Saturday 1 April 2023
Gianluca De Martini, a British-Italian soul singer and songwriter, gifted with a strong and passionate voice, combines in his singing jazz, soul and gospel influences, which results in emotional interpretations with high expressive power. Throughout his long career, he touched several music genres, from jazz to soul, blues, r'n'b, gospel, classical and musical theatre.
His vocal style was influenced by such singers as Stevie Wonder, Ray Charles, Aretha Franklin, Curtis Mayfield or Nat King Cole…
Gianluca and his trio led by the pianist Emilio Merone will take you through a journey through the countless nuances of Love. The soulful repertoire will include songs from Al Green, Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder, Aretha Franklin, but
also some jazz classics that will be wearing a completely new and passionately elegant dress for the occasion. However, as it often happens in Gianluca's shows, there will be surprises and entertainment is guaranteed.
He played in the theatre versions of Footloose, Hair and sung backing vocals at the closing ceremony of the Olympics in 2012 behind all the major British music stars. Due to his unique tone of voice, he won the first press award at the famous Italian talent show Amici and mentions several prestigious collaborations with internationally known artists such as Joey De Francesco, Sarah Jane Morris, Massimo Faraò, Debbie Allen, Harlem gospel singers and many more.
Gianluca De Martini had performed at Jazz Café POSK already in 2013, as a special guest of Italian saxophonist Renato D’Aiello’s band, and was enthusiastically received by the club's audience!
He repeated the success here on February 26, 2022 with his energetic show presenting soul music with elegant jazz twist!
Gianluca De Martini - vocals
Emilio Merone – piano, DM
Giovanni Cresseri - d.bass
Gaetano Di Giacomo - drums
Video (“Crazy”): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=80MOZVaT8VA