Vicenza Jazz. From 1 to 10 July
NILS PETTER MOLVÆR BAND – “Buoyancy”
Teatro Comunale di Vicenza, 01 July 2021 at 8:30 pm Nils Petter Molvær (trumpet) Jo Berger Myhre (guitar and bass) Erland Dahlen (drums) Thursday 1 July, after the long absence due to lockdowns, the New Conversations – Vicenza Jazz festival succeeds finally inaugurating its 25th edition.The opening concert, at the Teatro Comunale (8:30 pm), will feature the trumpeter Nils Petter Molvær’s band, with Jo Berger Myhre on guitar and bass and Erland Dahlen on drums. Molvær, with its… Read more
ALEX SIPIAGIN & MICHELE CALGARO 5tet
Giardino di S. Corona, 02 July 2021 at 18:00 Alex Sipiagin (trumpet, flugelhorn) Robert Bonisolo (sax) Michele Calgaro (guitar) Yuri Goloubev (double bass) Mauro Beggio (drums) The solid and lasting artistic collaboration of the Vicenza guitarist Michele Calgaro with Alex Sipiagin, a Russian trumpeter who has lived in New York for almost thirty years, he has given rise to various international tours between Europe, Russia and the United States, as well as various record productions. Sipiagin, virtuoso of his instrument, with a mor… Read more
OLYMPIC JAZZ CONTEST. FINAL – TRYGVE SEIM “Helsinki Songs”
Municipal Theater of Vicenza, 02 July 2021 at 8:30 pm OLYMPIC JAZZ CONTEST. FINAL Giovanni Fochesato (saxophone) Michele Tino (saxophone) Matteo Zecchi (saxophone) The first edition of the Olimpico Jazz Contest should have found its conclusion during the 2020 edition of the Vicenza jazz festival. The vicissitudes of the live show during the pandemic caused the final to be postponed, which now finally finds its place in the New Conversations program.
ANAIS DRAGO – “Solitudo”
Palazzo Chiericati, 03 July 2021 at 4.00 pm Double appointment at 4.00 pm | Palazzo Chiericatiore 17.30 | Basilica Palladiana Anais Drago (violin) Solitudo was born from the synthesis of two different researches conducted by Anais Drago in the solo dimension: the “electronic” one of the project From Erik Satie to Frank Zappa, in which attention to minimal arrangement and construction prevails of compositions, mainly unpublished, in which the violin alone can make up for it, through the modification of the s … Read more
FRANCESCO ZAMPINI new generation residence
Gallerie di Palazzo Leoni Montanari, 03 July 2021 at 18:00 Francesco Zampini (guitar) The young Tuscan guitarist Francesco Zampini has been defined as one of the most shining talents of the new generation of Italian jazz players. Winner of numerous national awards, after completing his studies at the conservatory he began his concert and recording career performing in the USA, Europe and Russia, collaborating with artists of international caliber such as Alex Sipiagin, Darcy James Argue, Ben van Gelder, Fa… Read all
GREEN ORCHESTRA “Beatles today!”
Giardino di S. Corona, 03 July 2021 at 7:00 pm Alice Nereide Cossa (vocals) Stefano Bellilato, Mattia Salin (violin) Francesco Ferrarese (viola) Elisa Lazzarin (cello) Gilberto Pilon (clarinet) Fabio Zulato (alto sax) David Trivellato ( tenor sax) Fabio Calzavara (baritone sax) Ludovico Rinco, Massimo Fracasso (trumpet and flugelhorn) Marco Convertino, Marco Minorello (trombone) Emanuele Ruggiero (guitar) Simone Vason (bass) Carmine Bloisi (drums) Ettore Martin (tenor sax, direction and arrangements) Every musician’s dream is about… Read more
REBEKKA BAKKEN GROUP
Teatro Comunale di Vicenza, 03 July 2021 at 8:30 pm Rebekka Bakken (vocals) Eirik Knutsen (keyboards) Johnny Sjo (bass) Rune Arnesen (drums) Johan Lindström (guitar) Born in Oslo in 1970, Rebekka Bakken has established herself as a figure of prominent in the large ranks of Scandinavian jazz singers of his generation. Strengthened by her piano and violin studies, as well as a voice of incredible sensuality, in 1995 she created, with the Austrian guitarist Wolfgang Muthspiel, a duo active both in the club scene and… Read more
CHORUS AND ORCHESTRA OF VICENZA “Misa Criolla”
Sanctuary of Santa Corona, 04 July 2021 at 11: 00by Ariel Ramirezel elaborated by Daniel PacittiGiuliano Fracasso (director) Written in 1963, the “Creole Mass” has become one of the best known and most performed choral works in South America. The product of composer Ariel Ramirez’s long study of Argentine folk music, the work synthesizes popular and liturgical styles conducted on the rhythm and melodies of that country and other South American cultures. BUY TICKETS ONLINE PRE-SALES AND… Read more
HAMID DRAKE & PASQUALE MIRRA
Giardino del Teatro Olimpico, 04 July 2021 at 16:00 Pasquale Mirra (vibraphone, marimba and percussion) Hamid Drake (drums, percussion and voice) Surprise, unpredictability and the desire to overcome the limit of convention with an incessant sound research, are the elements traceable in the performances of Pasquale Mirra and Hamid Drake
