Italian singer/pianist/songwriter Chiara Civello returns to New York with "Canzoni" (Songs), the contemporary Italian songbook as never heard before. On Canzoni, her fifth studio album (Quarter Moon/Sony Music), Chiara has gathered an extraordinary array of collaborators: the monumental Gilberto Gil, the poetic Chico Buarque, the pop diva Ana Carolina and the jazz star Esperanza Spalding all lend their artistry to the project. The lush, almost hypnotic orchestral arrangements were conceived by the legendary Eumir Deodato. DJ/Producer Nicola Conte provided an alluring blend of contemporary sensibility and old school analog sound. The result is a celebration of love songs which looks out from Italy to the entire world.
"...beauty, charm and allure..." -- Billboard Magazine
“her combination of personality, soulfulness and sophistication…striking.” -- International New York Times
“the best jazz singer of her generation” --Tony Bennett