Valentina Ranalli

Wednesday, October 30th – 7pm
From Italy:
Valentina Ranalli Trio
featuring
Gaea Schell & Peter Barshay

$20 cover charge; sliding scale available

Italian jazz vocalist Valentina Ranalli, from Naples, is noted for her purity of tone, phrasing, intonation, and improvisational ability. Valentina sings in English, Italian, Neapolitan, French, and Portuguese. She studied singing, piano, and music theory, going though opera singing, gospel music, and jazz music since she was a child. With an MA in Jazz Music conferred by the famous Santa Cecilia music school in Rome, she has been touring around Italy for the past ten years, appearing on The Voice and performing in many prestigious jazz festivals.

Valentina has recently released a new solo EP, “Oversea,” and this autumn is touring America for the second time this year.
Bay Area jazz players Gaea Schell (piano and flute) and Peter Barshay (bass) complete her trio for this Bird & Beckett date.

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