ivo of the instruments, and of Drake’s voice, two cultures meet and create an imaginary bridge between the dreamlike and the ancestral. In suspended melodies… Read more
FLAVIO BOLTRO & FRIENDS
Giardino di S. Corona, 04 July 2021 at 18:00 Flavio Boltro (trumpet) Luca Mannutza (piano) Lorenzo Conte (double bass) Andrea Michelutti (drums) The rhythm section composed by the Sardinian pianist Luca Mannutza, the Venetian double bass player, but by adoption from Vicenza , Lorenzo Conte, and the Friulian drummer Andrea Michelutti, who moved to Paris by now FLAVIO BOLTRO & FRIENDS for 20 years, has been collaborating together for a long time playing both in trio and in quartet. On this occasion they will be alongside Flavio B… Read more
RED KITE – CANCELED
Teatro Comunale di Vicenza, 04 July 2021 at 8:30 pm CONCERT CANCELED Following some impediments related to the epidemiological emergency from COVID-19, the concert was canceled. Reimbursement terms and methods will be announced shortly. Active since 2014, Red Kite are a quartet that shuffles the cards of the Norwegian jazz and rock scene. The musical starting point are the most experimental rock and jazz experiences of the seventies, which Red Kite bring together in a modern progressive jazz synthesis of… Read more
WEST – DIPACE – GALLO “The Last Coat of Pink”
Palazzo Chiericati, 05 July 2021 at 6.00 pm Double appointment: at 6.00 pm and 7.00 pm. Kathya West (vocals) Alberto Dipace (piano) Danilo Gallo (double bass) The Pink Floyd… immense spaces full of endless sounds. Paths whose linear walkability is only an optical illusion generated by an altered perception of voids. Expanses full of poppies moved by the wind, flowers whose pistils resonate differently depending on its direction. It is not easy to play a vastness, but the… Read more
GONZALO RUBALCABA & AYMÉE NUVIOLA “Viento y Tiempo”
Parco Querini, 05 July 2021 at 8:30 pm Gonzalo Rubalcaba (piano, synthesizer) Aymée Nuviola (vocals) Cristobal “El Profe” Verdecia (bass) Hilario Bell (drums) Neiger “Majito” Aguilera (percussion) Yunio Arronte (sax) Lourdes Nuviola (vocalist) Alfred Lugo (vocalist) Gonzalo Rubalcaba and Aymée Nuviola have known each other since childhood, when they were brought by their mothers to the Havana conservatory to study piano. Classmates, Gonzalo and Aymée… Read more
Parco Querini, 06 July 2021 at 8:30 pm Brad Mehldau (piano) The pianist Brad Mehldau is first of all an improviser, and is very keen on the surprise and amazement that can arise from a spontaneous musical idea that is expressed in real time, but it also has a deep fascination for the formal architecture of music. Each piece of him has a strongly felt narrative arc, which is expressed in a beginning, in an end or in something left intentionally open. These two aspects of Mehldau’s personality, l & rsquo… Read more
FRED HERSCH TRIO with Drew Gress & Joey Baron
Teatro Olimpico, 07 July 2021 at 8:30 pm Fred Hersch (piano) Drew Gress (double bass) Joey Baron (drums) The Hersch trio embodies in its maximum splendor the concept of piano trio shaped on the Billyvanian tradition. But the model is also widely updated: the harmonic developments, the rhythmic subtleties and the sound of Hersch’s trio denote a marked individuality, fully contemporary. Hersch is a truly unique artist in the jazz scene, with an executive style… Read more
MARK LETTIERI BAND “Deep: The Baritone Sessions”
Parco Querini, 08 July 2021 at 8:30 pm Mark Lettieri (guitar) Daniel Porter (keyboards) Wes Stephenson (electric bass) Taron Lockett (drums) Originally from California, Mark Lettieri has been a member of Snarky Puppy since 2008. When he is not on tour, Lettieri puts his fine technique and extreme stylistic versatility to good use as a studio musician. In this capacity he is heard in recordings by 50 Cent, Snoop Dogg, Eminem and countless other artists of the most varied musical genres. In this fre… Read more
QUAI DES BRUMES & AMF STRING QUARTET “Au bord de l’eau”
Palazzo Chiericati, 09 July 2021 at 18:00 Federico Benedetti (clarinet) Tolga During (acoustic guitar) Roberto Bartoli (double bass) Massimo Mantovani (violin) Pier Claudio Fei (violin) Julie Shepherd (viola) Giacomo Grespan (cello) In the exploration work of the French repertoires that the Quai des Brumes trio has been performing for years, the cultured and refined repertoire of the Mélodie Française could not go unnoticed, mostly nineteenth-century compositions, expertly built on poetic texts of the highest quality … Read more
PAOLO FRESU “HEROES”
