Elisa was born in Brescia (Italy) in 1992. She is a singer and a pianist keen on songwriting and performing in particular jazz and bossa nova masterpieces. 

Besides Italian, her mother-tongue, she can fluently speak English, German and Spanish and a little French, Brazilian Portuguese and Chinese.

Below please find her artistic-professional CV.

Early studies

In 2006 she started the career as a keyboard player studying on her own. Later she decided to study the instrument with the keyboard player Luca Cavazzana. She played on an academic level in different bands conducted by jazz, blues and rock musicians Giacomo Papetti, Paolo Biasi, Mirko Ferremi and Maurizio Rinaldi.

 

2007 – 2011 – Associazione Accademia Musicale Ignazio Pasini, Corte Franca (Brescia)

Classical piano with Massimiliano Motterle

2008 – Accademia Zerootto, Cellatica (Brescia)

Piano with Fabrizio Palermo

Modern singing with Elisa Rovida

Member of “Zerootto Choir”

 

2009 – Associazione Accademia Ignazio Pasini, Corte Franca (Brescia)

Harmony and composition with Andrea Rosa

Improvisation-piano jazz with Emanuele Maniscalco

Operatic singing with Lin Ling Hui

Modern singing with Elena Tavernini

 

July 2009

Piano Masterclass held by Motterle in Roana (Vicenza), at the end of which she performed in a concert.

 

October 2011 – June 2014 – Accademia Superiore di Canto, Accademia di Alta Formazione Musicale, Verona

More and more enchanted by jazz harmonies, she decided to deepen the study of the voice by enrolling in the triennial “Improvement Jazz Singing Course”.

Classes:

Singing technique with Karine Mensah and Giulia Ugatti

Singing practice with K. Mensah, G. Ugatti, Franco Tufano, Mattia Capitini, Veronica Marchi and Oscar Zenari

Jazz harmony and music technology with Roberto Cetoli

Songwriting with Mattia Capitini and Veronica Marchi

Ear training, voice works and listening guide with Marco Pasetto

Jazz improvisation with Luca Donini

Drum and voice with Giovanni Damiani

Live playing with K. Mensah, G. Ugatti, R. Cetoli, P. Brigo, M. Breoni, G. Damiani, O. Zenari, Luca Pisani

Choreography with Hans Camille Vancol

Art scenic and Theatre with Jessica Ugatti

Vocal study and Italian elocution lessons with Marco Cantieri

English elocution lessons with Luton

 

She wrote the thesis Jazz and Classical Harmony: harmonic analysis of the piano piece Elegie by S.V. Rachmaninov compared to ‘Round Midnight by T. Monk and Take Five by P. Desmond to show how jazz and contemporary music grow from Classical one (read more).

 

2012 – Accademia di Alta Formazione Musicale, Verona

Jazz piano with Oscar Zenari and Roberto Cetoli

February 2012

Improvisation and musical language Masterclass with Enrico Pieranunzi, who recorded also with Chet Baker.

June 2012 and June 2013

Jazz Workshop for musicians and singers with the giant Bopper educator Barry Harris, who performed with Cannonball Adderley, Clifford Brown, Max Roach, Miles Davis, Sonny Stitt and many others.

Elisa performed as a singer in jam sessions with musicians from all over the world: Vince Benedetti (who recorded an album with Diana Krall), Luigi and Pasquale Grasso, Claudio Ottaviano, Oscar Zenari, Gerry López, Nacho Alcantara, Luca Pisani, Thomas Mayeras and more.

 

2013 – Accademia di Alta Formazione Musicale, Verona

Classical piano with Paolo Savio

 

2014

She performed in Jam sessions at clubs and other music venues in Brescia, at the first jam session of the 11th edition of the Acoustic Franciacorta Festival and as a guest with Wha Wha Band (Damiani-Cordini-Gabanizza) and at the concert by Karin Mensah (with Cetoli-Damiani-Brigo) at Martinengo Palace in Brescia during the exhibition 'Our Little Superheroes' (I nostri piccoli SuperEroi) arranged by Associazione Musica Insieme Onlus, Fondazione Provincia di Brescia Eventi e Progetto SuperEroi Brescia. 

6th December 2014

Classical music benefit concert for Emergency in Brescia. She performed Elegie by S.V.Rachmaninov and Clair de Lune by C.Debussy. 

 

October 2014 – May 2015 – Libera Accademia In Franciacorta, Provaglio d’Iseo (Brescia)

Fingerpicking Acoustic Guitar with Giorgio Cordini

 

Fall 2014 – June 2015

The Rovers acoustic trio with Stefano Rosa (guitar) and Nicola Romano (percussions)

Role: founder member, singer, pianist and singer-songwriter

Performances in Brescia, Milan and at the Art & Music Around Festival (A.M.A.) in Chiari.

 

December 2014 – August 2017

Liza & The Brothers trio with Luca Capoferri (piano) and Edoardo Baroni (guitar) 

Quartet with the drummer (Stefano Città or Nicola Romano)

Role: founder member and singer 

Music genres: jazz, blues, swing, soul, pop, funk, Latin (music from Cuba, Brazil, Mexico and Chile) and Italian music    Performances in Brescia, Bergamo, Monza Brianza and Florence area.

November 2015 – November 2017

Harvest Moon Duo with Edoardo Baroni (guitar)

Role: founder member, singer and pianist

Music genres: smooth jazz, jazz, bossa nova, pop, folk, country, Americana

Fall 2015

Modern acoustic guitar lessons with Edoardo Baroni

April 2016 – June 2017

Solo project

Role: singer, pianist, guitar player (acoustic guitar), recording loop while performing; songwriter and performing covers of Norah Jones, John Mayer, Leonard Cohen, Bob Dylan, Crosby-Stills-Nash, John Lennon, The Beatles, The Police, Sting, Elvis Presley, Tom Waits, Paolo Nutini, Adele and Sheryl Crow. 

Music genres: pop, smooth jazz, jazz, country, folk and Americana.

April 2016 – June 2017​

Teacher at the School of Music "Scuola di Armonia Heinrich Strickler" in Rovato (Brescia): individual course of jazz singing, modern singing and songwriting. 

September 2014 June 2017

Teacher of jazz singing, modern singing and modern piano.

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teafortwo.jazzbossa@gmail.com

 

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Elisa        +39 340 2652996

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