Mette Nadja was born in Hvidovre, a bit outside of Copenhagen, Denmark, in 1987.
She developed her passion for singing in a very early age and was discovered and recruited for the Danish National Radio’s Girls Choir in the age of 10.
In 2008 she was introduced to jazz by legendary Danish trumpet player and educator Thomas Fryland and preeminent Danish vocalist Veronica Mortensen at a preparatory course for the Rhythmic Music Conservatory in Denmark.
Her mentors encouraged her to apply for the jazz program at Skurups Folkshögskola in south of Sweden and in 2010 she was accepted.
After the 2 years jazz program her eager to learn more and discover music from all corners of the world brought her to Berlin where she is currently studying with Greg Cohen, Tino Derado, Kurt Rosenwinkel, Judy Niemack among others at the Jazz Institut Berlin.
The last years she was featured at:
Copenhagen Jazz festival, Riverboat Jazz festival, Address, Tapperiet, Roskilde Jazz days, Charlie Scott’s Jazz bar, Modern Jazz Days etc.
And in August 2015 she played her sold out debut concert at the world famous, historic jazz hotspot of Copenhagen, Jazzhus Montmatre, with Mette Nadja Quintet.