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Nadine Axisa

Nadine Axisa is an established versatile singer, with a passion for smooth jazz, latin, swing and soul music. She received vocal training in classical singing at a young age and discovered her love for jazz music through the performance in clubs and bars in her late teens. Nadine studied jazz classics, attended and followed a number of workshops with acclaimed tutors including Tina May, Iain Mackenzie, Guillermo Rozenthuler, Donna Mc Elroy, Dennis Montgomery III and Anne Peckham. She later pursued her studies at the Johann Strauss School of Music with Joe Debono.

Nadine released her debut album 'Velvet' in 2014 featuring twelve original tracks, mostly composed by Maltese composers and authors in the smooth jazz style. The album also involves a collaboration with two musicians from Germany and Italy.

The album received favourable reviews including a four star review on the UK's Jazz Journal. Moreover, it was featured on Maltese and international radios; the latter include (a radio station dedicated to female jazz vocalists, Netherlands); 'Mainly jazz' on Alive 107.3fm, UK; RTP Play which is Portugal's official radio station and Channel Radio, UK. In March 2016, Nadine performed 'Velvet in concert' in collaboration with a quartet consisting of local musicians.

In December 2019 she released her second album, “Il-Ħoss tal-Għabex”, which involves the reworking of Maltese tunes most of which were published in the 1970s and 80s. The tunes were taken through a process of re-imagination, a journey involving experimentation from a melodic, harmonic, rhythmic and sonic perspective.

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”Axisa's expressive, clearly enunciated voice is completed by rich musical settings and execution...” Mark Gilbert (Jazz Journal, July 2014, UK)”Though Ms Axisa is clearly her own woman in her style and sound, you'll hear shades of Monica Mancini, Clare Teal even Astrud Gilberto...” Bill Buckley (, UK)”A sturdy jazz combo on every track provides a first rate backing for Ms Axisa's bright vocals” (Derek Ansell, October 2014, Jazzviews, UK)


Il-Ħoss tal-Għabex

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From: Il-Ħoss tal-Għabex
By Nadine Axisa

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