Mark Lettieri & Funk Off | Joss Stone 'Never forget my Love Tour 2022' | Umbria Jazz

Mark Lettieri & Funk Off

Joss Stone ‘Never forget my Love Tour 2022’

Fri. 08 July - hours 21:00
Arena Santa Giuliana
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Mark Lettieri & Funk Off

Funk Off and Mark Lettieri, one of Snarky Puppy’s guitarists, meet on stage. Lettieri shares four Grammy Awards with the American band for as many albums. He is also an instrumental music leader, ranging through the most different pop music genres. He has released six records under his name, the latest of which has been nominated for another Grammy. In 2018, he met The Fearless Flyers, featuring guitarist Cory Wong, bassist Joe Dart from Vulfpeck, and drummer Nate Smith (Chris Potter, Pat Metheny). He has also worked extensively with Erykah Badu and recorded with David Crosby. There is no point in introducing Funk Off to the audience of Umbria Jazz. The band based in Tuscany has become very popular with an original and recognizable formula: to overcome the concept of a marching band in the New Orleans tradition by proposing enthralling, spectacular, modern, and engaging music. Funk Off’s DNA includes entertainment and a solid musical culture transcending genres. Besides the jazz of the origins, their music reminds of James Brown’s R&B, Frank Zappa’s acidic polyphony of wind instruments, George Clinton’s pure funk, and the latest hip-hop trends. Besides their “usual” marching-band formula, the Festival has also introduced them on stage, where they can always combine entertainment and good music. _________________________________________________________________________________________  
  • Doors | 7 pm
  • Restaurant stage | 7:30 pm
  • Main stage | 9 pm
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Joss Stone ‘Never forget my Love Tour 2022’

Joss Stone debuted at 15 when she released “The Soul Sessions”. Since then, the Grammy and Brit award-winning singer-songwriter from Devon (UK) has had an intense career, with seven albums released in sixteen years. Over this time, she has grown artistically and developed a keen sense of what she wants to focus on in her musical career. Joss is a fiercely independent artist, even towards the music industry and record labels, giving free expression to her creativity with no imposition. As a performer, she sees it as her mission to make people happy, to “give good feeling”. When the pandemic made performing for a live audience impossible, Joss started an intense network activity: she started her podcast (A Cuppa Happy) and wrote songs with Dave Stewart (Eurythmics) for the musical “The Time Traveller’s Wife”. During these writing sessions, she realized it was time to write a new album with Stewart, her long-time great friend and artistic partner. She wanted to write songs with the intention and poise of the classic American songwriters of the past, and many people had to be able to find their life experiences in the lyrics. This is how “Never Forget My Love” was born, a recent album with a few singles previously released. Meanwhile, Joss has given birth to a daughter and moved her young family to Nashville, Tennessee, one of the great American music cities, where her warm soul voice is undoubtedly at home. _________________________________________________________________________________________  
  • Doors | 7 pm
  • Restaurant stage | 7:30 pm
  • Main stage | 9 pm