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Q&A: Spanish Bassist and Composer Giulia Valle

At the crossroads of complexity and simplicity

Giulia Valle
Giulia Valle

Bassist and composer Giulia Valle is a rara avis on the Spanish jazz scene. Born in Italy, she established her professional career in Barcelona as an artist and is now also an educator, teaching at Conservatori del Liceu. Driven by a strong sense of discipline and an undeniable natural talent, Valle has established herself as a unique voice on the contemporary and avant-garde jazz panorama. She has played with many different renowned musicians, including John McNeil, Guillermo Klein, Bill McHenry and Jason Lindner.

Today, Valle is focused on two new albums that will be released at the end of the year: Líbera and Giulia Valle Trio Live in San Francisco. She has also performed at many international jazz festivals and clubs, including the London Jazz Festival, Jazz a Viènne, SFJAZZ Center, and the Blue Note Jazz Club in New York. We spoke to her in Spain.

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