«Francesca Sortino» - biography, albums, songs, video clips

An up-coming talent, recognized by eminent critics and musicians in the jazz world. 2002 Young Peoples Oscar Award from European Institutefor Sports, Culture and Performing Arts.

Her voice has become popular worldwide with Gabin’s hit song “Doo Uap, Doo Uap, Doo Uap” .

Also, Francesca lends a classy interpretation to the new “Comedy of Life” release called “I don’t know you” (BMG), which is currently being broadcast on all the major Italian networks.

In the words of Enrico Pieranunzi: “Francesca has it all: an astonishing, almost innately musical sense of phrasing; taste, intensity, swing, and an ability to interpret a song that borders on the phenomenal”.

She is almost totally self-taugh and has worked alongside numerous italian and american musicians, such as Eliot Zigmund, Jim McNeely, Enrico Pieranunzi, Sandro Gibellini, Robert Bonisolo, Maurizio Giammarco, Irio De Paula, Rodrigo Botter Maio, Harvie Swartz, Rick Margitza, Eddie Henderson, Romano Mussolini, Gianni Basso,Rosario Giuliani, Stefano Di Battista, Paolo Fresu, Stefano Sabatini, Fabrizio Sferra, Valery Ponomarev, Charlie Antolini, Renato Chicco, Pietro Ciancaglini, Lorenzo Tucci, Pietro Lussu, Paolo Birro, etc.

She has taken part in many Festivals and concert series mostly in Italy.

She has appeard on the following Radio and Television Shows: “Radiouno serata Jazz”, “Omnibus”, “A tutto Jazz”, “500 ma non li dimostra”, “Mille lire al Mese” , “Telethon”, “Oltremoda”, “Extra Jazz Rai Sat”, “Radio Montecarlo Night”, “Al Top Sat 2000”,”Notturno italiano”,”radio città futura”, “radio vaticana” etc.

Her debut album “With my heart in a song”“, recorded in New York for Soul Note Records in 1997 with Jim McNeely, Eliot Zigmund, Harvie Swartz, Rick Margitza, has been well reviewed by music magazines and press. She has also been reviewed by Jazz Magazine, Audio Review, Musica Jazz, Manifesto, Raro, Dischi & Musica, Buddha Style, Amica, Glamour, Rockit, Rockol, Jazz Italia, etc). Her album “Kiss me” released on May 28th 2004 with the Sugar label is a jazz interpretation, in English language, of the most famous and loved songs from the Italian musical repertoire. She appeared in Pupi Avati’s movie “Quando arrivano le ragazze” with her “kiss me”.

On October 28 2005, The label Sugar released Francesca’s new album called “Singing with tears in my eyes”, whose title track of the same name is on the soundtrack of the latest film of Pupi Avati “La seconda notte di nozze” (The second night of marriage), and also in an intense videoclip, featuring the notorious trumpet player Paolo Fresu and Francesca, and alternating footage from the studio recording with scenes from the film.


1994 - A caminho de casa

1995 - Lights and legends

1998 - With my heart in a song

2002 - I don’t know you

2002 - Doo uap, doo uap, doo uap

2002 - Hi, hi, louis

2003 - Comedy of life

2004 - Kiss me