The Bosnian-Slovenian singer/composer Mirna Bogdanovic, winner of the German Jazz Prize, is the new star in the female vocal scene. Accompanied by an innovative and first-class quintet, she convinces critics and the media in Germany and beyond. The opulent follow-up work AWAKE was released in mid-May, recorded at the legendary Hansa Studios in Berlin and recorded with a chamber ensemble including a string quartet. Mirna Bogdanovic wrote the music for AWAKE under the impact of a breakup drama and other personal experiences. Enthusiastic reactions followed, for example from the American jazz bassist Greg Cohen: "Her sensual tone, her expressive phrasing and her extraordinary musicality make her a highly sought-after singer within the established scene."
(Berthold Records, 2023)
"Not too many singers have the strength to make themselves independent from the vocal point of view in their own music. Mirna Bogdanović succeeds in squaring the circle by thinking like a pianist, guitarist, saxophonist or producer." – Wolf Kampmann