Music and Wine Project

Donnafugata Music & Wine is a project created in 2002 by Josè Rallo and her husband Vincenzo Favara, both passionate about jazz and Brazilian music. José, producer and solo vocalist, goes on stage to present a multisensory experience, pairing each wine with a piece of music, the rhythm of which accompanies the sensations perceived during the tasting

Donnafugata per il Cuore (2004)

Recorded at the Casa della Musica studio in Trieste, the first live CD was released with a concert at the Blue Note jazz club in Milan in October 2004. In 2005 12.000 CDs have been distributed in wine shops and restaurants all over Italy and a sum of € 120.000 has been raised. The funds from sales of the CD were mainly invested in new medical equipment for the Pediatric Heart Surgery Department of the Palermo Civic Hospital. A department that thanks to it’s excellence has succeeded in assuring a favorable outcome of many “journeys of hope.” Today 60% of his young patients come from other parts of Italy and from abroad. The rest of the money has been donated to provide accommodation for the young patient’s families in need.

Timeline

2002

2002

The project “Music&Wine” was born out of an idea conceived by Josè Rallo and her husband Vincenzo Favara.

2004

2004

Concert at Blue Note in Milan for the launch of Donnafugata Music&Wine CD.

2004

2004

The first Donnafugata Music&Wine CD was recorded. The band: Josè Rallo, Vincenzo Favara, Giuseppe Milici, Diego Spitaleri, Filippo Rizzo, Gianpaolo Terranova.

2005

2005

Memorable concert at Blue Note in New York, that sold out two consecutive concerts.

2005

2005

Donnafugata Music&Wine reached Verona for a concert on the occasion of Vinitaly.

2007

2007

Concert at Blue Brass Jazz Club in Palermo for the launch of second CD.

2007

2007

The second Music&Wine CD was recorded with an enlarged ensemble thanks to the collaboration with the The Brass Group foundation and the 15 wind instruments of the Orchestra Jazz Siciliana and two special guests Eliot Zigmund and Bill Moring.

2011

2011

Josè Rallo accompanied by clarinet e violoncello recorded 7 mini-clips for a virtual tasting on the website and on YouTube.

2012

2012

Josè’s live performance enriched the Livestream of the Nighttime Harvest.

2014

2014

Josè Rallo sang her wines at the prestigious Master of Wine Symposium.

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Blue Note NYC

Donnafugata is not just passion for wines! José Rallo, along with her passion for wine, together with husband Vincenzo Favara, cultivates a great love for music and singing. From the stage José Rallo, producer and solo vocalist, guides audiences through a multi-sensorial experience combining different wines and jazz tracks with the same beat as the tasting. Memorable concerts were held in 2005 @Blue Note in New York.