When we are open there’s Jazz! September 19th 7-10pm, La Cour, French Bistro & Jazz Club, presents MAFALDA MINNOZZI and PAUL RICCI.
MAFALDA MINNOZZI presents “SENSORIAL – Portraits in Bossa & Jazz”
Appearing in Denver for the first time, powerhouse singer Mafalda Minnozzi will preview a revisiting of the magical fusion of Bossa and jazz from her new CD “SENSORIAL” (Dot Time records) in duo with guitarist Paul Ricci for two special nights at La Cour.
Mafalda has an over 20 year solid touring and recording career in Italy and Brazil, marked by collaborations with Milton Nascimento, Guinga, Leny Andrade, Toquinho, Andre Mehmari and others while Ricci’s work with Dom Um Romao, Edison Machado and Astrud and Bebel Gilberto bring something special to the duo.
Mafalda’s charismatic stage presence, vocal range and versatile timbral palette that blurs the line between singer and improviser and earned her a prestigious “Targa Tenco” nomination by the Italian press and a spot among the 10 best jazz vocalists readers poll in Italy’s JAZZIT magazine.
We can expect Mafalda to also draw from her “eMPathia Jazz Duo” project with Ricci to visit some great composers from Italy, France and America.
“Mafalda Minnozzi, is an extraordinary performer. She dominates the stage with her fascinating scenic presence and her powerful and flexible voice, rich in a thousand nuances” – Gerlando Gatto (journalist, music critic and author of”L’Altra Metà del Jazz”)
“Thanks to her experiences with jazz music in Brazil and Italy, both countries influence her way of singing … each interpretation is deep and sensitive. This is jazz for falling in love, the free flight of a bird in a great sky. “- Debbie Burke (blogger and jazz critic)
“She has a beautiful conception of each song and is a wonderful performer. I am fascinated by her way of improvising and interacting” – Gene Bertoncini (legendary NY jazz guitarist)
“…overflowing with interpretative choices, communicative appeal and strong artistic personality, the singer expertly handles the dynamics and projection with grace and deep emotional impact, suggesting a sort of imaginary bridge connecting Italy, the United States and Brazil…”
– Stefano Dentice: Italian Jazz Critic at “ITALIAINJAZZ”
“…delivered the hottest show of the night… the Italian singer Mafalda Minnozzi and American guitarist Paul Ricci literally raised the audience with jazzy versions of classics.”
– Carlos Calado: Brazilian Jazz author and critic at “FOLHA de S.PAULO”.
“… there were some revelations, for example the eMPathia duo composed of Paul Ricci and Mafalda Minnozzi… Fantastic!”
– Humphrey Inzillo: Argentine Jazz critic and author at “LA NACION”.
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