Tue Jan 10 2023

8:30 PM

Catalina Bar & Grill

6725 W. Sunset Blvd. Hollywood, CA 90028

All Ages

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Roberta Gambarini returns to Catalina's in LA -one of her favorite clubs in the world, for a two nights engagement.
She will sing with a phenomenal band : Masters Chuck Berghofer, Joe La Barbera and Tamir Hendelman,  musicians who offered  a priceless contribution on her two Grammy-nominated albums ,"Easy to love' and 'So in love'.
Roberta is excited to share with  her LA audience new arrangements of songs spanning from a wide repertoire that includes music from the Great American Songbook as well as tunes composed by some of her mentors such as Jimmy Heath , Hank Jones ,Benny Carter and James Moody, along with compositions belonging to the musical tradition of Brazil,  Cuba, Argentina and Italy.

Roberta GAMBARINI and Trio w/ Chuck Berghoffer, Joe LaBarbera and Eric Gunnison

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  • Roberta GAMBARINI

    Roberta GAMBARINI

    Jazz

    Born and raised in Turin, Italy, to music loving parents (who had actually first met at a jazz concert), two-times Grammy
    nominated singer Roberta Gambarini grew up constantly listening to her father’s record collection. Her first vocal
    inspiration was the music of Louis Armstrong and Ella Fitzgerald , but she soon discovered Sarah Vaughan, Billie
    Holiday, and Carmen McRae, as well as gospel and blues artists such as Mahalia Jackson and Bessie Smith.

    At age 12 she began studying clarinet, but realizing the versatility and talents of her clear alto, she moved to voice,
    singing and performing in clubs by the time she was 17. 

    In 1998, Gambarini received a scholarship to study for two years at the New England Conservatory in Boston.

    Barely 2 weeks after setting foot on american soil for the first time, Roberta surprised the jazz world by being one of the
    runner-ups in the 1998 Thelonious Monk Vocal Competition.

    With this recognition as a springboard and the assistance of some of the greatest musicians in the world, who immediately
    appreciated her talent and invited her to perform with them, she quickly became a fixture on the international jazz circuit,
    appearing in major concert halls, Festivals and clubs around the globe ( Carnegie Hall, The Kennedy Center, Hollywood
    Bowl , Jazz at Lincoln Center , the North Sea Jazz Festival, and many more) .

    As a result, Roberta has appeared in concert and recorded with such Giants as James Moody, Hank Jones, Clark Terry,
    Dave Brubeck ,Herbie Hancock, Michel and Randy Brecker, Jimmy Heath, Roy Hargrove, Jimmy Cobb, Al Foster, Slide
    Hampton, Frank Wess, Harold Mabern, Toots Thielemans, Paquito D’Rivera, Chucho Valdez, Mark O’Connor, Cyrus
    Chestnut, Percy Heath, Ron Carter, Johnny Griffin, the Dizzy Gillespie All Stars Big Band, Billy Higgins, Cedar Walton,
    Ray Drummond, George Cables, Mulgrew Miller, Kenny Burrell, Wynton Marsalis’ Jazz at Lincoln Center orchestra,
    and many others. Roberta’s first American release ‘Easy to love’, earned the accolades of fans and critics alike and prestigious Grammy nomination, as did her third, ‘So in love’ ,which was also awarded the Grand Prix du Jazz Vocal 2009 by the Jazz Academy of France.

    She was twice named the “Female Jazz Singer of the Year” by the Jazz Journalists Association (2007 & 2009 ).
    One of the most important music figures of the 20th century, the late Benny Carter, cited Roberta as his favorite singer.
    James Moody, the legendary saxophonist and singer, was Roberta’s mentor and teacher, and introduced her to many of
    the major venues in the world.

    In 2008 Roberta recorded a superb duet album titled ‘You are there’ with the Legendary pianist Hank Jones. Mr. Jones,who accompanied most of the celebrated vocalists of 20th Century such as Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughan, Frank Sinatra, Peggy Lee, Carmen McRae, and Nat King Cole, declared Roberta Gambarini to be the best singer to emerge in the last 60 years .

    In 2015 , Roberta recorded ‘Connecting spirits’, a collection of compositions written by yet another of her mentors :
    Master saxophonist, composer and arranger Jimmy Heath . Along with Jimmy’s own lyrics, the album includes some of
    Roberta’s own lyrics to Mr Heath’s tunes performed with the legendary Heath Brothers ,with Master drummer Tootie
    Heath. Every once in a while, a truly great singer comes along who possesses the beauty, individuality, and talent to remind us once again of the magical majesty of the human voice ( without the aid of today’s technological tricks! ) .
    That singer is ROBERTA GAMBARINI.

