Maja Jaku

Voice (Jazz & Popular Music)

Artistic & Pedagogical Education

  • 1991 – 1995 Jazz singing studies at the University of Music and Performing Arts Graz with: Mark Murphy, Andy Bey, Sheila Jordan (Blue Note Artist), Jay Clayton
  • Classical voice lessons in the class of Mary-Francis Lubahn (Opera House Graz)
  • Collaboration Vocal Coach Dave Stroud (America's Got Talent, SLS technique)
  • Vocal lessons with Dean Kaelin (SLS technique)

Teaching Experience 

  • Lecturer for Vocal Jazz/Pop at the JAM MUSIC LAB Private University for Jazz and Popular Music & at the Friedrich Gulda School of Music since 2021
  • Lecturer at the JAM MUSIC LAB Private University for Jazz and Popular Music & at the Friedrich Gulda School of Music 2017 - 2021
  • Workshops with: Joe Pass, Tânia Maria, Wynton Marsalis, Jon Hendricks, Barry Harris, etc., 2012 - 2014 
  • Vocal teacher at the MUS-POP Institute-Graz 2004 - 2006
  • Vocal teacher at the New England Music Academy 2011 - 2013

Discography

  • Maja Jaku - „Talking Jazzik“ CD
  • Maja Jaku - „Message“ CD
  • Maja Jaku - „The Universe Makes No Mistakes“ CD
  • Maja Jaku - „Cross My Heart“ Single
  • ORF Vienna: CD Production "Long Night of Music
  • CD Production: 75 Years Big Band of Belgrade TV and Radio - CD Production
  • Gerd Schuller's Fusion Band Attack featuring Maja Jaku

Miscellaneous 

  • Numerous performances at many jazz festivals: Jazz Festival Novi Sad 2003, Jazz Festival Vienna 2018, Jazz Festival Nashville 2019, etc.
  • Concerts and live performances: Porgy&Bess Vienna, Orpheum Graz, Minoritensaal Graz, Stefaniensaal Graz, Stockwerk Jazz, Royal Garden Jazz Club, Hangar 7, etc.
  • Soloist at the Opera House Graz: leading role in the musical "Hair
  • Soloist at the Next Liberty Graz: Musical "Godspell".
  • Since 2018 Maja Jaku is Universal Artist (artist at Universal Austria Label).