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Ivana Santilli

R&B/Soul, Singer/Songwriter, Other, Funk, Jazz

Ivana Santilli

May 22, 2020

“This is an exciting time for anyone who’s survived the last 15 years in the music industry throughout the shift between the physical & the internet world,” says Santilli. “The necessity of music as healing & relating, with the possibilities, It’s the dawn of a new era”. While the singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist has her eyes firmly set on the future, the Italian/French Toronto native has had an impressive twenty five years to say the least. Her first band, Bass is Base, earned a Juno in 1995 for their blend of funk and pop. Since parting ways in 1999, Santilli has released four solo albums to critical acclaim & awards, surpassed indie sales records, and performed internationally from London to Tokyo and toured with big acts like James Brown, Tito Puente, De La Soul, Jamiroquai, and the Roots. As an artist, she has never been afraid to experiment, exploring genres as diverse as soul, pop, drum n'bass, funk, jazz, bossa nova, electronica and R&B. With her sensual her signature sensual brand of pop dipped soul, Late Night Light, her new album continues down this path of musical adventurousness as Santilli connects classic to modern sensibilities including collaborations by Stuart Matthewman (Sade/Maxwell), Mike Lindup (Level 42), Dego (4 Hero), King Britt, Nasri Atweh (Magic!), Eon Sinclair (Bedouin Soundclash), etc... Her music fits into now, but doesn't get stuck there. Part of the Santilli’s timelessness comes from the soul-bearing lyrics she is known for, "I don't buy the agism towards women that exists in the music industry. People often ask ‘why are you still doing what you’re doing?’, well, I’m still doin it, cause I’m not yet done”.