Artist Five

Wednesday 12 October – 8.30pm (doors 7pm) (£15)

Contigo en la Distancia:
BARBARA RAIMONDI (voice) / ROBERTO TAUFIC (guitar) / ENZO ZIRILLI (percussion/drums)

+ Georgia Mancio with Bobby Wellins and Barry Green


“a delightful project where the beautiful voice of Barbara Raimondi is tastefully accompanied by the sensitive touch of Roberto Taufic on guitar and the skilful rhythms of Enzo Zirilli on drums. A gig I highly recommend” – Antonio Forcione

Photo of Barbara RaimondiBarbara Raimondi
photo of Roberto TauficRoberto Taufic

An intimate and spirited celebration of the classic songs of Argentina, Cuba, Costa Rica, Mexico and Brazil presented by the utterly authentic trio of Italian vocalist/composer Barbara Raimondi, Brazilian guitarist Roberto Taufic and Italian drummer/percussionist Enzo Zirilli. Raimondi’s solid jazz background is evidenced by her collaborations with Enrico Pieranunzi, Furio Di Castri and Jonathan Gee. Taufic successfully straddles both the jazz and bossa nova scenes with artists including Rosàlia de Souza and the great Brazilian guitarist/composer Guinga. Zirilli’s striking versatility has led to performances with Antonio Forcione, Peter Washington, Ira Coleman, Sarah Gillespie and Dado Moroni.

photo of enzo zirilliEnzo Zirilli

“[Wellins is] one of the finest melodic saxophonists in the world” – 606 Club
“Green’s virtuosity …is constantly inventive” – Jazz UK

photo of Bobby WellinsBobby Wellins
In support Georgia performs with legendary tenor saxophonist Bobby Wellins and rising star pianist Barry Green (Charles McPherson, Peter King, Christine Tobin). Wellins, best known for Stan Tracey’s celebrated recording Under Milk Wood, has had a long and very distinguished career and remains unquestionably one of the world’s major jazz stars.

photo of Barry greenBarry Green