Sanja Markovic is a composer, jazz vocalist, instrumentalist, arranger and producer.
"Gentle and wondrous effects of my childhood have left me little choice but to never step aside from music and creation. Toggling as a teenager between East Coast US and my hometown of Zemun (Belgrade, Serbia), I’ve continued on my varying musical path from studying classical music to developing a passion and taste for live jazz music. United States has given me a chance to linger on the path of piano studies with professor Eva Pierrou in Washinton D.C. I’ve attained a Masters Degree at the Academy of Music in Belgrade. Expressing my ideas in these past years have led me to embarking upon a solitary path of composition and music production..."
In addition to engaging in various theaters (Terazije Theater, Belgrade Drama Theater and Zvezdara Theater), composing music for DAH Theater - Center for Theater Research) and “The Secondhanders” - music/theater group (SKC, KCSG, Cvijeta Zuzoric, "Donau Fest" Ulm, Germany). In New York, Sanja co-operates with a videographic house for whome she regularly composes music. Other commercial clients included: United Nations (NYC), Leo Burnett (NYC), etc.
In Hoboken, NJ, she learns about being a music producer at the “Water Music Studio” with Rob Grenoble. She also tought piano and music theory in NYC schools.
Upon returning to Belgrade, Sanja actively performs as a jazz singer. She writes her own arrangement for the Big Band ("The Mystery of Man", Big Band RTS) and performs it live at Kolarac concert hall 2012. In October 2014, she formed a band" Brazilian Jazz Collective” with whom she regularly performed as a jazz singer and guitarist (Arlemm festival,KCSG, Trg republike, numerous jazz clubs).
She has produced her first album "Ascension" and has performed at the 33rd Belgrade Jazz Festival. Composition "Sovereign State of Mind" wins an "Award with a Distinction" at 5th International Jazz Composition Contest in Katowice, Poland.