Nina Mya is a Finnish jazz vocalist, composer and vocal teacher.
Her musical studies began when she was 7 with classical piano but as a teenager singing and jazz became her biggest passion. In fall 2008 Nina started her studies at the reputable Sibelius Academy Department of Jazz in Helsinki. She has had the honour of being taught by and also having worked with some of the finest jazz musicians in Finland including Jukkis Uotila, Manuel Dunkel, Jenny Robson and many more.
Throughout the years Nina has participated in several jazz vocal competitions and events bringing her awards; one being mentioned the Soloist Price at the Young Nordic Jazz Comets 2011. In July 2012 Nina was awarded with the title of “Artist Of The Year 2012″ by Pori Jazz Festival. The same year she published her first album “Flying Solo”, which includes mostly Nina's original tunes. Besides her own music Nina has performed soul and R&B which are genres also close to her heart.
In Nina’s compositions you can mostly hear the American jazz tradition from 1950′s and 60′s, mostly modal sound combined with contemporary moods and influences from other musical genres, mostly soul and pop. She has been prescribed as a “bridge-builder” between the traditional and more modern jazz singing. She is a band leader of an amazing trio that consists of some of the most talented young jazz musicians in Finland, Henri Mäntylä, Jori Huhtala and Tuomas Timonen.