New Album

'HARLEM BEATS'

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Lucia Fodde

(Vocalist, Composer, Producer)


Lucia Fodde was born in Sardinia, and from a young age, she had an unrestrained passion for music, taking piano lessons and participating in the church choir, showcasing her extraordinary ability to handle time and melody. She was significantly influencedby her jazz-loving father's vinyl record collection.
After a stint as a vocalist in the pop scene, Lucia whole heartedly embraced jazz. As a leader, she embarked on projects in jazz trios and quartets, collaborating with various Italian and international artists. Lucia pursued a Jazz course at the prestigious Conservatorio 'P. Luigi da Palestrina in Cagliari, earning a diploma in "Vocal Jazz."
Overthe years, Lucia has participated in masterclasses with luminaries such as Sheila Jordan and Rachel Gould, to name a few.
After a careful exploration of her musical journey, Lucia Fodde decided to move to Berlin in 2013, driven by a personal and artistic need fornew stimuli. This relocation aimed to optimize her skills as asinger-songwriter and vocalist. In Berlin, she promptly became partof the local jazz scene, performing not only in the best jazz clubs in Berlin but also throughout Germany and internationally.
So far, Lucia has graced numerous prominent venues and festivals globally, including the SummerJazz Festival 2023 in Pinneberg, where she emerged victorious with her ensemble comprising Yuriy Seredin on piano, Giacomo Tagliavia on bass, and Jesus Vega on drums.
In 2012, Lucia Fodde released her debut album, "Just One Of ThoseThings," paying tribute to Cole Porter with the Lov'n Jazz Quartet of Cagliari (Paolo Carrus on piano, Massimo Tore on bass, Roberto Migoni on drums). The album developed a style that brought traditional arrangements into a modern jazz context, curated by Maestro Carrus.


After her move to Berlin, in 2018, Lucia presented the album "Freedom" at the Copenhagen Jazz Festival. Recorded at Greve Studio in Berlin, the album featured Davide Incorvaia (piano/synth), Giuseppe Bottiglieri (bass), Jesus Vega (drums), and Regis Molina (sax). "Freedom" is an exciting journey through Lucia's original compositions and some jazz standards, seamlessly weaving together swing, smooth jazz, ballads and electronic elements with the virtuosity that characterizes Fodde's style.
In 2020, she released two new singles: "Colors," her first collaboration with Loomis Connell Green (guitar, arrangements) and Carmelo Leotta (bass), and "Inútil Paisagem," featuring Davide Incorvaia (piano synth). The latter revisited Jobim's beautiful piece, paying homage to Brazilian popular tradition in an electronic interpretation.
In June 2022, Lucia released the single "Dentro Questo Vento," a preview of the album "Traces of You," released in July 2022. The album was recorded at UFO Sound Studios in Berlin, featuring Davide Incorvaia (piano), Carmelo Leotta (bass) who also curated most of the arrangements, and Jesus Vega (drums).

Released on January 26, 2024, the new album 'Harlem Beats' features an electric ensemble comprising Davide Incorvaia on piano/synth, Francesco Beccaro on bass, Aidan Lowe on drums, and Greg Ambroisine on trumpet, completing the quintet.

'Harlem Beats' is proudly published by Timezone Records.


Lucia has been honored by the international magazine "All About Jazz" with the following accolades: On September 11 2022, the song "Atras da porta" was chosen as "Song Of The Day"; on October 10 2022, the song "Dentro questo vento" was selected as "Song Of The Day"; additionally, "Dentro questo vento" is among the top ten songs of October 2022, while "Atras da porta" is among the top 10 most listened to songs of 2022.

On January 2, 2024, 'Mood Indigo' was highlighted as the Song of the Day on AllAboutJazz.


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Photo credits:  David Beecroft Photography

About 'Harlem Beats'

"Harlem Beats is a bold sonic exploration, reflecting the experimental vision of artist Lucia Fodde. Embracing the classic repertoire of Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn, Fodde injects a breath of fresh innovation into some of jazz's most celebrated classics...."

- Womeninjazzmedia

"The flexibility of Lucia's voice effortlessly adapts to any musical arrangement, traversing complex intervals and unexpected leaps with grace. The impeccable production ensures the distinct presence of each instrument. The album captivates with its original approach, showcasing Lucia's unique journey through jazz, a genre that, despite its century-old roots, continues to resonate with contemporary relevance..."

