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Francesca Mondi is a London born Jazz singer and a Song-writer. As well as performing classics from the American Songbook, Samba and Bossa Nova, she uses these influences to create her own compositions. The result is a throwback to Trad Jazz, Blues and Dixieland with an alternative modern edge. Her debut EP 'Devil's Door' was released in April 2017 and showcases Francesca's original songwriting and arrangements. Combining Jazz and accessible pop, her tunes have been described as “bringing out the best in both… in the perfect meeting of musical minds”.
Francesca was featured by Nigel Williams on Jazz Fm and Giles Peterson Worldwide for her lead vocals on the track 'Southern Freez' and her EP was showcased on BBC Radio London Introducing. She has since established herself as an artist and working musician, performing alongside some of London's top young jazz musicians. Singing in Portuguese and English, she is a seasoned performer in Jazz and Latin styles whilst continuing to develop her original music. The release of Francesca's single "In a Man's Arms" with debut music video directed by Gray Hughes is set for 2018.
The classically trained singer of Italian origin started her musical journey singing Opera in University productions before moving back to her hometown to access London's diverse music scene in 2015. Having grown up exposed to artists such as Ella Fitzgerald, Anita O'day, Louis Jordan, Baden Powell and Jobim, the move towards Jazz was something she describes as a ‘natural transition’ aided by influencers in her teens such as Amy Winehouse, Norah Jones and Esperanza Spalding. She continues to develop her musicianship undertaking a Masters in Jazz Studies at The Guildhall School of Music and Drama and performing at private events and live music venues across the UK.