Coming from a family of classical musicians, the german-swedish singer and composer Anna Luca Mohrhenn started her musical career early at the piano. As a classical trained pianist, she started to experiment with Pop, Jazz and electronic music, but also searched for a more free and direct form of expression. She discovered her voice and composing as the right form for her artistry and decided to study jazz singing at the ArtEZ University of Arts in Arnhem, Netherlands.
Combining the different genres and the musical tradition of her swedish heritage has always been appealing to the composer Anna Luca Mohrhenn. Her new project SMALL FRIENDLY GIANT is therefor first of all a journey to trace her own roots – a musical journey through her own biography. Like her two languages, classical music, pop and jazz are inseparably woven together in her compositions. Anna Luca has poured her own history into her music and and has given it the melodical abstraction, that you can find in jazz music, if you let it run free. Structur and outbreak alternate, improvisations are folllowed by pre-composed, polyphone structures. Scandinavian-melancholy melodies and complex rhythmical structures can unfold together organically. Anna.Luca and her Band are searching for musical and lyrical freedom, as much as for unpretentious transparency. Playful at one moment, expressive and intense at the next. Farytales blurr together with long gone memories, urban complexity change into dark woods and in it all lies the wish to catch life´s entirety in a single glimpse of a moment.