EBC 2016 – April 7th to 9th

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6th European Blues Challenge 2016
7-8-9 Aprile, Torrita di Siena

Il Comune di Torrita di Siena e l’Associazione Culturale Torrita Blues, con il patrocinio della Regione Toscana, la Provincia di Siena, l’Unione dei Comuni della Valdichiana Senese sono lieti di invitarvi a Torrita di Siena dal 7 al 9 aprile 2016 per la 6a edizione dell’European Blues Challenge.

Dopo il successo delle precedenti edizioni che si sono tenute in Germania (Berlino – 2011 e 2012) Francia (Tolosa – 2013), Lettonia (Riga – 2014), Belgio (Bruxelles – 2015), nel 2016 l’European Blues Challenge sarà ospitato, per la prima volta in Italia, a Torrita di Siena, nel cuore della splendida Toscana.

Organizzato dalla European Blues Union dal 2011, l’European Blues Challenge è da ritenersi l’evento musicale più importante nel panorama blues europeo. Le migliori band provenienti da ventuno stati europei avranno la possibilità di essere apprezzate dal grande pubblico e di concorrere al titolo di vincitore della sesta edizione.


Ventuno Nazioni per ventuno Band

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Ulrich Ellison & Tribe Ulrich Ellison & Tribe

Born in Austria and now residing in Austin TX, guitarist Ulrich Ellison has quite a story to tell. A high-caliber guitarist, Ellison can easily switch from lightning fast modal runs to swamp-soaked blues and singing leads that make his guitar talk…

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Austria
austria
Tiny Legs Tim Tiny Legs Tim

In 2008, Tiny Legs Tim (TLT) hit the scene with his granddad’s acoustic guitar and original songs based on his personal voyage. This year, he won Belgium’s nomination for the 2016 EBC as a four-piece band with a tight electric set taken from his entirely self-written third album….

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Belgio
belgio
Bluestream Bluestream

Bluestream is a blues band formed in Bulgaria during early 2014. The band is located in Sofia and has already performed successfully at the local club venues, including some local festivals. The band performs mostly own songs, author of both music and lyrics is the guitar player and vocalist Miroslav (Miro) Naydenov..

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Bulgariabulgaria
Zamba Zamba

The band Zamba was founded 2010. Throughout the years their repertoire has moved from blues to rock and then back to blues. After a few years of playing covers, the band now has material of its own, written entirely by Boris Dugi-Novacki Zamba…
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Croaziacroazia
Christian Bundgaard Trio Christian Bundgaard Trio

Blues, jazz. boogie woogie… all with an inspirational touch of the New Orleans music culture. This is the music that the young piano player from Denmark, Christian Bundgaard likes to play and perform..
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Danimarcadanimarca
Tanel Padar Blues Band Tanel Padar Blues Band

Singer, guitar player and songwriter Tanel Padar is the most notorious figure in the Estonian music scene. He has won every possible award and has participated in almost every noteworthy Estonian popular musical event over the last 15 years…
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Estoniaestonia
Lena & The Slide Brothers Lena & The Slide Brothers

Lena & The Slide Brothers was formed in 2009 in Helsinki, Finland. The band has played at several Finnish blues and roots music festivals as well as in clubs all over the country…

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Finlandiafinlandia
Gas Blues Band Gas Blues Band

Since created by Gaspard “GAS” Ossikian, guitar and vocals, Since created by Gaspard “GAS” Ossikian (guitar and vocals), the Gas Blues Band has performed on many national and international stages during the past five years…..

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Franciafrancia
Well Bad WellBad

WellBad plays Blues for people who didn’t even know that they like Blues music! The young German Blues band convinces their audience with their authentic, impulsive sound! It’s stomping and sentimental at the same time!…

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Germaniagermania
Paul Venturi & The Junkers Paul Venturi & The Junkers

Paul Venturi has been been considered for years as one of the main exponents of the Blues in Italy. He has participated in most of the major national and international festivals along his career, such as the “New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival”, sharing the stages with such great musicians like Carey Bell, Billy Branch and Ana Popovic….more info
Italiaitalia
Johnny B Beast Johnny B Beast

“Johnny B Beast” is the stage name of Janis Zvērs (born1986), a TV journalist and Latvian acoustic blues guitarist. His solo career started in 2012. Since high school he played guitar in several locally famous metal and hardcore bands, toured Europe and even Mexico, but slide-blues has always been his passion since childhood….

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Lettonialettonia
Eric “Slim” Zahl & The South West Swingers Eric “Slim“ Zahl and the South West Swingers

The band’s ambition is to continue the fine traditions and perform music influenced by the sounds from the 50’s – in their own and more rockin’ style. Dressed up with a tie, suspenders and shiny shoes, Eric Slim Zahl & The Southwest Swingers perform their music with humor, musical skill and impact….

