22jun8:30 pm11:00 pmItalian Project - with Paul Grabowsky and Virna Sanzone

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Four-time Aria award winner Paul Grabowsky brings his boundless musical imagination to this new collaboration with one of Australia’s most distinguished jazz and soul singers, Virna Sanzone, as they explore the rich musical heritage of Virna’s Sicilian and Italian roots.

Over two powerful sets, they bring together the crème of Australian jazz to awaken songs from as far back as the poetic Neapolitan tradition through to popular music of the early twentieth century. The 1940s classic Ma L’amore No, more recently heard in the film Malena will feature alongside rich Sicilian folk songs, while the music of Nino Rota is brought to life against jazz arrangements of 1960’s hits Senza Fine and Un Anno D’Amore, popularised by Ornella Vanoni and Mina, as well as Bruno Martino’s Estate, now considered a jazz standard.

Paul and Virna first met on the ‘Meet Me In the Middle of the Air’ tour with Paul Kelly and the Australian Art Orchestra in which Paul was the Artistic Director – their musical connection was immediately evident. This project has been three years in the making and culminates into an evening of compellingly beautiful music.



(Saturday) 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm

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