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Luciana Morelli

Luciana Morelli is an Argentine singer, performer, and composer. She currently lives in Basel, Switzerland, where she studied a master's degree in Jazz Performance at the Jazzcampus of the Musik Akademie Basel. Now she studies a second Master in Composition with Guillermo Klein and Michel Roth, and improvisation with Alfred Zimmerlin and Andrea Neumann, also at the Musik Akademie Basel. Her musical tastes range from jazz to folk, including improvised and experimental music. She is a very curious artist who likes to explore different artistic disciplines and is interested in the relationship between aesthetics and politics. She has a degree in Pedagogy of Arts from the University of Buenos Aires. She worked as a teacher in art schools and wrote about contemporary Argentine theater and cinema in specialized magazines and websites. She also worked in theater as an actress and as a composer, being her last work the music for Suyay (Pilar Ruiz, Buenos Aires 2020-2022).

Some of her most important musical projects were Luciana Morelli quintet (2012-2015), with which she recorded her first album "Mandala" of jazz standards and own compositions and participated in the cycle Música en Bares Notables and the Buenos Aires Festival Internacional de Jazz 2015, and Jazz at the movies (2015-2019), an audiovisual show of jazz and cinema that had a weekly cycle at Bebop Club and participated in the prestigious cycle Jazzología at the CC General San Martín and the cycle Música en Bares Notables 2018.

Since 2020, she leads a new group in which she explores her Argentine roots and her connection with jazz and improvised music, integrated by Philipp Hillebrand (Switzerland) on clarinet and bass clarinet, Mauricio Silva Orendain (Mexico) on piano, Senejana Prodanova (Bulgary) on double bass and Paulo Almeida (Brazil) on drums.

Her latest album "Lo abismal, el agua", is an album of her own compositions specially arranged for this band. The artist sought inspiration in poems, travels, photographs, dreams and her own experience related to migration, where the topic of the journey is present as an experience of transformation and learning. The name of the album refers to a hexagram from the "I-Ching, the book of mutations", a concept that crosses her work and inspired her to write one of the songs. The album was released on May 2021 through Ears and Eyes records with a special limited physical edition designed by Ignacio Morelli, with photographs and artwork by Jazmín Nogueira, and was selected "Album of the week" by NQ Jazz (UK) and by the Swiss Radio show "Jazz am Sunntig" (Radio RaBe).

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"Meritorious and solid work by Luciana Morelli, who in her double role of singer and composer, delivers a work that is both risk and confirmation. Beautiful songs. Talented musicians. An excellent sound and a landscape of personal experiences that cross shared territories. There where dreams, projects and legitimate ambitions dwell". (Fernando Ríos, ArgentJazz) https://argentjazz.com.ar/luciana-morelli-y-un-arte-que-fluye/

NQ Jazz Album of the week: "Our NQ Jazz album of the week is vocalist and composer Luciana Morelli’s new album for ears&eyes records, entitled Lo abismal, el agua

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Primary Instrument

Voice / vocals

Location

Basel

Willing to teach

Beginner to advanced

Concert Schedule

Album Discography

Recordings: As Leader | As Sideperson

Lo abismal, el agua

Ears And Eyes Records
2021

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