Nina PedersenNina Pedersen

Norwegian singer, songwriter and educator based in Rome, Italy.
She studies vocal jazz and vocal tecniques in Norway, Italy, and The United States with teachers such as Maria Pia de Vito, Cinzia Spata, Sheila Jordan, Jay Clayton, Judy Niemack, Elin Rosseland, Karin Krog, Mark Murphy and others.

From the age of 13 she is part of the Norwegian vocal group “Jubal”,
performing all over the country. In 1989 she gets the main female part in the musical “Chess”, receiving excellent reviews from the Norwegian national press.
In 2011 she releases the album “Songs From The Top Of The World” for the Italian label “Alfa Music”. The album is entirely dedicated to the repertoire of her native country, and its long and strong folk music tradition. Together with Aldo Bassi, Lutte Berg, Luca Pirozzi, Arnaldo Vacca and Carlo Cossu she creates a new, modern sound to an “old” repertoire, and she achieves wonderful reviews from both the public and the critics.
Three years later, in 2014, she releases her first album in Norway, for the Norwegian label “Sweet Morning Music” owned by the Norwegian jazz singer and actress Hilde Louise Asbjørnsen.
“So Far So Good” is her first album as songwriter; in fact almost all of the tracks are written by her, lyrics and music. Great musicians are joining her on this album; Pierpaolo Principato, Marco Loddo, Alessandro Marzi, Nicola Stilo, Luca Aquino and Alessandro Tedesco.
She also is the vocalist of the “Moonlight Big Band”, their album: “Swing e l’altra faccia della luna” was released in 2010.
The album “Mata Hari” with the group of the same name, was released in 2000 and appears as the soundtrack of the movie “Ultimo Stadio” by Ivano de Matteo.
She is the lead singer in the unique project “Saxophobia” by Attilio Berni; a musical journey into the world of the saxophone, played and presented by the largest collector of saxophones in the world.
Founder, arranger and conducter of the jazz choir “ConCorde”.
She is teaching vocal jazz at the institution for higher music education “Saint Louis College of Music” in Rome, and she is collaborating with different schools both in Taly and Norway, offering workshops and masterclasses.