Matteo Brancaleoni

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Matteo Brancaleoni
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Matteo Brancaleoni live
Background information
Birth nameMatteo Brancaleoni
Born (1981-05-31) 31 May 1981 (age 37)
Milan, Italy
GenresBig band, traditional pop, jazz[1]
Occupation(s)Singer, songwriter, actor, journalist
InstrumentsVocals
Years active2004–present
LabelsIrma Records/D'Herin Records
Associated actsFranco Cerri, Renato Sellani, Fabrizio Bosso, Gianni Basso, Stefano Bagnoli, Massimo Moriconi, Nerio Poggi
Websitematteobrancaleoni.com

Matteo Brancaleoni (born May 31, 1981 in Milan, Italy) is an Italian contemporary pop/jazz singer, actor and journalist.

Biography[edit]

Appreciated by Michael Bublè with whom he duetted live in Rome in 2007 during Bublè’s concert,[2][3][4] Matteo Brancaleoni is an Italian jazz singer and interpreter of the Great American Songbook. He was voted among the ten best jazz singers by Italian readers of Jazzit magazine.[5][6] He has collaborated Franco Cerri, Renato Sellani, Gianni Basso, and Fabrizio Bosso.[citation needed] The magazine Jazz Hot compared him to his idol, Frank Sinatra.[7] In 2008 he wasa named Best New Talent at the Elba Jazz Festival. His debut album Just Smile and his second album Live in Studio were well received by audiences and critics nationally and internationally.[8][9] Live in studio was for two weeks the best selling jazz album on iTunes and for six months his live performances were listed in the live recommended section by the Apple Store.[10][11]

New Life was conceived from an encounter with Roman writer and arranger Nerio Poggi (aka Papik), a writing partner with Mario Biondi in his last two albums. A journalist, member of IJJA (International Jazz Journalist Association), the IFJ(International Federation of Journalists),[12] he wrote for Jazz Magazine and Millionaire.

Discography[edit]

Studio albums
  • Just Smile (Philology) - (2006)
  • Live in studio (MBrec) - (2009)
  • New Life (Irma Records/LaDouche) - (2012)
Independent albums
  • Merry Merry Christmas (D'Herin Records) - (2008)
Live albums
  • Live! with Gianpaolo Petrini Big Band (D'Herin Records) - (2012)
Compilation
  • 2006 Un Sanremese a Londra - (CSK Multimedia)
  • 2007 Il Meglio di Zazzarazzaz (various artists) - (CSK Multimedia)
  • 2007 Jazz Magazine (n.49) - (Emme K Editore, New Sounds2000)
Guest appearances
DVDs
  • The Gianpaolo Petrini Big Band - Live from Collegno (Electromantic music) - (2010)
  • Live! with Gianpaolo Petrini Big Band (D'Herin Records) - (2012)

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