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Early Years

Mirna was born to a Slovenian mother and a Bosnian father in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina. She grew up in a musical environment, because of her father being a Singer/Songwriter, and so she always loved singing, dancing and simply performing in front of people. With 7 years old she started to play piano and since then continued with her music education.
After finishing school, Mirna continued with her classical piano studies at Academy of music in the capital of Slovenia, Ljubljana, her jazz vocal studies at Carinthia Conservatory for Jazz and Pop in Klagenfurt, Austria.
The following years she continued with her studies in Klagenfurt, in the class of Caroline De Rooij and Carole Alston, expanding her musical abilities on a completely different level. Next to her studies she attended many workshops throughout Europe, led by famous jazz musicians, such as Danilo Perez, Danny Grissett, Sheila Jordan, Amy London, Anita Wardell, Judy Niemack… and took private lessons in New York from Jay Clayton, Theo Blackmann, Jen Shyu and many others.
In October 2011, Mirna was one of the winners of Marianne Mendt Jazz Festival competition in Austria, became a member of the house band of the Jazz Club Kammerlichtspiele in Klagenfurt and had many concerts around Austria and Slovenia with various projects.

Recent years

Since 2012, Berlin has been Mirna’s new home, and Jazz Institute Berlin is where she has spent most of her time, learning from great musicians and educators such as Judy Niemack, Greg Cohen and Kurt Rosenwinkel. At the moment she is preparing for her finishing concert. Mirna is a Ministry of Slovenia’s scholar for talented students, a member of the German National Jazz Orchestra (BujazzO) & Yehudi Menuhin Live Music Now, Berlin. She’s taking part in many different projects, collaborating and performing with various music ensembles around the world. Here are some photos from those concerts. Mirna is also a winner of the 38th DOWNBEAT AWARD for “Outstanding Performances” in the undergraduate category. In the past year there’s been a lot happening  with the project called “The Good Old Good Ones ”. Check out the upcoming dates, if you want to see her perform live.