MICHELA LOMBARDI

A storyteller bound to the literary value of the repertoire she chooses to sing. Ever since her debut on the jazz scene with the cd “Small Day Tomorrow” (Philology, 2004), she’s been mentioned for many years among the “Best New Talents” in the TOP JAZZ POLLS on Musica Jazz magazine. She was on the cover of Jazz Magazine (Itay) in February 2008. She recorded ten cds as a leader. Her next cd (release date: April 2017) features Steven Bernstein and Don Byron. Two cds (released in 2010) feature legendary saxophone player Phil Woods: they gather Woods’ songs, and some of them are co-written with Michela.

Michela’s signature also appears close to Burt Bacharach’s below the title of a recent song written by the great American songwriter (“How The Heart Knows”) as she wrote the official Italian lyrics. She teaches Jazz at La Spezia, Sassari and Livorno Conservatories. She’s been performing in festivals both in Europe (especially at Duc Des Lombards, Paris, in 2005) and Israel (she sang at the Opera House in Tel for the Jazz season opening in 2009).

She was among the twelve finalists at Brussels International Young Jazz Singers Competition in 2006 and she received a Special Mention at Crest Jazz Vocal Concours (France) in 2007.

As a composer, she won the Audience Prize at the Italian Competition for Female Jazz Composers “Note di Donna” at Piacenza Jazz Club in 2009. She wrote or co-wrote dozen of jazz, soul, pop and dance songs, for majors such as Sony Music (Karima, Le Donatella and many others). She collaborates with Gabesco Publishing ever since the company’s early days, and she co-wrote pop star Koda Kumi’s hit “XXX”.

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