Majamisty Trio, ensemble from Novi Sad, Serbia explores the space beetween jazz and classical music, ocasionally expanding the possibilities of the traditional jazz piano trio by adding a vocal part which is treated as an instrument equal to the others. The trio’s lyrical style originates in the author’s long experience in classical music and her affinity with jazz, thus finding an original path that paints subtle moods and emotions. Inspired by the beauty of her hometown Alvanović’s impressionistic compositions are spiced by hints of a Balkan musical heritage.
In August 2010 the Majamisty Trio recorded their debut CD Mistyland in the studio of famous serbian composer Boris Kovač. The album’s 12 compositions comprise 10 by Maja Alvanović, one by her father Blaza Alvanović, and a cover of Errol Garner’s „Misty“.
The CD was released by SKC Novi Sad in August 2011 and re-released in April 2012 by Maple Grove Music Productions.
With their debut album ‘Mistyland’ in 2013 receiving worldwide acclaim in ALLABOUT JAZZ, JAZZ TIMES and other jazz journals, the trio has been featured in the prestigious jazz festivals of Belgrade, Novi Sad, Nishville and many more.
Their NEW project “LOVE” with ten tracks, all original, was recorded in May and June 2013 in Novi Sad and released in October 2014 by Cosmic Sounds/London. This project includes more guest musicians, Gisle Torvik, guitar (Norway), Damir Bacikin, trumpet (Zrenjanin/Berlin), Bunford Gabor, saxophone (Subotica), Uros Secerov, percussion (Novi Sad), Aleksandra Drobac, vocal (Novi Sad).
LOVE, because it gives meaning to our lives and is never lost, even if we loose the people we love.