Giulia Valle

Giulia Valle

 
Giulia Valle

Saturday, December 7, 7:00pm · 8:30pm
at SFJAZZ Center, Joe Henderson Lab

Giulia Valle
Barcelona Bassist Series: Giulia Valle  

Giulia Valle

Italian-born bass virtuoso Giulia Valle makes a triumphant return to record a new live album during this two-night run in the Joe Henderson Lab. A quickly-rising star on Barcelona’s fervently creative jazz scene, Valle immersed herself in the European classical tradition at the Liceo Conservatory, but honed her jazz chops in New York City studying with Scott Colley and Ben Street. She’s forged close ties with other American masters such as Jason Lindner, Jeff Williams, Gerald Cleaver, and John McNeil, who featured her on 2003’s This Way Out. She made her debut as a leader the following with Colorista, a startlingly beautiful session that captured her cosmopolitan vision of jazz laced with Spanish, Brazilian, and Argentine influences. The healthy bonds linking Barcelona and New York City continue to invigorate her music, while she’s released a string of excellent sessions showcasing her commanding bass work and emotionally nuanced compositions. Valle brings her prodigious working trio featuring pianist Marco Mezquida and the exciting drummer David Xirgu, a veteran of work with David Liebman, Tete Montoliu, Kurt Rosenwinkel and Mulgrew Miller.

Artist Personnel

Giulia Valle bass
Marco Mezquida piano
David Xirgu drums

Artist Website

"Catch up with her, Valle´s going to be a star. " — Jazz Journal UK
"Giulia Valle is a musical personality to be followed. " — Jazz Magazine

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