Maria Pia De Vito
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|Maria Pia De Vito|
Maria Pia De Vito and Julian Arguelles (Appleby Jazz Festival 2007)
|Born||1960 (age 56–57)
|Occupation(s)||Singer, composer, arranger|
|Instruments||Vocals, guitar, piano|
Maria Pia De Vito is an Italian jazz singer, composer, and arranger. Born 1960 in Naples, she studied opera, contemporary singing, music theory and harmony and started her musical career in 1976 as a singer and guitarist (and, later, as a pianist) in groups ethno-oriented, specialising in music from the Mediterranean and the Balkans.
Since the 1980s she has been active on the jazz scene as a singer, performing and collaborating with, among others, Huw Warren, Kenny Wheeler, Ralph Towner, Joe Zawinul, Michael Brecker, Steve Turre, and the Art Ensemble of Chicago.
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