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SILVIA  MANCO

A Multifaceted Artist: Pianist, Vocalist, Composer, Songwriter, and Arranger

Embarking on her musical journey at the tender age of six, [artist's name] immersed herself in the world of the piano, culminating in a diploma from the esteemed Conservatory of Lecce. Following initial musical experiences alongside her father, a piano bar musician, her passion for jazz ignited at the age of 19, leading her to Rome. There, she delved into studies at the Conservatory and immersed herself in the city's vibrant artistic scene. Her pursuit of knowledge extended to the SIENAJAZZ seminars in 1998.

During the 1999-2000 theater season, [artist's name] graced the stage as a pianist in the musical comedy "Due ore sole ti vorrei" produced by Rome's Teatro Sistina under Pietro Garinei's direction and featuring the music of Gianni Ferrio. The show, for which she composed the song "Chi è di scena," enjoyed immense success during an extensive Italian tour.

Her collaborations encompass a diverse range of esteemed musicians, including Roberto Gatto, Renzo Arbore, Sandro Deidda, Dario Deidda, Fabio Zeppetella, and Lino Patruno. She has also graced the pop realm with Massimo Ranieri (tour 2009) and Arisa (Sanremo 2010), while her theatrical collaborations include work with Giorgio Albertazzi.

In 2002, the [artist's name] trio was born, culminating in their 2006 victory at the prestigious "Porsche Jazz" award. The group's defining characteristic lies in its pursuit of a refined sound deeply rooted in jazz tradition, drawing inspiration from ensembles like the Nat "King" Cole trio and groups led by Shirley Horn, Ray Brown, and Blossom Dearie.

Their repertoire encompasses both American songbook standards and original compositions by the pianist and vocalist herself. These pieces, penned with both music and lyrics, veer harmonically towards modern sensibilities, characterized by a lively rhythmic and melodic dialogue between voice, piano, and other instruments.

The year 2007 marked the release of her debut album, "Big city is for me," centered on the captivating atmospheres of the 1960s, beat, and bossa nova.

In 2008, the track "Ntartey" emerged victorious at the Piacenza Jazz Festival's competition for best jazz composition.

May 2010 saw the release of her second album, "Canzoni pomeridiane," produced by Roberto Gatto. This project delves into original compositions and arrangements meticulously crafted for an expanded ensemble, featuring, alongside Roberto Gatto himself, musical luminaries such as Fabio Zeppetella, Dario Deidda, Daniele Tittarelli, and Giovanni Falzone.

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