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July 13-24, 2011 - CASTELLO BANFI ANNOUNCES PROGRAM FOR XIV EDITION OF JAZZ & WINE IN MONTALCINO
Jazz & Wine in Montalcino is one of the longest running and most prestigious national music celebrations in Italy. The festival is a joint venture between the premier Tuscan vineyard estate Castello Banfi, Jazz&Image Cultural Organization of Rome and the township of Montalcino. The program for the 14th edition of this event stands out for its absolute prestige, with concerts to satisfy even the most refined audience.
On Wednesday, July 13th the internationally renowned guitarist Emanuele Basentini, leading his Pure Jazz Quartet, will play for the grand opening concert in the evocative scenario of the medieval walls of Castello Banfi. The remaining concerts, as usual, will change venue to the magnificent 13th century Fortress of Montalcino. On Thursday July 14th, the Trio di Salerno & Solis String Quartet, will perform their joint effort of seven elements, including violins, violas and cellos, uniting classic jazz and world music. On Friday July 15th, the potential highlight concert will take place with the exclusive European debut of Tribute to Michael Brecker with the participation of artists Joe Calderazzo, Alex Sipiagin, Adam Rogers, Boris Kozlov and Adam Nussbaum.
Continuing with big names, Saturday July the 16th will see the awaited return of Danilo Rea’s Piano Solo, one of the most eclectic and elegant events in Jazz music. The first week will end in grand style on Sunday July 17th with the Latin sound of Girotto-Servillo-Mangalavite Trio, a meeting between jazz and author music.
On Thursday July the 21st, Jazz & Wine in Montalcino starts up again with Soul Dixie, a quartet led by Lello Panico and Dario Deidda, along with the special performance of famous harmonica player and vocalist Tollak. On July 22nd, another big Italian piano player, Enrico Pieranunzi, will perform together with Bill Smith and his electronic clarinet in his unique Italian show. On Saturday, 23rd of July Cinzia Tedesco will interpret the very best of Bob Dylan in the much anticipated concert Like Bob Dylan. On July 24th, the original encounter between the powerful and multifaceted voice of Elio and the talented and affirmed piano player Roberto Prosseda will close the extraordinary 2011 edition of Jazz & Wine in Montalcino.
For the 14th consecutive year, the two intimate and intense pleasures of jazz music and fine wine will be united once again – celebrating the growing success of their enthusiastic encounter in Montalcino, the city of Brunello.
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