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Francesca Mondi Duo

5th May / 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

An evening with Francesca Mondi is a journey through The Great American Songbook, Brazilian Bossa Nova and a dash of pop and Motown. Recreating standards with authenticity, sensitivity and occasionally a touch of the dramatic, her interpretation and commitment to the performance draws you in.  You’ll hear songs by Gershwin, Duke Ellington, Cole Porter, Walter Donaldson, Antonio Carlos Jobim, Vinicius Moraes, Ray Charles, Stevie Wonder, Nina Simone and Bruno Martino. Songs like “Body and Soul”, “Chega de Saudade”, “Estate”, “Georgia on my Mind”, “The man I love”, “Triste”, “Lucky to be me”
Switching from English, Portuguese and Italian, Francesca’s personal connection to the music brings a new meaning to the lyric and is in constant dialogue with the piano.

Her song-writing draws from Trad Jazz, Blues and Dixieland, adding an alternative, contemporary edge. She  “…combines jazz and accessible pop; bringing out the best in both… in the perfect meeting of musical minds”.

Francesca was featured by Nigel Williams on Jazz Fm and Giles Peterson Worldwide for her lead vocals on the track ‘Southern Freez’ and her EP was showcased on BBC Radio London Introducing. She has since established herself as an artist and working musician, performing regularly alongside some of London’s top young jazz musicians, singing in Portuguese, Italian and English.

Her releases include single “In a Man’s Arms” with debut music video directed by Gray Hughes, and her EP ‘Devils Door’. 




5th May
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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