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Norvegianorvegia
Phil Bee’s Freedom Phil Bee’s Freedom

They were winners of the Dutch Blues Challenge 2015. The jury was unanimous, saying, “Outstanding skills, repertoire and stage presence”. This eight piece sensational band excites the crowds with original blues tunes, mixing jazz and soul grooves, played by the finest musicians around….more info
Olandaolanda
Blues Junkers Blues Junkers

The band Blues Junkers (the name refers to Champion Jack Dupree’s song called “Junker Blues”) was established in Warsaw in December 2014 by a married couple, Natalia and Dominik Abłamowicz. The band’s name aims to express strong addiction of its members to the old American music, namely blues, rhythm ’n’ blues, boogie-woogie and soul….

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Poloniapolonia
Budda Power Blues Budda Power Blues

Budda Power Blues are a Portuguese Power Trio that plays the Blues from the gut. They deliver a punchy powerful, soulful, electric blues that makes you want to jump and shout. But they don’t do it on their own! The audience is always their 4th member, making every show a celebration of blues and life itself…More info
Portogalloportogallo
Juraj Schweigert & The Groove Time Juraj Schweigert & The Grove Time

The band started as a west coast and jump blues band in 2011. Since the very start, it has been incorporating jazzy elements and Juraj’s unorthodox harmonica playing set the band’s musical direction. In 2014, they were voted as the most popular blues band in Slovakia and awarded a prize for mature concept and individual performance by the Slovak Jazz Company at the New Faces of Slovak Jazz competition…..

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Slovacchiaslovacchia
Wax &Boogie Rhythm Combo Wax & Boogie Rhythm Combo

Wax & Boogie Rhythm Combo get their inspiration from 30′s boogie woogie, 40′s swing and 50′s rhythm ‘n’ blues. The amazing singer of the band, Ster Wax, has a powerful voice inspired by some wonderful female artists such as Lavern Baker, Ruth Brown and Big Maybelle….

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Spagnaspagna
Ida Bang & The Blues Tears Ida Bang & The Blue Tears

Ida Bang & The Blue Tears is a young blues band from Stockholm, and they are called “the future in blues”. The band was formed in 2013, and in the last three years they have accomplished a lot; played shows at the biggest blues festivals around Sweden, released two acclaimed albums with own songs, and received great reviews….

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Sveziasvezia
Johnny Fontane & The Rivals Johnny Fontane And The Rivals

The band was formed in 2011 as “Blues Express” as the house band of the famous “Kulturfabrik Kopfmehl”. In 2014 they changed the name to “Johnny Fontane & The Rivals”. The line-up remained the same….

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Svizzerasvizzera
Mojo Workings Mojo Workings

With members coming from three different musical backgrounds and taste the result is a unique blend of traditional blues, country, pop and beat. …

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Ungheriaungheria
Red Butler Red Butler

Performing a hand crafted mix of originals and intriguing covers, the band harnesses a raw, dynamic energy delivered with passion, feeling and creativity. The debut album “Freedom Bound”, which includes tracks reflecting life from a youthful perspective as well as historic influences, has attracted critical acclaim from the media and the public….

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         Giovedì 7 aprile 2016  

 Palazzetto dello Sport
Piazza Giovanni Falcone – Torrita di Siena (SI)

Ore 20:00

GRAN GALÀ DEL BLUES
Cena di gala in collaborazione con l’Istituto Alberghiero
Pellegrino Artusi di Chianciano Terme

serata dedicata interamente al Blues Italiano

Concerti blues + Cena di Gala

Ingresso concerto 20 €
Concerto + cena 45 €

Saranno presenti i migliori bluesman italiani del momento

NICK BECATTINI (House band)
LUCA GIORDANO
MAURIZIO GNOLA
MARIO INSENGA
TOLO MARTON
MARCO PANDOLFI
FABRIZIO POGGI
GENNARO PORCELLI
ANGELO LEADBELLY ROSSI
MIKE SPONZA
LINDA VALORI & MAURIZIO PUGNO

presenta: CARLO MASSARINI

La cena di gala si svolgerà all’interno del Palazzetto dello Sport.

Per coloro che vorranno assistere solo ai concerti sarà disponibile l’area tribune.

 

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Il primo dei tre grandi appuntamenti per quello che è stato considerato l’evento più atteso dell’anno in l’Italia per il Blues, ovvero EBC 2016, non poteva iniziare che con il  Gran Galà del Blues “
una serata dedicata interamente al blues italiano con le più grandi stelle del panorama blues italiano e una “cena di gala” allestita proprio all’interno del Palazzetto dello Sport di fronte al palco.
Per coloro che vorranno assistere solo ai concerti sarà disponibile l’area tribune.

