“My sound and compositions portray my emotions!”- Giuliana Soscia

On the occasion of International Women’s Day, Italian Embassy Cultural Centre presented a concert by the Giuliana Soscia Trio. Soscia is a talented Italian accordion player who has worked with famous orchestras like the Scottish National Jazz Orchestra and the Parco della Musica Jazz Orchestra. The concert started with pieces composed by Giuliana Soscia, “First Impression”, “Contemporary Tango”, “Sonata per Luna crescente” which were followed by “Olhos de gato” by Carla Bley, well known American jazz composer, “Choro Dancado” by Grammy Award winner Maria Schneider, ”Kogun” by Toshiko Akiyoshi, yet another American composer who took inspiration from the Japanese musical tradition. She was accompanied by double bass player Aldo Vigorito and drummer/percussionist Pasquale Fiore.

Did you always want to be a musician and why did you choose the accordion?

For me  Music is  life! The accordion is similar  to the orchestra.

Tell us about some of the female jazz musician who has been big inspirational figures for you?

Carla Bley, Maria Schneider and Toshiko Akiyoshi have inspired me a lot.

There's a lot of female talent being represented out there in the vocal scene, but unfortunately still not so many instrumentalists. What do you think the challenges are facing women in jazz today?

I guess its the men!

How would you describe your sound and approach to music?

My sound and compositions portray my emotions!

What are some of the essential requirements to keep jazz alive and growing?

I feel it's important to create new styles and do fusion  with other traditional music.

Finally, what advice would you have for aspiring female jazz musicians out there?

I advise them to be patient and work hard.

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