Roberta GAMBARINI and Trio w/ Chuck Berghoffer, Joe LaBarbera and Eric Gunnison

Tue Jan 10 2023 8:30 PM

Catalina Bar & Grill Hollywood CA
Roberta GAMBARINI and Trio  w/ Chuck Berghoffer, Joe LaBarbera and Eric Gunnison
  • Sorry, there are currently no tickets available through TicketWeb.

All Ages

Roberta Gambarini returns to Catalina's in LA -one of her favorite clubs in the world, for a two nights engagement.
She will sing with a phenomenal band : Masters Chuck Berghofer, Joe La Barbera and Tamir Hendelman,  musicians who offered  a priceless contribution on her two Grammy-nominated albums ,"Easy to love' and 'So in love'.
Roberta is excited to share with  her LA audience new arrangements of songs spanning from a wide repertoire that includes music from the Great American Songbook as well as tunes composed by some of her mentors such as Jimmy Heath , Hank Jones ,Benny Carter and James Moody, along with compositions belonging to the musical tradition of Brazil,  Cuba, Argentina and Italy.
Roberta GAMBARINI

Roberta GAMBARINI

Jazz

Born and raised in Turin, Italy, to music loving parents (who had actually first met at a jazz concert), two-times Grammy
nominated singer Roberta Gambarini grew up constantly listening to her father’s record collection. Her first vocal
inspiration was the music of Louis Armstrong and Ella Fitzgerald , but she soon discovered Sarah Vaughan, Billie
Holiday, and Carmen McRae, as well as gospel and blues artists such as Mahalia Jackson and Bessie Smith.

At age 12 she began studying clarinet, but realizing the versatility and talents of her clear alto, she moved to voice,
singing and performing in clubs by the time she was 17. 

In 1998, Gambarini received a scholarship to study for two years at the New England Conservatory in Boston.

Barely 2 weeks after setting foot on american soil for the first time, Roberta surprised the jazz world by being one of the
runner-ups in the 1998 Thelonious Monk Vocal Competition.

With this recognition as a springboard and the assistance of some of the greatest musicians in the world, who immediately
appreciated her talent and invited her to perform with them, she quickly became a fixture on the international jazz circuit,
appearing in major concert halls, Festivals and clubs around the globe ( Carnegie Hall, The Kennedy Center, Hollywood
Bowl , Jazz at Lincoln Center , the North Sea Jazz Festival, and many more) .

As a result, Roberta has appeared in concert and recorded with such Giants as James Moody, Hank Jones, Clark Terry,
Dave Brubeck ,Herbie Hancock, Michel and Randy Brecker, Jimmy Heath, Roy Hargrove, Jimmy Cobb, Al Foster, Slide
Hampton, Frank Wess, Harold Mabern, Toots Thielemans, Paquito D’Rivera, Chucho Valdez, Mark O’Connor, Cyrus
Chestnut, Percy Heath, Ron Carter, Johnny Griffin, the Dizzy Gillespie All Stars Big Band, Billy Higgins, Cedar Walton,
Ray Drummond, George Cables, Mulgrew Miller, Kenny Burrell, Wynton Marsalis’ Jazz at Lincoln Center orchestra,
and many others. Roberta’s first American release ‘Easy to love’, earned the accolades of fans and critics alike and prestigious Grammy nomination, as did her third, ‘So in love’ ,which was also awarded the Grand Prix du Jazz Vocal 2009 by the Jazz Academy of France.

She was twice named the “Female Jazz Singer of the Year” by the Jazz Journalists Association (2007 & 2009 ).
One of the most important music figures of the 20th century, the late Benny Carter, cited Roberta as his favorite singer.
James Moody, the legendary saxophonist and singer, was Roberta’s mentor and teacher, and introduced her to many of
the major venues in the world.

In 2008 Roberta recorded a superb duet album titled ‘You are there’ with the Legendary pianist Hank Jones. Mr. Jones,who accompanied most of the celebrated vocalists of 20th Century such as Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughan, Frank Sinatra, Peggy Lee, Carmen McRae, and Nat King Cole, declared Roberta Gambarini to be the best singer to emerge in the last 60 years .

In 2015 , Roberta recorded ‘Connecting spirits’, a collection of compositions written by yet another of her mentors :
Master saxophonist, composer and arranger Jimmy Heath . Along with Jimmy’s own lyrics, the album includes some of
Roberta’s own lyrics to Mr Heath’s tunes performed with the legendary Heath Brothers ,with Master drummer Tootie
Heath. Every once in a while, a truly great singer comes along who possesses the beauty, individuality, and talent to remind us once again of the magical majesty of the human voice ( without the aid of today’s technological tricks! ) .
That singer is ROBERTA GAMBARINI.