Federica ZammarchiFederica Zammarchi

Singer, composer and arranger, she was born in 1973, in that beautiful corner of Italy named Tuscany.
In 2000 she took a degree in Philosophy at the University of Studies of Siena, with an anthropological orientation, then she totally dedicated to music, Studiyng at the Saint Louis College of Music of Rome (with a two consecutive years scholarship), and soon after she graduated at the Conservatory of Frosinone (IT) specializing in jazz singing and big-band arranging/composing..
She released several albums under her own name, from the jazz standards and original compositions (Fires ‘n Pyres-2009), to the jazzy-oriented versions of some legends of the rock history as David Bowie (Jazz Oddity – 2011) and Jimi Hendrix (The Jazz Cries Jimi – 2012), to the only-digital release “On The Rock’s” based on famous pop songs re-arrangements, working with some of the most influent jazz musicians of the italian (and international as well) scene.

After spending more than a decade around jazz and surroundings, she finally begun to join together all of her skills and experiences: being a singer, a woodwinds and brass and strings arranger, a composer and a skilled sound designer, a synthetizers and sequencers programmer and to go back to her initial love, pop/rock music…In the middle of such a strong transformation she met Davide Alivernini, a music producer and multi instrumentalist who started from classical studies (Clarinet, Saxophone) and then moved to electronic music (Electric Guitar and Bass) and sound design, working as an arranger and composer for several international labels. Together they founded a new, innovative project, named ANTICHORDS, a duo- project merging electronica, jazz, pop, classical, experimental, sound design in a unique new sound that they like to call “cross-electro”, released by CNI in 2015.

In the same period, thanks to the label CNI (that released the last two albums) she started a fascinating collaboration with the historical ethno/world group AGRICANTUS, taking up the route again after some year with a new project, involving two of the original founders, Mario Rivera (Bass & Arranging) and Mario Crispi (Woodwinds & Composition), for a new album called “Turnari” wherein she worked as singer, she played synth and piano and also composed “Locu”, one of the tracks (With the lyrics of Mario Crispi). The group also includes Giovanni Lo Cascio (Drums), Giuseppe Grassi (Strings) and as special guests Enzo Rao (Violin), Giuseppe Panzeca (strings) & Massimo Laguardia (Frame Drums).
With the band she performed ad the Primo Maggio concert (1st may 2014) in Rome, Piazza San Giovanni, one of the most important music events in Italy, worldwide broadcasted by RAI TV.

She took part to many workshops held by some of the biggest names around the jazz world, including Mark Murphy, Norma Winstone, Bob Stoloff, Uri Cane and the italian Maria Pia De Vito, Paolo Fresu, Enrico Pieranunzi…

She teaches singing, music theory and choir at the Saint Louis College of Music of Rome and at the art school Artidee. Privately, music theory, arranging and composing.

She continues to arrange for jazz orchestras, strings, writes contemporary jazz pieces and electronic/pop songs.

Discography
Antichords – Walls https://itunes.apple.com/it/album/walls/id938796311
Agricantus – Turnari https://itunes.apple.com/it/album/turnari/id878192917?l=en
“On The Rock’s” – https://itunes.apple.com/it/album/on-the-rocks/id915832850
“The Jazz Cries Jimi” – https://itunes.apple.com/it/album/the-jazz-cries-jimi/id572027702
“Jazz Oddity” – https://itunes.apple.com/it/album/jazz-oddity/id428488408