||: The journey of a Songbird:||
Berklee alumna. composer. songstress
At the very beginning of her American Saga in '99,
Ivana auditioned for Berklee College Of Music among
1000 vocal candidates ~ Winning the highest international
talent scholarship award with honorary acceptance to Berklee.
Ivana's music appearances around the world sky-rocketed her vocals into a
solo performing career in Jazz, as she was gaining public recognition and support in the circles of international Jazz elite .
# The Brand new heavies
In 2012 Ivana accepted the honor of becoming a background vocalist for the London based, Funksters and Acid Jazz genre pioneers
the famous "MTV award" winning artists
“The Brand New Heavies” and songstress “N’Dea Davenport"-
with whom she performed at some of the most eminent venues and festivals in the World, including the
"Essence Music Festival", "Blue Note Jazz Festival" and "Capital Jazz Festival”
During these eminently surreal vocal journeys, Ivana performed side by side and opened stages for names such as George Duke and Stanley Clarke, Will Downing, Tamia, Oleta Adams and Toni Braxton.
In 2016, Ivana had her first U.S. National TV appearance with
"The Brand New Heavies" on Fox5 NY "Good Day New York".