Beyond filling venues in Canada and abroad, Sillanpaa’s sound has also drawn its fair share of accolades and award nominations, including two Western Canadian Music Award nods in the Urban music category (2007 & 2012). Johanna was also she was nominated for “Best Female Vocalist” at the 2010 Canadian Smooth Jazz Awards. For every style of music that Johanna Sillanpaa explores, be it jazz, groove, R&B or soul, there’s a vibrant color in her voice to match. Described as “a bluesy Erykah Badu with a marvelous voice that begins in the smoky lows of Norah Jones and effortlessly climbs into the powerful, confident ranges of Lisa Stansfield, Johanna performs slick soul, funk and jazz to dig your heels into and her velveteen voice and eclectic sound slides over the air carrying with it a sensual, deep groove. Sillanpaa and her Jazz groove ensemble have played everywhere from the intimate jazz joints in their small-but-tight musical community of Calgary to the Montréal Jazz Festival’s 60,000-plus crowds.