Eramo was born in Gioia del Colle (Ba) on April 5,
She began her musical route in 1990 as
a self thought, fascinated by the great American voices (Huston, etc.). Thanks to
her gifted voice, she began to sing professionally very early as a pop singer.
Her interest in jazz was sparked by listening to Ella Fitzgerald's
How high the moon and moved her to study music.
Since 1994 up to
2001 she studied both classical and jazz singing
with Gianna Montecalvo in Bari, acquiring solid technical basis. At the same
time, she enriched her artistically skills attending jazz workshops with Sheila
Jordan, Rachel Gould,
Giorgio Gaslini, Elisa Turlà and Michele Hendricks.
Alongside with the traditional approach to the jazz singing, she extended
her expressive vocabulary with ethnical contaminations and unconventional vocal
Besides her musical apprenticeship, she took a degree in Philosophy at the
University of Bari, discussing a thesis in aesthetics on Wagner.
The meeting with Gaslini represented an important passage in her musical
formation, as well as the starting point of their musical collaboration on some
Gaslini's musical projects. Her actual musical activity spreads from the piano-voice
duo with Gaslini (Ellington e dintorni) to the participation to the MULTIJAZZ
ORCHESTRA coordinated by Roberto Ottaviano, Pino Minafra, Nicola
Pisani and Vittorino Curci.
Her own latest projects concern the music of Cassandra Wilson (feat.
Pino Mazzarano, etc.) and the personal interpretation of jazz and beyond
tunes with Gianni Lenoci (piano).
As a freelance musician, she sings with
Davide Santorsola, Roberto Ottaviano, Gianni Lenoci,
Nicola Conte and many others.
Eramo teaches in the academy of music, theater and dance UNIKA in Bari (www.unika-accademia.it).
Cinzia Eramo - vocal
Gianni Lenoci - piano
"...Always, playing music means to transmit a message in the form of sound and
emotion. My message arises between logic and intuition, between notation and improvisation,
between the complete realization of a piece and its steady creative evolution, between
an actual language and a language expressing abstract propositions, disjointed,
not significant but full of emotional sense" - Cinzia Eramo
«Working on the songs and themes of the great modern tradition, they
have not followed the way of the usual interpretation. On the contrary, they have
focused on an extreme collaboration that has led them to transform such 'work materials'
into little jewels of 'creative alienation', into independent tunes steeped in tradition
and research, with insight inspired towards the future. The sound is all European,
and even more so, Italian and Mediterranean.»
«Paying attention to the way Eramo sings, it is not difficult to gather
the legacy of the tradition through the purity of the melody, mantled of introspective
nuances, and enriched of creative springs which transfigure the original song-form.»
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