Instrumentation: Vocals, Tenor Sax, Piano, Double Bass, Drums
Length of the show: 2 hours (depending on the number of wines presented)
“To eat is a need of the body, to drink is a need of the soul”, as Claude Tillier said; but isn’t music the main interlocutor of the soul? Therefore, Isn’t it natural to think that stimulations we get from wine and music could merge into a single spiritual dialog?
CantinaJazz ® is a unique wine tasting experience where audience members enjoy fine wine, fascinating narration by a guest sommelier, and truly great jazz delivered in a playful atmosphere. CantinaJazz presents you with “wine to listen to and music to drink!”
The combination of wine and Jazz music has had a long and curious history, and there are many true tales of great musicians with expertise in wine, and wine producers with a deep passion for Jazz. There is, in fact, an old tradition of concerts played in wineries, and of wines created and dedicated to musicians such as “For Duke” a full bodied Shiraz-Sangiovese-Merlot produced by Fuso Carmignani in Lucca (Italy) and inspired by his love of Duke Ellington’s music.
CantinaJazz collects stories, facts, and personal anecdotes around the pairing of Jazz and Wines. Much of this program was researched through written biographies of the legends of Jazz, and through interviews with living musicians, whose thoughts have created the main frame for the show.
A narrator and guest sommelier will your audience through wine and song pairings, which (when possible) are accompanied by carefully selected apetizers. The selection of wines, typically from 4 to 7, is introduced and discussed by the sommelier who interacts with the narrator in an almost theatrical monologue. Together they explain the connections of the proposed music and wine pairing, the opinions, the anecdotes, and the most colorful aspects of the collected information. Subsequently, the musical performance and wine tasting begins.
CantinaJazz is an itinerant show and usually takes place in music festivals, wine festivals, vineyards, wine bars and music clubs willing to offer convivial and cultural venues.