Joe Barbieri is a fascinating anomaly. An outsider who outside the industry's track has been able to build a personal path and which has succeeded in the rare result of conveying the genuine appreciation of colleagues, critics and the audience.
Joe Barbieri released 5 albums of original songs so far ("In Parole Povere" 2004, "Maison Maravilha" 2009, "Respiro" 2012, "Cosmonauta Da Appartamento" 2015 and "Origami" 2017), as well as a live cd + dvd ("Maison Maravilha Viva" 2010) recorded at the Auditorium Parco della Musica in Rome (Italy) and two albums dedicated to his heroes in vocal jazz: Chet Baker ("Chet Lives!" 2013), and Billie Holiday ("Dear Billie" 2019).
His music (sold in tens of thousands of copies) is released in many countries of the world, and his personal stylistic code - which links the pop to jazz to world music - has led him over the years to collaborate with colleagues in each of these musical genres (from Omara Portuondo to Stefano Bollani, from Stacey Kent to Luz Casal, from Jorge Drexler to Hamilton De Holanda) and to play on some of the most prestigious stages on the planet.
Joe Barbieri is one the most appreciated Italian authors, and he has often preferred women's voices as interpreters of his songs over the years.