Multi-cultural Nu-Jazz Masters New Release and Exclusive UK Dates
Sienná are a trio who revel in the colourful and varied blend of life and music that the world has to offer. As people they hail from diverse backgrounds, with roots spreading multi-nationally from Japan to Europe – as musicians they carry on an ethos of amalgamation.
The new single ‘I Know Why’ is a blend of electronic pop, jazz and ‘Gagaku’ - a type of traditional music from Kyoto, Japan - ancient imperial court music written to accompany dance. It is also the first track produced by front-lady Sienná herself, and will be released via her own label Anneis Records.
The new music video was filmed at a farm that belongs to the family of bassist, Hallvard Gaardlos. The huge, beautiful farm takes his surname as its own, Gaardlos. In total contradiction, the English translation of this Norwegian name is ‘Farmless’.
Joining Sienná (keyboard, vocal, sound-module) and Hallvard (bass) to complete the trio is Vegard Lien Bjerkan (keyboard). The band last performed in the UK in May, and have since performed at the major Scandinavian festival Sommerøya Elektronika Festival, as well as Berlin’s newest Jazz Boulevard Steglitz Festival. They are back in October for a set of exclusive UK dates in promotion of the single, including support spots for the legendary The Crazy World of Arthur Brown. Of the tour, Sienná says:
“We performed with Arthur [Brown] last time we were in the UK, which was an amazing experience. We are so happy to be back with him, and indeed in the UK as a whole this October – it is becoming a home from home, and we can’t wait to play”