Recognized as one of jazz's pre-eminent vocalists, young Sofija Knezevic is one of the most signi?cant singers in jazz today. While her singing is steeped in tradition, her improvisational virtuosity and creativity are breathtaking. Sofija graduated from University for Music and Performing Arts in Graz, Austria, in the class of Dena De Rose . She has won many awards and scholarships including the Marianne Mendt Jazz Award, Unesco Scholarship for young talents, Golden Siren award, and was recently chosen in 2013 for the Betty Carter Jazz Ahead program which identi?es outstanding, emerging jazz artists and composers. She's been based in New York since 2011, and teaching voice at the Music School of New York City since 2012. Sofija is included in newly published Jazz Encyclopedia `Serbian jazz, Bre`, and is writing two books of her own at the moment, one about vocal technique and the other one that includes her jazz arrangements of Balkan folk music. Sofija held and performed at many humanitarian events, including her own organization of a concert to help the Sandy Hook victims in 2013. She has also done the music for a couple of movies, including the documentary about her life, and the movie `Love Comes After` that just won an award in LA for the best foreign drama of the year. She also wrote music as a musical director for the `Theater 13`, and was an artistic director of `Island Dreams Entertainment` for a short period of time. Sofija is also a Vogue IT girl since 2011. Sofija worked with many great jazz artists such as David Murray, Jason Moran, Sheila Jordan, Jay Clayton, Terence Blanchard, James Moody, Elliot Mason, Christian McBride etc.