A presentare la serata sarà una pietra miliare  della panorama musicale italiano e soprattuto un grande intenditore musicale e volto noto della televisione

Presenta
CARLO MASSARINI
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nick becattini
NICK BECATTINI (House band)

angelo leadbelly rossi
ANGELO LEADBELLY ROSSI

fabrizio poggi
FABRIZIO POGGI

gennaro porcelli
GENNARO PORCELLI

linda valori
LINDA VALORI

&

maurizio pugno
MAURIZIO PUGNO

luca giordano
LUCA GIORDANO

marco pandolfi
MARCO PANDOLFI

mario insenga
MARIO INSENGA

maurizio gnola
MAURIZIO GNOLA

mike sponza
MIKE SPONZA

Tolo Marton
TOLO MARTON

7 aprile gran gala

Durante la serata si svolgerà la premiazione dei vincitori del concorso di disegno

“Blues Child: il Blues visto con gli occhi di un bambino”
riservato alle scuole primarie (1° e 2° grado) delle provincie di Siena e Arezzo

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                  Venerdì, 8 Aprile 2016  

Palazzetto dello Sport
Piazza Giovanni Falcone – Torrita di Siena (SI)

Ore 20:00

6th EUROPEAN BLUES CHALLENGE
Prima serata.

Ingresso € 20

Esibizione delle band:

Blues Junkers – POLAND
Bluestream – BULGARIA
Red Butler – UNITED KINGDOM
Tanel Padar Blues Band – ESTONIA
Gas Blues Band – FRANCE
Juraj Schweigert & The Grove Time – SLOVAKIA
Christian Bundgaard Trio – DENMARK
Mojo Workings – HUNGARY
Johnny Fontane And The Rivals – SWITZERLAND
Ida Bang & The Blue Tears – SWEDEN
Johnny B Beast – LATVIA

Presenta: Veronica Sbergia

veronicasbergiaVeronica Sbergia

8 aprile ebc prima serata


Sabato 9 aprile 2016 

EBU (European Blues Union) GENERAL ASSEMBLY
Teatro degli Oscuri, Piazza Matteotti, Torrita di Siena (Si)
Dalle ore 10.00 alle 13.00

L’assemblea generale è riservata ai membri EBU.
Nell’occasione sarà decretata la nazione che ospiterà la 7° edizione dell’European Blues Challenge 2017.

BLUES MARKET (6th edition)
Piazza Giovanni Falcone, area parco, Torrita di Siena (Si)
dalle ore 15.00 alle 18.00

Tradizionale appuntamento annuale dell’European Blues Union riservato agli addetti ai lavori nazionali ed internazionali; incontro di importanza strategica per gli accordi futuri fra le organizzazioni del settore musicale europeo. Aperto anche al pubblico (ingresso libero)


              Sabato 9 aprile 2016

Palazzetto dello Sport
Piazza Giovanni Falcone – Torrita di Siena (SI)

ore 20:00

6th EUROPEAN BLUES CHALLENGE
Seconda sera

ingresso € 20

Esibizione delle band:

Tiny Legs Tim – BELGIUM
Lena & The Slide Brothers – FINLAND
Ulrich Ellison & Tribe – AUSTRIA
Paul Venturi & The Junkers – ITALY
Eric “Slim” Zahl and the South West Swingers – NORWAY
Wax & Boogie Rhythm Combo – SPAIN
Budda Power Blues – PORTUGAL
WellBad – GERMANY
Phil Bee’s Freedom – NETHERLANDS
Zamba – CROATIA

Presenta: Veronica Sbergia

veronicasbergiaVeronica Sbergia

9 aprile ebc seconda serata

PREMIAZIONE
Al termine delle esibizione la giuria dell’E.B.U. decreterà il vincitore del 6° European Blues Challenge


TICKETS 

Giovedì 7 Aprile: Gran Galà del Blues
Ingresso € 20,00

CENA DI GALA € 25.00

Ingresso + Cena € 45,00

Venerdì 8 Aprile: 6° European Blues Challenge
(prima sera)
Ingresso € 20,00

Sabato 9 Aprile: 6° European Blues Challenge
(seconda sera)
Ingresso € 20,00 €

Abbonamenti
3 sere: Gran Galà del Blues
+ EBC 2016 (7-8-9 aprile): € 50,00
3 sere + cena 7 aprile: 75,00 €

Prevendita dei biglietti per acquistare i biglietti
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Prenotazione Biglietti EBC 2016 e Strutture ricettive convenzionate

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I vaucher potranno essere cambiati direttamente al box adiacent l’ ingresso del Palazzetto dello Sport nei giorni dell’evento.

Saranno disponibili  anche i biglietti alle casse

Orario aperture casse dalle ore 17.00 del 7  8  9 aprile 2016

Dove mangiare al EBC2016

Street Food & Steackhouse

All’interno dell’Area dedicata al European Blues Challenge saranno presenti due punti ristoro

Lo Street Food (con prodotti tipici toscani per pasti veloci)

La Steackhouse (Ristorante con Bistecche di Chianina)

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Video presentazione del progetto con il quale Torrita di Siena ha vinto la candidature per la 6 Edizione di European Blues Challenge