I've dedicated my last year to discovering the role of a
vocalist and vocal group within a modern jazz context. A singer not
only being in front of a band, singing typical songs with lyrics,
but also taking the role of an instrumentalist or a sideman,
communicating through improvisation, singing crazy lines with the
saxophone or experimenting with vocal effects.
I've ended up writing music for a band of 8 people: a vocal group of 3 singers, guitar, piano, bass, drums and alto saxophone. All of us are professional jazz musicians, active on the European jazz scene. The music is written and arranged by me and will be produced by Wanja Slavin, and recorded/mixed by Alex Killpartrick, two amazing artists, who've worked with some of my favourite bands.
The album recording will happen end of March at the RecPublica Studios in Poland, after coming directly from a tour in Slovenia and will afterwards be in the mixing/mastering process.
Because of the high costs of recording an album, and because we want it to be a high quality product, I am asking you to support this project, so that that we can make it happen!
What is crowdfunding?
For those new to the concept, it is quite simple… If you find this project interesting enough to get involved, simply select from one of the great rewards on the right side of the screen. These rewards include the new album (which you will receive by post on the day of the release), vocal lessons, live concert packages, sheet music, tickets to our concerts and much more!
If successful, the money raised from the campaign will go directly towards recording and producing the album. If my goal is not reached, you’ll get your money back.
How does it work?
Either you choose from one of the rewards in the right column or alternatively choose an amount to donate and after entering your payment details, click on “Support Now”.
The goal of this project is to record, produce, mix, master and release my debut album on CD - and do all of that on the highest possible standards of record production that everyone will be able to enjoy at the end. It's for everyone that likes quality music with no rules and limitations from big labels and institutions.
So I'm applying for € 8,000, which will cover about two thirds of all of the expenses!
By supporting this project, you will give jazz musicians a
chance to continue doing what they do on such a high level. Every
single person involved in this project is a freelance artist that
wants to keep creating, and we can only do that with YOUR
If you're interested in hearing the final product, you can help us by pre-ordering the album on the right side of the screen, or choose from other exciting offers I have made for you. In return you are making this project come to life!
The crowdfunding campaign will contribute to the endless list of
- High-end professional recording studio in Poland
- Flights and logistics
- Recording & mixing engineer
- Musicians fees
- Video crew to document the process
- CD printing
100% of the funding goes directly into the campaign of the album.
Mirna Bogdanovic Group is a group of 8 international musicians
based in Berlin, that met either during their studies at the Jazz
Institut or at concerts around town.
Mirna is the founder and leader and singer of the band, she writes all the songs and arrangements and everything connected with organisation of the project.
The band is:
Mirna Bogdanovic - voice
Pauline Peek - voice
Dora Osterloh - voice
Wanja Slavin - alto saxophone & producing
Arne Braun - guitar
Povel Widestrand - piano
Felix Henkelhausen - double bass
Fabian Rösch - drums
Alex Killpartrick - recording & mixing engineer
Dovile Sermokas - photographer
Video crew, design & promoter - TBA