Ivana Vukmirovic Manivi
Ivana Vukmirovic Manivi was born in Croatia, in a family with rich musical inheritance. Since her father was a guitarist and professional musician at that time, she grew up with sound of blues and rock, but also with influence of Balkan folk music. When she was 14 years old, she started to play guitar and shortly after that she discovered jazz. After finishing elementary music education in classical singing she decided to study jazz and once she discovered that everything can be improvised and played ’’differently’’ , nothing was ever the same! Manivi is writing songs ever since she was 11 years old and she could play just a few chords on piano. Making music and performing was always the need, the part of her existance, and she never made a question ’’What will I be when I grow up?’’ It was always understood. Finaly, she put together her first album with 10 soulfull songs that came right from her heart. With a lot of help from friends this idea came to reality and she can proudly present ’’Something Beautiful’’ .