05/07 | Friday | 21.30 | 15 €

Pignano – Piazza


Gwen Sampé voice

David Sandes piano


Gwen Sampé

Gwen Sampé is a jazz singer for whom the art of improvising is an integral and indispensable part of her musical soundscape. Born into a family of singers in Houston, Texas her approach to jazz singing is rooted in the past yet unapologetically modern.

Nurtured on John Coltrane and Betty Carter, she brings surprise and daring to her performances. Her artistic background is rich and diverse. As well performing on the jazz circuit, from Jazz Standards to SlamJazz performances, she also performs in, sometimes as both director and performer, contemporary mixed media theatre pieces, including a self-produced one woman show, “From the Fields to the Concert Hall.” 

“Sampé played with her voice as if it were an instrument which has a range covering a thousand tones of colour and a sheer boundless register.” – Christopher Schultz

“La voix de Gwen Sampé, feulement de chat, puissance du swing, rocaille du rhythm ‘n’ blues.” – Marie Perrin, La Tribune-Le Progrès

David Sandes

David Sandes studied classical piano in Arnhem and composing/arranging for jazzorchestra in Rotterdam.

In 1999 he moved to Paris where he worked as a pianist, specialized in improvisation. He worked with dancers like Carlyn Carlson, Suzan Linke, Tanztheater Wuppertal, Street hubbard Dance/Chicago, and jazzmusicians/singers, Clement Landais; Sava meda, Remi Meurice, Peter Giron, John Betsch, Philip Maniez, etc, Haim Isaacs, Victoria Geycte, Christine Legrand, and the Gwen Sampé.

Furthermore David wrote two novels that have been nominated for le prix du premier roman étranger, and le prix Européen de littérature 2011.

In occasione dei concerti a Borgo Pignano, la Pignano Art Gallery in collaborazione con Kalpa Art Living propone, dalle ore 19 in poi, un aperitivo di benvenuto con visita guidata delle esposizioni d’arte presso la suggestiva galleria del Borgo. E’ possibile prenotare la cena al Ristorante Villa Pignano e al Ristorante al Fresco contattando il numero +39 0588 35032 oppure inviando una email all’indirizzo info@borgopignano.com.

From 7:00 to 9:30 pm we invite you to begin the evening with an aperitif and good conversation as we await you in the elegant Pignano Art Gallery for a guided tour of the summer’s exhibition. There is also the possibility of making your dinner reservation in the Villa Pignano or Al Fresco restaurants: please contact +39 0588 35032 or info@borgopignano.com to arrange your dinner before the concert.

Sponsor della serata: Borgo Pignano

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