Johanna Iivanainen is well known not only for her solo career, but also for her co-operations with various interesting and significant artists. Her self titled solo debut was released in 2004. The album was a nominee for the Jazz Emma (The Finnish Grammy's) of the year. On her impressive and versitile career Johanna has participated in over forty albums.

She has also sung on various extensive tours such as the following tours for the Jazz Union: 1997 with the Khamos-group, Unit 6 (1997), Otto Donner Free For All (1999), Petri Puolitaival Quartet (2001), JimJamMurMur (2002) and Johanna Iivanainen Band (2003). In addition she has also performed with the Free Control-band, Perko-Pyysalo Poppoo, UMO, Antti Sarpila Swing Band and on gigs of her own band and as a duo with Mikko Iivanainen.

Johanna Iivanainen was awarded the Louis Armstrong Trophy in 2002 and the Sony Jazz -award in 2003. She has studied and teached in the Helsinki Pop & Jazz conservatoire and in Stadia. As her latest achievement, Johanna released a collection of her own songs named Loisto - The Collection in 2008. The album goes through her phases as an artist over her decade long career.


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