Biography

Miriam Ast is a German jazz singer and saxophonist. Last year, she graduated with an MA with distinction from the Royal Academy of Music, London. At the Academy she was taught by the famous British jazz singer Norma Winstone, pianist and arranger Pete Churchill and the renowned British saxophonist Stan Sulzmann.

In May 2017, she received the Best Vocalist Prize with the Ast/Gutierrez Duo  at the Bucharest International Jazz Competition.
Miriam leads her own quintet with whom she performs her original compositions, featuring the pianist Will Barry, the bassist Will Harris the drummer Corrie Dick and the trumpeter James Copus.
Furthermore, Miriam is a member of the acclaimed London Vocal Project with whom she has sung concerts at all major  jazz clubs in London and with whom she has just performed the Miles Ahead premiere in New York and London. (February and May 2017)
In Germany, Miriam graduated with a bachelor degree in jazz singing and saxophone and was a member of the prestigious Bundesjazzorchester (the German National Youth Jazz Orchestra). She won the Young German Jazz Award Osnabrueck with the band The Ropesh in 2013 and received two scholarships for her Masters at the Royal Academy of Music, London.
She is a featured singer in the German ensemble 'Klezmers Techter' and in recent years, she has been lucky to perform with the Polish bassist Vitold Rek, the Echo Jazz awardee Sebastian Sternal, the Hessian radio big band pianist Peter Reiter and the saxophonist Gerd Dudek.