Sissy Castrogiovanni is a Sicilian jazz award-winning singer, composer, producer and Berklee College of Music professor. Based in New England, and musically rooted in her native island Sicily, her arrangements and compositions are an attractive synthesis of musical cultures. Sissy’s music is an amalgamation of her Sicilian and Mediterranean influences, earthy African rhythms, tribal voices and post-bop Jazz harmonies. With her unique way of bridging contemporary Jazz with Sicilian idioms, Sissy’s music finds its niche between the vast sea of jazz and world music.
Sissy has toured throughout Europe, the United States and South America, and has collaborated with numerous distinguished musicians including legendary singer Bobby McFerrin and Latin-Grammy winning producer Javier Limon. In addition she has excelled in performance with Jack DeJohnette, and Patrice Rushen, to name a few.
With her expressive and emotional voice that’s been praised for its rare vocal extension, vocal control, and versatility by influential publications such as Jazziz Magazine, WNPR and Downbeat Magazine, Castrogiovanni’s soulful and powerful sound lets us discover a new universe, where her extremely rich melodies become soundscapes that transport us immediately into a world full of life and art.
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FESTIVALS / VENUES Selection +
• Panama Jazz Festival
• Dominican Republic Jazz Festival
• Jazz en Lima Festival
• Carnegie Hall (with Bobby McFerrin)
• The Music Hall (with Bobby McFerrin)
• The RegattaBar
• European Parliament
• 55 Bar