Singer, songwriter, electronic and jazz musician based in Rome. Trained in classical music since childhood, she turned to jazz at the age of 17. She studied singing and jazz in Italy and Belgium with some of the most acclaimed musicians and teachers on the European and American scene. Graduated in Jazz Singing at the Lemmensinstituut in Leuven, Belgium, Francesca participated in numerous masterclasses. She studied CVT (Complete Vocal Technique) with Ariadne Van Der Brande. In 2017, she graduated with honors from the Sonic Arts Master’s program at the University of Tor Vergata, training as a sound technician and specializing in the composition of electronic and electroacoustic music. Her thesis, titled “Voice and Electronics: Electronics in Voice,” explores the interaction between vocalization and electronic sound and technology, from its beginnings to the present day. In November 2016, she composed M.I.N.D, an acousmatic piece performed in quadraphonic sound at the Accademia Filarmonica Romana as part of the Sound Landscape festival. Winner of the 2015 Voicingers competition (International Jazz Competition for Singing Musicians), she signed a record deal in 2016 with the Slovak label Hevhetia (contemporary jazz). Her style is a unique combination of voice and electronics, ranging from free improvisations to the use of synthesized sounds, kaosspads, and effects, from jazz to experimental contemporary music. She is the leader of the Roman band Monkey Tempura (synth-pop/alternative), with whom she released a debut album in 2017 (“ready/set/go!”, Romolo Dischi). She is the singer of the Swingalicious Big Band (Brussels), an orchestra that revives the jazz of the big bands of the ’20s and ’30s. She is currently a teacher of modern singing and jazz at the pre-academic courses at the Civica Scuola delle Arti in Rome. She has recorded several Italian musical dubbing for cartoons from various broadcasters, including Netflix (Ask The Storybots, Super Monsters, Thomas the Tank Engine, etc.). Francesca also works as a musical consultant and audio post-production sound engineer. A modern renaissance type of artist!