Mariami is an original recording artist noted for her eclectic mix of contemporary R&B, Jazz and Georgian Folk music. Born overseas in Tbilisi, Georgia, the Berklee College of Music trained and NYC based songstress is widely recognized as a versatile R&B arranger, songwriter and vocalist.
Born the granddaughter to the late Shota Illich Bibilouri, Mariami was raised in a musical household. Her earliest years were spent with Shota Illich, a music director, observing rehearsals and performances with Georgia's highly honored national dance company, Sukshishvili. She went on to pursue a degree in Theater and Cross Cultural Arts in Boston, MA, with a secondary degree in Music at Berklee College of Music. In 2011 she performed for the closing ceremony of the NYC Marathon, in 2012 she was a finalist in the USA Songwriting Competition for her original song, "I Cried." A BMI affiliate, her original songs have been licensed for commercial and TV spots in both independent and national campaigns.
"We hear an amalgam of R&B and jazz stylings coupled with Georgian folk influences. Her reworking of the music she sings to fit her own world music sensibilities. She broadens the sound of R&B" - Art Edelstein, THE TIMES