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Silvia Donati 
 
Nata a Bologna, inizia a cantare grazie ad un’innata passione per la musica "nera", prima lavorando con gruppi funky e rhythm'n'blues, poi approdando al jazz attraverso la partecipazione ad alcuni workshops: Barry Harris, Art Taylor, Rachel Gould, Horace Parlan.Collabora stabilmente con il quintetto di Marcello Tonolo "Music on Poetry" con il quale ha inciso i CD "Days" e "Seed Journey" con composizioni originali scritte rispettivamente su poesie di Philip Larkin e Gregory Corso.Ha cantato in varie formazioni con alcuni tra i migliori artisti italiani tra cui S.Gibellini, P.Tonolo, R. Chicco, A.Tavolazzi, D. Rea, N.Stilo, G.Bianchetti, A.Borsari, C.Atti, J.Villotti partecipando a Jazz Festivals e rassegne oltre ad una costante attività nei clubs.Appassionata da anni di musica brasiliana ha collaborato come cantante ed autrice di testi ad un progetto discografico di Nicola Stilo con special guest Toninho Horta.

Born in Bologna (Italy), Silvia Donati starts to sing inspired by her great passion for black-music. After working with funk and rhythm 'n' blues bands, she takes an interest in jazz and attends several workshops held by jazz masters such as Barry Harris, Art Taylor, Rachel Gould, Horace Parlan. Studying with these great artists urges her to get deeper and deeper in the language of jazz. Silvia is currently a stable member of Marcello Tonolo’s "Music on Poetry" 5tet. and is featured on two recordings by this combo: "Days" and "Seed Journey" based on Philip Larkin’s and Gregory Corso’s poems.
She regularly works with some of the best Italian musicians (Sandro Gibellini, Pietro Tonolo, Renato Chicco, Ares Tavolazzi, Danilo Rea, Giancarlo Bianchetti, Alberto Borsari, Carlo Atti, Jimmy Villotti), and also participates to various Jazz Festivals.
Recently Silvia has contributed her talent both as a singer and a lyricist to flutist and guitarist (as well as former Chet Baker’s band mate) Nicola Stilo’s recording featuring great Brazilian guitarist/composer Toninho Horta as a special guest.
 
   


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