Brancaleoni was born in Milan in 1981.
Young artist with versatile and original personality: actor, singer, journalist,
Appreciated and highly regarded by the likes of
Renzo Arbore, Maurizio Costanzo, Fiorello and Michael
Bublé with whom he duetted live in Rome in 2007
during Michael's concert,
is now considered one of the leading Italian interpreters of the American ‘Songbook'.
Among the ten best jazz singers in the Italian poll of
2012 voted by the readers of "Jazzit" magazine.
His Live Shows at the prestigious "Blue
Note" in Milan have produced a staggering 5 Sold Out Nights.
By the time he was 16, he began singing and performing in jazz clubs around
In 2002 he is invited by the President
of ISA (Instrumen Society of America), to perform in the prestigious ballroom of
the McCormick Center of Chicago.
In 2002 he attends the Dramatic
Art Academy "Sergio Tofano" of Turin, where he studies acting and diction and follows
a course of television dubbing.
In 1996 he begins to study at
a drama school, under Director Leonardo Gazzola, at Milan Theater Laboratory.
He remains, with this Group, for 5 years and he directs and acts in a number of
theatre works like "The little Prince" of A. de Saint-Exupery, "Othello" of W. Shakspeare,
"St. John's smile" of R. Cappuccio. In 2000
he plays, at Verga Theater in Milan, "Murder without reason" of E. Ionesco.
Finalist for the IMUA "International
Urbani Jazz Music Award" in 2006.
His recordings were also featured in the Radio Festival of Italian Jazz Singers
(Anima Jazz) as one of the most talented young italian jazz vocalist.
He studied singing technique with different vocal teachers above all
Donna Mcelroy during the Berklee Summer School at Umbria Jazz Clinics.
In 2006 it has been released his critic
acclaimed debut album "Just Smile" with pianist
Sellani, featuring first rate Italian musicians guests like
Often compared to his mentor,
Matteo over the years has built an increasingly personal and well defined style.
He was awarded in 2008 as Best New Talent
at the Elba Jazz Festival.
His performances have also been heard on on Radio Palermo in Buenos Aires,
RTSI (Swiss Radio) Broadway Las Vegas conducted by Giuliano Fournier, an Punto Radio
FM from Pisa, Radio Jazz Portugal.
He had, so far, the honour to perfom with some great jazz artists:
Renato Sellani (p),
Bagnoli (dr), Gianni Basso (sax), Massimo Moriconi
Stefano Bollani (p),
(p), Fulvio Albano (sax),
(g), Skip Hadden (dr), Aldo Zunino (b) Luca Velotti
(s), Dino Cerruti
(b), Jimmy Villotti (g), Pinuccio Calì (b), John Ramsey
(dr), John Melnick (p).
As a journalist he interviewed artists like Tony Bennett,
Freddy Cole, Jane Monehit, Jamie Cullum.
His last record was for two weeks, the best selling jazz album on iTunes
and for six months his Live performances were listed in the live recommended section
by the Apple Store.
Brancaleoni has sold more than 20 thousand copies in Italy, USA, Canada and
Official Discography: Just Smile (Philology W 356.2)
Sellani (2006) - Un
sanremese a Londra (Mellophonium Multimedia) – Le jazzy songs di Demo Bruzzone
(2006) – Guest with Red
Cat Dance Band on "Spring Time"- 10 anni di Zazzarazzaz (Mellophonium
Multimedia) – AA.VV. Live compilation(2007)
– Moonlight Becomes You (Philology) –
Sellani Trio (guest) - (2008)
- Still In My Heart (Philology) - (2008)
– Enter Eyes (Incipit/Egea) –
Sellani Trio (guest) (2009)
–Andrea Celeste and
(guest)- Live In Studio (MBrec) - (2009)
- Live! (D'Herin Records) – With
Petrini Big Band (2011) –
New Life (Irma Records) - (2012)
For further informations:
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