Rosalba Bentivoglio

(Born in 4th May 1956 in Catania, Italy), singer and composer. She lives and works in Catania and Milo. She studied Classical voice and vocal techiniques, directing her research in the field of experimental European jazz. She teaches canto jazz in various Sicilian music schools and at the Teatro Erwin Piscator in Catania (where she is musical consultant), and organizes voice seminars in Catania, Parigi, Dresden, Anversa, Milano, Siracusa and Palermo. She also teaches jazz singing at the Istituto di Alto Perfezionamento Musicale Vincenzo Bellini in Catania (where she is soloist of its Orchestra Jazz), the Conservatory “V. Bellini” in Palermo, the Conservatory “A. Corelli” in Messina (where she is soloist of the Orchestra Jazz) and at the Centro Sperimentale di Didattica e Divulgazione Musicale “Progetto Suono” in Messina. She directs for ALEPH the Accademia di Canto Jazz and the “Laboratori Musicali” in Catania. She is a soloist and composer in the “Orchestra Jazz del Mediterraneo” since 2005 and has been soloist in the “Orchestra di Musica Contemporanea” in Palermo, with which she recorded a CD. She performed in various festivals sach as “Roccella Jonica”, “Moods” in Zurich and “Sud des alpe”in Geneva, and in numerous tuornee in Europe and in North America. She has collaborated with Italian artists such as Enrico Rava, Gianluigi Trovesi, Rita Marcotulli, Paolo Fresu and with International artists like Paul Mc Candless and A. Lande. Since 2006 she has been  president of ASMJ “Associazione Siciliana Musicisti Jazz” for the Eastern Sicily. In  1986 she contributed to the creation of “The Brass City Orchestra” as soloist. In 2012 she created the 16th edition of “Voci tra le Note Jazz”.
Selected works: “I luoghi di Eolo”, “Gli affreschi del mio giardino”; music for the films by Enrico Guarrera “Le cinque lezioni americane”, “Il luogo del profondo” and “Naftaim”.
Discography: “Transparences” ed. Aleph ('91); “A Perfect Line” ed. Aleph ('95); “I Luoghi di Eolo”  - ed.Aleph. ('98); “Jump Back” - ed. Aleph (2001); “Taja” - ed. Aleph (2001); “Soffio d’incanto” - ed. Aleph (2001); “Circle” 2005 ed. Aleph; “Three Moments” ed. Aleph 2006 “‘Round Me” ed. Aleph 2010; “Only Light Blue” ed. Aleph 2013

(Catania, 4 Maggio 1956), cantante, compositrice. Ha collaborato con artisti italiani come Enrico Rava, Gianluigi Trovesi, Rita Marcotulli, Paolo Fresu e con nomi di rilievo internazionale quali Paul Mc Candless e A. Lande con i quali ha realizzato diverse incisioni. E‟ voce solista dell‟ “Orchestra Jazz del Mediterraneo”; dal 2006 è presidente dell‟ASMJ “Associazione Siciliana Musicisti Jazz”. Insegna Canto Jazz in varie scuole siciliane e presso l'Accademia di Alto Perfezionamento di Catania da lei stessa diretta. Ha partecipato a diversi festival come “ Roccella Jonica”, “Moods” di Zurigo e al “Sud des alpe”di Ginevra e ha realizzato varie tuornee in Europa e in Nord America. Tra le numerose pubblicazioni“Transparences”, “A perfect line”e “Taja”.


Rosarita Buccella

(born 11st September 1953 in Rome, Italy), pianist, composer, teacher, teacher assistant at the National Academy of Dance. She gained diploma in piano with Umberto De Margheriti in 1976 at the Conservatory "Francesco Morlacchi" in Perugia (Italy). She has worked for many years with famous International coreographers and dance companies both as a pianist and as a composer (Danza Ricerca, Susanna Hayman, Sara Pardo-Doris Ratko). she was director of the "Piccolo Coro" in Rome until 2001 and assistant conductor of the choir of RAI, artistic director of the Art School "Out in Out ". She recorded some of Scarlatti's sonatas for RAI with Angelo Branduardi and she performed with various musical formations in Italy. Her work Sarabanda for choir and orchestra was performed in a worldwide telecast during the opening of the Jubilee 2000 in Piazza San Pietro; on the same occasion her Missa was performed. Since 2005 she has worked with the dancer and coreographer Mauro Barrerai, for whom she composed some tango music including Por una caricia, for violin performed in 2007 in Rome and Rimini (Italy) by the "Four For Tango" quartet on the occasion of the "Congresso Europeo dell'Erasmo". In 2007 she completed her project "Disciplina all'ascolto musicale" approved and activated in the Academic Year 2007/2008 in the School of Specialization in Clinical Psychology at the University of Siena, where she teaches. She performs in duo (piano and doublebass) and in quartet and works to realize a CD with original folk music, with particular attention to the Argentine Tango.
Selected works: Lipstick, coro, orch., 1986; Rito di Passaggio, coro, orch., V-recit., 1996; Maschere,orch., 2004; Donna e..., pf, orch., 2004; Passion Tango, pf, orch., 2008

Sandrine Baranski

(born in Paris, 18th November 1965) composer, musicologist. She initially studied cello for ten years with Odette Corne and harmony with Franck Zigante at the Music Conservatory of Roubaix. She then studied musical composition with Ricardo Mandolini and improvised music with Fred Van Hove. She pursued electronic music studies with Hans Ulrich Humpert at the Musikhochschule Köln, Germany. She participated in a workshop entitled “Audiovisual and multimedia production” at the Universidad Nacional de Quilmes (Argentina) directed by Oscar Pablo Di Liscia. She is Doctor in Musicology at the University Charles de Gaulle Lille 3. Her music is essentially devoted to the use of contemporary musical materials.

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