The concert

Beatrice Zanolini

Saturday 28 May 2016 - at 6.00 p.m.

As part of the 8th National Mines Day, which will be held on 28th May in the Valmalenco, ImiFabi SpA and the Ecomuseum of the Valmalenco are presenting the “Concert in the Brusada Mine: Marco Brioschi – Beatrice Zanolini quintet”.

The quintet will play a collection of great jazz music from the blues and swing period, in honour of the roots of jazz and the original improvised development of Afro-American music.

Leader of the group is Marco Brioschi, recognised as one of the best European trumpeters and Beatrice Zanolini, a singer who is capable of moving even non-jazz lovers.

Brioschi, a performer with a very strong personality, is capble of poetically reinterpreting the classics of jazz. He often uses Latin-Brazilian rhythms, reminiscent of Chet Baker for the clear, expressive sound of his trumpet and the softness of the flugelhorn. He has accompanied many famous singers, including Fiorella Mannoia, Renzo Arbore, Adriano Celentano, Phil Collins, Enzo Jannacci, Luciano Ligabue, Gino Paoli, Massimo Ranieri, Donna Summer, Barry White, Zucchero and many others.

The sophisticated voice of Beatrice Zanolini, with her highly regarded improvisations, will allow newcomers to appreciate the beauty of classical jazz music. Her voice has been described as a voice that "creates emotions". Beatrice prefers a sophisticated repertory from the classics (Brazilian, jazz, pop and soul) to original niche authors. She has completed four theatre seasons with her show “Canto quindi sono” [I sing therefore I am] (2008, 2010, 2011, 2014) with various orchestras in the Strehler, Litta and Sala Fontana theatres in Milan, and 6 editions of the show “Marilyn in Jazz” (2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016), created and produced with the actor, Fabio Bezzi, under the artistic director, Gabriele Comeglio.

The two leaders will be backed in the quintet by the supporting rhythm of three excellent jazz players from the Valtellina, Chicco Cotelli at the piano, Valerio Della Fonte on the double bass and drummer, Tony Arco from Milan.

Chicco Cotelli, well-known in the Valtellina in the world of sport, esteemed pianist and Artistic Director for 25 years of the jazz section of the music circle, the CID of Sondrio. Valerio Della Fonte, brother of Lorenzo (Conductor of the wind orchestra of the Valtellina), a qualified double bass player, composer and teacher. Tony Arco began to study the instrument under the guidance of Enrico Lucchini, and then met Tullio De Piscopo.

He spent five years in America completing his training, where he was the pupil of prestigious teachers and qualified performers, such as Gary Chaffee, Bob Moses and Alan Dawson. Drummer at the mythical "Wally's Jazz Club" in Boston, where he was part of the groups of Roy Hargrove and Antonio Hart, Arco has collaborated with symphony orchestras and big bands, and he is now considered unanimously to be a benchmark in the teaching of jazz drumming. He is also involved in top artistic collaborations in Italian and Italian jazz.

The concert is free of charge and will be held at 6.00 p.m. at the Brusada Ponticelli Mine in Lanzada.
Meet in the little square opposite the mine at 5.45 p.m.
To assist organisation you are kindly asked to book – For information, please contact 339 22 69 257

The quintet, from left to right: Chicco Cotelli - Marco Brioschi - Valerio Della Fonte - Beatrice Zanolini - Tony Arco