Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Maya Nova

Speak Low (Open)Maya Nova is a passionate and soulful  jazz vocalist from Bulgaria.
Born into a family with great love for music and singing, Maya started playing classical guitar at 10 and later on took piano as her second instrument.
Upon graduating with Masters in Jazz & Pop Voice Major from Pop Art Department of National Music Academy in Bulgaria, she started appearing on the live music stage with several group projects: Mayrose Jazz Trio; funk bands – Chameleon and Infinity; pop-band – Forte.
Finalist at 2 Voice Competitions for young talents: “Golden Orpheus” and “Star Moments”, where she performed with National Radio Big Band. Other credits include appearances at Sofia Jazz Fall Festival with Maya Nova Jazz Quartet and the popular TV program “Todor Kolev’s Night Show” with National Music Academy Big Band.

live at Jazz @ South Bridge, SingaporeMaya Nova has performed internationally at concerts, festivals and jazz clubs in Denmark, Norway, Cypress, Singapore, Malaysia, India, China, South Korea.
In 2009 Maya was a semi-finalist of the Shure Montreux Jazz Voice Competition performing at the 43rd Montreux Jazz Festival in Switzerland.
Singapore is currently her second home, where she holds the position of Main Study Voice Lecturer at LaSalle College of The Arts combining it with a busy performing schedule.
In September 2010 Maya Nova has released her-self produced debut album OPEN. Comprising renditions of jazz standards like: My Shining Hour, I’m Old Fashioned, Speak Low, Wild Is the Wind, Grooving High and two of her originals – the Bulgarian folk song based Polegnala e Todora Blues and Open.
The sound of this record carries the intimate feel of an honest soulful voice backed by an acoustic jazz trio – Tan Wei Xiang on fender rhodes, Andrew Klein on double bass and Tan Boon Gee on drums.
With all her love, Maya has dedicated this album to her late father!

All about Maya Nova, visit her official website...


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