|Birth name||Jessica Vitelli|
December 6, 1994 |
Grosseto, Tuscany, Italy
|Labels||EMI Music Italy|
Jessica Brando (born Jessica Vitelli on December 6, 1994) is an Italian singer.
She started her first band with some teenage friends, making cover versions of 80’s dance tracks. Jessica won various local singing contests, pop and jazz, including a scholarship for the Cinecittà Studios. In 2005, she won a scholarship for the Washington School Of Ballet in the USA. At nine years old she was admitted to the Modern Dance Academy of Kledi in Rome. At thirteen she sang for the Pope, John Paul II and appeared on the TV show Il Senso della Vita singing with a band full of Italian jazz superstars.
On January 12, 2010 was officially admitted to the Sanremo Music Festival in the category New Generation with the song Dove non ci sono ore, written by the singer Valeria Rossi. Brando passes the first turn, entering among the four finalists, but did not win the final.
On May 8, 2010 on the stage of TRL live from Porto Antico in Genoa on MTV Italy, she launched her single Il colore del cuore, accompanied by his band: Daniela Mornati (piano), Francesco Tringali (guitar), Giacomo Tagliavia (bass guitar), Andrea Chircoff (drums). On May 12, it was shot the official video of the song. The single will be included in the album Dimmi cosa sogni, whose release date is scheduled for July 13.
She currently attended Liceo classico in Grosseto. She has also studied piano at Conservatorio. Her favourite artists are: Ella Fitzgerald, Etta James, Muse, Green Day, Whitney Houston and Mariah Carey. She loves Italian pop music, especially Andrea Bocelli, the band Negramaro and Alex Baroni.
- Time Is Running Out, 2009, EMI Music (Muse cover).
- Stop and Stare, 2009, EMI Music (OneRepublic cover).
- Dove non ci sono ore, 2010, EMI Music.
- Il colore del cuore, 2010, EMI Music.
- Dimmi cosa sogni, 2010, EMI Music.
- Nel blu dipinto di blu, 2012, EMI Music (Domenico Modugno cover).
- Sei feat. Davide Dileo, 2012, EMI Music.