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Maddalena Ghezzi

Great Britain London
Main specialization: Voice
Native language: Italian Other languages: English

Hailing from Milan, Italy, Maddalena Ghezzi is a London-based singer, composer, improviser and educator. Passionate and curious about using her voice in creative ways, she has been working in the field of jazz, improvised and experimental music since moving to the UK in 2009. Her work draws inspiration from the natural world, literature, visual arts and the socio-political status of our world.  

As a leader she has released three EPs, Amethyst, Halite and Opal part of her series Minerals, and one album, Eŭropo:sen limoj (Europe With No Borders), with her band  FUWAH. Her upcoming EP Emerald with Maria Chiara Argirò is supported by Help Musicians.

Her work was played at BBC Radio 3 (Freeness), Radio Popolare (Prospettive Musicali), Rai Radio 3 (Battiti) Soho Radio (Tamar Osbourn), Pure Jazz Radio and Jazz Is NYC (Chris Hodgkins). Ghezzi was featured in Womxn Of Music Business online platform  and her work with her trio Stanza Da Tre has been covered by the The Islington Gazette.

As a collaborator, her most recent collaborations are Alpine Plateau with Ruth Goller, call and responses (Andrew Page), Parasang 8 (Pouya Ehsaei/Manana Records) and Animal Choir (Robbie Judkins).

With her project Maddalena has performed at Milan Jazz Festival, at the Southbank Centre and Hundred Years Gallery and others.

Maddalena studied jazz singing with Brigitte Beraha and is currently deepening her research in singing, Libero Canto, improv and composition with Sara Serpa. To broaden her understanding of the voice she have attended workshops in Mongolian throat singing (Michael Orminston and Candida Valentino), Yiddish and Russian songs (Polina Shepherd), Maquam music (Louai Alhenawi) and others.

Maddalena is part of This Is A Movement an initiative to create a more equitable music industry through an inter-sectional feminist provocation.

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