We have been very lucky with the weather this summer in London but it still didn't prepare me for the heatwave in Tuscany. I think one of the days the temperature hit 39 degrees celsius. It was like being in a sauna... and I loved it!
I had a wonderful time performing with excellent local musicians playing in five different beautiful venues. Daniele Gorgone (piano), Nino Pellegrini (bass) and Marco Simoncini (drums).
|The Italian Quartet! Enjoying a meal before our first gig in La Spezia.|
|The view whilst sipping an aperitif before the gig at Villa Trossi in Livorno.|
|The stage of our third gig on the bank of the Arno in Pisa.|
|The view from the stage at Argini & Margini in Pisa - magical|
|The soundcheck before the final gig in the beautiful Villa Conti in Fauglia|
|Yesss! I finally made it to see the Leaning Tower of Pisa.|
|And I just could resist doing a tiny bit of shopping. |
This beautiful Italian handbag is so unique with interchangeable colours,
handles and accessories. Bellissima!
Hope it won't be too long before I'm back in Bella Italia, but before then I will be at Boisdale in Canary Wharf this Saturday doing my Nina Simone & the Divas of Jazz show. Hope to see some of you there!