Born in Italy, raised in Denmark and now living in London, I’ve pretty much been a jazz freak since I was a little girl. An over-the-top and very loud and excitable child that loved to perform, I would coerce my sister into learning songs off Italian furniture adverts (weird, I know) to which I would choreograph Madonna-style dance moves. I would then go on to unleash this performance on my parents unsuspecting dinner guests!
Alongside this DIY-approach followed a more traditional music education that included singing in choirs, the dreaded alto recorder, piano lessons and a short-lived relationship with a violin. My interest and career in songwriting also officially started at the age of 8 when I would tinker on the piano in the living room and make up songs about boys and the family cats.
I continued my music studies in Italy when a fortuitous meeting with jazz singer Tiziana Ghiglioni in Milan led me to discover the weird and wonderful world of Jazz. There I immersed myself in a newfound love for the Great American songbook and discovered the art of making funny noises with my voice aka scat singing.
I then moved to London to follow my dreams and that “yellow brick road” continuing my studies at Goldsmiths College and the Guildhall School of Music and Drama where I went on to complete a MMus (Jazz Studies). I have since been professionally warbling Jazz, Blues and Brazilian music all around town and have performed in some pretty sweet venues such as the Barbican Centre, Ronnie Scott’s, Pizza Express Jazz Club, Union Chapel, the National Theatre, Kings Place, Cadogan Hall and the Elgar Room at The Royal Albert Hall.
Across the Channel, my voice has landed me in some very cool places such as the semi-finals of The Brussels International Young Jazz Singer competition. 2009 saw me singing my little heart out all the way to the finals in the Shure Jazz Voice Competition at the Montreux Jazz Festival!
I love cycling, baking vegan cakes, cuddling my little ginger cat, Teddy, and will argue adamantly to anyone who will listen that Jazz IS the best music genre in the world. End of.