|Montalcino jazz and wine 2015
The program of the 18th edition of Montalcino Jazz & Wine brings one of my favorite Italian musicians to Brunello town on the evening of the 17th of July. Sergio Cammariere may not be known as well as Paolo Conte out of Italy, but his music will definitely be enjoyed by the fans of the latter.
The seven concerts of the 2015 festival have something for every taste: two Saudade inspired nights on the 14th and 19th of July and an evening in the footsteps of Django Reinhardt with French gypsy jazz guitarist Angelo Debarre on July 16. Debarre also offers a master class on the afternoon of July 15 (contact email@example.com if you'd like to participate).
For bepop lovers the highlight of the music festival in Brunello town will be the Cookers on July 18. The American members of the septet look back on half a century of jazz music played in the company of the most famous names of the genre (Art Blakey, Sony Rollins, Dina Washington, Art Pepper, Miles Davis and Stan Getz to name but a few). Considering that the Cooker's band name was inspired by trumpeter Freddie Hubbard's 1965 Blue Note album, you'll know what you're in for.
MONTALCINO JAZZ & WINE 2015, JULY 14 to 19
Tickets: 15€. Reservation of tickets and tables via firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: 0577 849 331. Concerts starts at 9.45 pm.
A simple dinner can be eaten beforehand at the fortress (prepared by Montalcino's neighborhoods). Banfi's red, white and sparkling wines from Montalcino and northern Italy and small bites to eat are available during the night. In the case of rain, the concerts will take place in Montalcino's Sant'Agostino church (next to the museum).
Can't make it to Montalcino (yet)? Here's a beautiful video of Sergio Cammariere's entire gig in Milano's teatro Strehler, to be watched with a glasso of Brunello in hand wherever you are.