Gabi Novak

Gabrijela "Gabi" Novak (pronounced [ɡâbi nôʋaːk]; born 8 July 1936) is a Croatian pop and jazz singer. A wife of the prominent Croatian singer-songwriter Arsen Dedić, whom she married in 1973, Novak became popular in the 1960s.

Gabi Novak
Koncert orkestra Nikice Kalodjere s pevci v Mariboru - Gabi Novak 1961 (2).jpg
Novak performing in Maribor, January 1961
Born
Gabrijela Novak

(1936-07-08) 8 July 1936 (age 85)
OccupationSinger
Years active1959–present
Spouse(s)
  • Stipica Kalogjera
    (div. 1970)
  • (m. 1973; died 2015)
Children1
Musical career
Genres
InstrumentsVocals
Associated actsArsen Dedić

BiographyEdit

Born in Berlin into a family of father Đuro Novak, a Croat from Hvar, and mother Elizabeth Reiman, a German from Berlin, Gabi Novak spent her childhood in her hometown but later she moved to Yugoslavia. Her father was killed in 1945.[1][2]

Novak was married to the prominent composer Stipica Kalogjera but in 1970, they got divorced. On 30 March 1973, she married Arsen Dedić,[3] a renowned singer-songwriter who also composed many of her songs.[4] The couple had one son Matija, today a renowned jazz pianist.[5]

AwardsEdit

Gabi Novak is the winner of several Porin awards:

  • Best Jazz Performance (2002)[6]
  • Album of the Year (2003)[7]
  • Best Female Vocal Performance (2003)[7]
  • Best Pop Album (2003)[7]
  • Best Vocal Collaboration (2003)[7]
  • Lifetime Achievement Award (2006).[8]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Gabi Novak - Menart" (in Croatian). Menart. Retrieved 26 November 2020.
  2. ^ Premec, Tina (12 April 2014). "GABI I ARSEN VEĆ 40 GODINA SKUPA 'Zaziremo od moderne tehnologije. Arsen mi je priznao da se zna služiti samo portafonom'". Jutarnji list (in Croatian). Retrieved 26 November 2020.
  3. ^ Lampe, John R. (2000). Yugoslavia as History: Twice There was a Country. Cambridge University Press. p. 342. ISBN 978-0-521-77401-7.
  4. ^ "GABI NOVAK - ZLATNA KOLEKCIJA u prodaji" (in Croatian). Croatia Records. 21 February 2006. Retrieved 22 January 2009.
  5. ^ Mikuličin, Petar (7 August 2017). "Matija Dedić o roditeljima, Gabi Novak i pokojnom Arsenu, glazbi, ljubavi prema šibenskoj Varoši... Moj otac u Šibeniku zaslužuje spomen" (in Croatian). Šibenski.hr. Retrieved 26 November 2020.
  6. ^ "Porin 2002" (in Croatian). Retrieved 17 January 2016.
  7. ^ a b c d "Porin 2003" (in Croatian). Retrieved 17 January 2016.
  8. ^ "GABI NOVAK - PRVA DOBITNICA PORINA ZA ŽIVOTNO DJELO" (in Croatian). Croatia Records. 6 March 2006. Retrieved 22 January 2009.

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