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Catali Antonini, a native of Corsica, is at the junction of the melodist Italian jazz school and improvised music. She founded the Antonini trio (with Stephane Pelegri - vibraphone & Manu Vallognes - fretless bass) in which she performs as a vocal instrumentalist and is able to explore her own personal take on the European jazz movement and find her place in it. The Antonini Trio appears regularly on the jazz festivals scenes, has recorded 3 albums: «Academy House» (1996), «Chateau de Sable» (2001), «d’antre deux terres» (2005) and won the second prize of the ALLUM’JAZZ competition in 1999. In 2000, Catali was a finalist in the French National Jazz Orchestra european competition (Dir. Paolo Damiani). She obtained the State diploma in Jazz (teaching) in 2007.
« Catali Antonini has a particular voice, warm, a nice vibrato, a wide vocal range
and a mastery of vocal improvisations that are original and audacious, which is
not the privilege of many singers.
As comfortable on jazz standards as on total improvisations, her approach of «
scat » is really different with a sonority, a « phrasé », progressions and rhythms
perfectly personal and immediately recognizable, with ease of expression. The
scene is her domain.
The emotion she communicates is also expressed through the words even if we
don't always understand them. Her evocation of the corsican songs is one of
Of her first love of the Funk from the 70's she keeps the energy, of the beautiful
mediterranean melodies she keeps the lyricism, from the contemporary music
(not speaking only about jazz) she has acquired audacity, all this with the love of
a jazz that speaks, that rises and a beautiful scenic presence, her dance
apprenticeship obviously showing up through her gestures
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