Stefania Tallini & Gabriel Grossi
STEFANIA TALLINI – piano
GABRIEL GROSSI – harmonica
A dazzling encounter between two illustrious representatives of the Italian and Brazilian music scene: Stefania Tallini, one of the most interesting and original Italian jazz pianists, composers and arrangers of her generation; Gabriel Grossi, one of the greatest harmonica players in the world, considered by Toots Thielemans himself as his heir. Two excellent instrumentalists and composers for a unique project: BRASITA, which blends the suggestions of the harmonica with those of the piano, in a dimension without boundaries of places and genres.
Gabriel Grossi is considered one of the greatest harmonica players in the world, a true virtuoso of this instrument who has consolidated a career of the highest level. In addition to his rich solo career, he has been a member of the Hamilton de Holanda Quintet, since 2005, he was the winner of the Prize for the Best Brazilian Group in 2007, and three times consecutive finalist of the Latin Grammy Awards. 10 albums released to date, all very successfull. Many artistic collaborations or successfull.
Many artistic collaborayions or concerts with the biggest names in Brazilian and word music, such as: Hermeto Pascoal, Chico Buarque, Ivan Lins, Leila Pinheiro, João Donato, Dave Matthews, Guinga, Lenine, Djavan, Milton Nascimento, Dominguinhos, just to name a few of them. He has toured in Europe, Israel, India and South America.
Toots Thielemans: “I was impressed by Gabriel Grossi, an explosive harmonicist who plays with great ease. I was also struck by his compositions and his mastery of the Brazilian musical language. I consider him as my successor.“
Hermeto Pascoal: “Gabriel is a sensational musician who plays in all styles, plays a universal music.“
Mauricio Einhorn: “He is a spectacular harmonica player, with a strong personality, driven by an incredible passion for music and the harmonica.“
Stefania Tallini is one of the most appreciated jazz pianists and composers, who has defined her career in a peculiar and original piano and compositional language in which influences from jazz, classical and Brazilian music blend. She is the author of 11 records as a leader and has collaborated and collaborates with great names on the world scene, such as: Jaques Morelenbaum, Gregory Hutchinson, Guinga, Gabriel Grossi, John Taylor, Enrico Pieranunzi, Dino and Franco Piana, Stefano Di Battista, Gabriele Mirabassi, Roberto Gatto, Dario Deidda, Michele Rabbia, Javier Girotto, Enrico Intra and the Civic Jazz Band, Tiago Amud, Hans Teuber. And in the classical field: Corrado Giuffredi, Alessandro Carbonare, Simone and Federico Nicoletta, Phoebe Ray, Natalia Suhaveric. Her music was performed, among other things, at the Festival of Nations, at the Cité De La Musique in Strasbourg, at the Universidad De Las Artes in Havana, at the Pharos Art Foundation in Cyprus. She has performed several times as part of the Quirinale Concerts and in the most important international festivals, in Italy, France, Germany, Lithuania, the United States, Israel.
Alceste Ayroldi, Jazzitalia: “Among the best international Jazz musicians.“
Claudio Sessa, Corriere della Sera: “Stefania Tallini belongs by right to the new generation of Italian jazz that crosses the boundaries of other genres, inventing a “total music”, in harmony with globalized ears.“
Andrea Scaccia, Lea: “One of the clearest exponents of Italian Jazz.“