Bassist and Composer Giulia Valle was born in San Remo, Italy but raised in Barcelona. Her love for music began at a very young age—from classical to Italian showgirl Rafaella Carrá. She began studying piano at eight years old. When she discovered Jazz just a few short years later Mingus’ “Goodbye Porkpie Hat” and Brubeck’s “Blue Rondo à la Turk were the first pieces that stuck in her mind. “Live at Pershing” from Ahmad Jamal Trio was the first record she learned by heart, hammering away on her father’s Farfisa keyboard.
Much of her musical education is owed to her father who, during her childhood, spent many months a year in Brazil and Argentina, bringing back tapes for Giulia of the folkloristic music he encountered: Samba, Baiao, Bossa, Chacarera. Meanwhile she was diving deeper into Classical, discovering more and more Beethoven and being swept away by the late Romantic and Impressionist movements.
In her early teens she became hooked on hard rock, from Led Zeppelin to Jimi Hendrix. “You are too young to buy those records” was a refrain she heard often. She began experimenting with an electric bass and after a few months she began lessons at Taller de Músics in Barcelona. After less than a year she was deeply engaged with the upright bass, studying at the conservatory in Liceu, at the Taller de Músics, and taking private lessons with the renowned Mario Rossy (brother of Jorge Rossy).
...There´s a Haidenish quality to the playing... the group sound is quite distinctive.
Catch up with her, Valle´s going to be a star” Brian Morton | Jazz Journal – London
“Nowadays European jazz scene will have to count on G.Valle’s talent” -Jacques
Denis, Jazz Magazine - France.
“Anyone interested on modern jazz artists like Chris Potter, David Binney, Dave
Holland… should find the music of Giulia Valle of great interest” -Farrell Lowe, All
about Jazz - U.S.A
“A visual and deeply evoking music, a form of Jazz reaching excellence, a great
complicity between all band members…” Pierre Palomé , César –France
“An extraordinary work that mixes emotions in a very colorful way… That band and its
musicians trajectories should be followed very carefully” -N.Pollastri, All about Jazz -