Greetings from a
snow covered Calgary, Alberta! Here's a recent write up about us from CBC's
Hello Friends & Fans:)
First of all, thanks
to all of you who came out to the "National Music Center" this past month and
made it into such a great success! It was a pleasure to showcase our new tunes
you all of you. We are set to publicly release the new duo CD Material in
early 2013, so please stay tuned for exact dates. We are very excited to be
able to tour this new album in the new year and we are hoping to make it to a
city near you soon:)
Listen to our
versions of " Here Comes the Rain & True Colors" on the Woman of Substance
Radio Network's special show "We've Got it covered"
airing Wed, Sat, Sun 3-7 PM ET, noon-4 PM PT, September
19-30 on www.womenofsubstanceradio.com
Join Johanna and her Guitarist Aaron Young (aka: The Sillan & Young
Duo) for an evening of music on September 6th 2012
at the National Music Centre, Calgary,
AB,CA. Discover the depth of this Canadian jazz award
nominated twosome in this rare intimate acoustic performance.
Show time: 8PM/Tickets: $10.00 ( all ages show)
Address and more info to be found here:
After an amazingly creative summer we are proud to announce that we will be
starting to record our third album as a DUO, which will be produced by Tobias
Kalden from Germany. We will keep you posted on the process do please check
back with us here on the website for updates. Have a great October!
“Summertime and the living is easy”.Lots of great things on the horizon and
an amazing summer full of travel lay ahead for all of us.Please check back for
updates later on as we will have a couple exciting announcements for you!
Have a wonderful summer:)
As we start gearing up for the summer shows we are kicking it off with a duo
concert at Beatniq in Calgary, CA. Go to the performance page for more
Now that Spring is finally in the air the creative process is kicking into
high-gear. Starting with our lead vocalist Johanna Sillanpaa's third solo album
getting ready for release and Aaron Young's 2nd solo guitar CD. The group
is also planing to start pre production on their highly anticipated 3rd album
this fall, so lot's to come back and get updated on!
Greetings Fans:) We may have been quiet lately but we promise that good
things are happening behind the scenes here in winter wonderland. We are
starting the creative journey of creating another album this year and can't
wait to share some songs with you soon! We are proud to announce that our lead
vocalist Johanna Sillanpaa is gearing up to release her third solo album " Make
of me" soon. We will have links and samples available here soon for those of
you who want to check it out. In the meantime, thank you for your continued
support and if you happen to be in the Calgary area on May 5th 2011, come see
Johanna & Aaron in an rare & intimate duo performance at Beatniq Jazz
& Social club!
Happy Holiday to all our friends out there:) We have had an amazing fall
performance wise with the JazzKomm showcase in Berlin as well
as the Sonoma Showcase festival in Peoria, Arizona. A special
thank you goes out to Cameron Smith and Ken Schilling for taking us away from
the winter misery and bringing us to beautiful Arizona. We have a busy December
ahead of us and for those of you who are in the Calgary area, we will be
playing our annual Christmas concert at Beatniq Jazz & Social club again
this year. See the performance page for more info.
Have a great Holiday season and a
Happy, happy New Year!
It’s been a great summer and we are now all back in Calgary gearing up for the
We have had a chance to play with so many great musicians this summer both here
in Canada as well as in Europe.
We recently had the opportunity to perform at JAZZKOMM in Berlin, Germany and
look forward to many more trips in that direction!
For all our US fans, we are coming down to the Phoenix area again this
November, so check back for more details on our performance page!
It’s been a busy spring and now summer & music festival season is here! We
will be appearing at a number of festivals over the summer, so please check the
performance page for dates and venues in your area:)
We had a wonderful tour down in the south including a performance at this
year’s SXSW in Austin. What a great crowd you all were down
there, we look forward to another visit in the fall.
A BIG “Thank you” to all of you who voted for us at the 2010 Canadian
Smooth Jazz Awards. Another BIG “thank you” goes out to “The Wave
94.7” as well as Smoothjazznow.com for the opportunity and the
Have a wonderful summer!
The Olympics are here and it sure is an exciting time to
be in Canada!
We are one of the lucky bands who get to go down to
Vancouver and represent our province Alberta during the games. For exact
performance details, see the performance page!
The voting for the 2010 Canadian Smooth Jazz Awards has now come to a close and
we are crossing our fingers and hoping for the best. Thanks to all of you who
voted, we will keep you posted on the results!
