Popovic, Ana

Back in 2007 the magazine Jazz News boldly described Ana Popovic as

"Proof that the re-incarnation of Jimi Hendrix is a woman". Ana, a

big fan of Jimi, was naturally honored but laughed and said, "There's

only one Jimi, just like there's only one Stevie Ray Vaughan."

Ana was right of course, but with her unique blend of blues, tinged

with jazz, funk and rock there is also only one Ana Popovic.

Ana's relatively short career has already seen many highlights and

awards as she has been nominated for the W.C.Handy award for Best New

Artist Debut in 2003. She was the winner of the most prestigious, and

oldest award for jazz in France, Jazz A Juan Revelations at Juan Les

Pines, France in 2003.

She was nominated four times at the Living Blues Awards in 2006 for

Best Blues DVD of 2005, Best Live Performer, Best Female Blues Artist

and Most Outstanding Musician (Guitar). Other accolades include being

nominated for Blues Artist of the Year (BluesWax, USA 2007) and the

Nominated for the British Blues Awards (2010) for Best Overseas Artist.

Her 2007 album Still Making History made its way to the U.S. Billboard

chart for a total of 19 weeks, peaking at #3.

Ana's most mature release to date, An evening at Trasimeno Lake.

(2010), features a concert of the Ana Popovic Band during their ‘Blind

For Love’ tour. Over 2 hours of music with an enthusiastic 5000+

audience an eight-piece band and a top crew with six camera’s to

witness this unforgettable evening. The energetic Ana Popovic Band at

it’s best offering up a little something for everyone including blues,

rock, jazz and funk.

Ana Popovic is currently signed to Eclecto Groove Records. Her new

studio album is scheduled for release in the spring of 2011. Yearly,

Ana and her phenomenal 4-piece band are booked all over the globe,

playing major blues and jazz festivals in Europe, the United States

and Canada.