The first formation of Francia Jazzline Orchestra was born in Rome (Italy) in 2003, making his debut in the major clubs of the capital. The musical style ranges from smooth jazz to lounge music, the songs that are born here, only ten years later will be enclosed in the first debut album “Jazz Astoria” published by EFFE Production Music.
Francia Jazzline Orchestra evolves over time by incorporating new elements and then it adds new sound capabilities, creating opportunities that time later, it will lead to albums such as “Mediterraneo“. It is an album very sophisticated, but at the same time light and carefree, great for a relaxing listening with emotion.
Francia Jazzline Orchestra is also a complex organism, versatile and plastic, therefore able to adapt to ever-new sounds. “Solo Noir” is in fact a collection of 12 tracks of old school jazz (dixieland, swing, ragtime) directly inspired by the sordid and the smoky atmosphere of the classic Hollywood movie 30s. It’s definitely an album to collect and not to be missed.
Francia Jazzline Orchestra is always discovering new musical solutions that bring it to enhance many international artists in various musical genres. In fact there are albums that it has performed, playing large repertoires of other talented artists. Among these, there are names like Matt Smith and Phil Figueroa, over Glenn Birks and Thomas Kessler.
Great female voices have helped make some albums masterpieces. Odette Di Maio, the Parov Stelar vocalist, sang “Kill me, slowly” in the album “Pulp Story” (2016). The jazz singer Mietta Dee sings “Stage Lights” in the album “Hollywood Party” (2016). And again, Cesca May sings the beautiful and sunny “Hello Summer”, single released in 2017. The lyrics are edited by well-known Italian author Cristiano Prunas. Shalonda Mathis writes and sings the fabulous song “Only in my Dreams”.