Giada De Gioia

(born in Milan, Italy), singer and composer. She studied at the CTA, NAMM and CPM in Milan and specialized in Jazz singing with Tiziana Ghiglioni. After musical studies, she began performing in pop, gospel and jazz music with different groups. With musicians Paolo Alderighi and Riccardo Vigorè she founded the "gospel Project", a trio with which she has participated in several editions of the radio programme "Demo" (RadioUno RAI, Italy). She has worked with Paolo Tomellieri and Roberto Favilla Jr. and was finalist in the competitions "In the Name of Salt", "Milanocanta", in the international USA competition "Songwriting Competition" 2001 in the World Music category with her song Magia di un battito and in the Janis Joplin Prize 2010. Guest of the guitarist Stefano Barbati at the "Dadi Guitar Festival" 2006, in 2007 and in 2009 she participated in the radio festival of Italian jazz voices "Dubidù Puntoradio Pisa", and in 2010 performed for the RAI, Italy, (Best Summer Demo 2010). She was selected by Mei for the competition "Un brano per le lavoratrici Omsa" with her song Donne come fiori, in 2011. Since 1997 she teaches singing at the Civica Scuola di Musica di Corsico. She also directs the "Afroblue" choir, for which she writes arrangements.
Selected works: Midnight D.J., written with Pino Bifano, 1988; L'acqua de la luna and Orazion on text by Bruno Zocchi; Medicine woman, jazz song for piano, voice and double bass, 2004; Grain of salt, V, coro, chit, pf, 2006; Come una preghiera, V, chit, 2007; Il respire del mondo, V, chit, 2007; La mia Africa, V, chit, 2010.
Recordings: "I ritmi di Giada"; "Gospelin' jazz" (Rugginenti, 2004).
Awards: prize for the best text of the song Principessa nel regno del ghiaccio, 2011.

Contact: www.giadadegioia.com