Gianna Salvato, 17-year-old solo artist, has accomplished much already in the dawn of her musical career. Her impressive resume includes working closely with top music producers to singing in legendary venues. Behind it all is her sultry voice, peppered with innocence and emotional depth.
Gianna's first song, written at age 13 topped songwriter charts at songcirclemusic.com for several months. She continues to catch the attention of her growing fan base, famed music executives and performing for special interest groups (Stevie Wonder's annual "House Full of Toys" Event in LA, Light of Day, The Seak Foundation, MoonWalk NYC 2013 to name a few ) with her honest and impassioned brand of pop/soul music. Gianna recently won Amateur Night at The Apollo and was selected by Bill Seidman to participate in the BMI sponsored songwriters workshop.
Gianna lives her life with absolute purpose. Though still difficult to talk about, overcoming the a personal loss has made her a stronger, deeper person who has poise and maturity beyond her years. Currently, she is attending classes at Juilliard and taking online courses at Berklee College of Music all while maintaining a busy rehearsal, performance and writing schedule. She is a young artist with a beautiful message who is driven about her career and possesses a deep desire to express her story through music.
Gianna credits her sister Raquel and their shared love of Alicia Keys for the unfolding of events that brought her demo full circle, from friends of the family to famed Music Director and producer Onree Gill. Onree knew there was something special about Gianna and subsequently began mentoring her.
Gianna's power ballads may be credited to the influence of artists like Keys, Al Green, Aretha Franklin and Christina Aguilera. Her journey has already led her to Nashville and Los Angeles to collaborate with seasoned songwriters like Mikal Blue, Chantal Kreviazuk, D'Mile, Natalie Hemby , Michael Warren, Jesse Harris, Jeff Cohen and Jason Reeves, experiences that Gianna says has helped her further develop her own voice and sound.
When asked about her songwriting process Gianna explains "I'll start with a thought that I want to express that usually will spark more ideas for a melody to go along with what I am trying to say. I'll just toy around on my piano until I think I'm onto something , I just try to think about how I felt when I was experiencing whatever I'm writing about and figure out how to frame it in a way that everyone can relate to. In addition to performing, Gianna continues to collaborate with esteemed writers and producers. Currently, her debut song "How Can I Save the World" is being mixed by the legendary Tony Maserati.
The best way to get to know Gianna is to listen to her sing. Soulful. Genuine. Strong. Ready...