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Silvia Manco


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A pianist, singer, composer, songwriter and arranger, she began studying piano at the age of six, obtaining her diploma at the Conservatory of Lecce. After her first musical experiences alongside her father, a piano bar musician, at the age of 19, driven by her passion for jazz, she moved to Rome where she studied at the University of Music and came into contact with the capital's artistic environment. He took part in the SIENAJAZZ seminars in '98.

In the 1999-2000 theatre season, she was the pianist on stage in the musical comedy "Due ore sole ti vorrei" produced by the Teatro Sistina in Rome, directed by Pietro Garinei with music by Gianni Ferrio; the show, for which she composed the song Chi é di scena, was a great success on a long Italian tour.

He collaborates with important musicians including Roberto Gatto, Renzo Arbore, Sandro Deidda, Dario Deidda, Fabio Zeppetella, Lino Patruno;
in pop with Massimo Ranieri (2009 tour) and Arisa (Sanremo 2010); in theatre with Giorgio Albertazzi.

2002 saw the birth of the trio that bears his name, winner of the 2006 'Porsche Jazz' award. The distinctive feature of this formation is the search for a refined sound that is firmly rooted in the jazz tradition, with reference to similar formations such as the Nat "King" Cole trio and the groups led by Shirley Horn, Ray Brown and Blossom Dearie.

The repertoire includes both standards of the American song-form and the compositions of the pianist and singer, author of the music and lyrics, which veer harmonically towards the modern and are characterised by the lively rhythmic and melodic dialogue between voice, piano and other instruments.

In 2007, her debut album entitled 'Big city is for me' focused on sixties atmospheres, beats and bossa nova.

In 2008, the song "Ntartey" won the competition for best jazz composition within the Piacenza Jazz festival.

May 2010 saw the release of her second album, "Afternoon songs", produced by Roberto Gatto, which focuses on her original compositions and arrangements created specifically for an extended line-up that includes, in addition to Roberto Gatto himself, musicians of the calibre of Fabio Zeppetella, Dario Deidda, Daniele Tittarelli and Giovanni Falzone.



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