Linda Valori has a great vocal range, a splendid sound, and an impeccable and fluid execution at the same time. But she has a special quality that can't be taught: a true, profound sensitivity. Although she sang pop, opera and jazz her true loves are blues and pure R&B - not the heavy style that dominates the radio today, but the classic treasure of the last 80 years that has influenced the essence of all popular music. Linda explains "I didn't choose to sing the blues, the blues has chosen me! It has always been so natural. I have tried many other genres, but blues and R&B have always been my first love; they have always been part of me."
Blues is an authentic human expression. It requires the ability to communicate with authority and honesty and Linda certainly possesses these qualities. Anyone who loves music, blues in particular, will hear how Linda sings with energy and true passion.
(Interesting fact: Linda has performed 7 times for three different popes!)
Watch Linda in action
Stefano “Slidin’ Wolf” Ronchi
Stefano is an Italian blues guitar player living in Berlin. His way of composing and arranging songs founds is grounded in old black folklore music from the 20’s and 30’s, from Delta Blues and Piedmont Blues, through old Spirituals, stomp and “swamp” sounds.
Passionate about slide guitar, he is touring around the World, playing in blues clubs, Festival, and blues dance events as solo artist or collaborating with other great musicians, as Dan Nash, Marcos Coll, Micha Maass, and The Ragtime Millionaires: Berlin Blues Explosion, Tiny blues weekend (Dresden), Blues up the backyard (Berlin), Big mama swing (Madrid), Blues baby blues (London), Ballo Blues (Pistoia), Blossom blues (Zurich), Summer Blues Camp (Lucerne), Petit ESBF (Madrid) and many others blues events in Spain, Italy, Netherlands, Israel, Germany, Belgium, Latvia, Switzerland, France, and USA.
Stefano has become an integral part of the Petit ESBF team and will not only be performing, but also teaching at Petit ESBF 2019. We can't wait!
The Madrid All Stars
"The Madrid All Stars" integrate the finest musicians from Madrid. They play for dancers regularly in our local scene, as well as playing internationally for dancers and international music festivals. They are simply the perfect band for Petit ESBF... flexible, playful and full of rhythm. The All Stars feature Fernando Lamas on drums, Lucia Rey on Piano, David Herrington on Trumpet and Paolo Marasso on double base. They will play with both Stefano and Linda throughout the weekend, bringing you a big sound to let your dancing creativeness go wild!