where: “WOODSTOCK PLAYHOUSE”
for WOODSTOCK INVITATIONAL LUTHIERS SHOWCASE”
Join us for “TROPICAL PHOTOGRAMS”:
Scenes from Life and Music by Mafalda Minnozzi featuring Paul Ricci on guitar.
About this event:
In “TROPICAL PHOTOGRAMS” Mafalda Minnozzi comes to the Woodstock Invitational Luthiers Showcase for the “String Sampler Concert” at the historic “WOODSTOCK PLAYHOUSE” with scenes and songs from her life via 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 Mafalda taps into both her acclaimed Brazilian album “Sensorial – Portraits in Bossa and Jazz”” and “Cinema City – Jazz Scenes From Italian Film”, both produced and arranged by guitarist Paul Ricci whose unique finger style approach to Bossa and Jazz is full of surprises. Mafalda will present diverse selections such as Ennio Morricone’s “Metti Una Sera A Cena” to Jobim’s “Águas de Março”, from Bruno Martino’s “Estate” to Django Reinhart’s “Nuages”, 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 guitar.
SYNOPSIS OF THE SHOW “TROPICAL PHOTOGRAMS”
In “TROPICAL PHOTOGRAMS – Scenes of life and music in bossa & jazz”, Mafalda Minnozzi sings about her life through the songs and composers who have accompanied and inspired her during her 35-year career. In the new “tropical” version of the show, the repertoire draws from her latest release “Natural Impression” and is centered above all on Jobim, Baden Powell, Marcos Valle and Caetano Veloso, who marked the first years of experiences and collaborations of the singer in Brazil starting from her debut at the “Paradiso”, historic music club in Rio de Janeiro in 1996.
Like in a film, frame by frame, the artist builds her own soundtrack on stage, enriched by other “frames” dedicated to Cole Porter, Ennio Morricone and Bruno Martino that fit perfectly into the musical mosaic of the show thanks to the refined original arrangements.
In this journey that takes the audience from “Águas de Março” to “Coração Vagabundo”, from “My Shining Hour” to “Tu Si ‘Na Cosa Grande”, and from “Samba da Bênção” to “Estate”, Mafalda once again reveals her story that exudes passion and love for the art.