Nadine, born in Malta on 12 August 1981, is an established Maltese singer and has been contributing to the local music scene since the age of 15. She was involved in various musical genres from a young age however discovered her love for jazz at the age of 15 when she started performing in various clubs and events. In 2003, Nadine ventured into the American standards and jazz scene. Her first project that same year was with local musicians where she contributed to the successful concert and album launch of “The Beatles Works” interpreting in an acclaimed manner, songs by the famous fab four, arranged in a jazzy style. Here she worked with local jazz musicians namely Vinny Vella Jnr, Walter Vella, Noel Grech and Mario Cocker Aquilina. Nadine received vocal training in classical music under the tuition of Irene Dillon and later with Beatrice Brogdorff. She also sat for vocal exams with the Royal Schools of Music. In 2007 Nadine followed a jazz vocal course in Italy hosted by the Global Music Foundation. Amongst the tutors of the course were jazz singers Tina May and Iain Mackenzie, and Guillermo Rozenthuler, Argentinean singer, guitarist and composer. It was a very pleasant experience for Nadine, which most of all encouraged her in being more adventurous in interpreting jazz standards, especially latin jazz numbers which remain her all-time favourite. In the Summer of 2014, Nadine also successfully completed the Berklee Umbria Jazz Clinics with tutors Donna Mc Elroy, Dennis Montgomery III and Anne Peckham. Nadine performs regularly in top local venues and clubs with various musicians. Her performances outside the Maltese Islands include Bulgaria, London, Tripoli, Prague, Oslo, Rome, Poland and Australia. She is the vocalist of ethnic jazz band 'Trania' experimenting with Mediterranean, world music with a jazz influence. Nadine also forms part of the Animae Gospel Choir. She has contributed to a number of jazz concerts/events with various musicians. Some of these concerts include The Beatles’ Works (2003/2004), “It’s all about Jazz” (2005), “The Manoel Theatre Swings with GO” (2007), “Groovin’ High” (2007), “Earth Garden” (2008 and 2009), “The Greatest Female Jazz Singers of the Century” (2012), Festival OFF (2012) and 'A night of modern jazz' with Roberto Badoglio and Andrea Marcelli (2014). She has participated in the Malta Jazz and Rock Festival in 2008 and in the Malta Jazz Festival in 2011. Nadine's favourite artists and inspirations include Diana Krall, Al Jarreau, Esperanza Spalding, Astrud Gilberto, Stacey Kent and Elaine Elias, amongst others. She mostly enjoys singing latin jazz and swing tunes. In February 2014 she launched her debut album 'Velvet'. Tunes from the jazz album 'Velvet' have been played live around the islands in various gigs and it was played for the first time outside the Maltese Islands as part of the 'Italian Jazz Festival' in Berlin in December 2014. During this festival Nadine interpreted a selection of album tunes with Kris Spiteri (piano), Roberto Badoglio (bass), Andrea Marcelli (drums) and Filippo Cosentino (guitar). In March 2015 Nadine launched a music video of 'Stormy Night', one of the album tracks.
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