Ilaria Ceccherini

Ilaria Ceccherini began studying modern voice with Susy Bellucci, then continued with Mya Fracassini, and later on with Stefania Scarinzi at the CAM School of Music in Scandicci. Ceccherini also studied bel canto with Valerio del Piccolo and scat  improvisation with Titta Nesti. In 1996, she attended the Berklee School Clinics in Perugia. In 1998; she took part in a vocal seminar with Tiziana Ghiglioni and in 2005, a scat workshop with Sheila Jordan. Ilaria sings blues and jazz with a variety of bands, among which: the acid jazz group, Urban Tribe. She sang in the gospel choir Vocimania for ten years, in the praise/gospel sextet,  Aisha of the Adventist Church in Florence and in the accappella quintet, Redi 47, with songs arranged by Leonardo Pieri. Her first students were her collegues singers of the choir Vocimania. She has taught at the Accademia di S. Felice, at the school All Music in Florence and at the Lab Studio in Prato.  In 2000, she created the Shadows and Light Trio, interpreting some of the most known tracks of Joni Mitchell  in collaboration with guitarist Andrea Bonardi and percussionist/ drummer Riccardo Innocenti.  In 2002, she became a member of the company Kasparhauser where she played the role of Eddie in the musical “Rocky Horror Show” and took part in the choir, in many theatres and also at the Sashall Theatre in Florence. She is also one of the four backing vocals in “A Day in the Life”, an original production of the company, based on the music of the Beatles, on stage at the Puccini Theatre in Florence.  In 2004, she founded the coverband The Rain Dogs interpreting Tom Waits songs, arranged by Lorenzo Vezzali also on the double bass, Ian Da Preda on the vibraphone And Aldo Viti on the drums. She is now collaborating with the pianist Lucia Porri in a musical theatre project The ladies of the Musical Theatre.