“Jussanam was born in Rio de Janeiro - Brazil and became Icelandic Citizen in june 2011 by the Icelandic Parliament due her artistic habilities, contribuition for Icelandic Cultural life and strong relation with Iceland and its people”
Before becoming a singer, Jussanam was an established actress, performing in a number of Brazilian television dramas and in the Brazilian theater.Her talent as an actress can explain a little bit the excellent feedback that she has received from audiences and critics (see press reviews: www.jussanam.com/press) and the brilliant interpretations that she does when she sings. She also worked dubbing movies, soap operas and animations, contracted by the Herbert Richers Studios for several years before moving to Europe.
Jussanam has lived and worked in the Icelandic capital of Reykjavik since 2008, where she has collaborated with the composer and bassist Tomas R. Einarsson, one of the foremost Icelandic Jazz musician, with whom she sang on the TV program of the biggest audience in Iceland at that time, Kastljós, broadcasting her singing trough the whole country.After that, Jussanam have been working with the best Jazz musicians in the country.
Her first CD “Ela é Carioca” was produced by herself in Iceland with songs by Tom Jobim and released in 2009 in the Salurinn with support of the Kopavogur city. The CD got excelent critic. Please, see press reviews. The Band: Ásgeir Ásgeirsson(Guitar), Haukur Gröndal (Sax), Thordur Högnasson (Contra-Baixo) and Erik Quick (Drums/Percussion)
She has also collaborated with the Swedish pianist Harald Erici, with whom she performed in "Brasilicum" (Gothenburg, 2009) and at Kalmar Festival 2010-Sweden.
Her Nordic Tour 2012 (August/September), approved and supported by the Nordic Culture Fund involved: Sweden (Stockholm and Gothemburgo), Denmark (Copenhagen), Norway (Oslo), Finland (Helsink) and Iceland (Selfoss, Borganes, þorlakshöfn, Höfn) and it was well suceeded.
Her second CD , "Rio / Reykjavik" Came out 30/11/2012."