Jazz singer/songwriter Mirna Bogdanović is finding ways to combine instrumental with vocal, as well as jazz with electronic and pop. After studying classical piano and jazz vocals in various music Colleges around Europe, she has gained a high level of musical knowledge, which she cleverly uses in her compositions and arrangements. Soon to debut as a recording artist, Bogdanović’s album in the making involves a subtle interlacement of classical vocal techniques and contemporary methods.
A native Slovenian/Bosnian that’s now based in Berlin, Bogdanović is a Downbeat award winner, former member of the German national big band, scholar of The university of Arts in Berlin, and Ministry for culture in Slovenia. She is an active member of the Berlin jazz scene, has collaborated with many renowned jazz musicians in Germany and abroad, and has performed on international jazz festivals and radio recordings.
“Singer/composer Mirna Bogdanovic has been a strong presence on the European jazz scene for some years now. Her sultry tone, expressive phrasing and total musicality, make her the choice of many musicians “in the know”. Comfortable in all walks of musical life, Ms. Bogdanovic is guaranteed to please.” – Greg Cohen, bass player known for his work with Ornette Coleman, John Zorn, Tom Waits, Woody Allen…
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. She always loved singing, dancing and performing. 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 Ljubljana, Slovenia, jazz vocal studies at Carinthia Conservatory for Jazz and Pop in Klagenfurt, Austria and finished her studies at Jazz Institute Berlin, in the class of Judy Niemack, Kurt Rosenwinkel and Greg Cohen.
Next to her studies she attended many workshops and took private lessons from renowned jazz musicians, such as Danilo Perez, Norma Winstone, Danny Grissett, Sheila Jordan, Amy London, Anita Wardell, Jay Clayton, Theo Blackmann, Jen Shyu and many others.