Mafalda Minnozzi has previewed her upcoming CD “SENSORIAL” in celebration of the new project and the upcoming November Italian tour with an exclusive NY debut of the concert “Portraits in Bossa & Jazz” at Birdland (sold-out!).

On hand will be some of the all star band from the recording dedicated to a revisiting of the magical fusion of Bossa and jazz via some unique arrangements built around her spirited improvisations.

Mafalda, although Italian, has an over 20 year solid touring and recording career in Brazil marked by collaborations with Milton Nascimento, Guinga, Leny Andrade, Paulo Moura, Martinho Da Vila, Toquinho, Andre Mehmari, Gene Bertoncini, Daniele di Bonaventura, Giovanni Falzone, Art Hirahara, Gabriele Mirabassi and many others.

After performing at Jazz festivals in Italy, Brazil, Peru, Paraguay and Portugal, her trajectory from Rome to Rio has brought her to New York at the side of the New York arranger, guitarist Paul Ricci along with Art Hirahara – piano, Essiet Okon Essiet and Harvie S – bass, Victor Jones – drums, and Rogerio Boccato – percussion. Although the CD was not originally planned to be a tribute to Joao Gilberto, a large part of the repertoire and much of the musical language on the CD comes from Mafalda’s intimate coexistence with the Bossa and Ricci’s work with Dom Um Romao, Edison Machado and Astrud and Bebel Gilberto.

As much as Joao is always present in the language, Mafalda’s Jobim laden repertoire also visits the creativity of post Bossa generation composers Toninho Horta, Filo Machado and Chico Buarque with a more fiery style defined by her charismatic stage presence, vocal range and versatile timbral palette, blurring the line between singer and improviser and earning her a prestigious “Targa Tenco” nomination by the Italian press and a spot among the 10 best jazz vocalists readers poll in Italy’s JAZZIT magazine.

Tickets: € 10 + p.r. – including a glass of “Castello di Rubbia” wine and appetizer

Table reservations: – ph. +39 0481 067616 +39 349 7957889 Nataša Černic Furlan Castello di Rubbia Grad Rubije

The tickets are available online at…

or by mail: / info: +39 3456968954

Before the concert you can also have dinner, starting at 7pm, with two typical regional menus:
Karst Menu – meat:
Jota carsolina, combined with Vitovska #GradoJazz 2015
Musetto with “brovada” and potatoes, Teran 2016
Karst cream paste, Vitovska 2003

FVG Menu – vegetarian:
Lasagna with vegetables,  Malvasia 2015
Frico cheese with vegetable side dish, Vitovska #GradoJazz 2015
Karst cream paste, Vitovska 2003

The price of both menus is € 30, including wine.