Primary Instrument: Vocal
Alma Micic was born and raised in Belgrade, Serbia. At the age of 16 she started performing with a local quartet at a time when jazz was making a big comeback in Belgrade. Soon she became a frequent guest vocalist with the Radio Belgrade Big Band and began touring and appearing at many local jazz festivals as well as television and radio broadcasts. In 1995, she received a scholarship to attend the prestigious Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA. Alma graduated in 1999 with a BM in Jazz Performance.
Alma has been a resident of New York City since 2000. She has appeared at prominent venues such as the Jazz Standard, Scullers, as well as various international festivals and concert halls. Her first album Introducing Alma, hailed as a striking debut by Jazz Review, received radio airplay throughout the US, including Voice of America, XM Satellite Radio and international radio stations in South America, Japan and Europe. Alma Micic was also featured in a one hour NPR/WGBH Radio special “The Jazz Songbook”.
Alma’s singing has been described as confident, soulful, vulnerable, rhythmically savvy, with the most sensual vibrato you're likely to hear (All About Jazz). Featured articles include Swing Journal (Japan), Concerto Magazine (Austria), Jazzman and Citizen Jazz (France). She has received numerous awards such as the Cleo Laine Award for Outstanding Musicianship and BRIO Award from the NY Arts Council. Alma's highly anticipated new album The Hours beautifully displays her songwriting and arranging talents in addition to her exquisite singing.
Awards:Cleo Laine Award for Outstanding Musicianship; Bronx Council on the Arts BRIO Award
Most sensual vibrato you are likely to hear. --All About Jazz
Music that nods to the past and looks to the future. --Boston Phoenix
Superb recording. --ejazznews
Tower of Power --Cabaret Exchange
The Hours (2008)
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