The new album from Italian vocalist Michela Lombardi “Live To Tell” was recorded together with the Riccardo Fassi Trio and features a full set of
re-imagined music first recorded by pop icon Madonna. Featuring special guests Steven Bernstein (trumpet) and Don Byron (clarinet), this album, firmly rooted in the jazz idiom, brings a new and unique vision to this repertoire that is rarely heard in an acoustic setting.
Elegant, delicate, intense. Toskana Michela Lombardi is among the top ten Jazz Vocalists in Italy according to the “Jazzit Award 2011”, and each year is mentioned in the “Best Voice” section of the Top Jazz polls of the magazine “Musica Jazz.” She has already received three nominations by the Recent Italian Jazz Awards.
Michela has experience with studios and seminars and has a varied background of musical experiences (both as an interpreter and as a lyricist in English) between Italy and the United States. Michela’s approach to singing is based on sober, semi-refined white jazz vocals, with a distinctive expressiveness capable of bluesy and soulful shades with a flowing scat. She is a natural talent in composing lyrics. Her authentic storytelling is related to the literary qualities of the songs. Graduating with the highest marks at the Triennio Jazz Conservatory “L. Cherubini “in Florence; she studied Composition and Jazz Arrangement with Riccardo Fassi, and has a Bachelor’s degree in Philosophy and a Master in Communication Theater. Since 1999 she has recorded 10 records in her name, two of them with Renato Sellani and two with Phil Woods.