Independent recording artist, Gianna Salvato, is the rare voice that cannot be easily defined by any genre. Gianna's first song, written at age 13, went on to top the Songwriters Circle charts for several months. Building on this success, Gianna won Amateur Night at The Apollo Theater and was also selected by Bill Seidman to participate in the BMI sponsored professional songwriters workshop. Up next, she will be releasing her debut EP, which is a showcase of her evolution as an artist. Behind it all is her sultry voice, peppered with innocence and emotional depth.
Whether it is through her music or in her everyday life, Gianna lives with absolute purpose. Though still difficult to talk about, overcoming a personal loss has made her a stronger, more thoughtful person with poise and maturity beyond her years. As a true testament of her ambition, Gianna graduated high school at age 16, has attended classes at Juilliard, and is 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 and possesses a deep desire to express her story through music.
As a songwriter, Gianna writes from personal experiences and believes the best songs come from real life situations. “I don’t write about anything that I haven’t personally experienced. I want people to read my lyrics and know me…to not only listen to my music, but to feel it. It’s very important for people to understand my music, because all of my favorite artists are the people I can relate to.”
While Gianna’s lyrics are influenced through personal experiences, her music style is influenced by iconic artists such as James Brown, Amy Winehouse, Frank Sinatra and Alicia Keys. Always striving to work on her craft and learn from those around her, Gianna has collaborated with some of Los Angeles and Nashville’s leading songwriters, including: Stefan Skarbek, Mikal Blue, Nikki Flores, Natalie Hemby, Chris Caswell, Jeff Cohen, Jason Reeves and Anthony Saunders. These profound experiences have undoubtedly helped her to further develop her own unique style and sound.
In 2014, Gianna continued her journey by taking her talents to national television, appearing on season seven of NBC’s “The Voice.” She ultimately landed a coveted spot on “Team Gwen,” where Gwen Stefani was her musical mentor. This incredible experience, as well as working with Gwen, taught her a great deal about having a commanding stage presence.
In addition to performing, Gianna continues to collaborate with esteemed writers and producers. Her debut song "Baby It’s You" from the upcoming EP is now available on iTunes. “Baby It’s You,” which was co-written with Anthony Saunders, showcases a lighter side of Gianna, highlighting her upbeat interpretation of the excitement of meeting someone you can’t stop thinking about.
Gianna’s work ethic stems from her passion for creating music. “When you find something you are passionate about, you keep at it no matter the obstacles,” asserts Gianna. Music has gotten Gianna through the most difficult times in her life, further adding, “I always knew that if I didn’t stay true to myself, I would never be happy. In the end, you have to do what’s right for you.”
Aside from her music, Gianna is passionate about working with organizations that support domestic violence and mental health awareness.
It is impossible to capture the essence of Gianna with words, the best way to get to know her is to listen to her music: Soulful. Genuine. Strong. Ready.
Gianna currently resides in New York.