Mike Sponza - Made In The 60’s

The memorable 1960s in ten unreleased songs written by Itlaian bluesman Mike Sponza and by Pete Brown: proper blues, soul, funky, and rock

Dates: 28 – 29.6, 2019

Mike Sponza

Guitarist, singer, and composer Mike Sponza is back with his newest album, “Made in the Sixties”. Written together with legendary composer Pete Brown and recorded at The Abbey Road Studios in London, the record is a personal tribute to the 1960s. In ten tracks, one for each year of the decade, Mike Sponza and Pete Brown recount the brightest and darkest moments of the historic period from the Cold War to the Cuban missile crisis, the murder of John F. Kennedy, the artistic turning point of Bob Dylan and the student movement of '68 among others. “An album dedicated to the '60s,” says Mike Sponza, “a decade that fascinates me in so many ways. There is so much to say about it ...”. At JazzAscona he shares the stage with drummer Moreno Buttinar and a solid band for a proper blues, soul, funky, and rock concerts.

From: Italy
Style: Blues, rock, funky

Mike Sponza, guitar & vocals
Moreno Buttinar, drums
Roberto Maffioli, bass
Michele Benivento, Hammond B3
Alexia Pillepich, vocals
Nicole Pellicani, vocals
Giorgio Ruzzier, trumpet
TBA, sax