- System Failure

"After experiencing this outstanding EP, we sense that we've ventured into a realm of intimacy and personal expression. Here, it's not jazz guiding the inspiration, but rather the complete opposite: Lucia seems to have discovered a language through which she can naturally and authentically convey her artistry." - Ondeindiependenti

About 'Traces of You'

"Fodde has become a skilled songwriter. In her third album, she blends fivecatchy originals with the classic 'No One Knows Me But You,' which stands out.


- She revitalizes 'That Old Feeling' more expressively than Chet Baker."

- Jazz Journal

"Her virtuosity is respectful of the talented collaborators around her, all capable of musically underlining even a well-written piece, madeup of languid moments of reflection mixed with others where Berlin'shumidity penetrates even the caliente soul. A great display of vocal technique and virtuosity in this album with compositions that blend beautiful jazz and traditional Brazilian, offering incredible emotions in music." - Musicalnews

About 'Dentro questo vento'

“Dentro questo vento” is an excellent fusion of singer-songwriter and jazz, which we expect to appreciate even more in the upcoming album. 'Traces of you' by Lucia Fodde: the story of jazz, made of pure poetry."

- Persemprenews

"Here we have a memorable voice worthy of the most acclaimed and captivating female singers. Lucia Fodde delivers high-quality music, refined Italian lyrics full of poetry, as seen in 'Dentro questo vento,' a very sophisticated jazz piece—exactly what Italian music needs today. A memorable voice worthy of the most acclaimed and captivating female singers. Lucia Fodde offers high-quality music with refined Italian lyrics full of poetry—a sophisticated jazz, precisely what Italian music needs today. Ten tracks that we listened to from start to finish, thanks to the masterful arrangement, impeccable execution by the musicians, and, above all, the divine voice of the singer that rivals the most famous icons of the past.” - Audiofollia

Testimonials about Lucia Fodde


"Lucia is among Italian jazz artists blending contemporary and traditional rhythms with innovative melodies and harmonies. Known for her rhythmic sense, melodic sensitivity, and scat singing." - "Mixing traditional, contemporary, and Brazilian jazz forms with lyrics in Italian, English, and Portuguese, all performed with seemingly effortless virtuosity, Lucia Fodde delivers a unique and emotionally satisfying musical experience." - (James Reynolds)


"With a sensual and unforgettable voice, much like the island of her birth, Lucia possesses an incredible sense of musicality and precision. Her performances have a captivating quality that leaves you wanting more. Her intricate improvisations, however, feel as natural as breathing, and her execution is always warm and personal." - (Kenny Wesley)


"Then you taste the unique range offered by Sardinian singer-songwriter, producer, and jazz singer Lucia Fodde and her special musical intuition for the audience. Her deep and warm jazz voice dots the 'i' like an icon." - (bettina-ullmann.de)


'HARLEM BEATS' is Out!


The album 'Harlem Beats' is officially out!

Available on all digital platforms. Lucia pays homage to the rich musical bond and collaborative genius between Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn.

'HARLEM BEATS' is proudly published by Timezone Records.


Lucia Fodde (vocals), Davide Incorvaia (piano/synth/Rhodes), Francesco Beccaro (bass),  Aidan Lowe (drums), Greg Ambroisine (trumpet)


Photo credits: David Beecroft Photography


Harlem Beats (2024) TIMEZONE RECORDS


Lucia Fodde (vocals)

Davide Incorvaia (piano/synth)

Francesco Beccaro (bass)

Aidan Lowe (drums)

Greg Ambroisine (trumpet)

Traces of you (2022)


Lucia Fodde (vocals/compositions)

Davide Incorvaia (piano)

Carmelo Leotta (bass)

Jesus Vega (drums)

Freedom (2018)


Lucia Fodde (vocals/compositions)

Davide Incorvaia (piano/synth)

Giuseppe Bottiglieri (bass)

Jesus Vega (drums)

Regis Molina (sax)

Just one of those things (2012)


Lucia Fodde (vocals)

Paolo Carrus (piano)

Massimo Tore (bass)

Roberto Migoni (drums)

Lucia Fodde

Singing Lessons with Lucia Fodde

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