Daniela Spalletti, Vocalese Monk in Catania and Palermo

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On the occasion of the fortieth anniversary of the death of Thelonious Monk, the Sicilian Jazz Circuit, with the artistic direction of Pompeo Benincasa, will give to the enthusiasts and fans of the great pianist an original project created by the young Sicilian singer Daniela Spalletta.
On Tuesday 5 April at the MA in Catania and on 6 April at the Teatro Jolly in Palermo there will be “Vocalese Monk”, a concert that projects the complex and original themes of the great Afro-American master and some relevant improvisations that jazz players of various eras in the vocalese.
they achieved by playing them.
Vocalese, which established itself in the 1950s, is a refined and enthralling poetic-vocal style in which a generally nonsense text is composed to cover an instrumental improvisation.
Jon Hendricks was the most prolific of the songwriters who ventured into the genre, still alive today thanks to a few contemporary performers.
Among these is Daniela Spalletta, who has already put in vocalese the songs and improvisations of bassist Steve Swallow and other jazz players of the current scene and who is now experimenting with the difficult formula of the trio without piano.
Together with her, in Monk’s eight most famous compositions, there will be Alberto Fidone on double bass and Peppe Tringali on drums on stage.

Singer, composer, arranger, author, born in Sicily, Daniela Spalletta approaches music since she was a child and at the age of 14 she began to study singing.
She obtained the classical high school diploma in 2001, she enrolled in the Faculty of Philosophy at the University of Catania and attended the course of Lyric Singing at the Musical Institute “V.
Bellini ”of Caltanissetta.
You have studied jazz, singing, piano, baroque singing with important musicians from the national music scene, including: Giovanni Mazzarino, Rosalba Bentivoglio, Vito Giordano, Angela Bucci, Michael Aspinall, etc.
she and attended seminars with: Steve Swallow, Anthony Coleman, Maria Pia De Vito, Cinzia Spata, Huw Warren etc.
She graduated in Jazz Singing with full marks, Mention and Academic Kiss at the “V.
Bellini ”in Palermo.

Since 2015 he has collaborated with the pianist Giovanni Mazzarino in a project dedicated to Sicily, with refined compositions by the pianist and lyrics in Sicilian written by Spalletta.

From 2017 to 2019 it ranks respectively in fourth, third and second place of the Jazzit Awards, of the famous magazine JAZZIT by Luciano Vanni, in the category “Italian Female Voice”.

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