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Western Canada’s Johanna Sillanpaa and Sillan & Young Nominated for
2010 Canadian Smooth Jazz Awards! Vote for them online!
Western Canada’s Scandinavian Songstress, Johanna Sillanpaa
was nominated for Female Vocalist of the Year along with her band, Sillan &
Young for Group/Duo of the Year at the upcoming Canadian Smooth Jazz Awards. A
rare feat for an exclusively Western Canadian group, Johanna and Sillan &
Young hope their fans from the West can help propel them to the top with their
Voting runs until February 19th, 2010. Votes can be made online by clicking the
Vote Now Button on the left hand side of the screen at: http://www.smoothjazznow.com/csja_nominees.htm
We received an early Christmas gift this year and are very excited to share it
We are proud to announce that we have been nominated in the
“2010 Canadian Smooth Jazz Awards” in the category of
Group/Duo Of The Year” The online voting process will commence
in January 2010 and we will make sure to post a link here for you if you’d like
to cast your vote!
We’d like to wish you all a wonderful Holiday season and a Happy New Year.
Thank you all so much for your support this year!
Hello everyone! We have good news, our EPK along with a few
other “Live” performance shots are finished and ready to be viewed on our Video
All the hard work really paid off and we are extremely pleased with the end
We would like to thank everyone involved who made our job so much easier and
just plain fun!
A special big thank you to Cameron Smith, our fantastic camera crew as well as
our live audience!
If you are new to us and want to share your thoughts, please email us through
our contact page and/or join us on our face book page: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Sillan-Young/12807275089
After 3 whole days of filming, we are proud to say that soon
we will have a new EPK as well as live video!
We had the pleasure of working with Cameron Smith on this shoot and we are
super excited to see the finished product soon! The video will be posted here
on our website very soon, so hang tight and check back on that one, it will be
Summer has finally arrived and we are getting ready to travel
with our new CD “Under my Feet’. We are excited to announce an upcoming tour in
the California area. If you want to check out the lists of venues please visit
our performance page, we’d love for you to come out to the shows.
A special ‘shout out’ goes to Cameron Smith at My Jazz
network who has offered us a great amount of support. If you want to check out
this great on-line community, please go to http://www.myjazznetwork.com
Have a great summer!
|'SONG OF THE WEEK'
After 2 years in the making, our eagerly anticipated sophomore
album “Under My Feet” is out and making it's debut
on the international airways. We are excited and proud to announce
that our version of 'Here comes the rain again' is
being featured on 'MY JAZZ NETWORK' in the US as
the song of the week! If you want to check it out, log on to
We have some tours to announce shortly, so please check back with
us soon! A big Thanks goes to all of you who braved the cold
weather and came out to our CD release concert in Edmonton, it was
a great night and we couldn't have done it without you!
It’s great to be able to start of the new-year with a new album and with new
opportunities on the horizon. As a band 2008 was very productive and we are now
ready to get out there and tour with ‘Under My Feet’.
Our touring schedule will be posted shortly, so please stay
tuned for more details as we will keep updating our performance page as dates
We’d like to thank all of our fans for yet another year of amazing support and
we hope that this New Year will bring many more performances and chances to
|Welcome to our brand new
website and our brand new album! We are excited and proud to
have this completed and we hope that you find it worth the
wait. You can listen to our new album here on our website and
we’d love to hear your feedback and comments!
We’d like to thank everyone who came out to our CD release concert
in October and helped make it such a great success! For those
of you who weren’t able to make it out, we recorded the entire live
show and will have some video clips posted here on our site for you
to view shortly so make sure to check back with us very soon!
In the meantime we’d love to have you all join us on Facebook
and/or My Space!
It’s been an amazing and very busy summer and there are still
so many exciting things on the horizon to look forward too!
My band project 'Sillan & Young' is gearing up to release
our sophomore album 'Under My feet' and we need your help with
a big decision!
In order for us to really maximize the marketing resources
around this CD release we need to pick one song from the album that will be
released to radio stations across Canada and beyond!
We have set up a voting system on our "My Space" site and we need you to take a
listen to the song options and place your vote on the song that you think will
best represent us in a national Radio release!
