Biography: music and singing: an ever-lasting passion
The biography of Valeria Burzi: an artistic vocation manifested in the early years and grown thanks to the passion for singing and for jazz and blues music
Since she was a child, she instinctively preferred listening to coloured artists such as Steve Wonder, Aretha Franklyn, John Coltrane, showing a strong bent for Afro-American music and rhythm.
In the year 2000, she met the person who changed her life, her vocal coach Mrs Luisa Lodi. The never-ending curiosity towards any kind of music leads her to sing in many styles, becoming a versatile performer, with a wide repertoire, able to face any kind of stage, such as being the supporter of a concert of the famous Italian singer Alexia, during summer 2006, in Southern Italy.
Jazz, soul music and R&B bring Valeria to get gigs in the most popular clubs, in the area where she lives, Bologna, Northern Italy.
Some important educational experiences enrich Valeria's artistic path, such as the studies of Artistic Vocology by Dr. Fussi (Ravenna), and she starts studying piano with Maestro Annibale Modoni.
Valeria took her first and second Degree in Jazz Music and Singing with honors (2017, 2020), at Conservatorio Frescobaldi, in Ferrara
In 2010, she goes back to her first love for Afro-American music. She meets some important musicians for her musical growth, such as Roberto Manuzzi, that encourages her to set up her Soul Band with 8 elements, but she also enters the jazz scene of her area. She performs in the most prestigious stages for this music, such as Porretta Soul Festival, Bravo Caffe', Cantina Bentivoglio, Samedan Blues Festival, Blues River Festival, and she gets a contract in the most glamouros city in Switzerland, Gstaad.
In 2010, she also starts working as vocal coach, and today this is not only a job to her, but a true passion to pursue.
In 2015, web editor MusicRaisers supports the album Valeria dedicates to Afro-American music: ''Blackytude''. The album includes Valeria's original songs and gets exclusive National launch by Ansa official Italian press agency, and also good reviews by some important National newspapers, and Capital Radio, that appoints her among the most interesting and versatile Italian jazz and soul singers.
The song ''Dovrò fare senza te'', won an important Regional prize at the contest ''Libera la musica'' (Let the music free).
To complete this good period, the long-running Dr Dixie Jazz Band invites Valeria to join as a vocalist. (2014-2017)
In 2021, the prestigious pop-jazz band “QuartettoZ” also invites Valeria as a vocalist, to enlarge the repertoire to international hits.
"I can't figure out my life without music and singing. Whatever is for 2 or 2000 people, music is a need for my soul to be fine !”.