𝘊𝘰𝘯𝘵𝘳𝘰𝘷𝘦𝘳𝘴𝘪𝘢𝘭 𝘑𝘢𝘻𝘻 𝘚𝘪𝘯𝘨𝘦𝘳 & 𝘚𝘵𝘰𝘳𝘺𝘵𝘦𝘭𝘭𝘦𝘳
Italian London-based Jazz Singer and Storyteller Germana Stella La Sorsa started performing in Italy at an early age, working her way up through the Italian Jazz scene.
After relocating from Puglia to London, Germana’s unique talent was quickly recognised leading to performances at some of the most prestigious London jazz venues.
The move to London inspired La Sorsa to compose new material and this creative impetus eventually led to the composition of much of the music on her debut album: Vapour (released on the London based label 33 Jazz Records)
In its style and conception, the music is very eclectic, crossing the boundaries of genre but steeped in modern sounds with a nod to the avant-garde. Recorded with a Hammond Trio, Germana has channeled a wide range of influences into a contemporary jazz album that includes the music of Frank Zappa and Hermeto Pascoal.
The tunes are full of heavy grooves and rich in electrifying moments with captivating melodies enhanced by Germana’s distinctive instrumental use of her voice, coloured with effects and harmonies.
Germana entered the studio together with long time collaborator Sam Leak on Hammond organ and heavy weight stalwarts of the London jazz scene Nick Costley-White on guitar and Jay Davis on drums.
Together they have created a modern, open and sophisticated album, fully tuned in to the current wave of contemporary UK jazz.Vapour is now available on all major platforms.
“The music is stimulating but never banal, the space between improvisation and written parts is fresh, seamless and the interplay between the musicians is perfectly balanced.” Simone Gubbiotti, Jazz in Europe. “Once in a while you hear a musician that stops you in your tracks and you can’t ignore.Upon hearing Germana La Sorsa for the first time a few years ago I was blown away by her individual and unique style of singing, I was lucky enough to hear her live, my first thoughts were that she sings with a beautifully clear and warm tone with shades of the Brazilian iconic vocalist Flora Purim.” Tony Kofi
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