The Teatro del Sale welcomes artists from all over the world.
It has always been a meeting point for people wishing to express their artistic capacities and we therefore invite all artists to contact us by calling +393387385287  or via e-mail at fabrizio[at]teatrodelsale.com

Marco Poggiolesi

Marco Poggiolesi

Musician and composer

He begins studying classic guitar at fourteen. In 2002 he approaches jazz after meeting the “maestro” Gianni Zei. After a short experience as session musician in Italian pop music, in 2004 he starts the Latin quartet “Elegant Gipsy” and in 2007-2008 he becomes the lead musician of the jazz-fusion “Maf trio” project. In 2009, together with the double-bass player Ferdinando Romano, he forms the “Tandem”.
In 2008 he starts the fruitful and still ongoing cooperation with Maria Cassi and begins his adventure in the world of musical theatre, which has proved a fundamental step for his artistic development. In particular, and in cooperation with this renowned actress, he performs in “SuoniEmozioni”, “Pardon” and in “Attente al lupo” in major European theatres.

Juan Lorenzo

Juan Lorenzo

Musician and composer

He deserves a place of honour in the world of European concerts. Being Spanish, he studies music in Seville with Miguel Perez and Mario Escudero, and immediately begins performing in the tablaos and major fiestas of the city.
During his over 20 years of activity he held 2000 concerts and cooperated with many important international flamenco artists, such as the guitarists José Luis Postigo, Victor Monge “Serranito”, Manitas de Plata, Merengue de Cordoba, Oscar Herrero, the cantaores José de la Tomasa, Carmen Sanchez, Feliz de Lola e Javier Hidalgo, the bailaores José Greco, Antonio Marquez, Joaquin Grilo, “El Junco”, Juan Ortega, Joaquin Ruiz, Miguel Angel Espino and Carmen Reina. He has often worked with famous pop artists too, like Andrea Bocelli, Mario Reyes from Gipsy Kings, Jethro Tull, Tony Esposito, Gianni Morandi, Al di Meola, Pino Daniele.

Il Banchetto

Il Banchetto

Cover Band

IL BANCHETTO took this mane on April 29, 1997. The name (from our cover version of a famous song by PFM) had been originally chosen as title for a concert at Teatro Niccolini in San Casciano. However, it was the audience that soon started to refer to the informal group of very experienced musicians as IL BANCHETTO. The core members of the band have been active since the late 70s and, with ups and downs and after the addition of some younger members, the band managed to build its own identity and consolidate it in the early 2000s, thus reaching the current musical layout, artistic maturity and optimal group cohesion. As a cover band they are mainly devoted to the work of two major Italian artists, LUCIO BATTISTI (monographs since 1985) and FABRIZIO DE ANDRÈ (since 1999, with integral masterpiece albums like “La Buona Novella” and “Non al denaro...”, together with important theatrical projects like L’Arca Azzurra Teatro). Their activity, however, also includes a wider variety projects and artistic journeys (Beatles monographs, British rock, Italian singers and songwriters and bands, thematic song collections).

Il Trio Rabarbari

Il Trio Rabarbari

Trio of songwriters and singers

The "Rabarbari" have their own repertoire of original songs.
During live performances you will always listen to some new or ad hoc re-arranged cover. Listening to different genres it is therefore not surprising: from jazz to bossa nova, from classical to funky swing, with events, which mix both the entertaining and the message-bearing function of music. They released an album "Storie d’Aria" and a self-produced EP, "Isodi". After being awarded the "Igor Troumeau” prize, the band is now embarking in a musical-theatrical project that will take place in the TEATRO DEL SALE and will feature the Florentine actress Maria Cassi.

Fabrizio Berti Jug Band

Fabrizio Berti Jug Band

Harmonica player

Founded and led by Fabrizio Berti, one of the major harmonica player in Tuscany and a real expert in international blues music, the Fabrizio Berti Jug Band explores and brings on stage the origins of the acoustic blues of the so-called jug bands. These bands were ensembles of the rural American tradition, which often used self-made instruments that were frequently made from containers, broomsticks and washboards.
The idea to form a jug band took form at the beginning of 2010 during a conversation with Ernesto De Pascale on the rediscovery and modernisation of traditional American music. The result is an electro-acoustic style that merges blues, country and swing music and creates a unique and compelling experience. The musicians mainly come from the Chicago Blue Revue, one of the first bands produced by De Pascale for the record company “Il Popolo del Blues”. The Chicago Blue Revue took part in many discography projects, from their own first album, bearing the same name as the band and released in 1999, to contributions to tribute albums like the two 2120 Michigan Avenue Chicago, Italia - the best of Chicago blues interpreted by Italian artists.

Bob Jay & Abc Swing Band

Bob Jay & Abc Swing Band

Italian swing sextet

The sextet explores the infinite nuances of Italian swing with a retro touch. Alongside Arigliano and Carosone, their repertoire also includes more recent artists like Conte and Capossela and is a mix of swing, manouche, dixieland, waltz and romantic ballads on the notes of a tango or with Latin rhythm. The road is long and hard and the six musicians bravely travel it with songs like “Torpedo blu” or “Topolino amaranto”. The Abbellicapelli sextet is all in all a real swing retro orchestra whose members use their wits and fantasy to entertain the audience with a mocking smile on their face and are themselves dragged by the playful interest for music.

Spacca il silenzio

Spacca il silenzio

Pop rock band

The band chose a Mediterranean, uncomplimentary pop rock style with a few glimpses of jazz and a sound attention to the song writing. New acoustic in style, with the rhythm and bass resting on a solid classic guitar approach, they achieve a real emotional and evocative power.
Live music with a strong impact, as the audience had the chance to realise during the many concerts of this multi-instrumental duo.
In 2006 Spaccailsilenzio! signs the first contract with "NOPOP music development devices" by Guido Elmi, and is then included in the anthology "BANDS a new adventure in Rock", released by EMI Italia.
In 2009 it takes part in "Extended Play 2009", a co-production with Guido Elmi, also supported by Mei Audiocoop, which features also Lucio Dalla playing the clarinet for the intro song "Da questo muro".
The EP receives very positive feedbacks from the specialised press and from radios, TV and the web. In 2013 the band releases their first official album: “Incisioni fonomeccaniche elaborate durante i concerti di:”.

Fabio Santini

Fabio Santini

Songwriter and singer

The twenty-seven-year-old singer from Modena was chosen by Elio to take part in the seventh Italian edition of X-Factor. Since childhood, he has always loved music in all its forms and set foot on stage for the first time at the age of seven. At eleven he starts forming his first bands to follow his great and inborn passion for music. Fabio, a great fan of Elvis and the Beatles, is an easy-going, playful and energetic young man and sees X-Factor as a way to bring joy to the greatest possible number of people with his music.