Sardinian jazz singer, song-writer, producer and vocal teacher Lucia Fodde, belongs to the wave of Italian jazz artists bringing innovative sounds to the power of traditional rhythms.
With a voice that is sultry and unforgettable, just like the island that gave her birth, Lucia has an amazing sense of musicality and precision. There is a haunting quality in her performances that makes you want for more. Yet, her intricate improvisations seem as effortless as breathing, her delivery always warm and personal.
Known for her violin-like timbre, uncanny sense of timing, melody and scatting, Lucia began her musical journey in Sardinia taking piano lessons and singing in the church choir as a young girl. Her father's extensive jazz vinyl collection sparked her interest in jazz - leading her to the prestigious Conservatorio di Musica of Cagliari where she studied Jazz Vocal Performance.
To date, she has performed at numerous premiere venues and festivals internationally, sharing the stage and participating in masterclasses with musical luminaries such as Sheila Jordan, Maria Pia De Vito, Rachel Gould, Diana Torto, et al. After singing in jazz trios and quartets with a number of Italian and international artists, Lucia publishes her first record, "Just One Of Those Things - A Tribute to Cole Porter", with the Lov’n Jazz Quartet, maturing a style that takes traditional arrangements into a modern jazz context.
Equally passionate as a song-writer and as a vocalist, Lucia has moved to Berlin in 2013 where she is definitely part of the local jazz scene, performing in the best jazz clubs in town and in Germany.
The album "Freedom" she recorded in 2018 with Davide Incorvaia piano/synth, Giuseppe Bottiglieri bass, Jesus Vega drums and Regis Molina sax, and released at Copenhagen Jazz Festival 2018, is an exciting journey of her own compositions and some jazz standards, from swing to smooth jazz, to ballads, to electro, seamlessly laced with Lucia's virtuosic stylings.
"Colors", the new single out the 15th of July 2020, is her first production in collaboration with Loomis Connell Green (guitar, arrengements) and Carmelo Leotta (bass).