Biography

Vanessa Tagliabue Yorke Photo
Vanessa Tagliabue Yorke © Roberto Cifarelli

Vanessa Tagliabue Yorke is a very creative jazz singer, composer, arranger of her own discographic projects and an experimenter of sound languages. Her dramatic intensity and vocal ductility have allowed her to deal with extremely different repertoires collaborating with the most important Italian musicians.

Sculptor and painter, graduated with honors both in the New Academy of Fine Arts in Milan and the Lucio Campiani Conservatory of Mantua, she is a singer specialized in the repertoire of classical jazz, with a particular profound knowledge of the ancient forms of jazz that make her an internationally active artist. In March 2012 she is the only foreigner guest at the exclusive “A tribute to Bix” Festival, Wisconsin (USA), performing lot of concerts with Dalton Ridenhour (piano, New York) and with Andy Schumm (cornet, Chicago). From this collaboration was born the “Racine Connection” album published by the American label Rivermont Records in 2012 produced by Bryan Wright.

In April 2012 Vanessa started an intense collaboration with Mauro Ottolini’s Sousaphonix Orchestra, recording four albums for Auditorium Parco della Musica in Rome: “Bix Factor” in 2012, “Musica per una società senza pensieri Vol. 1”, “Musica per una società senza pensieri Vol.2” in 2015 and “Buster Kluster” for Azzurra Music 2016.

In 2015 Vanessa recorded “Contradanza” published by Mario Caccia for Abeat Records, experimental and contaminated by free jazz and rock atmospheres, this is her debut album in Italy, which receives extraordinary reviews on the most important national newspapers and magazines for the great quality of artistic research, technical realization and musical contents. Vanessa sings with: Ethan Uslan, three times winner of the “World Championship Old time Piano Playing” of Peoria (IL, USA), Mauro Ottolini, Giovanni Maier, Vincenzo Vasi, Dario Buccino, Gaetano Alfonsi, Enrico Terragnoli, Mauro Costantini.

In 2016 Artesuono by Stefano Amerio released the album “We Like it Hot”, live recording in quartet with Paolo Birro, Francesco Bearzatti and Mauro Ottolini. In 2017 Azzurra Music by Marco Rossi releases “Nocturnes”, a work totally dedicated to the repertoire of Edith Piaf and contaminated with twentieth century French music, by Eric Satie, Maurice Ravel, Gabriel Fauré and jazz taste. Here Vanessa collaborates with Paolo Birro at the piano and Andrea Bettini.

In 2017, edited by Enrico de Angelis for Ala Bianca Records, “Tra la Via Aurelia e il West” comes out in which Vanessa personally re-reads pieces by Francesco Guccini with the San Remo Symphony Orchestra conducted by Vince Tempera, in the album Vanessa sings with Carmen Consoli, Roberto Vecchioni, John de Leo, Cristina Donà, Bocephus King, Pacifico, Leonardo Pieraccioni.

In 2017 Azzurra music produces the record of Mauro Ottolini “Tenco come ti vedono gli altri” in which Vanessa participates singing with Gino Paoli, Daniele Silvestri, Alberto Fortis, Petra Magoni, Vincenzo Vasi.

Vanessa has participated in the most prestigious Italian festivals (Umbria Jazz, Time in Jazz Berchidda, MITO, Ravello Jazz Festival, Metastasio Jazz Festival, Torino Jazz festival, Italian festival in Thailand, Umbria Jazz China, Crossroads Jazz Festival, Jazzowa Jesien Festival Poland, Treviso Suona Jazz Festival, Padova Jazz Festival, Verona Jazz, Vicenza Jazz Festival and many others).