Il 19 July Will be held at Vallepicciola, winery in Chianti Classico, the second long-awaited date of Vallepicciola Winery Tasting Jazz, jazz festival in the countryside of Castelnuovo Berardenga, a few kilometers from Siena, animated by engaging notes internationally renowned artists and by Vallepicciola brand wines.
In the spotlight, after the success of Tommaso Perazzo trio took the stage on Saturday 13 July, this time there will be Camilla Battaglia EMIT together with Michele Tino on alto sax, Andrea Lombardini on electric bass and Bernardo Guerra on drums.
Battaglia is one of the most promising singers and composers on the Italian scene, who with her latest album "EMIT: Rotator Tenet" celebrates the concept of time in music through the lens of science and philosophy. It is in fact inspired by the poems of Sylvia Plath, the letters contained in the premises of Heidegger's "Being and Time", the numbers corresponding to the consonants between the words proclaimed by the demon in "The gay science" of Nietzsche and, finally, to the effective images of Carlo Rovelli in "The order of time". Camilla Battaglia questions the flow of time, following an analytical process in which music is also dictated by theories that demonstrate the existence of innumerable discontinuous realities that coexist in different times and spaces.
The 22 July Vallepicciola will become a spectacular stage for Ben Wendel's unique and unmissable Italian date with his Seasons Band.
One of the most famous saxophonists in the world, Ben had already produced in the 2015 an artistic music / video project entitled The Seasons and inspired by a series of 12 songs for piano written in 1876 by Tchaikovsky. In the last year he decided to expand this project and take it around the world in an enlarged version, in a quintet. The band with which Ben Wendel will perform will be in effect an all-stars-band with musicians among the most known and appreciated of the world jazz scene: Aaron Parks on piano, Gilad Hekselman on guitar, Matt Brewer on double bass and Kendrick Scott on battery.
Last date will be that of the 23 July in which the trio headed by Dayna Stephens, saxophonist and composer, class' 78, among the most renowned on the world scene, will perform.
In addition to directing their own groups, the prestigious collaborations of Dayna do not count: he has in fact collaborated permanently with musicians of the caliber of Kenny Barron, Ambrose Akinmusire, Taylor Eigsti, Julian Lage, Eric Harland, Brad Mehldau, Larry Granadier, Aaron Parks, Walter Smith III, Gerald Clayton and other contemporaries. With 8 records on its heels, for the Vallepicciola Winery Tasting Jazz Dayna will perform in trio with an exceptional rhythm composed by Dario Deidda on electric bass and by Anthony Pinciotti on drums.
Ma Vallepicciola Winery Tasting Jazz will not only be music, but also good food accompanied by Vallepicciola wines, a winery that extends to 265 hectares, among woods, vines and olive trees.
Hours 20 buffet and wine tasting - 21.15 hours beginning of the concert
Cost 20 euro per person including buffet, a glass of wine and concert.
15% discount at the wineshop with entrance ticket
Booking required at 0577 number. 1698718
Camilla Battaglia EMIT
Camilla Battaglia: Voice, Keys, Electronics
Michele Tino: Alto Sax
Andrea Lombardini: Electric Bass
Bernando Guerra: Battery
Ben Wendel Seasons Band
Ben Wendel: Tenor Sax
Aaron Parks: Piano
Gilad Hekselman: Guitar
Matt Brewer: Double Bass
Kendrick Scott: Battery
Dayna Stephens TRIO
Dayna Stephens: Tenor Sax
Dario Deidda: Electric Bass
Anthony Pinciotti: Battery
Vallepicciola, in the countryside of Castelnuovo Berardenga, is a winery that extends for 265 hectares, among woods, vines and olive trees that give life to an excellent Tuscan extra virgin from the moraiolo, leccino and frantoio varieties. The hectares of vineyards are 95 and include the king of Tuscan vines, Sangiovese and international varieties such as pinot noir, merlot, cabernet sauvignon, cabernet franc, petit verdot and chardonnay.
The vineyards of Vallepicciola, distributed over the hilly areas to the left of the Arbia river, have been carefully selected according to the composition of the soils and areas in which clays, calcareous marls, bluish marls, tuff, sandstones and sand alternate. And this is precisely the added value of Vallepicciola: the great variability of the soils that gives wealth, elegance and uniqueness to the wines that are born here. Vallepicciola, owned by the Bolfo family, is headed by Alberto Colombo, assisted by a young and professional staff. Riccardo Cotarella is the consultant oenologist.