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Fiercely vocal – Chiara Civello returns to musical roots with show in Boston

Chiara Civello - A native of Rome, the singer-songwriter launched her career over a decade ago in Boston, where she shared an apartment with Tony Bennett’s daughter Antonia.

Chiara Civello will be performing at Scullers Jazz Club on Oct. 14, as part of the Sounds of Italy Festival. Chiara Civello doesn’t know how to stay still. The young Italian singer-songwriter has been traveling the world ever since the age of 18, when she took her bags and left her native Rome to attend Berklee College of Music in Boston. “It’s a place that has given me so much,” she tells us in an exclusive interview. “I used to sing in all the North End restaurants with my ‘sister’ Antonia Bennett.” That’s right. Civello and Bennett — the daughter ...

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Local musician Lello Molinari launches Kickstarter campaign


Local musician Lello Molinari, who hails from Italy, recently launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise funds towards the release of the bassist’s latest album, “Lello’s Italian Job”. Check out the video below or click here to visit the campaign’s official page.

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The Pillars Joins Growing Italian Music Scene in Boston


The Pillars is a new musical project headed by Cristina Vaira and Jandro Cisneros.

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Women of the World Brings Together International Musical Talent

Women of the World - photo courtesy Shuhei Teshima

Our interview with Boston-based group Women of the World. Italian vocalist Giorgia Renosto is part of the ensemble. Can you tell us how and when this project started? Was it the idea of one member or a collective effort from the start? Women of the World first began as a single idea from Japanese vocalist, Ayumi Ueda. It was her childhood dream to meet and perform with people from all over the world. When she began studying at Berklee College of Music, this vision was still strong in her heart. In 2008, she formed Women of the World, collaborating with ...

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MaidenItaly Bring 1930s Italian Swing to Boston Area


Boston is quickly becoming home to a number of excellent Italian musicians and artists. Among them, a new trio focusing on 1930s Italian swing is ready to make its debut on Nov. 20 at Cambridge’s Ryles Jazz Club. Here is our exclusive interview with the group: Who are MaidenItaly, and how did you meet? MaidenItaly are Marta Rainoldi, Giorgia Renosto and Mariana J Rigel. We are all Berklee College of Music alumni, and initially connected through the large Beklee community of fellow musicians and friends. While we had been throwing around the idea of founding MaidenItaly for a while, Mariana’s ...

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From Calabria to Boston: Pianist Moira Lo Bianco

Moira Lo Bianco

A native of Calabria, Moira Lo Bianco came to Boston in 2011 after earning a scholarship for Berklee College of Music. Now, after more than two years here, the classically trained pianist is getting ready to release her debut album, “Lunaria,” which is a collection of 13 deeply personal and heartfelt tracks, including 11 original compositions. We recently sat down with Lo Bianco, who told us all about her new CD, what she loves about the piano and why she believes that “the beauty of a chord change will save the world.” Briana Palma: You started playing piano at a ...

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Review: Pino Daniele at Boston’s Berklee Perfomance Center – Saturday, June 9


Lauren Forcucci reviews Pino Daniele's June 9 show at the Berklee Performance Center in Boston.

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Saxophonist Marco Pignataro Celebrates CD Release

Marco Pignataro playing the saxophone (photo courtesy of http://www.marcopignataro.net/)

Italian jazz music saxophonist Marco Pignataro celebrates the release of his new jazz CD, Sofia's Heart, with a performance at Cambridge's Multicultural Arts Center on Thursday, Sept. 29, at 7:30 p.m.

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