BIO

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 “Open”at allaboutjazz.com

Maya Nova is a soulful jazz vocalist from Bulgaria. After earning her BA Degree from the Popular Music Department of National Music Academy in 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 2 Voice Competitions for young talents: “Golden Orpheus” and “Star Moments”, where she performed with National Radio Big Band. In 1998, Nova moved on to tour Europe: Denmark, Norway, England, Cypress and in 2002 she moved permanently to Singapore, where she has established herself as one of the sought after jazz vocalists, appearing at concerts, festivals and events  not only in Singapore but also in Malaysia, India, China, South Korea and combining it with the position of an adjunct voice teacher at the Contemporary Music Department of LaSalle College of The Arts.

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