May 9 @ 8:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Mafalda Minnozzi Quintet: “FOTOGRAMMI” in the Theater
Join us for “FOTOGRAMMI”: Scenes from Life and Music by Mafalda Minnozzi featuring Paul Ricci
In “Fotogrammi” Mafalda Minnozzi returns to Birdland with scenes and songs from her life through the composers who accompanied and inspired her during her 35 year career in Brazil, Italy, and beyond. Just as in a movie, frame after frame, she presents an intimate soundtrack that can seduce the audience into becoming co-stars in the same film.
With a jazz sensibility and an all star Brazilian band, Mafalda taps into both her acclaimed Brazilian album “Sensorial – Portraits in Bossa and Jazz”” and her latest “Cinema City – Jazz Scenes From Italian Film”.
Under the direction of NY guitarist Paul Ricci, Mafalda will present diverse selections such as Ennio Morricone’s “Nuovo Cinema Paradiso” to Jobim’s “Águas de Março”, from Bruno Martino’s “Estate” to Nino Rota’s “La Dolce Vita”, all together with some Cole Porter and Piaf to unify the world’s great songbooks in Mafalda’s very personal improvisational styling and passionate interplay with the band.
Mafalda Minnozzi – vocals
Paul Ricci – guitars
Helio Alves – piano
Eduardo Belo – acoustic bass
Rogerio Boccato – percussion
Franz Hackl – trumpet