Share this on:
About this iReport
  • Not verified by CNN

  • Click to view deejayiwan's profile
    Posted May 9, 2012 by
    This iReport is part of an assignment:
    Sound off

    More from deejayiwan



    (photo by Jovan Miric)




    Recognized as one of jazz's pre-eminent vocalists, young Sofija Knezevic (only 22) is one of the most significant singers in jazz today. While her singing is steeped in tradition, her improvisational virtuosity and creativity are breathtaking.


    Knezevic just closed her European tour with a concert at the Jazzik Festival, Subotica, when UNESCO and SKONUS invited her to perform at two concerts in Surcin and in Belgrade on the 30th of April, for the first International Jazz Day celebration.


    The newspapers and music magazines are still writing laudatory reviews about the concert and the clinic she held in Subotica, performing on the same stage with Al Foster, the second night of the festival.
    As one of the jazz critics Vojislav Pantic said : `Hypnotizing eyes of a young Sophia Knezevic, extraordinary talent, in a split second penetrate your brain and heart. This jazz is in its clean, bare form, putting a spell on you, calling you, and finally overtaking you.`


    Sofija Knezevic is also the youngest member/musician in the newly published Jazz encyclopedia `Serbian Jazz, Bre!` by Ivan Grlic.


    Sofija was clearly born of jazz; her singing draws upon a world of influences-and as with Carmen McRae and Sarah Vaughan, Knezevic is tied to a powerful storytelling instinct. As a result of her unique R&B and jazz stylings, Knezevic has captured a huge following and tremendous critical acclaim throughout the world.

    What do you think of this story?

    Select one of the options below. Your feedback will help tell CNN producers what to do with this iReport. If you'd like, you can explain your choice in the comments below.
    Be and editor! Choose an option below:
      Awesome! Put this on TV! Almost! Needs work. This submission violates iReport's community guidelines.


    Log in to comment

    iReport welcomes a lively discussion, so comments on iReports are not pre-screened before they post. See the iReport community guidelines for details about content that is not welcome on iReport.

    Add your Story Add your Story