Appreciated and highly regarded by the likes of Renzo Arbore, Maurizio Costanzo, Fiorelloand Michael Bublèwith whom he duetted live in Rome in 2007 during Michael’s concert, Matteo Brancaleoni is now consideredone of the leading Italian interpreters of the American 'Songbook'. Among the ten best jazz singers in theItalian poll of 2012 voted by the readers of "Jazzit" magazine. His Live Shows at the prestigious "Blue Note"in Milan have produced a staggering 5 Sold Out Nights. Over the years he was fortunate enough to be working,among others, with jazz musicians of the calibre of: Franco Cerri, Renato Sellani, Gianni Basso andFabrizio Bosso. Often compared to his mentor, Frank Sinatra, Matteo over the years has built an increasinglypersonal and well defined style. The multi-talented artist, singer, actor, radio presenter and journalist wasawarded in 2008 as Best New Talent at the Elba Jazz Festival. His debut album "Just Smile" and his secondalbum "Live In Studio" were enthusiastically received by audiences and critics nationally and internationally.His last record was for two weeks, the best selling jazz album on iTunesand for six months his Liveperformances were listed in the live recommended section by the Apple Store. "Live in the studio" has soldmore than 10 thousand copies in Italy, USA, Canada and Japan. His new album "New Life" was conceivedfrom the encounter with the Roman writer and arranger Nerio Poggi(Papik), already a writing partner forMario Biondi in his last two Albums. Although filled with jazzy atmospheres "New Life" is also a classic blendof 6 great classics and 5 new original songs arranged with different moods and styles ranging from theelegant bossa nova of "How Am I Supposed To Live Without You" (made famous by Michael Bolton andLaura Branningan) to the latin vibes of "Copacabana" by Barry Manilow, going to a swinging version of "BadRomance" by Lady Gaga, to the Burt Bacharach’ inspired original track "Us", going to the captivating ballad"Fly Away With Me" to the jazzy-pop called 'I Will not Let You Go'to a new version of 'Cosa Hai Messo NelCaffe' 'by Riccardo Del Turco, ending with a clever reinterpretation of the successful R&B song by EricCarmen"Never Gonna Fall In Love".