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.
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
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”.
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
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
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
Modern acoustic guitar lessons with Edoardo Baroni
April 2016 – June 2017
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.