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Sofija Knezevic

“Recognized as one of jazz's pre-eminent vocalists, young Sofija Knezevic  is making her name as one of the most significant singers in jazz today. While her singing is steeped in tradition, her improvisational virtuosity and creativity are breathtaking.” 
 


Sofija graduated from University for Music and Performing Arts in Graz, Austria, in the class of Dena De Rose. She received a full tuition scholarship at the age of 16. 
 


She has won many awards and scholarships including the Marianne Mendt Jazz Award,Tesla Award for the achievements in Music, Thailand International Jazz Voice Competition 2016 , Unesco Scholarship for young talents, Golden Mermaid award, and was recently chosen in 2013 for the Betty Carter Jazz Ahead program which identifies outstanding, emerging jazz artists and composers.
 


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To call Ms. Knezevic a warbler or a songbird is not just to trot out shopworn terms for a young female jazz vocalist, but to actually point out how many of her introductions to songs are wordless, improvised exercises in tonal coloration. - CNN

Recognized as one of jazz's pre-eminent vocalists, young Sofija Knezevic (only 22) is one of the most significant singers in jazz today. While her singing is steeped in tradition, her improvisational virtuosity and creativity are breathtaking. - CNN

“Mind blowing musicianship, fearless and creative. There is no one else quite like her” - Village Voice

“Sofija is outstanding…, one of the best vocalists around, she intoxicates with a combination of power and tenderness” - Jazz Times

“ With and brilliantly authoritative and gentle touch of her voice, Knezevic has a very bright future in jazz

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Primary Instrument

Vocalist

Location

Astoria, NY

Willing to teach

Advanced students only.

Credentials/Background

University for music and performing arts The New School of music (Mannes College) Music School Of New York City 100$ - 1 hour lesson

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