Originally from Rome but now based in New York City, Italian singer/songwriter Chiara Civello is an eclectic, far-reaching artist who brings a variety of pop, jazz and Latin influences to the table.
Although Civello has performed straight-ahead jazz in the past, she is not a full-time jazz singer or a bebop purist by any means; stylistically, much of the material she has recorded for Verve, Universal and Sony is closer to Sade, Basia, Norah Jones, or Rickie Lee Jones than it is to hardcore jazz vocalists like Abbey Lincoln, S But the jazz influence is almost always present in Civello's pop recordings -- and since her arrival in the United States, she has crossed paths with major jazz musicians like alto saxophonist Phil Woods, Esperanza Spalding, Anat Cohen. Brazilian jazz and pop is also a strong influence on Civello, who is obviously well aware of Brazilian greats such as Astrud Gilberto, Gal Costa, Ivan Lins and Antonio Carlos Jobim. Although Civello grew up in a country where Italian is the primary language, much of her writing has been in English. Civello, in fact, has been singing and writing in at least four languages -- English, Italian, Portuguese French and Spanish. Chiara published six albums and collaborated with Burt Bacharach, Gilberto Gil, Chico Buarque, James Taylor, Esperanza Spalding, Robert Glasper, Mark Whitfield, Juan Luis Guerra, Ivan Lins, Ana Carolina, Tony Bennett, Michael Buble.