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Francesca Mondi is the London singer who takes jazz and turns it on its head. The result is a throwback to trad jazz 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 “bring[ing] out the best in both… in the perfect meeting of musical minds”.
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. Having grown up exposed to a wide variety of jazz from artists such as Ella Fitzgerald, Anita O'day, Louis Jordan and Jobim, the move towards jazz was something she describes as a ‘natural transition’ aided by influencers such as Amy Winehouse and Norah Jones.
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, receiving positive reviews in local newspapers and online blogs.
Since 2015, Francesca continues to perform as an artist and working musician alongside some of London's top young jazz musicians. Singing in Portuguese and English, she is a seasoned performer of jazz and Latin styles and continues to develope her songwriting. The release of the music video for the track 'Devils Door' is scheduled for early 2018 and she plans an upcoming tour.