I was born in Milan, Italy and my journey with music began at the age of twelve learning how to play acoustic guitar. At seventeen, I started exploring my voice with classical singing training, which I continued for other seven years. In my early twenties, I was part of a contemporary gospel choir for about three years. During that time, I was able to share music and life with some of the most talented and heartfelt people I’ve ever known. Some of them still have a special place in my heart; some of them are among my favorite artists to this day. I couldn’t have known that the gospel choir experience would have brought me to the most important artistic pivotal point of my life. From that moment onwards, I felt the urge to enrich my knowledge of music, starting from jazz. In 2003, I began jazz singing training with Tiziana Ghiglioni, at The International Academy of Milan. Tiziana is still one of my main mentors. Her artistry has kidnapped, accompanied and nourished me over the years. She has undeniably left a mark on my journey in jazz music, for ever.
I was captivated by jazz from the get-go and it has completely changed my life. It almost feels like I’ve been living this past thirteen years under a spell. I strongly believe that jazz is the perfect playground where to find the true essence of music. Jazz has given me the opportunity to challenge and express myself, using my voice only.
It has forced me to search for my own voice and believe in my music, accepting the risk of feeling “naked”. Or at least, try. The journey to find freedom and ourselves is exciting, but can be frustrating at times. It’s a long winding road, but every step of the way is worthwhile.
From 2006 on, I had the privilege to meet and study with some of the greatest Masters, around Europe and in America. Such as Barry Harris, Jay Clayton, Sheila Jordan, Michelle Hendricks, Roberta Gambarini, Rachel Gould. Now that I’ve attended the ‘Barry Harris New York Workshop’, I can truly say that all musicians should experience it at least once in their lives. Because it exudes humanity, vitality, and dedication. The tight connection with music that you’re able to live there is quite moving and astonishing.
In 2012, I graduated in Jazz from the Conservatory Giuseppe Verdi of Milan, Italy studying with Diana Torto, a close collaborator of Kenny Wheeler and John Taylor, whose music I’ve grown to love over the last years.
Duke Ellington, Billy Strayhorn, Billie Holiday, Shirley Horn, Louis Armstrong, Thelonious Monk, Charles Mingus, Bill Evans, Carmen McRae, John Coltrane, Miles Davis, Gil Evans, Chet Baker, Ella Fitzgerald, Joe Henderson, Oscar Peterson, Wayne Shorter, Nina Simone, Betty Carter, Dave Brubeck, Brad Mehldau, Norma Winstone, Steve Lacy, Cedar Walton, Horace Silver, Art Blackey & the Jazz Messengers, Antonio Carlos Jobim, Elis Regina, Joao Gilberto as much as Debussy, Ravel, Satie, Rachmaninov, David Bowie, Led Zeppelin, Joni Mitchell, Pink Floyd, Prince, Bjork, Aretha Franklin, Stevie Wonder, The Beatles. These are just some of the artists I grew up listening to.
All the great Masters, I was fortunate enough to encounter along my journey, have shared the same strong message, which I’ve embraced, “Sing your own story.”
Born in Milan, approached music at twelve, studing acoustic guitar, then she attended five years of classical singing classes. In 2003 she started studying jazz singing with Tiziana Ghiglioni at Accademia Internazionale della Musica in Milano, directed by Enrico Intra and Franco Cerri, obtaining the diploma in 2007, under the guide of Tiziana . Jazz Bachelor at Giuseppe Verdi Conservatory Milan in 2012. She specialized attending stages and masters of vocal improvisation with Jay Clayton, Sheila Jordan, Barry Harris, Michelle Hendrikcs, Roberta Gambarini, Diana Torto, Rachel Gould. Some international workshop with: Barry Harris, Aaron Goldberg, Clarence Penn, Ben Allison, Chris Potter.
Collaborations include: Civica Jazz Band directed by Enrico Intra with Franco Cerri, Giulio Visibelli, Roberto Rossi, Emilio Soana, Lucio Terzano, Mauro Negri, Tony Arco, Marco Vaggi; Nicola Angelucci, Gianluca Di Ienno, Roberto Pianca, Marco Micheli, Tiziana Ghiglioni, Tiziano Tononi, Alberto Gurrisi, Humberto Amesquita, Paolo Alderighi, Bruno Heinen, Henrich Jensen, Alice Ricciardi, Joyce Elain Yuille, Simone Daclon, Gianni Cazzola, Mattia Cigalini. Part of Tiziana Ghiglioni Vocal Streams since 2011 with Tiziana Ghiglioni, Simona Severini, Marcella Malacrida, Eleonora Dettole e Serena Ferrara.
