Mirka Novak (CZE)
Novak is a vocalist, performer, song-writer and vocal coach from the Czech Republic. She graduated from the University of West Bohemia with a Master’s degree in 2013.She has been visiting regularly United States of America to pursue her music career.
She made her way to the “jazz mecca” of New Orleans, Austin TX, and Washington DC, where she played with recognized musicians at famous music venues. Whilst traveling across the world in search of music and personal interpretation, Mirka Novak brings to the stage a unique soulful voice and contemporary sound spiced with groove. As a musician, her boldness can be felt, both in the rhythms and in the melodies she often improvises on the stage.Among others, she worked with Federico Gonzalez Pena (who collaborated with Victor Wooten, Marcus Miller, Chris Botti), Tarus Mateen (Betty Carter, Outcast, Lauryn Hill), Vincent Wiley (R. Kelly), Dave Manley (Jill Scott), Lenny Robinson, Nick J. Lewis, DeAndrey Howard. Gaining experience resulted in various opportunities including an invitation to perform at the Slovakian Embassy in Washington DC, a live performance with interview on the KOOP Radio in Austin TX, a show at the festival SXSW in Austin TX, a residency at the jazz club Brass House, and a couple of performances at the famous club Elephant Room in Texas.
Before returning to the Czech Republic she had several concerts in Washington DC, last but not least, a concert at the prestigious club Twins Jazz. In the Czech Republic, Mirka Novak works on various musical projects, collaborates with many renowned musicians, leads vocal workshops, and much more. She is currently working on her EP album which was recorded with American musicians in Austin TX.