Bulgarian born Maya Nova is a soulful jazz vocalist, educator and songwriter, whose career has brought her around the world, between Europe, Asia and USA.
After earning her BA Degree at the Popular Music Department of National Music Academy, Bulgaria, she pursued the live music stage with several leading jazz and funk groups. Appearances at Sofia Jazz Fall Festival with her Jazz Quartet and the popular TV program “Todor Kolev's Night Show” with National Music Academy Big Band followed shortly. Nova was also a finalist at two Voice Competitions for young talents: “Golden Orpheus” and “Star Moments”, where she performed with the Bulgarian National Radio Big Band. In 1998, Nova moved on to tour Europe: Denmark, Norway, England, Cypress and in 2002 she moved to Singapore.
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by C. Michael Bailey
by Ian Patterson
Open, her debut recording, sees Nova wrapping her vocal chords around a selection
of mostly standards, extracting the most out of familiar tunes with her surprising vocal
range and uninhibited improvisations.
~ Ian Patterson's review of Openat allaboutjazz.com
Nova parlays her international experiences into some well-crafted, almost slick
performances that are completely ready of consumption, consideration and artistic
digestion...that thing that makes us all better.”
~ C. Michael Bailey review of Days at allaboutjazz.com