Maurizio Minardi’s first concert in London since relocating to Paris in 2016
Pizza Express Jazz Club, Dean Street, Soho, London. Doors: 18.30 Concert starts: £20.30
Great to hear that accordionist, Maurizio Minardi will be back in London where he lived for a number of years and was very active on the London music scene. Who better to return with than with Giorgia Mancio in her programme entitled Somos Unidos.
Award-winning vocalist/lyricist/producer Georgia Mancio explores her European and Latin American heritage with some major players from the jazz and world music scenes: accordionist/composer/pianist Maurizio Minardi (in his first London appearance since relocating to Paris in 2016), improvising cellist Shirley Smart, flute virtuoso Gareth Lockrane and seven-string guitarist/composer Luiz Morais. An uplifting repertoire celebrating language, diversity and internationalism beautifully performed in a variety of musical combinations.
Minardi, Italian composer, pianist and accordionist, has released 9 studio albums and performed with Antonio Forcione, Carmen Souza, Paolo Fresu, Enrico Rava, Simone Zanchini, Gabrielle Ducomble, the Royal Shakespeare Company and Brandon Allen. He features on Georgia’s 2015 album Live at ReVoice! You can buy Minardi’s CDs on this website.
Northern Sky Music Magazine said of him “All the studious consideration of Bill Evans and the subtle intensity of Esbjorn Svensson…a modern master” – www.mauriziominardi.com
Also supporting Ms Mancio will be an all-star line-up comprising of cellist Shirley Smart, Flautist Gareth Lockrane and 7-string guitartist Luis Morais.