But Still

Valmaggia Project

Valmaggia Project is an Amsterdam-based octet, whose repertoire has original music only.
A mix of innovation and tradition, improvisation and structure. With the never-ending goal of telling something.
Valmaggia Project’s debut album “But Still” has been released on October 15th, 2021.

We are a group of musicians living in Amsterdam.
We meet and play together.
We are 8, that’s a lot.
Agnese, our drummer, writes the music for us.
We make mistakes, we practice, we eat together and we are very often late.
We made an album, it’s called “But Still”.
It’s made of notes, stories, smiles, mistakes, time, efforts, sounds.
It’s made of us.
It’s made with love.
We are a group of musicians trying to make music despite the difficulties.
We are 8, that’s a lot.
Difficulties are also a lot.
But still.


Agnese Valmaggia - drums & compositions
César Puente - double bass & electric bass
Jelle Willems - piano
Álvaro Artime - trumpet & flugelhorn
Pablo Castillo - trumpet & flugelhorn
Willy Becuwe - trombone
Martí Mitjavila - clarinet & bass clarinet
Martín Díaz - alto sax, soprano sax & flute

Special guests:
Vera Morais - voice on track 7
Simone Bottasso - diatonic accordion on track 9

Recorded at Conservatorium van Amsterdam with Ido Zilberman, April 2021
Editing and mixing: Canteen Music Studio
Master: Udo Pannekeet
Artwork: Maria Soffientino