Parco Querini, 09 July 2021 at 8:30 pm Paolo Fresu (trumpet, flugelhorn, electronics) Petra Magoni (vocals) Filippo Vignato (trombone, electronics) Francesco Diodati (guitar) Francesco Ponticelli (double bass, electric bass) Christian Meyer (drums) Paolo Fresu plays David Bowie and does so in the company of a stellar cast
. Fresu and associates got their hands on about thirty pieces, including Life on Mars, This Is Not America, Warszawa, When I Live My Dreams. The concert focuses on teamwork. Petra Magoni,… Read more
GAVINO MURGIA & FABIO GIACHINO “A Love Supreme”
Tempio di S. Lorenzo, 10 July 2021 at 5:00 pm Gavino Murgia (sax) Fabio Giachino (pipe organ) Pino Ninfa (photographic projections) The performance A Love Supreme is a clear tribute to that extraordinary musical work created in 1964 by John Coltrane , to which he gave life in the highest moment of his intense musical spirituality. A performance of music and photography with Gavino Murgia on saxophones, Fabio Giachino pipe organ and photographs by Pino Ninfa. The performance is the first eng… Read more
BARGA JAZZ ENSEMBLE “Hermetico”
Giardino del Teatro Olimpico, 10 July 2021 at 6:30 pm by Rossano Emili Federica Gennai (vocals) Rossano Emili (baritone sax / bass clarinet) Renzo Cristiano Telloli (alto sax) Moraldo Marcheschi (soprano / tenor / clarinet saxophone) Alessandro Rizzardi (tenor sax) / clarinet) Andrea Pacini (percussion) In his compositions Hermeto Pascoal often uses nature as a basis and inspiration, employing unconventional instruments such as teapots, toys and even animal sounds. Nicknamed “o bruxo” (the sorcerer) or even & ldquo… Read more
ANTONIO SÁNCHEZ QUARTET WITH DONNY MCCASLIN, MIGUEL ZÉNON & SCOTT COLLEY
Parco Querini, 10 July 2021 at 8:30 pm Antonio Sánchez (drums) Donny McCaslin (tenor sax) Miguel Zénon (alto sax) Scott Colley (acoustic bass) Who knows why, quoting Antonio Sánchez, one immediately thinks of Pat Metheny. The participation of the famous guitarist in the group certainly contributed a lot to the global affirmation of the drummer originally from Mexico City, but certainly Sánchez’s artistic history does not end in this partnership.
“New Conversations-Vicenza Jazz” was born in 1996 on the initiative of the Department of Culture of the Municipality of Vicenza and of the main sponsor Trivellato Mercedes Benz and immediately established itself, due to the particularity of the project, in the European panorama of spring festivals. From the first edition, the artistic direction has been signed by Riccardo Brazzale.
The period is in fact, since 1996, that of May and involves, for about ten days, the historical places of Vicenza, City of Palladio, included in the Unesco world list: first of all the Teatro Olimpico (the oldest covered theater in the world , built in 1585) but also the churches and ancient buildings, as well as theaters and auditoriums and the evocative outdoor places, from Piazza dei Signori to Corso Palladio and Campo Marzo, involving bars, restaurants, shops, cinemas, museums, exhibition venues and libraries.
The main characterization of the festival derives from having placed in contact and within classical spaces, such as the Palladian ones, a type of music with a strong innovative impact, as jazz is historically considered.
All this, not only giving voice to the biggest international names (Pat Metheny, Herbie Hancock, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Brad Mehldau, Jan Garbarek), but also rediscovering some old lions of tradition (John Lewis, Buddy De Franco, Barry Harris) or enhancing emerging young people (Stefano Bollani, Gwilym Simcock, Francesco Cafiso, Carla Cook, Ariel, Ibrahim Malouf), ranging from the mainstream (Dave Brubeck, Ray Brown, Toots Thielemans, Milt Jackson, Roy Haynes) to the historical avant-garde (Anthony Braxton, Art Ensemble of Chicago, Sun Ra Arkestra, Archie Shepp, Sam Rivers) and contemporary (John Zorn, Bill Frisell, Ernst Reijseger, Uri Caine, Steve Coleman), from acoustic (Maria Schneider, Joe Lovano, Randy Weston, Abdullah Ibrahim, McCoy Tyner, Arturo Sandoval, Hiromi) to electric (Joe Zawinul, John Scofield, Mike Stern, Yellowjackets), from more intellectualistic music (Paul Bley, Charlie Haden, Paul Motian, Lee Konitz, Steve Lacy) to that which goes beyond jazz in strict sense (Buena Vista Social Club, Incognito, Vinicio Capossela, Roy Paci, Manu Dibango, Kocani Orkestar), without ever forgetting European jazz (John Surman, Richard Galliano, Stan Tracey, Joachim Kuhn, Michel Portal, Evan Parker).
Between exclusive projects and numerous collateral activities (seminars, happenings and art exhibitions, video and film reviews), every year “Vicenza Jazz” is renewed, attracting a very large audience and many professionals, as well as the attention of many journalists both Italian, European and American, for specialist publications, newspapers and radio and television broadcasters.