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Elisabetta Antonini is the first Italian female singer to sign with the prestigious independent label Candid Records, of renowned music producer Alan Bates. She is the Winner of the Top Jazz Magazine Award, voted by critics as The Best New Talent 2014. Sophisticated singer, as well as a talented composer and arranger, she is active in the jazz sphere participating in shows and festivals all over Europe and presenting a vast repertoire that goes from the American Songbook to original works and contemporary jazz, collaborating with many international musicians (K. Wheeler, P. McCandless, V. Tsabropoulos, A. Gravish, M. Rosen, P. Fresu, J. Girotto, F. Bearzatti, E. Pieranunzi). Expert of jazz tradition as contemporary jazz repertoire, she leads different and creative projects such as: “The Beat Goes On”, dedicated to a group of American poets of the ‘50s known under the name of Beat Generation, where original music is set over the words and the voices of Kerouac, Ginsberg, Corso, Ferlinghetti and Burroughs; “Nuance”, the Harp&Voice Duo with the harpist Marcella Carboni which presents original and jazz music along with some classics from the Brazil songbook using live electronics and effects; “Un Minuto Dopo”, a piano/voice and clarinets trio involved in original compositions inspired by chamber music and European jazz, with the extraordinary participation of oboist of Oregon, Paul McCandless; “In A New York Minute”, a drumless hard bop project featuring the great saxophone player Maurizio Giammarco which presents original arrangements of modern jazz compositions; “Women Next Door”, a jazz mainstream female drumless quartet inspired by the music and the style of George Shearing. Vocalist in various recordings, co-author and soloist on projects of experimental electronic music, progressive rock, jazz and world music, soloist in jazz vocal ensembles and original jazz operas, has been part of various jazz orchestras directed by M° Gerardo di Lella, M° Bruno Tommaso, M° Massimo Nunzi. Her latest recording, “AH!” by Pollock Project, with Marco Testoni and Simone Salza, is a multimedia project that blends visual art and improvised music, in collaboration with the international artistic movement NEM (New Era Museum). She performed in several theatres and jazz clubs, in Italy and abroad, and took part in important international jazz festivals such as: Umbria Jazz, Festival Internacional de Jazz de Madrid, Tel Aviv Jazz Festival, Rio Harp Festival a Rio de Janeiro, Torino Jazz Festival, Rumori Mediterranei Roccella Jonica, Festival Internazionale di Jazz Contemporaneo alla Casa del Jazz, Rassegna I Grandi del Jazz al Teatro Sistina di Roma, Nuoro Jazz, Time in Sassari, Villa Celimontana Jazz, Viggiano Jazz, Rassegna Giovani Leoni alla Casa del Jazz, Festival Internazionale del Jazz di La Spezia, Tuscia In Jazz, Roma Summer Jazz Festival, […]. Jazz educator in singing and vocal improvisation, director of the jazz choir at the Saint Louis Music School of Rome, she teaches at many Italian Conservatories (Trento, Brescia, Benevento) and at various jazz workshops all over Italy (Nuoro Jazz, Tuscia in Jazz Spring, Tuscia in Jazz Summer, La Spezia Jazz Clinics, Jazz ‘s Cool) alongside outstanding musicians as Paolo Fresu, Sheila Jordan, John Patitucci, Danilo Perez, Maria Pia De Vito, Francisco Mela, Kevin Hays, Scott Colley, Donny McCaslin, Peter Bernstein, Aaron Goldberg, Eric Harland, Kenny Werner, Kurt Rosenwinkel.

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“I have just heard a fantastic recording honouring the Beat Generation and to say this recording is wonderful would definitely be an understatement. I'm thrilled that a group of beautiful young musicians have shown such tremendous depth and understanding for my heroes. This is a recording full of great musicianship, strong knowledge of the bebop era and a deep, soulful understanding of jazz. I want to thank each and everyone of you from the bottom of my heart for keeping jazz music alive.... I love you all dearly!” Sheila Jordan

Review by Enzo Pavoni, AUDIO REVIEW - THE BEAT GOES ON- Candid, 2014 After a long absence for some years now Candid has recommenced its activity by diversifying its production and placing its trust in off beat projects like ElisabettaAntonini’s The Beat Goes On, who is the first musician in Italy to sign with this legendary label

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Vocalist

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Rome

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Requiem for Bird Charlie Parker

Requiem for Bird Charlie Parker

Elisabetta Antonini
The Beat Goes On

Cookin at the Continental

Cookin at the Continental

Elisabetta Antonini
The Beat Goes On

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