Born and raised in Italy to music loving parents, Roberta Gambarini grew up constantly listening to her father's record collection. Her first vocal inspirations were Louis Armstrong and Ella Fitzgerald, followed by Sarah Vaughan, Billie Holiday, and Carmen McRae, as well as gospel and blues artists such as Mahalia Jackson and Bessie Smith. She was singing and performing in clubs by the time she was 17. In 1998, Gambarini received a scholarship to study at the New England Conservatory in Boston and surprised the jazz world by finishing third in the 1998 Thelonious Monk Vocal Competition. She has become a fixture on the international jazz circuit.
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320-2 Cedar St.
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
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