• Thu 4 July 2024
Piazza Garibaldi

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Thursday 4 JULY





Acoustic trio with Roberta Cingolani on vocals, Andrea Sonetti on guitar, Matteo Fusaro on piano. Pop squisitely acoustic, with a hint of soul and jazz contaminations.

Roberta Cingolani, a professional singer and chorister, Class of 68’, Singing teacher for over 30 years. She started her musical career in 1989 with the Gospel choir “Jubelee Shouters”. She participated in Renato Zero’s project “Stellarium” at the Bussola Domani and in the program “Sembra ieri” hosted by Iva Zanicchi on Rete 4. She has performed in various musicals, including “Voglia matta anni 60”, “Mamma mia”, “Moulin Rouge” and “Fosse”. She was the soloist in the musical project “Yesterday… tell me who were the Beatles” and as a chorister for Andrea Bocelli in Lajatico in 2007 (vivere Live in Tuscany dvd sugar records 2008). In 1999, the singer recorded a CD entitled “Covers” produced by Spazi Sonori of Livorno. Since 2000, she has been working at Forte Village Resort as a soloist in the orchestra and chorister for personalities such as Matt Bianco, Annalisa Minetti, Gigi d’Alessio, Grazia di Michele and many others… and collaborates in the entertainment of shows organized for important companies, worldwide, while also participating in numerous singing seminars.

She participated in the scientific research on the pancafit method applied to singing and presented at the international conference on speech therapy and phoniatrics in Ravenna in 2019.

Since 2010, she has been teaching modern singing and organizing musical events at the San Ranieri hotel in Pisa and singing at the Principe di Piemonte in Viareggio. She is currently a certified Easysing method teacher at the highest level.

Andrea Sonetti received his first classical guitar at the age of 8. A lover of Rock & Blues genres, he played with many bands in Livorno. He wrote pop songs with blues influences from the age of 16 to 40. He left the electric world to move to the acoustic one in 2003, a passion that still drives him to perform solo in fingerstyle style or in other formations collaborating mainly with many artists from Livorno.

Matteo Fusaro, class of ’73. In 83, he began studying classical piano with Maestro Ornella Filippi. In 87 continued classical training at the R. Del Corona Musical Institute with the concert pianist Maestro Osvaldo Nocilli. In 88, he started studying jazz with local pianists. In 90, he attended a jazz ensemble music seminar at the “La Cinquantina” Music School in Cecina, held in the summer by the renowned pianist Franco D’Andrea. Between 90 and 91, he began collaborating with local blues-fusion ensembles working in various venues in the area. He attended harmony and arrangement jazz courses in the academic years 93-94 and 94′-95′ held by the pianist Maestro Mauro Grossi at the “P. Mascagni” Music Conservatory in Livorno. In 94, he started strictly jazz collaborations in various formations. He performed concerts in both acid-jazz-funk and jazzistic settings, with the jazz-fusion group Coalition with guitarist Corrado Rossetti, bassist Diego Persi Paoli and Carlo Cavallini on drums. He also collaborated with jazz singers Giovanna Iannotti and Francesca Celati in duos and standard formations. In the disco genre, he was part of the group Plissdebill, with guitarist Marco Baracchino and bassist Daniele Nannini, playing funk and 70s disco in various venues in Tuscany and Lazio; in funk, he played with the Overbeat, with bassist Diego Persi Paoli and drummer Alessandro Brilli. He founded the project Acquaforte with guitarist Marco del Giudice, with this ensemble winning some competitions presenting his compositions: “Acqua” for the ASA competition and “Stufo” included in a compilation curated by Vitaminic and produced by Philips. Acquaforte released their first CD in 2004 produced by Spazi Sonori in Livorno. He collaborated in music education with the Atelier delle Arti in Livorno. He was the pianist of the Joyful Gospel Choir in Livorno, a well-known choir that received several awards also outside Tuscany, with a TV appearance on Rai 2 on January 1 and 3, 2006. In the summer of 2006, he created with the singer Stefano Broni the RatPack, Tribute to Frank Sinatra, with bassist Nino Pellegrini, drummer Raffaele Commone and saxophonist Alessandro Riccucci. In the fall of 2006, he joined the VOCI SOLE ensemble, a group of 5 choristers directed by Claudia Campolongo as a side to Paolo Ruffini. In the summer of 2007, he accompanied the American singer Joyce E. Yuille at the Marina di Pisa concert on August 7. Since December 2007, he has been collaborating with the young singer Manuel Aspidi, from the show “Amici”. In the summer of 2008, he accompanied the American singer Crystal White at the Marina di Pisa gospel concert.

In December 2008, the “Mia” project was born, a tribute to Mia Martini in jazz, presented at the Goldonetta theater in Livorno.

He has collaborated with artists such as Sabina Manetti, Michela Lombardi, Alberto Bientinesi, Alessandro Brilli, Alessandro Riccucci, Angelo Ferrua, Carlo Cavallini, Chico De Maio, Claudia Campolongo, Claudio Sax Fabiani, Cristina Pantaleone, Ettore Fancelli, Fabrizio Brilli, Fabrizio Desideri, Fabrizio Morganti, Federico Botti, Francesca Celati, Giovanna Iannotti, Isabella Del Principe, Marco Baracchino, Marco Del Giudice, Maurizio Fiaschi, Mario “Umpi” Meucci.

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