Stuns in Italy

Dec. 24, 2014

The Voice and the “Rhythm” of Phyllis Blanford in Penne

Penne, Italy. This evening at 21:30 in Penne, at the Town Park by St. Francis Avenue, will be held the final evening of the series “Musical Encounters: Italy – USA Connection – Rhythm and Blues”, organized by the City of Penne.

The “Phyllis Blanford Group” will close the event with a concert, with the singer and actress Phyllis Blanford (voice), Roberte Cortese (keyboards), Pippo Matino (bass), Stefano Micarelli (clarinet), Gianni Savelli (saxophone) and Antonio Sandirocco (drums).

Phyllis Blanford is a voice well-known to connoisseurs of blues and theater-goers. She’s participated in several European jazz festivals and music tours with Tulli D’Episcopo, Enzo Avitabile, Roberto Ciotti and James Senese.

On television, she appeared in the Festival Bar, Domenica in, Evening of Honor, and the Loretta Goggi show. She was also in Parioli’s theater production of Stars and Kayak, and performed on a national tour with Ernesto Canlindri in the show “Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner.” She’s also been in many European tours (Berlin, Frankfurt), and the USA (New York, New Jersey).