Simona Severini e Jacopo Ferrazza

NAUSICA is a dialogue between two like-minded musicians Simona Severini and Jacopo Ferrazza, who after years of acquaintance meet for the first time on a stage.

NAUSICA represents the coexistence of two distinct attitudes, the relationship between the song form and jazz, between structure and improvisation, between impetus and intimacy.

The repertoire is composed of songs of their own composition created for this project, songs by Joni Mitchell and other authors, reworked through a minimal sound but with great expressive power.

Simona SeverinI

Voice & Guitar

Born in Milan, Simona Severini took her first steps in the world of music by studying classical guitar. She has the opportunity to sing with well-known Italian musicians and composers in the fields of jazz and singer-songwriting, including Pacifico, Enrico Pieranunzi (with whom she has recorded albums in Italy and France and still collaborates), Giorgio Gaslini, Gabriele Mirabassi and others.
She has performed on the stages of many festivals including Umbria Jazz, Paris Jazz Vocal, Festival dei due Mondi di Spoleto, London Jazz Festival, XJazz! Berlin, Cagliari Jazz EXPO, Bologna Jazz Festival, Festival Da Jazz St. Moritz, Auditorium Parco della Musica in Rome, La grande notte del Jazz at the Teatro Grande in Brescia, Filarmonica in Trento, JazzMI at the Triennale in Milan.
With the trio Fedra, she explores the threshold between jazz and early music and performs at the Cappella Paolina del Quirinale live on RAI Radio Tre and at classical music festivals including the Opera Festival in Brescia, the Trento Philharmonic and the Italian Cultural Institute in Stockholm. She has had experience in the theatre as a singer-performer: in 2017, she made her debut at the Piccolo Teatro di Milano as Miranda in a concert-performance dedicated to Shakespeare’s “The Tempest” directed by Massimo Navone and took part in the show “In attesa di Giudizio” directed by Roberto Andò, staged at the Maschio Angioino on the occasion of the Napoli Teatro Festival. In 2016, for the anniversary of Lucio Dalla’s birth, he released ‘Futura / il Coyote’, an EP containing the two tracks recorded in Lucio Dalla’s studio in Bologna. The same year, he is a finalist at Musicultura.
He began his solo career performing at various festivals, theatres and clubs including the London Jazz Festival, XJazz! Festival in Berlin, IIC in London and Oslo, Casa del Jazz in Rome, Triennale in Milan, Blue Note in Milan. In 2019 on the occasion of ‘Women’s Day’ she sings at the Quirinale, in front of the President of the Republic who nominates her Knight of the Italian Republic. In 2020 she releases ‘Ipotesi’, her first solo EP and in 2022 she joins Virgin Records and releases her latest single ‘Non faccio niente’.

Jacopo Ferrazza 


He began studying guitar at the age of 8 and then switched to piano at 11, electric bass at 14 and double bass at 18. He studied bass and double bass with John Patitucci, Aldo Perris, Marco Panascia, Ares Tavolazzi and graduated in classical double bass with Maestro Luca Cola at the Frosinone Conservatory in 2015.
He studied piano with Maestros Annalaura Cavuoto and Pablo Tellèz and graduated in classical piano with Maestro Carlo Negroni in 2016.

He began playing in rock bands in 2003 until entering the jazz sector in 2005. Over the years he won a regional “Reo” scholarship in 2006, in 2007 he came second in the European “Eurobassday” competition, in 2009 he won the youth knighthood award and in 2011 he won the best bassist award in the “Jimmy Woode Award” competition. He is listed among the three best Italian talents in Musica Jazz’s Top Jazz 2017,2019 and 2021. In September 2018 he wins the SIAE Award as best Italian talent and the Jury Prize. In 2022 he wins the California Global music awards in the jazz section with his album Fantàsia.  

He teaches jazz double bass and ensemble music at the ‘Refice’ conservatory in Frosinone.
He has played with great exponents of national and international music such as Dave Liebman, Nicola Piovani, Fabrizio Bosso, George Garzone, Enrico Rava, Paolo Fresu, Logan Richardson, Roberto Gatto, Javier Girotto, Maurizio Giammarco, Florian Weber, Camille Bertault, Greg Hutchinson, Mario Biondi, Rosario Giuliani, Enrico Pieranunzi, Giovanni Amato, Giovanni Falzone, Ada Montellanico, Rita Marcotulli, Antonello Salis, Lorenzo Tucci, Maria Pia De Vito, Karima, Paolo Silvestri, Serena Brancale, Israel Varela, Vittorio Nocenzi, Gegè Munari, Adam Pieronczyk Fabio Zeppetella, Max Ionata, Flavio Boltro, Salvatore Bonafede, Olivia Trummer, Germano Mazzocchetti, Massimo Nunzi, Barbara Casini, Amana Melomè, Pietro Iodice, Claudio and Mario Corvini, Erminio Sinni, Tosca. .as well as theatre and television collaborations with the likes of Sergio Rubini, Nino Castelnuovo, Leo Gullotta, Licia Maglietta, Riccardo Rossi… With his own trio he recorded the album “Rebirth” released in February 2017 produced by CAM jazz and “Theater” in March 2019 also for Cam jazz. In 2021 he released his first album for solo double bass entitled ‘Wood Tales’. 

In February 2022, he released his album ‘Fantasia’ on his newly founded label Teal Dreamers Factory.
In addition to his own quintet, he is a stable member of Fabrizio Bosso’s quartet, Nicola Piovani’s quintet and Ada Montellanico’s quartet. Jacopo has recorded over 40 records as a sideman.  

He has played at major national festivals such as Umbria jazz and many others. He has played and plays at festivals and clubs abroad in Germany, New York, Illinois, Washington, Morocco, South Korea, Finland, Turkey, Poland, Japan, Switzerland, Spain, Bulgaria, China, Czech Republic, North Carolina, Belarus, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Israel…