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Sofia Imbimbo is a jazz vocalist, composer, and arranger. She uses her smooth, clear tone and compositional technique to tell her own stories and create new experiences that capture and move her audience.

Born in New York City in 1997 and raised in Darien, Connecticut, Sofia grew up in an Italian American family. Sofia sung along to Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Louis Prima, and many more Italian American Jazz artists who served as a link to the rest of the genre.


Sofia has been playing piano since she was 4 and flute since 4th grade, but really got into jazz in high school when she attended a jazz camp over the summer. Sofia had already applied to be a Classical Voice major at the University of Illinois by the time jazz had started to become a major interest. After the first year at UIUC, Sofia decided to add jazz as a second major eventually receiving two degrees in Vocal Performance and Jazz Performance. 


Since moving to Amsterdam August of 2019 to pursue her Master’s degree in Jazz Voice at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam, Sofia has recorded her debut album, Mr. Cardinal, set to release April of 2023.


Performed with:

  • Sofia Imbimbo Duo

  • Sofia Michelle Quintet

  • Sofia Michelle Trio

  • The Poblano Project

  • Mitchell Martian Sextet

  • Ornette Coleman Group

  • Composition Group

  • University of Illinois Chamber Singers

  • U of I Jazz Vocal Ensemble

  • U of I Jazz Vocal Combos 1+ 2

  • U of I Women’s Glee

  • U of I Black Chorus

  • U of I Jazz Big Band 4 


Performed at:

  • Carnegie Hall

  • Het Concertgebouw

  • The Rijksmuseum

  • Teylers Museum

  • Flesseman

  • Hortus Botanicus Amsterdam

  • Minton’s Playhouse

  • Litchfield Jazz Festival

  • CvA Blue Note

  • Fiesta Cafe

  • The Iron Post

  • Edinburgh Jazz Bar

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