer - Swedish Hymns (2012)

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"Lovely tone, relaxed breathing, great intonation, wonderful arrangement, nice voicings, musical rubato, ethereal yet personal." -Art Lapierre "Svenska psalmer - Swedish Hymns" is a fresh and organic crossover album; the Christian message meets new harmonies and jazz improvisation, not to forget influences from the Swedish choir tradition. Johanna Grüssner interprets the lyrics with her well-known articulation and jazz feel. Four of... Read more

Come Rain Or Come Shine (2010)

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"Johanna Grüssner är en av alla välutbildade unga jazzförmågor. Berklee College of Music och Manhattan School of Music har lärt henne jazzen ordentligt. Caravan inleder på skivan och det är en mycket snygg version av dem gamla favoriten. Johanna har något nordiskt svalt i sången men samtidigt en väldig hetta och hon sjunger med stil. Här hafsas inget iväg. Det är... Read more

En klunk av det blå - Blue Draught (2009)

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The nominees of the prestigious Nordic Council Prize, The Daughters of the Wolf (Ulvens döttrar) continue their musical peregrinations through folk-tales from Åland ["Awe-land"] Islands with their original compositions. The three sisters have performed together since childhood with their exotic Nordic vocal sound self-accompanied by flutes, fiddle and drums. The trio received wide media acclaim as the finalists in the Tampere Vocal... Read more

I sagans värld - Wonderland (2008)

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Vocalist Johanna Grüssner and pianist & arranger Patrick Wingren join forces for a fairy-tale album. Together with the Wegeliuskvartetten string quartet and bassist Marcus Söderström, they interpret songs associated with Astrid Lindgren and beyond. Read more

Nu blir sommar (2006)

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Swedish Traditional Songs is a manifestation of summer, children and love. The songs are performed by Åland-native Johanna Grüssner and Finnish pianist Mika Pohjola in an intimate duo setting. Adding subtle interpretations while honoring the traditional troubadour conventions, the results are breathtaking by these two eminent Scandinavian artists. Read more

Lazy Afternoon (2006)

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...Lättsamt och okonstlat med hetta och passion... ...En personlig platta... (Orkester Journalen) ...hon är en i högsta grad hörvärd sångerska med naturlig oförställdhet, perfekt intonation i alla lägen och det berättarsinne i textbehandlingen som ger trovärdighet åt hennes gestaltning av sångerna... (Nya Wermlands-Tidningen) "Lazy Afternoon" är Johanna... Read more

Värm ditt blod - Saga (2004)

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Original compositions inspired by ethnic Scandinavian tradition and the ancient national epic, Eddan, are delivered in a fresh setting by three sisters from the Aland Islands. The songs, instrumentation and musical expression have a strong connection to the pre-christian era of this idyllic territory in the middle of the Baltic Sea. Among the originals are traditional folk songs creatively arranged by this trio with subtle influences from... Read more

No More Blues (2004)

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...This recording is only the beginning for Johanna. With this music begins a magic carpet ride that will leave you happier and with the clear feeling of being taken somewhere and gently returned. You will want more, and you will get more, for Johanna Grüssner is here to stay. Up, up, and away... (John Snyder, producent) ...Den kompande gitarrtrion spelar oerhört dynamiskt och pressar på bakom Grüssner, som visar sig ha... Read more

Moomin Voices - Muminröster (2003)

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The classic edition of the complete collection of Tove Jansson's original Moomin fairy-tale songs. Used as course material at Berklee College of Music in Boston, Massachusetts, this classic bestseller is hailed as the most innovative children's music album of the century. The Moomin novels describe the musical activities of the Moomins, particularly those of Snufkin, his harmonica with trills and twiddles. All Moomin characters sing songs,... Read more

Live at Hubbard Hall (1998)

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The Manhattan Jazz Orchestra, featuring Johanna Grüssner, shines with some of today's most creative big band arrangements of familiar jazz tunes. Featuring special guests, New York Voices members Peter Eldridge and Darmon Meader, the big band gets an additional boost for drive and groove. The classic big band sound is alive through the elastic vehicle of the Manhattan Jazz Orchestra. Read more

Johanna Grüssner Band (1995)

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Johanna Grüssner is from the Åland Islands in Finland. She studied in Sweden before moving to Boston. She is a Berklee and Manhattan School graduate. Grüssner made headlines in major U.S. television broadcasting companies in 2001 when she had trained her Bronx public school children to sing groovy gospel, and touring her native Finland. She made a particular impression on New York Times journalist Anemona Hartocollis, who wrote the... Read more