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Martha J.

Martha J. - Biography Graduated at Accademia di Belle Arti N.A.B.A. of Milano, she started her musical career in 1986, in Milan and Lombardy clubs. She plays guitar and sings songs of American and English jazz and folk artists (Joni Mitchell, James Taylor, the Beatles, ecc.) e Irish folk. She studies classical and modern singing, takes part in Rachel Gould’s jazz clinics, studies at Studio Laboratorio dell’Attore with Raul Manso and modern dance with Miguel Angel Cragnolini. She spends a brief period in the pop music world (1989 / 1995) that leads her to take part in Sanremo Festival and to the release of two CDs for PDU/EMI and to many concerts in Italy and abroad, especially in Canada. From 1999 on, she concentrates her activity non jazz music, playing with many musicians such as Attilio Zanchi, Giovanni Monteforte, Max Gini, Marchino Bianchi, Niccolò Cattaneo, Toni Arco, Guido Bombardieri, Marcello Noia, Vittorio Castelli, Carol Sudhalter, Luca Garlaschelli and many others, in clubs, festivals and events in Italy and abroad. In 2005, Martha sings a couple of songs in 'Shades of Carol', the CD of American sax and flute player Carol Sudhalter. In 2007 she starts working with pianist Francesco Chebat: they released five albums, with jazz standards and original songs, of which she wrote the lyrics. Main performances: - “Dal Blues all’Hard Bop”, Bergamo, 2014 - “Oltrelenote”, Grassobbio (Bg), 2014 - “Sconfinati Suoni”, Casa del Popolo, Lodi, 2014 - Metropolitan Room, New York USA – 2012 - Somethin’ Jazz – New York, USA – 2012 - Teatro Sociale di Canzo –2012 - Druso Circus, Bergamo, 2012, 2013 - Oggi Non Ho Fretta, Milano, 2012 - Il Ritmo delle Città – XIV Magenta Jazz Festival – 2011 - Radio Popolare Roma – Live broadcast at “Caffè scorretto” – November 2011 - Paprika Jazz Club – Bergamo 2011 - Ivrea Jazz Club – 2011 - Passeggiate Donizettiane, Teatro Donizetti - Bergamo, 2011 - Partnershaftfest Konstanz, 2011 - Spazio RSI, Locarno Int

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Label: Clessidra Records
Released: 2014

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Label: Clessidra Records
Released: 2012

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Label: Clessidra Records
Released: 2010

That's it

Label: Music Center
Released: 2008

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Label: Music Center
Released: 2008

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Take Five With Martha J.

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Meet Martha J.:I started my career in Milan, Italy and in 1990 I took part in Sanremo Music Festival (that is the most important festival in Italy dedicated to Italian pop music). After that, I recorded two CDs and I took part in many radio and TV shows. I gave concerts in ...

That's it!

Label: Music Center
Released: 0


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