Mafalda Minnozzi comes to the "eMPathia Jazz Duo" bringing with her a spectacular and rich solo career that in over 30 years has blossomed and evolved through an artistic adventure, both stylistic and geographic, finally leading her back to the sound that most moved her as a child in Italy via the powerful and expressive voices of Piaf, Ella Fitzgerald and Caterina Valente. Her travels began at vocal festival competitions much like they did for any aspiring vocal talent in Italy in the 1980`s where her promising voice won many contests. Her dedication and curiosity later called her to Rome where she studied Neapolitan song with maestro Gustavo Palumbo, modern dance with Marco Ierva at the IALS school and drama with noted director, author and actor Roberto Marafante at the Saverio Marconi school. Her talent and preparation made her feel at home onstage as she launched a career in Rome at that city's most prestigious and world renowned club privee "La Cabala" while singing on the TV show "Una Mattina" on Italy`s most important TV Network, RAI 1. In 1996 as she was branching out with an active concert schedule throughout Italy and Europe, her ever exploring musical spirit and impressive power to captivate audiences with her charismatic stage presence conspired in the form of a fateful invitation to perform in Brazil at an exclusive club dedicated to Italian song and so she transplanted her unique interpretations from Rome`s "La Cabala" to club "Paradiso" in Rio De Janeiro. The musical partnership and love she encountered in Brazil and its culture led to a 20 year career that is still going strong today. Mafalda`s numerous collaborations that ensued in Brazil grew out of respect for her and out of love for the great Italian composers by Brazilian artists such as Milton Nascimento, Leny Andrade, Paulo Moura, Leila Pinheiro, Filo Machado and Guinga among so many others. An example of one of Mafalda`s many adventurous projects in Brazil was the uniting of Italian legend Lucio Dalla with Rio`s Samba patriarch Martinho Da Vila in a portuguese version of a Dalla song performed in duet by Mafalda and Martinho on his CD and DVD "Brasilatinidade". In all, she`s recorded 10 solo albums and 2 solo DVD`s, performed on numerous major TV shows and travelled to countless cities big and small on stages in theaters, clubs and communities throughout Brazil, earning herself the official title of "Ambassador of Italian Music" bestowed upon her by the Italian consulate in Sao Paulo in 1998.