Johanna Elina Sulkunen is a Finnish vocalist and composer based in Copenhagen, Denmark.
She landed in Copenhagen 2009 after studying jazz music in Holland and Finland, and spending periods of her life in New Zealand, Hungary and Brazil.
Despite her own work as a composer and band leader her interest to find new ways of singing and the possibilities of voice, has led to her to e.g investigate different facets of vocal improvisation with IKI www.ikivocal.com IKI that won the Danish Music Grammy for best vocal jazz album IKI / “IKI” (ILK) in year 2011, many improv. and modern jazz collaborations including the legendary Tomasz Stanko Experience and many others.
She has released two albums on her name Johanna Elina “Our Garden” 2011 (Eclipse) and “Belonging” 2016 ( Nominated as the Vocal Jazz Album 2016) (DME/ Eclipse).
Johanna’s attitude towards music is about personal sound that gives the freedom to cross the borders between different genres. Cinematic moods brings you to a travel that is not afraid revealing and accepting the dark but bringing you always back to the light.
Expanding the boundaries of alternative pop, traditional song formats and idea of jazz, Johanna Elina builds up her own musical universe.