- Category : 1975-births
- Type : MGE
- Profile : 2/4 - Hermit / Opportunist
- Definition : Split - Small (10,13,15,37)
- Incarnation Cross : RAX Eden 2
American singer-songwriter, and pianist, based in New York City, who brings a variety of pop, jazz, cabaret and Latin influences to the table. Civello sings and writes in at least four languages—English, Italian, Portuguese and Spanish—and when she performs in English, she sings with only a slight hint of an Italian accent.
Civello was still living in Italy when, at the age of 17, she was hired to perform as a featured vocalist for the Mario Raja Big Bang. After that, she was employed by Italian jazz drummer Roberto Gatto, who is well known in Italy and included her in his group the Noisemakers.
In 1993, she moved to Boston after being awarded a scholarship to the prestigious Berklee College of Music—and by the time she graduated from Berklee in 1998, Civello had received a Boston Jazz Society Award as well as a Cleo Laine Award. In 2000, she left Boston for New York City, where she met veteran record producer Russ Titelman. He went on to produce a demo for Civello and introduced her to Ron Goldstein, president and CEO of the Verve Music Group, and Goldstein ended up offering her a contract. Titelman also introduced Civello to veteran pop composer Burt Bacharach, with whom she co-wrote the song "Trouble." Last Quarter Moon, Civello's first album for Verve, was released in February 2005 in the United States.