How the project was born
Hello, I am Laura Milazzo, Italian singer based in Barcelona. A little over a year ago my singing teacher suggested that I interpret something other than the jazz standards that I like so much, she encouraged me to sing something in my language. I realized that the idea was very appealing to me and I started looking for the Italian songs that my parents listened to when they were young and that they kept listening when I was a child.
From this search the project that I have called "Italy in jazz" was born: a set of Italian songs from the 60s and 70s that I reinterpret in a jazz key, accompanied by Aleix de Gispert on guitar.
Recording of the album "Tutta colpa della musica"
After a year of concerts, a very good reception by the audience and on demand of the followers of the project, I have decided to record these songs on a CD, which will be called "Tutta colpa della musica" - "All because of music".
The album will include 10 songs by artists such as Mina, Gino Paoli and Luigi Tenco, among others, with original arrangements by Aleix and me. In it you can listen swing, bossa nova, ballads and some other surprises ...
On all the songs I will be singing accompanied by Aleix on the guitar, but I will also count on some great collaborations on many of the tracks on the CD: you will listen to Nazzareno Brischetto on the trumpet, to Pau Lligadas on the double bass and to Caterinangela Fadda on the guitar. All tracks will be recorded and mixed by Alberto Pérez in Sol de Sants Studios (Barcelona).
I am very excited about this project, but the production of the album requires a lot of money, that's why I ask you to help me making it possible in exchange for great rewards.
What you can get
Among the rewards you can get in advance the digital CD, the physical CD, the invitation to the presentation concert, some singing lessons and an Italian dinner cooked by me;)
I also offer you a private duo concert (guitar and voice), trio concert with trumpet or double bass and quartet concert (voice, guitar, trumpet and double bass).
All rewards will be delivered in Barcelona or by mail to people living in another city or country (shipping costs included)
How I am gonna use your contributions
I will use your contribution for the recording and mixing of the tracks on the album, for the mastering, edition and design of the CD, for the legal deposit and for the promotional material (photos, videos ...).
In December we will have finished mixing the tracks. Between December and January I will take the photos for the cover of the CD and before February I will send the master to the company that will edit the CDs. I estimate that by March I will have the physical copies of the album and in spring I will do the presentation concert.
Who I am
I am an Italian singer based in Barcelona, a city that welcomed me more than 12 years ago. About 5 years ago I began to improve my knowledge in jazz and modern music at Taller de Músics in Barcelona, where I am currently studying my degree.
In these years I have been the lead singer of several projects, including the Seasouls duet and Laura Milazzo with Aleix de Gispert duet.
On my website you can find all the info about me and my projects: lauramilazzo.com