Jelena Jovovic

Jazz vocalist, vocal clinician, composer, lyricist..

Graduated summa cum laude in jazz singing at the University of Arts in Graz , Austria. 

MA degree  in jazz performance at the FMU, University of Arts, Belgrade.

She lived in South Africa where she performed extensively and established the jazz vocal curricula at the Jazz department of Cape Town University and Pretoria Tech School of Music.

Upon her return to Belgrade she worked as a Creative Director of the Radio- Television Big Band. She is a Professor of Jazz singing at the Music School '' Stankovic''.

She performed, just to mention a few, with : Bob Mover, Claus Raible Orchestra, Allan Praskin, Dusko Gojkovic, Brad Leali, Chuck Israels, Renatto Chicco, Steve Williams,  Johnny Fourie, Oliver Kent, Big Band RTS, Oleg Kireyev, Khaya Mahlangu, Jack Van Poll,  Selaelo Selota, Marcus Wyatt, Kesivan Naidoo, Efrain Torro, Vasil Hadžimanov, Theodosii Spasov..

She recorded an album under the title Heartbeat that features Jelena as an author, lyricist and arranger. World wide release of Heartbeat is expected in 2019.  








Randy Brecker

'' Well, all I can say is - Jelena's album Heartbeat is HIP ! The singing, scatting, playing, compositions, lyrics, and charts are great and so inventive! Really up to date too! Congrats on the album! Enjoyed the more 'intimate' songs/tracks too. Loved it!!! ’’

Patric Forge

''I’m impressed with Jelena’s Heartbeat.  She's great and the whole thing sounds great. The supporting casts are on point! At times she really reminds me of Sarah Vaughn.... And I don't think there are many singers out there who get anywhere close to that. She's got a fabulous tone, and she phrases sweetly with plenty of push and pull with the pulse of the music...’''

Flora Purim


    ''....I  haven't heard something so beautiful in at least 10 years. The music is fresh, the arrangements are great, the musicians are at their peak. Special to me are the vocal arrangements as well as Jelena's vocals.Definitely the best recording of the year...''

“Jelena is a true born singer, with that rare quality of communicating with the audience the feeling of the song” 


Mark Murphy



Photo@Dalibor Danilovic

Photo@Dalibor Danilovic

Photo@Dalibor Danilovic

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Kireyev feat. Jelena Jovović

Jazz Heritage day

Pula, Croatia

01.7. 2019

Western Balkan Band BG

Theater of Philippopolis ,Plovdiv, Bugaria


Jelena Jovović & Jazz Junction

Made In NY Jazz MNE

Podgorica, Montenegro


A special guest of Southern Soul Festival

Ulcinj Beach, Montenegro


Jelena Jovović 5tet fest Renato Chicco

Royal Garden Jazz Club, Graz Austria

10- 15. October

Jelena Jovović 4tet

German tour: Hamburg, Jazz keller Frankfurt, Jazz festival Grafing, Jazz 
domicile Pforzheim, Museum cafe Passau.


Jelena Jovović & Jazz Junction

Panchevo Jazz festival, Serbia


Novi Sad Jazz festival

Novi Sad, Serbia

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