Pianista jazz e cantante
Federica Lorusso Federica was born in Bari, Italy in a non-musical environment and since the very beginning of her life she showed a strong artistic inclination, strongly supported by the family. She started her musical studies as a singer at the age of 12, playing the piano as a secondary instrument.
Nevertheless at 17 years old she deepened her jazz piano studies privately, attending lessons with Vito Di Modugno, piano teacher but also one of the best Hammond-organ players in the world, strongly convinced that the piano would have given her more tools of expression. At that time her primary means of expression was the voice. On 2014 she took she started studying jazz piano at the Royal Conservatory of the Hague and from that moment on she really developed a bond with this instrument.
Federica performed in several international venues in the Netherlands (Jazz in The Gracht, Bibliotheek od The Hague, Diligentia Theater, Delft Jazz Festival and many more) in Italy (JazzMi Festiva in Milan, Jazz in Andria, Dexter Art&Bistrot etc.) in Spain, Belgium, Greece (Athens Jazz Festival, Friends Of Paxos). On the 2019 she was one of the 10 finalists of the famous Italian jazz competition "Premio Internazionale Massimo Urbani" where she won a scholarship for a summer jazz workshop "Fara Music School". Federica also attended several masterclasses with musicians like Barry Harris, Enrico Pieranunzi, Jeff Ballard, Alan Nussbaum, Jerry Bergonzi, Snarky Puppy, Stefano Battaglia, Dena De Rose, Dario Deidda and was recently selected by the Royal Conservatory of The Hague to take part of the "IASJ 2019" in Zagreb.
At the moment she graduated at the Royal Conservatory and she is attending her Master studies at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam.
Current projects as a sidewoman:
Enrico Le Noci quartet
Michele Pazzini quartet
Dimitris Koutantos quintet
MB Big Band
Elias Lapia quartet
Trio with Egidio Gentile and David Macchione, original music.
Trio with Alessio Calore and Lorenzo Mastrogregori, jazz standard and vocal repertoire.