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Michael Occhipinti and PILAR Concert
Gibsons Heritage Playhouse
This duo has been a hit each time they have been to Gibsons and they are back from Toronto (and Italy) for a summer west coast tour. They LOVE Gibsons and really want to perform here - even if it is a Tuesday.
Michael Occhipinti’s Sicilian Project is like a trip on the Mediterranean that somehow manages to detour to Mali, Jamaica, New Orleans, and Toronto. Using music sung by Sicilian fishermen, sulphur miners, and folk musicians as a starting point, the music has been dazzling audiences world-wide with its intriguing mix of rare Old World Sicilian folk material and the New World sounds of electric guitars, chamber music, funk and reggae grooves, and modern jazz. Vocalist Ilaria PILAR Patassini is an astonishing vocalist from Rome who pours her soul into everything she sings, and joins the group for her fourth tour of Canada in four years. The touring quartet is completed by bassist Scott Kemp and drummer Tony Ferraro. ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=exDLXAg2fN0 )"
Rarely have I seen performers – and particularly singers – who immersed themselves in the music as much as Italian vocalist Pilar… It was an emphatically “hot” concert” Alayne McGregor, Ottawajazzscene.ca (Ottawa Chamber Festival review)
Tue, July 18th, 2017 8:00 PM To
Tue, July 18th, 2017 10:15 PM