She performed at: Ah-Um Jazz Festival (2012/2013/2014), Sarpi in Jazz 2013, Emozioni Jazz 2010, MITO 2010, Sala Verdi e Sala Puccini – Giuseppe Verdi Conservatory Milano, Chiostro del Diocesano, Teatro dal Verme, Milestone – Piacenza Jazz Club, Divagando fra Jazz e Musica Brasiliana 2013, Pavia Barocco; Villa Simonetta, Crooner Jazz Club (Novara), All That Music at Laurin Cafè (Bolzano). Castello Sforzesco – Museo degli Strumenti Musicali, Piccolo Teatro Milano, Auditorium G. Mahler Milano, Varese Gospel Festival, Music Season of Città di Stresa, PalaFenice di Venezia, Teatro Rossini di Civitanova Marche, Cattedrale di Lugano, Melide Estate (Swisse), Tortona Live, Jesolo Spirituals , Conservatorio di S. Caterina della Rosa – Roma, Padova Teatro Verdi, Cattedrale di Bellinzona, Wiesbaden e Sonnenberg – Germania, Milano Gospel Festival, Santa Maria delle Grazie with Orchestra Sinfonica Siciliana.
Diplomata in canto jazz al Conservatorio Giuseppe Verdi di Milano, con Diana Torto, e presso i Civici Corsi di Jazz (diretti da Enrico Intra e Franco Cerri) con Tiziana Ghiglioni, sua mentore dai suoi primi passi nel jazz. Durante il suo percorso formativo ha la possibilità di studiare ed condividere il palco con alcuni dei più grandi musicisti del panorama jazz italiano: Franco Cerri, Enrico Intra, Tiziana Ghiglioni, Diana Torto, Roberta Gambarini, Marco Vaggi, Andrea Pozza, Attilio Zanchi, Tino Tracanna, Massimo Colombo, Andrea Dulbecco, Giulio Visibelli, Roberto Rossi, Emilio Soana, Lucio Terzano, Mauro Negri, Tony Arco, Tiziano Tononi e di essere solista della Civica Jazz Band diretta da Enrico Intra, per alcuni concerti. Dal 2011 è parte del Tiziana Ghiglioni Vocal Streams con Tiziana Ghiglioni, Simona Severini, Marcella Malacrida, Eleonora Dettole e Serena Ferrara. Master jazz di interpretazione e improvvisazione vocale con Barry Harris (NY Workshop Classes), Jay Clayton (NY classes and Scat lab), Sheila Jordan, Michelle Hendricks, Roberta Gambarini, Rachel Gould. Tra le sue esperienze e collaborazioni gli incontri con: Gianluca Di Ienno, Marco Micheli, Nicola Angelucci, Humberto Amesquita, Roberto Pianca, Mattia Cigalini, Gianni Cazzola, Bruno Heinen, Henrich Jensen, Simone Daclon, Alessandro Rossi, Alice Ricciardi, Joyce Elaine Yuille, Paolo Alderighi, Alberto Gurrisi, Antonio Fusco, Alex Orciari, Matteo Rebulla, fra gli altri.
Rassegne e concerti: Ah-Um Jazz Festival (2012/2013/2014), Sarpi in Jazz 2013, Emozioni Jazz 2010, MITO 2010, Conservatorio Giuseppe Verdi ( Sala Verdi e Chiostro), Chiostro del Diocesano, Teatro dal Verme, Milestone – Piacenza Jazz Club, Divagando fra Jazz e Musica Brasiliana 2013, Pavia Barocco; Villa Simonetta, Crooner Jazz Club (Novara), All That Music at Laurin Cafè (Bolzano). Piccolo Teatro Milano, Auditorium G. Mahler Milano, Varese Gospel Festival, Music Season of Città di Stresa, PalaFenice di Venezia, Teatro Rossini di Civitanova Marche, Cattedrale di Lugano, Melide Estate (Swisse), Tortona Live, Jesolo Spirituals , Conservatorio di S. Caterina della Rosa – Roma, Padova Teatro Verdi, Cattedrale di Bellinzona, Wiesbaden e Sonnenberg – Germania, Milano Gospel Festival, Santa Maria delle Grazie con Orchestra Sinfonica Siciliana.