Majamisty Trio

Maja Alvanović

Maja Alvanović, pianist and author of the music, was born in Belgrade. Imbued by jazz since childhood, growing up beside her father, double bass player, she is beginning her own jazz biography under artistic name Majamisty in 2010.
Her first album ‘Mistyland’ with twelve tracks (ten originals, one composition of her father Blaža Alvanović and the cover of jazz standard ‘Misty’ by Errol Garner) invites lovers of new jazz sound in the walk through the wideness of Mistyland, imaginary world of acoustic paintings. She is teaching piano on Art Academy of Novi Sad (Serbia), where she completed piano studies in the class of maestro Kemal Gekić, in 2000.
She has rich experience in performing with different chamber ensembles, instrumentalists and vocalists. Piano duo ‘Majrina’, with recorded CD album ‘Tangomania’ – tango nuevo compositions of Argentina composer Pablo Ziegler, is also among her actual projects. Turnover on her music path began with exploration of Portuguese fado music within ensemble ‘Agora’. It was a sort of ‘wind in the back’ for more daring approach to improvisational, spontaneous, authoristic way of music expression. Admiration for great music models (Keith Jarreth, Pat Metheny, Diana Krall, Aziza Mustafa Zadeh…), and getting familiar with modern flow on the Jazz Scene of the world, awoke the inspiration for presenting her own music to the public – the idea that waited for years to be realized.