"I was born in Rome, Italy...my childhood was spent in a very creative environment, close to the rhythms of nature and its music. Surrounded by musical instruments of many kinds, my own musical adventure began with the violin, playing classical music." Fascinated by this world of notes and sounds, music has been Greta's career and life ever since. In 1998, Greta attended a Berklee College of Music Summer workshop, and was subsequently awarded a scholarship to attend the school but instead went to NYC.
A love of language became a second passion as the professional need to sing in English, Portuguese, Spanish, and Italian arose through the various concerts and recordings she was involved in. Importantly, her passion of note patterns and rhythms, has allowed her to experiment and experience the challenging and inventive form of jazz singing called Scatting.
Greta went to the United States and New York City, to immerse herself in the most famous Jazz scene in the world and and ended up as a Decca/Universal recording artist. The NYC musical scene is open to vocal experimentation in a way no other city is, allowing Greta the freedom to discover and explore new aspects of her voice and musicality.
In 2009 Greta toured throughout Europe with Greta's Bakery as opening act for Joe Jackson winning the audience's consent everywhere. In 2010 Greta's Bakery DEBUT album "The Edge of Everything" came out in the US and some great guests partecipated in the making of the record such as Curtis King, Diane Warren, Poogie Bell and Sandro Albert.
The same year Greta partecipated as guest singer/songwriter on Patricia Romania's debut album "Sou Brasileira" for Pony Canyon Records Japan, collaborating with great artists such as Terri Lynn Carrington, Mitch Forman,Robert IrvinIII, Paolo Braga, Toninho Horta, Arthur Maia, Darryl Tooks and many others.
Greta has shared the stage and been mentored by great musicians and producers who support her sound and have invited her to create new projects.
In 2011 Greta released a new album "Brazilian Nights Live at ZincBar", the result of over a year collaboration with legendary Brazilian pianist Cidinho Teixeira, bassist Itaiguara Brandao, drummer Mauricio Zottareli and saxophonist Rodrigo Ursaia.
Same year Greta released a new single called "View From The Moon". An interesting mix between old and contemporary music.. The song recalls the sound of the famous Count Basie Orchestra through a powerfoul brass arrangment bringing the listener 'back in the days' with the '40s stile vocal harmonies of the background vocals. The result is a refreshing mix of a sophisticated 'Euro Swing' sound and a pop kickdrum on the downbeat.
2011 is also the year of Greta's return to Italy , playing some of the most prestigious festival in the country as such as Umbria Jazz Winter#19, where she was noticed by national radio station 'Isoradio' and defined the most interesting discovery of the festival!
Greta's return to Italy has brought several great new collaboration, the most prolific one has been the one with Gegé Telesforo, a famous singer and showman, with whom Greta has written and recorded his last record called Nu Joy published by Columbia Records and Distribued by Sony Music.
Greta is now busy touring with Gegè's band (just finished a very intense winter tour that started at the Umbria Jazz winter Festival#20 that ended at the Auditorium Parco della Musica in Rome).
Greta has 2 new albums ready to come out : the second album of 'Greta's Bekery', produced by Andrea Sammartino and supervised by jazz legend Larry Williams, who is also a guestartist in 'My Angel' , featuring Curtis KingJr. as a special guest on 'Lover' and a tribute album to Mina (Italy's most famous singer back in the 60's).
..Greta has a special gift where she is able to transform a song into a personal statement and is able to seduce the listener into believing her message, no matter if you speak her language or not. She interprets a melody like a great instrumentalist, not just a vocalist, adding her flare and style at the perfect moments, making the melody new, while keeping the original intention in tact as well...Greta is one of the best singers I have ever heard which is why we need her to do all the things that her heart and spirit guide her to do, as I am sure this will be a great contribution to the music industry and the world in general...
Terri Lynn Carrington
...My introduction to Greta happened when I was called into the studio to sing her CD. I was immediately impressed by this big voice coming from such a small person. I found her pitch to be quite impeccable and she had great command and control of her instrument. I found out later that also speaks and sings in several languages. For someone as young as she is, she has the soul of an old jazz singer from the early 50's and 60's reincarnated. As a professional singer myself, I can say from experience that Greta is a very gifted singer and performer who never disappoints from the moment you hear her...