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Francesca Gaza (1995) is an Italian/German singer, composer and arranger with romanian roots currently living in Basel, Switzerland. She is enrolled in her master's degree in Composition, Performance and Production at the Jazzcampus Basel, mentored by Guillermo Klein, Lisette Spinnler, Jorge Rossy, Luciana Souza, Norma Winstone amongst others. As a bandleader, sidewoman and arranger she is working extensively in Jazz, Antique, Pop and Theater music and has released two albums under her name: “Lilac for People” (2019, Auand Records), “Still, Moving” - Cocoon (2017, Emme Records) and is currently working on her third one which will see her writing for a ten-people ensemble with baroque and jazz instruments. Her main projects include her octet “Lilac for People” with which she has toured Italy, Germany, France and Switzerland. She has played in the UK, Romania, and Germany with “Cocoon”, a quartet composed of three Avant-guard electronic jazz musicians from Italy. The Basel-based quintet “Katom” is her most recent project. Her collaborations as an arranger and singer see her involved with the singer-songwriter VIERI, /handlogic's Album “NobodyPanic”, the duo with pianist Francesco Orio as well as Chase Kuesel's Album “Space Between”. She was awarded the National Italian Composition Prize in 2017, the 1st prize of the Jazzalguer Festival lead by Paolo Fresu in 2018, the Umbria Jazz Competition Prize and a Berklee College of Music Summer Program Scholarship in 2013

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Album Space Between by Chase Kuesel

Space Between

Ears And Eyes Records
2020

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Album Lilac for People by Francesca Gaza

Lilac for People

Auand Records
2019

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