Primary Instrument: Vocalist
Roberta Gambarini was born in Torino, Italy, into a family where jazz was much loved and appreciated. She began listening to this music as a child and started taking clarinet lessons when she was twelve years old. By the time she was 17, she had begun singing and performing in jazz clubs around Northern Italy. At the age of 18, she decided to move to Milan to pursue a career as a jazz singer.
Soon after her move to Milan, still in her teens, Roberta took third place in a national jazz radio competition on TV, leading to performance opportunities at jazz festivals throughout Italy. She has performed in Jazz broadcasts on the Italian radio and TV channels and recorded since 1986 both under her own name and as a guest vocalist. In 1997, she worked with French Hammond organ player Emmanuel Bex, touring jazz clubs throughout Italy....
This CD [You Are There ~~ Roberta Gambarini & Hank Jones - 2008] promises to be one of the better vocal releases of 2008. --Suzanne Lorge, All About Jazz.
You Are There ~~ Roberta Gambarini & Hank Jones
Recording Label: Roberta's MySpace page says Groovin' High/Universal... AAJ review article says DECCA Music Group...
Release Date: February 12, 2008
Personnel: Roberta Gambarini, vocals; Hank Jones, piano
Tracks: You Are There; I'll Be Tired Of You; People Time; When Lights Are Low; Deep Purple; Reminiscing; Suppertime; Just Squeeze Me; Something To Live For; Stardust; Lush Life; You're Getting To Be A Habit With Me; Come Sunday; How Are Things In Glocca Morra?
Roberta Gambarini: Easy To Love ~
Recording Label: KOCH International Jazz
Release Date: June 6, 2006
Personnel: Roberta Gambarini, vocals; James Moody, tenor saxophone and guest vocals; Tamir Hendelman, piano; Gerald Clayton, piano; John Clayton, bass; Chuck Berghofer, bass; Willie Jones III, drums; Joe La Barbera, drums.
Tracks: Easy to Love; Only Trust Your Heart; Lover Man; On the Sunny Side of the Street; Porgy, I's Your Woman Now/I Loves You Porgy; Centerpiece; Guess I'll Hang My Tears Out to Dry; No More Blues; Smoke Gets In Your Eyes/All the Things You Are; Too Late Now; Multi-Colored Blue; Monk's Prayer/Looking Back.
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