Sandra Cartolari Singer/Composer
I was born in Buelach (Switzerland) in 1965, since then I've been singing (professionally since 1988) and lately also composing.
In 1990 I enrolled at C.P.M. in Siena to study with Tiziana Ghiglioni and met pianist Giovanni Ceccarelli. We've been playing together ever since.
Over the next few years I have studied with: Tiziana Ghiglioni, Sheila Jordan, Cynthia Utterbach, Shawnn Monteiro, Rachel Gould, Nat Adderley, Attilio Zanchi, Benny Golson, Lee Brown.
In 1997/98 I attended the Bernstein school of musical theater directed by Shawna Farrell.
I have sung in various line-ups at many festivals: 1990/2004 Sandra Cartolari/Giovanni Ceccarelli duo 2001Jazz aus Italien;Jazz und Weltmusik im Englischen Garten; Salon de la chanson im Bellevue; Teehaus in Englischen garten (Berlin), 1994/95 The Swing Alligator (with Franco Valussi, Glauco Venier, Slatko Kaucic and Andrea Massaria) 1994/96 Kassandra Band (with Stefano Calzolari, Stefano Cappa, Adriano Molinari) - first prize at the first Festival Canoro Citt