Miriam Ast

The German-born jazz singer and saxophonist Miriam Ast graduated in 2016 with distinction from her master studies at the Royal Academy of Music in London. She quickly established herself as an up-and-coming jazz vocalist and improviser in the city

Miri­am Ast’s biog­ra­phy stands out for its pletho­ra of musi­cal and geo­graph­i­cal bound­ary-cross­ings. The Ger­man born jazz singer and sax­o­phon­ist Miri­am Ast grad­u­at­ed in 2016 with dis­tinc­tion from her mas­ter stud­ies at the Roy­al Acad­e­my of Music in Lon­don. She quick­ly estab­lished her­self as an up and com­ing jazz vocal­ist and impro­vis­er in the city, col­lab­o­rat­ing with musi­cians such as Stan Sulz­mann and releas­ing her debut album Secret Songs in 2018 to crit­i­cal acclaim.

Hav­ing moved back to Ger­many in 2021, Miri­am Ast has now formed a new uncon­ven­tion­al trio with jazz pianist Daniel Pran­dl and crossover cel­list Jörg Brinkmann.

Her new album con­sists of mod­ern jazz arrange­ments of folk tunes from through­out Europe. In this project, Miri­am Ast draws from her musi­cal and cul­tur­al expe­ri­ences from her time in Lon­don and explores Europe’s rich her­itage with her own dis­tinct voice.