The versatile Roberta Gambarini can achieve almost anything with her voice: scatting, imitating Dizzy Gillespie's trumpet solos and interpreting standards from the American Songbook beautifully. "Gambarini is a worthy successor to Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughan, and Carmen McRae," the Boston Globe wrote about the Italian vocalist. One could even call the delicate singer Frank Sinatra's heir. Just listen to her determined, persuasive phrasing in Easy to Love. Since she took up residence in New York in 1998, she has worked with all the great names of jazz including Hank Jones, Slide Hampton, James Moody, Toots Thielemans and Herbie Hancock. Meanwhile, Gambarini has released her third album, So In Love, on which Moody and Roy Hargrove also participated. Only last year the singer made a great impression at the North Sea Jazz Festival with the Roy Hargrove Big Band. There's no doubt she will match last year's effort.