CECILIA MONTE has performed throughout her career on stages in Canada, the US, Brazil, Chile, Uruguay and Argentina. She was applauded for her appearances at the Vancouver International Jazz Festival and the Markham Jazz Festival, during her album release tour in North America (2012). "Open Air" is her first recorded work and was originally released in Canada (2012) and then re-released in Argentina by the Epsa Music label (2013). It was chosen within the BEST DISCS of the year by the Canadian magazine Bossa Nova Music. The CD includes jazz and bossa-nova songs in Portuguese, Spanish and English: original compositions and arrangements of their own. Previously Cecilia had already released two unofficial EPs: "Cecilia Monte Jazz Band" (2012) and "Cecilia Monte Sings Jobim" (2011).
Cecilia Monte was born in Rosario, Argentina in 1985 in a family of musicians, and began her musical training at age 4. For six years, she studied singing at the School of Music of the National University of Rosario and studied vocal technique in private with soprano Marcela Centenaro. Then she began her training in jazz with different instrumentalists in the city. In 2009 she decided to continue her jazz studies in Canada: In Vancouver she's studied scat techniques with Steve Maddock and perfected her vocal technique and style with Karin Plato, with whom she was later presented as her guest that same year.
In 2011 and 2012, Cecilia Monte attended the Howard Rees vocal jazz workshops in Toronto, and also joined the choir he directs: "Toronto Jazz Chorus". She also took classes in style and technique in Montreal with Ranee Lee and participated in the workshops of the outstanding pianist Barry Harris, in New York. In Argentina, she participated in the singing workshops given by Dominique Eade (2011), Judy Niemack (2012), Darmon Meader (2013) and Dena DeRose (2014), within the framework of the International Jazz Festival of Buenos Aires.
Recently, Cecilia Monte toured Chile playing her album and is currently in southern Argentina presenting her new project: CECILIA MONTE JAZZ TRÍO; while working on the compositions of what will be her second album.