Eloisa Manera Italian-Spanish violinist, composer and improviser with a strong classical background is making herself more and more known in the jazz and creative music arena. Focusing on experimental music, art, and a keen interest on the anthropological-migratory character of music seen as the artistic dimension that represents the catalyst of different cultures, she has always been devoted to music with great curiosity and passion, analyzing the relationship between composing and improvising. In the past few years her most recent works include a solo album with electronics (Rondine, Swallow) and a project inspired by the Città Invisibili, The Invisible Cities by Calvino with an eight-element ensemble.
Academic studies: Violin Diploma at the B. Marcello Conservatory in Venice, Academy of La Scala Theatre in Milan, classical superior biennium at the IMP Monteverdi in Cremona (highest grade and cum laude distinction) and Jazz biennium at the G. Verdi Conservatory in Milan.
Advanced courses: Riva del Garda, Salamanca, Freiburg (Germany), Columbus and NY (USA), Nuoro, Portogruaro.
Influential encounters and maestros: Mark Feldman, Christian Howes, Mat Maneri, Barry Harris, John Axelrod, Billy Contreras, Tiziano Severini, Magdalena Rezler, Francesco Manara, Zach Broch.
Training Course for teaching the Feldenkrais Method (2006-2009)
- MUSICA JAZZ MAGAZINE
2012 Artchipel wins the “Best jazz group of the year” award as Italian group
2014 Eloisa is included in the “women who are changing jazz” shortlist
2015 Eloisa is included in the list of “best new talents” (16th)
2017 Eloisa is included in the list of “best new talents” ( 8th)
- 2017 Artchipel wins the “Best jazz group of the year” award as Italian group
SHE HAS PLAYED WITH/She appears in records with:
Herbie Hancock, Karl Berger, Ralph Alessi, Paolo Fresu, Chris Cutler, Keith and Julie Tippett, Mike and Kate Westbrook, Adam Rudolph, Cyro Baptista, Noa, Skin, Dolores O’riordan (The Cranberries), Giovanni Sollima, Enrico Intra, Simone Zanchini, Roberto Cecchetto, Andrea Dulbecco, Mario Marzi, Marco Remondini, Felice Clemente, Tony Arco, Roberto Zanisi, Gianluca Di Ienno, Marco Vaggi, Ferdinando Faraò, Danilo Gallo, Dudu Kouatè, Emanuele Parrini, Giacomo Papetti, Emilio Galante, Massimo Giuntoli, Gianluca Barbaro, Tito Mangialajo Rantzer, Mario Brunello, Ingrid Sestro, Giovanni Falzone, Tino Tracanna, Pasquale Mirra, Gabriele Mitelli, Piero Bittolo Bon, Massimiliano Milesi, La Crus, Marlene Kuntz, I Mercanti di Liquore, Malika Ayane, Carlo Nicita, Walter Buonanno Bonnot, Yigit Ozatalay, John Ehlis, Sana Nagano, Amalia Lopez Chueca, Francesco Chiapperini, Filippo Sala, Mikko Inannen, Yasuno Katsuki, Kresten Osgood…
The Stone (NY), Clusone Jazz, Torino Jazz Festival, Mantova Jazz Festival, San Fermìn Jazz Festival (Pamplona), AutFest (Berlin), Hudson River Jazz Festival (USA), La Scala Theatre, Bergamo Jazz, Stradivari Festival, Trentino in Jazz, Taphros jazz, Iseo Jazz, Roman Theatre of Aspendos (Turkey), Ad Alta Voce, Piacenza Jazz Festival, Lampi, Notturni, Suoni Mobili, Mantova Literature Festival, Da vicino nessuno è normale (Close up noboby is normal), Collisioni, Morlacchi Theatre (Perugia), Gallarate Jazz, San Fedele Musica, Nardis jazz club (Istanbul), Sala Clamores jazz (Madrid), Museo del ‘900 (Milan), Museo Napoleonico (Rome), Jazz en el CAAC (Seville), Arcimboldi Theatre, Novara Jazz, Ah Uhm, Il Ritmo delle Città, Sile Jazz, Vittorio Alfieri Theatre (Asti), Fasano Jazz, Brianza Open Jazz, Museo Civico e Auditorium Giovanni Arvedi (Cremona), RAI Auditorium (Palermo)…