Giulia Valle Trio at the TD Vancouver International Jazz Festival
This summer the exceptional group Giulia Valle Trio will be touring the U.S. and Canada showing the quality of Spanish Jazz.
A quickly-rising star on Barcelona’s fervently creative jazz scene, Italian-born bassist Giulia 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. A fresh project from the hands of one of today’s most prolific and personal creators of jazz, backed by the immense creativity and experience that characterizes.
- Giulia Valle, bass.
- Marco Mezquida, piano.
- David Xirgu, drums.