Romantic adult contemporary pop jazz music by Italian singer & songwriter Giada Valenti.
Singer and songwriter Giada Valenti is recognized for her special voice and stage presence. In Italy they say she sounds like Mina and Ornella Vanoni. In the United States she is often compared with Peggy Lee, Diana Krall, Connie Francis, Norah Jones and Keely Smith.
In 2004 her music got serious interest from a major record label in the United States. This inspired her to move in the summer of that same year from Europe to New York. In December 2005 Giada's new CD 'Italian Signorina' was released in the USA, which is continious getting great reviews. It features the song Caruso that she performed in 2005 and 2006 on Red Carpet at the Columbus Day Parade, in New York, which was broadcasted live by NBC Television.
Producer Sonny Grosso and musical director Phil Ramone selected Giada for a role the upcoming Broadway musical 'Be My Love', based on the life story of Mario Lanza.
Since her arrival in New York she has attracted a fast-growing fan base in the USA. She performs regularly in theatres, clubs, casino hotels and festivals, and is a favorite guest on New York and New Jersey radio shows. She has also been featured in local and national newspapers and magazines.
Giada is born and raised in Venice, Italy. She started to sing and play piano at the age of 7. And started to tour professionally in Italy with a band already at the age of 12. She studied piano and music theory at the Santa Cecilia music school in Venice and got her music degree at the G.Tartini in Trieste. She also took singing lessons in Venice with American jazz singer Down Mitchell.
While she was studying psychology at the University of Padova, she participated in the song contest “San Remo New Talents in the World” and won with her pop ballad "Solo con Te" (Only With You). This led to a record contract with BMG in Europe. The album that came out under this label was very successful in The Netherlands. One of the tracks was used in a radio and television commercial for scooters.
Besides writing songs for herself Giada keeps writing also music for other artists.