Francesca Mondi is a London Jazz singer who performs solo with backing track or with a band of first class professional jazz musicians.
Francesca is the lead singer of Sambinha, a jazz band which extends from a low key duo up to a full 6 piece, providing anything from sophisticated background music to heated latin beats to get your feet moving. Francesca performs alongside London’s top jazz instrumentalists, guaranteeing a professional and streamlined performance. Sambinha has performed at prestigious venues across London including the V&A and Natural History Museums, The National Theatre, Thames river cruises, The Cutty Sark and at the Residence of the Brazilian Ambassador to London. Francesca is a classically trained singer who started her musical journey singing Opera in University productions before moving back to her hometown to access London's diverse music scene. Having grown up exposed to a wide variety of jazz from artists such as Ella Fitzgerald, Anita O'day, Louis Jordan and Jobim, the move towards jazz was something she describes as a ‘natural transition’ aided by influencers such as Amy Winehouse and Norah Jones. 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, receiving positive reviews in local newspapers and online blogs. Since 2015, Francesca continues to perform as an artist and working musician alongside some of London's top young jazz musicians. Singing in Portuguese and English, she is a seasoned performer of jazz and Latin styles and continues to develop her songwriting. She released her EP Devil's Door is 2016 and a single is due for release in January 2018 alongside a music video and upcoming tour.
STANDARDS All of me Anything Goes At last Autumn leaves Bewitched bothered and bewildered Black coffee Blue Moon Body and Soul Cry me a river Easy living Fever Fly me to the moon My funny valentine I fall in love to easily I get a kick out of you It don’t mean a thing I’ve got you under my skin Just friends Lady is a tramp Love me or leave me Mack the knife Mean to me Misty My heart belongs to daddy Night and Day One for my baby and one for the road Prelude to a kiss Skylark Skyliner Someone to watch over me Summertime The man I love The more I see you There will never be another you What a wonderful world When I get low I get high Whisper not Why don't you do right You go to my head You’d be so nice to come home to You’re driving me crazy Brazilian Jazz: Agua de beber Aguas de marco A minha menina Berimbau Blue Bossa Brazil Caravan Corcovado Chege de Saudade Deixa pra la Este Seu Olhar Girl from Ipanema Mas que nada One Note Samba Oye Come Va O pato Partido Alto Ronco de Cuica Samba em Preludio Song for my father Triste This masquerade Wave POP / MOTOWN Amy Winehouse: Stronger than me Valerie You Know i'm no good Bill Withers: Use me Esperanza Spalding: I know you know James Brown: Try me Marvin Gaye: Heard it through the grapevine Lets get it on Sunny R.E.S.P.E.C.T Take another little piece of my heart I just want to make love to you All about that bass Tainted Love Mambo Italiano Tu vuo fa l'americano Ray Charles: Mess around Soft Cell: Tainted love (Karen Souza Jazz version) Stevie Wonder: Signed sealed delivered, Superstition The Searchers, Love potion No 9 Tina Turner: Proud mary
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