Beyond the Time
ELENA POLETTI & BAND - The art of vocal jazz Many are the possible ways that lead to a successful musical interplay in the language of jazz. Elena Poletti chooses to emphasize, with her mature and distinct vocal personality, her unique arrangement of every tune. Listening to the Italian modern jazz singer performing standards and modern jazz classics with her band, established from some years in Germany, one gets completely involved in the magical interaction and the modern improvising, where the perfect interplay shows that she has found the right partners in music. Her personal interpretation, together with her expert vocal technique, allows her incredible use of the dynamics and perfect control of the intonation. With a singular flexibility, Elena Poletti can remarkably interpret excellent jazz ballads and swing with authority on modern jazz classics. Furthermore, she can still surprise her audience with her warm latin jazz, where the compositions of Antonio Carlos Jobim find a new birth through her original resolution. As a passionate, true Italian woman and singer, Elena Poletti successfully expresses herself in jazz, stemming from the latin intensity that comes from her cultural roots. Every tune is an accurate choice, to which she gives herself completely in every performance. As she says, 'My soul is jazz!' Her voice sounds of heart and soul, reminiscent of legends like Billie Holiday, Sarah Vaughan, Ella Fitzgerald. Listening to Elena Poletti one realizes that, to her, it is less important how others may consider or define her music, whether she is singing modern-jazz, mainstream or whatsoever. Her total 'focus' is on the sound, moreover on the poetry of the unique sound, a concept similar to that which became history, albeit on an instrumental level, with the unforgettable Lester Young.