We are delighted to welcome Jessie Gordon and Stefano Ronchi back as part of the 2018 team! This year they will be joined by Madrid's local band, The All Stars. Together these versatile musicians will bring you a weekend of incredible music, mixing different sounds, different styles and different moods. You will be treated to solo performances, duets and full bands. With this line up we're all in for a treat...
Jessie is a very sun-shy Perth red-headed jazz singer who enjoys swing music, dancing in her kitchen to Otis Redding, eating cheese at any given opportunity and singing in the shower and every other (shaded) venue. Her main musical passion is jazz, blues and roots music. Jessie has toured the world, performing in South East Asia, Germany, France, Spain and the UK. She has been nominated for 16 Fringe Awards and has won 8 Music and Cabaret Awards at Fringe World.
Jessie works with many different bands in Perth including Sassafras, The Darling Buds of May, Apocalypse Lounge, Cottontail Trio, Stratosfunk, The Dirty Blues Band, Perth Cabaret Collective as well as The Jessie Gordon Duo, Trio and Quartet. She also occasionally picks up a ukulele and dons a smashing suit to sing with Libby Hammer in the Anatomically Incorrect Gentlemen.
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.
The All Stars
"The 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 on Friday and Saturday with our amazing international Stars Jessie and Stefano.