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The Jazz Singer – Vanessa Tagliabue Yorke

While writing about Italy’s best jazz musician Mauro Ottolini, I came across the ethereal tones of jazz singer Vanessa Tagliabue Yorke.

She has a great voice, or at least I think so. It seems Ottolini agrees, as he and Tagliabue Yorke work together.

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Vanessa Tagliabue Yorke – Racine Connection on iTunes

Tagliabue Yorke has worked with many of Italy’s jazz greats, as well as with Ottolini who’s well on the way to becoming a jazz great himself, it seems.

Trained artist, Tagliabue Yorke was born in Seregno, a small town to the north of Milan, but after making a name for herself in Italy for 20s and 30s jazz, she pops up wherever jazz is to be heard, both in Italy and over the Atlantic too, such as at the Bixfest in the USA.

Here are a couple of videos of Tagliabue Yorke in jazz singing action.

First a this pure jazz number:



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There, I hope that got your foot a tapping!

Now here’s:

“Blue River”


More of Tagliabue Yorke’s vocal work can be found on YouTube and she’s on Facebook too.

Of you can come to Italy and here Tagliabue Yorke sing in one of the Boot’s many Jazz Festivals.

Correction via reader Tom Warmer: Idolizing is not a ragtime, but a “pure jazz” number.

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