Manuela Iori started to play piano when she was six years old with M° Fabio Paciaroni at “Liceo Musicale Nelio Biondi”, Camerino (MC). In 2009 She achieved, at the Conservatory G.Pergolesi in Fermo, the diploma in classical piano; subsequently she moved to Florence where she studied, at Scuola Musicale di Musica di Scandicci, modern and jazz piano with M° Emanuela Fontana. Then she decided to continue with jazz music. In 2015 at the “Accademia italiana del jazz”, she achieved the diploma in jazz piano with M° Alessandro Giachero.
In 2010 she founded “Malibra Trio”, a world music project, with the Griot Brahima Dembelè, from Burkina Faso, and the Israeli percussionist Liron Meyuhas. This experience approached her to African and Oriental music which influences are possible to find in her music.
She has played with Brahima Dembelè, Adama Dembelè, Paul Victoir Debiré, Liron Meyuhas, Paolo Casu, Gianfranco Narracci, Amit Arieli, Franco Baggiani, Renato Cantini, Tommaso Papini, Piero Spitilli, Simone Morgantini.
Maria Teresa Leonetti is a soloist singer and songwriter. She studied classical and modern vocal technique with the soprano Katia Magnani in Florence. Since 2001 she has attended the faculty of Foreign Languages and Literatures at the Bologna University, where she studied French and English. In 2006 she moved to France, in Strasbourg, to work in social field for a one-year european project. In 2007 she came back to Italy. In 2010 she was the runner-up of a national song contest in San Casciano Val di Pesa, Tuscany, and she founded the acoustic trio “Mary & the Prouds” (soul, funk, reggae and latin-jazz covers). In 2013 she started the study of jewish traditional songs (in jewish and yiddish) performing with the Israeli clarinetist Amit Arieli and other musicians of the florentine scene (Renato Cantini, Ferdinando Romano, Gabriele Savarese, Tommaso Papini, Roberto Beneventi, Simone Morgantini, Guido Zorn, Gianfranco Narracci, Joy De Vito) in different locations such as Teatro Alfieri of Asti, Macro Museum of Rome, Pitigliano and Florence Synagogue,Fabbrica Europa,Teatro La Pergola of Florence