Jazz & Wine Montalcino 2019

Great jazz concerts, wonderful historical locations and excellent wines in the heart of Tuscany

From 02 July 2019 to 14 July 2019

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From July 2 to 14 Jazz and Wine, a highly anticipated summer event in Tuscan, is back in Montalcino. Now in its 22nd edition, the festival, organized by the Rubei family of Rome’s Alexanderplatz Jazz Club, Banfi Winery and the Montalcino Municipality, offers a top-class combination of the best from the world of wines with songwriting music. The famous Brunello wine, one of the finest wines in the whole region, known and appreciated all over the world, is the perfect companion for concerts that offer different interpretations of jazz and great musicians famous in Italy and around the world. The Montalcino jazz concerts take place at the Banfi Castle and Fortezza di Montalcino, truly evocative locations. What could be better than tasting excellent wine while listening to great music in a fantastic setting? Be ready to feel swept away by the flurry of wonderful concerts and let’s discover together the packed program of Jazz and Wine in Montalcino!

 

JAZZ&WINE PROGRAM 2019

  • Tuesday July 2 - Sebastien Chaumont 5tet - Montalcino, Castello Banfi
    The saxophonist-cum-singer and his band will showcase a journey back in time to the rhythm of swing, bebop and 1950s rhythm and blues.
  • Tuesday July 9 - Israel Varela - ‘The Labyrinth Project’- Montalcino, Castello Banfi
    The renowned Mexican composer, drummer and singer who has collaborated with such names as Prince and Snoop Dog, brings together in Montalcino at Jazz & Wine 2019 a true All-Star band: with him on stage there will be Florian Weber on piano, Alfredo Paixao on bass and special guest Ben Wendel on sax.
  • Wednesday July 10 - Jazz&Wine orchestra - Montalcino Fortress
    The resident orchestra of Jazz&Wine, directed by Mario Corvini, is one of the event’s highlights: every year it performs in Montalcino headlined by a great soloist. In 2019, with a program entirely dedicated to Thelonious Monk, the guest of honor will be saxophonist Rosario Giuliani.
  • Thursday July 11 - Kurt Rosenwinkel Trio, special Guest Joshua Redman – Montalcino Fortress
    The great guitarist who, with his very special and rare vocal timbre, won Eric Clapton’s praise and was then signed to his Heartcore label, will play the stage of Montalcino Jazz and Wine 2019, together with Dario Deidda on bass and Greg Hutchinson on drums. Another highlight of this magical evening will be the saxophonist and composer Joshua Redman.
  • Friday July 12 - Dee Dee Bridgewater – ‘J’ai deux amours'- Montalcino Fortress
    The undisputed queen of jazz will showcase a tribute to Josephine Baker including songs by chansonniers the likes of Edith Piaf and Charles Trenet. The concert of Dee Dee Bridgewater in Italy is with no doubt one of the most anticipated at Montalcino Jazz and Wine Festival 2019, and one not to be missed.
  • Saturday July 13 - Roberto Gatto New Quartet – Montalcino Fortress
    On the stage of Montalcino Jazz Festival 2019 the best Italian drummer according to the magazine Jazzit and also a musician appreciated all over the world. Accompanied by Alessandro Lanzoni (piano) Alessandro Presti (trumpet) and Matteo Bortone (bass), his will be a true acoustic performance.
  • Sunday 14 July - Flavio Boltro BBB trio Featuring Stefano di Battista - Montalcino Fortress
    The closing act of the Montalcino Jazz&Wine Festival will feature two artists who have already performed together on the prestigious stage of the festival: Fabio Boltro and Stefano di Battista. The concert of the two stars of Italian jazz will showcase acoustic sounds as well as the electronic ones and pop music for good measure.

  

THE LOCATIONS OF JAZZ&WINE IN MONTALCINO

All the concerts, with a start at 21.00, will be hosted in beautiful locations from an architectural point of view but that are also linked to the history of this area.

  • MONTALCINO BANFI CASTLE
    The Castello di Banfi in Montalcino, originally known as Poggio alle Mura Castle, is located in a strategic point between Siena and Grosseto. It developed mainly between the 9th and 13th centuries, although its origins seem to date back to Etruscan times. The history of this historic building is linked above all to the Placidi counts who owned it until 1959 when Poggio alle Mura Castle was acquired by Mr. Mastropaolo, a South American business man. In 1983, it was purchased by Banfi Winery, from where its current name derives, and it is thanks to the owners, the Mariani family, that restoration works were undertaken to bring it back to its former glory. In addition to hosting some of the Montalcino jazz concerts, it hosts various events throughout the year and has several luxurious rooms and suites available.

  • MONTALCINO FORTRESS
    The location where most of the events will take place in Montalcino during Jazz and Wine 2019 is the Fortress which was built starting from 1361. The city walls with the central tower and the smaller ones testify to its defensive function. It has a particular pentagon shape and inside it is also a small chapel. Once again, the present excellent state of conservation is to be attributed to an important restoration effort that began in the 1980s.

 

What more could you want than a nice table under the stars, a few glasses of excellent wine, concerts with great musicians, the elegant atmosphere of jazz in the setting of historical locations... It sounds like a dream, but it's fantastically true: it's Jazz&Wine Montalcino 2019! A great chance to come to Tuscany and visit the many charming villages that are near Montalcino: Pienza, Montepulciano, San Quirico and Bagno Vignoni, to name a few. Discover them with us thanks to our fantastic tours of Tuscany’s villages.

 

JAZZ AND WINE MONTALCINO DATES 2019: July 2 and 9-14

Info and Montalcino Jazz and Wine tickets: www.montalcinojazznadwine.com

By Insidecom Editorial Staff