Caterina Zapponi

Caterina Zapponi, a multilingual singer and songwriter, has explored many musical styles over her career. Zapponi was raised in Rome by Bernardino Zapponi (a long-time collaborator and friend of Federico Fellini). Caterina’s mother, a French-born chanteuse, instilled in her a love for the French repertoire. High Society introduced her to jazz and fueled her desire to travel to the United States. She was awarded a Berklee College of Music scholarship. She was able to graduate in just two years, and she won the Berklee Cleo Laine Award. Caterina Zapponi was a finalist at Thelonious Monk International Vocal Jazz Competition. She has performed internationally at The Verbier and Saint Barthelemy festivals, as well as at New York’s Birdland and The Blue Note. She has performed with Monty Alexander at many venues, including London’s Ronnie Scott’s and Marseille Jazz Festival, Paris’New Morning and Theatre des Champs Elysees in Paris, Tokyo’s Blue Note and Cotton Club, Switzerland’s Cully and Bern Festivals and Russia’s Moscow International House of Music. Her albums include Universal Love Songs (Inak Music 2001) and Romantica (Motema Music 2014). Zapponi is a member of the Screen Actor’s Guild and performed “A Song For You” for the film For the Love of the Game. from

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