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Mika Urbaniak’s Biography

 

Singer, songwriter Mika Urbaniak has been a professional musician since age 13. After writing her first song at age 11 she knew from then on she was meant to share her artistry with the world.

 

Born in New York and raised by two Polish Jazz icons, Urszula Dudziak and Michal Urbaniak – pioneers of fusion Jazz – she was born into the world of music and art.

The fact that frequent visitors to the family 38th st flat included Miles Davis,George Benson,Herie Hancock, Chaka kahn and Marcus Miller assured Mika’s future.

 

A successful artist in Poland where her parents still live, Mika is now looking to conquer new territories with the release of her third album Once in a Lifetime

 

 “The music I love is music that speaks to the heart, that tells the truth, and gives people something to think about.” Says Mika.

Mika’s unique, jazzy pop sound has a tint of melancholy which hypnotizes her listeners. At the same time her personal poetic rap style, also adds another dimension

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She has been touring around the world for years, with the likes of,

Lenny White, Troy Miller, Otto Williams, Tom Browne, Al McDowell, and also in her fathers  Urbanator Days Project.

She has also performed with quincy jones televised live on Polish tv .

 

She has featured on many projects, and has received much critical acclaim, #1 hits on the radio, and various awards. Her first album “Closer”, produced by Troy Miller (who’s worked with Amy Whinehouse and Gregory Porter), won her the Best Album.

 

Mika’s most previous album, “Follow You”, produced by Victor Davies, won the Best Album Award given by Journalists and Music Critics, whilst performing on the TV Music Program “Top, Trendy” watched by millions of viewers.

Her new album Once In a Lifetime, takes influences from jazz in the 30’s and 40’s which was the poplar music of the time.

Lush string arrangements strong melodies all wrapped up in a pop artistry with unique  lyrics.

 

Her first single Let’s pretend and accompanying video both produced by victor Davies has it’s own take on silent movies.

It shows the comedic part of Mika’s personality

Partnered with the songwriting collaboration, and production of, Victor Davies.

Mika has a fresh unique direction.

It can only get better.

 

BIOGRAFIA

 

 

Piosenkarka, autorka tekstów i muzyki, Mika Urbaniak jest profesjonalnym muzykiem od 13. roku życia. Skomponowała swój  pierwszy utwór w wieku 11 lat i od tamtej pory komponuje i koncertuje. Wychowana przez dwoje legendarnych artystów, ikony jazzu, Urszulę Dudziak 
i Michała Urbaniaka, pionierów fusion jazz, rosła w świecie muzyki i sztuki. Pop, Jazz, Hip-Hop, Rap, Neo-Soul, RnB 
i Blues były jej głównymi kierunkami muzycznymi, chociaż ma bardzo ekspansywną, twórczą i bogatą wyobraźnię, która pozwala jej eksperymentować z różnymi stylami. "Muzyka, którą kocham, to muzyka przemawiająca do serca, która mówi prawdę i daje ludziom coś do myślenia" -mówi Mika. Unikalny, pełen melancholii timbre głosu Miki, hipnotyzuje  słuchaczy. Jej rytmiczny, porywający i osobisty, poetycki styl rapowy, dodaje także innego wymiaru jej ekspresyjnemu stylowi.

Od lat koncertuje na całym świecie i występowała z takimi artystami jak: Lenny White, Tom Browne, Al McDowell, Richard Bona i Hiram Bullock. Występowała również 
z Quincy'm Jonesem i jego Big Bandem. Brała udział w wielu projektach spotykając się z bardzo pochlebnymi recenzjami. Jej pierwszy album "Closer" zdobył prestiżową nagrodę Frederyk za najlepszy album w 2009 roku. Mika współpracowała z producentem Victorem Daviesem, przy tworzeniu albumu "Follow You" który otrzymał nagrodę Best Pop Album i "Once in a Lifetime", inspirowany muzyką jazzową. Albumy te  zyskały duże uznanie. Obecny  projekt Art Pop  jest to duet Miki Urbaniak  z Victorem Daviesem 
z coverami z lat 80 i 90  w świeżym, nowym brzmieniu.