Vocalist Simona De Rosa was born in Napoli, the City that gave her the passion for music. Since her childhood she sung in different projects, from neapolitan orchestras to pop and jazz bands. Simona discovered the world of jazz via her brother Dario, a drummer, who kept a formidable collection jazz records. She received formal voice and piano training, had a great passion for science which led he to a degree in geological science, and until the age of 20 she was a professional tennis player. After several musical experiences with many musicians, she moved to NYC to take a Master in Jazz Performance completed on December 2014. Throught the years of studies and performances in different environment, from duo to the Big Band, Simona has developed skills that allows her to be a versatile singer. Her repertoire embrace different genres (jazz, pop, Italian songs, neapolitan music), all unified in a unique and mature approach.Simona participated in some important competitions such as Voicingers in Poland, Premio Chicco Bettinardi, Big Band Jazz Competition 2010, where she was awarded first prize by Ken Cervenka (Berklee College of Music) and Cinzia Spata (Awarded Jazz Singer). In 2010 she won the Dennis Irwin scholarship at Laurino Jazz Festival as Best Jazz Singer. In 2013 she was asked by Randall Keith Horton (latest Duke Ellington's pianist) to perform as a soloist singer for the “Duke Ellington’s Sacred concerts” at the Colden Auditorium in Queens, NYC. The next year Simona organized and produced a concert named “41st parallel” (as the parallel that links NYC to Napoli) with 60 musicians. In this occasion she was awarded by the Country Executive Ed. Mangano and from the Association of Italian American Educators for her “spirited leadership, dedication and her outstanding cultural contribution to the Italian-American Community in the USA”.
"MY TRAVEL" is her latest album conceived with Gennaro Esposito; a tribute to the neapolitan music with an elegant end modern flavour.
Today Simona is working on a jazz record with the worldwide recognized jazz saxophonist Daniele Scannapieco and the Tommaso Scannapieco Trio.