Born: June 2, 1964 Primary Instrument: Vocalist
I started my career in Milan (Italy) and in 1990 I took part in Sanremo Music Festival (that is the most important festival in Italy dedicated to Italian pop music). After that, I recorded 2 CDs and I take part in many radio and TV shows. I had concerts in Italy and abroad.
From 1999, I turned almost exclusively to jazz music and since then I have been playing with many famous musicians in jazz clubs, festivals and events in Italy and abroad.
In 2005, I was invited to sing in american saxophinist Carol Sudhalter's new CD: Shades of Carol.
In 2008 I published two CDs dedicated to jazz standards: 'That's it' and 'No one but you'.
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2008 I release two CDs: 'That's it' e 'No one but you'. I take part in: Brianza Open Jazz Festival. Lario Estival Jazz. Valchiavenna Jazz and Blues festival.
2005 - 2006 - 2007 - 2008 I take part in Dubidubidù, the first italian radio festival of jazz voices, hosted by Bruno Pollacci on Punto Radio (www.puntoradio.fm- www.animajazz.it)
2005 I am invited to sing in american saxophinist Carol Sudhalter's new CD: Shades of Carol.
2004 I win Lifegate Radio Contest.
From 1999 I turn almost exclusively to jazz music and I play in jazz clubs, festivals and events in North Italy and abroad. I work with many musicians, such as Attilio Zanchi, Francesco Chebat, Roberto Piccolo, Stefano Bertoli, Giovanni Monteforte, Marco Bianchi, Paolo Alderighi, Vittorio Castelli, Massimo Caracca, Carol Sudhalter, Lorenzo Livraghi, Alberto Guareschi ... and many others.
1995 - 1998 In 1995 I start the group Cloud Nine: new age music mixed with celtic influences. I record a CD (Tattoo my soul), with songs written by me and Andrea Majocchi.
1990 - 1994 I record 2 CDs (PDU/Emi and RTI Music) and I take part in many radio and TV shows. I gives concerts in Italy and abroad (for example, Italian Celebration, Toronto, Canada)
1990 I take part in Sanremo Music Festival (that is the most important festival in Italy dedicated to Italian pop music and is broadcasted worldwide).
1988 I found the pop group Proxima, with Andrea Majocchi (keyboards)and Alberto Deponti (guitar).
1986 - 1988 I start my career in Milan (Italy), playing guitar and singing songs of american artists, such as Joni Mitchell, James Taylor, etc. and English folk songs (Pentangle).
“No one but you” (with Martha J., vocals, and Francesco Chebat, piano):
there is no doubt that this CD also deserves a first class rating and even the
song “Sophisticated Lady” alone makes it worth buying it. Giuseppe
Candiano - www.tgcom.it
The title of this CD expresses well what Martha J. is now: an experienced and accomplished vocalist, with a voice full of colors and shades, sure of her talent and of her style, thanks also to the musicians she came across (and that she does not forget to thank!), especially Francesco Chebat, with whom she achieved a deep and intense musical feeling. (...) all these songs are remade with respect but with a personal style, and at the same time they have an up to date and fresh feeling; but the most surprising thing is the beginning of the CD, Almost Like Being in Love, where Martha lively leaps over a smooth and rustling background of brushes, with the other musicians that burst in with energy after the first theme... a perfect start! The CD is really all very good and I can listen to it over and over ... Lalla, il Tonnuto
Tracks: 01. Almost like being in love; 02. I can't give you anything but love; 03.'Deed I do; 04. You go to my head; 05. Angel eyes; 06. They can't take that away from me; 07. Our love is here to stay; 08. Stompin' at the Savoy; 09. I got it bad and that ain't good; 10. The very thought of you.
Personnel: Name: Martha J., vocals; Francesco Chebat, piano; Roberto Piccolo, double bass; Stefano Bertoli, drums.
As a Leader
No one but you
Tracks: 01. I'm beginning to see the light; 02. You go to my head; 03.'My foolish heart; 04. Lush life; 05. Sophisticated lady; 06. Easy living; 07. Gota de lluvia; 08. Stompin' at the Savoy; 09. Bewitched; 10. No one but you; 11. Ev'rytime we say goodbye
Personnel: Name: Martha J., vocals; Francesco Chebat, piano.
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