Mario Biondi dedicates “My Favorite Things” to his 9 children

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Fresh from the success of the first European dates in Germany, Switzerland, Turkey and France, with a tribute also to Burt Bacharach, Mario Biondi his version of the classic “My Favorite Things”, a special dedication for his nine children: “I fell in love with this song by looking at the scene from the musical “The Sound of Music”, from which it is taken, reflecting above all on the words spoken by Julia Andrews before starting to sing: “When something upsets me and I feel sad, I try to think of beautiful things”. And I immediately thought of my children, of the purity of simplicity and contact, of how precious it is to be surrounded by people that we love. I live in the passionate desire to enjoy the many beautiful joys that life has given me, my children and Love. This song is for them”, comments Biondi. After being brought to popularity by the musical “The Sound of Music” – known in Italy with the title “Tutti together passionately” – “My Favorite Things” soon became a jazz standard above all thanks to the famous version of the saxophonist John Coltrane who made it his workhorse in the early sixties. Among the sung versions, that of Al Jarreau, an artist very dear to Biondi, stands out. This new song is an anticipation of the new record project with an exquisitely crooner flavor to be released in early autumn.


More songs from the new album by Mario Biondi will be revealed exclusively to the public who will participate in his “Crooning soon – The preview, summer 2023”, the tour produced and organized by Friends&Partners/Baobab Music and Ethics which, intersecting with dates abroad, will take him between July and August all over Italy. In November and December it will then be the turn of the theaters with a new show never seen before, with characteristics of absolute uniqueness.

Info and tickets for the summer tour “Crooning Soon – The preview, summer 2023” at the link

Radio Montecarlo is the partner radio of the tour.

01/07 Ventimiglia (IM) – Tourist port

21/07 Sarzana (SP) – Moonland

02/08 Udine – Castle

05/08 Francavilla al Mare (CH) – Blubar Festival

06/08 Trani – Sporting Club

11/08 Marina di Modica (RG) – Amphitheater

16/08 Cesenatico (FC) – Arena Cappuccini

19/08 Cagliari – Culture festival

09/09 Santo Stefano Belbo (CN) – Pavese Festival

Concert tickets for the theatrical dates will be available soon. The updated calendar is below

18/11 Catania – Bellini Theater

19/11 Palermo Politeama Theater

22/11 Milan – Lyric Theater

24/11 Turin – Giuseppe Verdi Conservatory Hall

27/11 Parma – Teatro Regio

28/11 Ravenna – Dante Alighieri Theater

29/11 Fermo – Theater of the Eagle

04/12 Naples – Bellini Theater

06/12 Rome – Brancaccio Theater

Below is the calendar of the international tour organized by International Music and Arts/Beyond

19/04 Basel – Volkshaus

04/20 Kaiserslautern – Kammgarn Jazz Festival

04/05 Ankara (TK) – CSO ADA

18/05 Deauville (FR) – United Music of Deauville Festival

19/05 Deauville (FR) – United Music of Deauville Festival, Tribute to Burt Bacharach

02/06 Jakarta (IDN) – Java Jazz Festival

04/06 Tokyo (JPN) – Blue Note

08/07 Jurmala (LV) – Dzintari Concert Hall

16/07 Madrid (SP) – Noches del Botanico (double bill with The Manhattan Transfer)

25/08 Annecy (FR) – Festival du Chateau de Clermont Genevois

27/08 Rye (UK) – Rye International Jazz&Blues Festival

29/08 London (UK) – The Forge

30/08 London (UK) – The Forge

31/08 London (UK) – The Forge

01/09 London (UK) – The Forge

02/09 London (UK) – The Forge

03/09 London (UK) – The Forge

05/09 Edinburgh (UK) – Queen’s Hall

06/09 Glasgow (UK) – Fruitmarket

22/09 Tangier (MA) – TanJazz Festival

04/11 Zurich (CH) – Jazz No Jazz Festival

05/11 Leverkusen (DE) – Leverkusener Jazztage (double bill with Kurt Elling)