Here's the link:
Thank you for your time, I’ll keep you posted on which track that wins the
Summer is finally here and we have great news to share with
you! On June 27th we will be performing at the Montreal Jazz Festival!! This is
going to be such a great experience and we can hardly wait to get on that stage
and perform for such a great crowd! For more detailed info on the show, see my
performance page or view the following link:
Another great show coming up is our shared performance with Norwegian group
‘Beady Belle’ at the Calgary Jazz festival on June 26th.For more info on the
show please visit the posted link below, or view my performance page!
As far as an update on the news CD…..It’s coming verrrrrrrrry soon and it
Summer is almost here and we are getting ready to release our new album ‘Under
my feet’ soon. We have an upcoming show at ‘Beatniq’ on May 22nd and will be
featuring some of the new tunes along with songs from our lead singer Johanna’s
solo album ‘Good Life’.
If you are in the Calgary area and want to come join us, please see our
performance page for more detailed information!
Also, hot off the press, check out the article on us in the May issue of Avenue
If you want to read the article, please go to our media page.
We’d like to thank all of you who came out to our new CD ‘sneak-a peak’
concert, it was great to share the new songs with such an amazing
The album is now ready, so please stay tuned for more info on the ‘Official CD
The Canadian ‘Juno Awards’ are coming to Calgary on April
6th and we are proud to announce our ‘Official Junofest’ Showcase on
Friday April 4th at Beatniq Jazz & Social Club. Please go to
page for more info on this!
After spending the past month back in the studio we are now proud to
announce that our new album is ready to hit the press! This is our second
album as a group and this time we had the great pleasure of working with
producer Russell Broom (Jann Arden’s Producer & co-writer).
We are all very excited and proud of this album and will make sure to keep you
posted on the official release as well as when and where the ‘release concert’
will be held!
Merry Christmas and a Happy New year from all of us in
'Sillan & Young'
The Year 2007 has been a great year for all of us and we
look forward to releasing our new CD in the New Year!The
Christmas Season this year was our 'all time busiest' and we
have all of our fans & supporters to thank for it, so..
THANK YOU, THANK YOU,THANK YOU!
We wish you all a great New Year to come and hope that we get
to meet and play for you all again at some point this
Please check back with us in the New Year for more news on
Hello friends and fans!
We hope this update finds you doing well and that you are enjoying your
We have had a fantastic tour out in eastern Canada and would like to thank
all the beautiful people we have met along the way. A big ‘THANK
goes out to the staff & volunteers of the Halifax
& St John’s Jazz Festivals
! You were truly great and we look
forward to doing some more shows out east next year!
Please keep checking up on our website as we are sooooooo close to
releasing our second album!
Sillan & Young
Our Guitarist Aaron Young
is back in town from a long
touring stint with our friends in the band ‘The
We are now very close to wrapping up our new CD and we are all getting
quite excited to take this new material and go on the road!
The latest on the production developments is that we’ve decided to add some
live strings to a portion of the songs and therefore have to move our CD
release till June 2.
I know some of you wish we wouldn’t delay our release, but I promise …..IT
WILL BE WORTH IT!!!!!!
In the meantime, check the link below & let’s be friends on
Also, check out some of our new “Live” Video clips on our video page
Once again shot by Josh Wong, but this time at one of our shows in Calgary
at the ‘Beatniq Jazz & Social Club
A few exciting things are happening for the band this year..........A new
album and a new tour are sure to keep us busy this year. I will keep all
the developments posted here on our website, so feel free to come back and
check in as often as you'd like.
First I'd like to start off by telling you about our new Album. We've had
the great pleasure of working with Producer Russ Broom(Jann Arden) on this
album. It's been an amazing experience and we all feel that Russ has really
assisted in developing a new fresh sound and has taken our songs to a whole
other level. This year we have also added our friend and pianist Chris
Andrew to the group, Chris is also featured playing throughout the whole
We are scheduled for a late April 2007 release, the venue is TBA, so please
check back with us soon!
Sillan & Young's rendition of 'TRUE COLORS' was recently featured
internationally in the Sony Pictures & Lifetime Television production
'MISSING'. The song was featured in season 3, Episode 5 'So shall ye
For more information on the TV show, please see link below:
Sillan & Young's Live Christmas concert on December 21 2006 was
reviewed by Music Critic Joe Montague for Jazzreview.com. Please feel free
to read the review below!
Jazz Police Review 2007
||'Sillan & Young is proud to
announce that their song "So Long
Marie" was recently featured and aired internationally
on CBS's hit TV series Joan Of Arcadia'. The song was aired on the
November 5th episode.