A native of Milan, jazz countertenor Emiliano Loconsolo is considered one of the most distinguished and captivating vocalist to emerge from the contemporary Italian scene. He has collaborated with some of the best jazz artists in Europe like Stefano “Cocco” Cantini, Stefano Bollani, Paolino Dalla Porta, and Massimo Manzi. Emiliano has performed at the famous Capolinea club in Milan and at lounges throughout his homeland and Spain, as well as at the Lucca Jazz Festival in Tuscany, Break in Jazz in Milan, and the prestigious Umbria Jazz Winter Festival in Orvieto. Mr. Loconsolo was a semi-finalist for the Italian National Award Premio Massimo Urbani in 2001 and recently a finalist in the 1st International Young Jazz Singers Competition in Brussels. Also in 2005, he was invited to perform at the Bali International Jazz Festival and was the subject of two-part radio specials broadcast on Radio Palermo in Buenos Aires and on Punto Radio Cascina from Pisa, where his recordings were also featured in the Radio Festival of Italian Jazz Singers. Emiliano’s performances have also been heard on ABC Radio in Australia and on public radio in Russia.
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