Berklee Summer in the CityCettina Donato Trio
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Cettina Donato is an Italian piano player and composer. Born in Messina, Sicily, she attended the conservatory in Reggio, Calabria, where she studied classical music and composition. She also received a degree in jazz from the Conservatory of Messina.
In 2008, she attended the Umbria Jazz Clinics in Perugia where she was awarded a scholarship to attend Berklee. Her first album, Pristine, contains her own compositions and arrangements.
As a Berklee student, Donato has worked as a tutor and student ambassador. She was piano accompanist for Berklee at the Umbria Jazz Festival and has played several concerts at Berklee as a band leader and a composer. Donato received the Carla Bley Award from the Jazz Composition Department. She also composed and performed a track on a recent CD released by Jazz Revelation Records.