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Francesca Mondi is a London born Jazz singer and a Song-writer performing standards from the American songbook, Brazilian samba, Bossa nova and original compositions. Her song-writing draws from Trad Jazz, Blues and Dixieland, adding an alternative, contemporary edge.
Francesca Mondi "...combines jazz and accessible pop; 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. Her latest releases include the single "In a Man's Arms" with and debut music video directed by Gray Hughes and the EP 'Devils Door'.
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. Francesca obtained a Masters degree in Jazz Performance at The Guildhall School of Music and Drama and continues to record, perform and teach in her home town, across the UK and abroad.