New Year's Eve Dinner | Palazzo del Popolo | Umbria Jazz

New Year’s Eve Dinner | Palazzo del Popolo

The Anthony Paule Soul Orchestra

Nick The Nightfly Quintet

Fri, 31 December - hours 20:30
Palazzo del Popolo – Sala Expo
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New Year’s Eve Dinner | Palazzo del Popolo

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The Anthony Paule Soul Orchestra

True soul experts form the band: they all boast prestigious collaborations, starting from their leader, who worked and recorded with Boz Scaggs, Charlie Musselwhite, Johnny Adams, Maria Muldaur, The Johnny Nocturne Band. New drummer Kevin Hayes has been working with Robert Cray for twenty years. Plus, he recorded with B.B. King, John Lee Hooker, and Van Morrison. Trumpeter Bill Ortiz was part of Santana’s band, and saxophonist Charles McNeal is one of the Bay Area’s most in-demand session men. They became a stable band in Italy in 2015 for the Poretta Soul Festival. The idea was to form a band specialized in “old-school” soul. The band immediately proved to work and has become a group that can play great stunning and immersive black music (soul, blues, R&B), with a significant discography. The album “Soul For Your Blues” was nominated for two BMAs, and “After A While” made with Wee Willie Walker received five nominations in 2018. “Not In My Lifetime” came out recently, recorded by the Anthony Paule Soul Orchestra a few days before Wee Willie Walker’s death, and produced by the legendary Jim Gaines. Singer Terrie Odabi joins the band in Orvieto. The Oakland native has been defined as the most dynamic blues and soul woman to have emerged in the Bay Area since Etta James. Few vocalists own the stage like her, thanks to an overwhelming physical and vocal presence. Great jazz trombonist Steve Turre calls her “a jewel from the Bay Area”.
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Nick The Nightfly Quintet

A very popular DJ and radio host, Nick The Nightfly, Malcolm MacDonald Charlton’s real name (his stage name is an homage to Donald Fagen’s album title), begins as a musician and singer. When he was young, Malcolm was a promising soccer player (the Scottish U18 national team selected him), and a badminton player, but the music was his real love. An Italian citizen since 1982, he is a star of Radio Monte Carlo for his cultural and ironic radio show, in which people can always listen to great music. He has hosted Sting, Pat Metheny, Peter Gabriel, Ryūichi Sakamoto, Herbie Hancock, Miriam Makeba, Caetano Veloso, Enya, Donald Fagen, Pino Daniele, Annie Lennox, and many others. He has produced successful compilations under the aegis of The Nightfly and Monte Carlo Nights, but he also loves to play music, both with the Monte Carlo Nights Orchestra and a smaller band like the quintet. A lovely and dynamic figure (artistic director of Blue Note Milano, festival organizer, producer, talent scout) who is well known by the public of Umbria Jazz for his live radio broadcasts of the summer Festival and as presenter and performer.
NICK THE NIGHTFLY QUINTET: Nick The Nightfly, Jerry Popolo, Claudio Colasazza, Francesco Puglisi, Amedeo Ariano