Able to perform various styles of music ranging from Jazz, Blues, Bossanova, Pop and the classic Italian Songbook, the Irene Serra Band were Time Out Critics Choice in 2015 and are building up a fantastic reputation from performing in prestigious venues around the UK and London such as the Barbican Centre, Ronnie Scotts, Pizza Express Jazz Club in Dean Street, the 606 Jazz Club, the Union Chapel in Islington, Kings Place, the Forge Venue, the Hackney Empire, Theatre Royal Stratford East, and the National Theatre.
Irene was one of the semi-finalists in The Brussels International Young Jazz Singer in 2008 and was the only European finalist in the Shure Jazz Voice Competition at the Montreux Jazz Festival in 2009. She has also worked as a session singer and vocalist in Spain, Italy, France, Belgium, Switzerland and the UK.
Born in Milan, Italy, Irene moved to Denmark at the age of 3. From a very young age she developed her love for singing whilst performing in choirs, musicals and church. After moving back to Milan, she started studying Jazz at the age of 16 with the renowned Italian Jazz singer Tiziana Ghiglioni at the Academy of Music in Milan. She moved to London in 1999 to continue her music studies at the University Of Surrey and then Goldsmiths College. She currently holds a Grade 8 voice in Classical Music and has recently completed a Masters in Music (Jazz Studies) at the Guildhall School Of Music and Drama.