Vanina de Franco is a French singer, pianist, author and composer, of Italian origin.
Trained in classical piano at the Bourgoin-Jallieu Conservatory (France), she devoted herself to singing jazz from the age of 19, notably alongside Jean-François Rouchon (CRR Lyon) and Sara Lazarus (Bill Evans Piano Academy). She also studied harmony and jazz composition at the Bill Evans Piano Academy.
An expressive and generous singer, Vanina started singing jazz for the rhythmic and harmonic freedom. Once onn stage and in contact with other musicians and the public, she developed a vocal technique based on body and movement.
Vanina is an artist who regularly performs jazz and songs in festivals in France and abroad (Duc des Lombards, Small’s Jazz Club, La Cigale, Printemps de Bourges, Jazz In Marciac, etc.).
She has also performed with eclectic formations: her personal project of “jazz song”; The Voice Messengers, famous French vocal big band; “Gainsbourg … Moi non plus”, a tribute to Serge Gainsbourg with Stéphane Cochet (piano), Sébastien Giniaux (guitar), François Merville (drums) and Emek Evci (double bass); and as a guest in jazz and swing orchestras: the quintet Samy Daussat, The Dusty Bottoms,…
Her first jazz song album, “HyperCardioïde”, which she wrote and composed, was released in June 2018 and received excellent reviews, notably “fff” in Télérama.
In addition to performing, Vanina regularly intervenes as a voice teacher: in primary schools with SACEM, in prisons with the Champ Libre association, occasionally at IMEP Paris College of Music, and also in private lessons.
She is also a vocal coach: for performing artists, at La Manufacture Chanson, or to accompany oral presentations in companies, with Medias Uniques.