Berlin based jazz singer/composer Mirna Bogdanović studied classical piano and jazz vocals in various music Colleges around Europe and finished her degree at the Jazz Institute Berlin. Downbeat award winner, former member of the German national big band (Bujazzo), and scholar of the University of Arts in Berlin is an active member of the Berlin jazz scene. She has collaborated with many musicians in Germany and abroad, and has performed on international jazz festivals and radio recordings.
Bogdanović has recently released her debut album “Confrontation” at Klaeng Records, that has been awarded “Debut Album of the Year” by the Deutscher Jazzpreis and is on the Deutscher Schallplattenkritik list of best albums 2021.
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.