Italian jazz on the road 2017: calendar of events

June 23rd

VAN AMSTERDAM, AMSTERDAM

The Italian Jazz On The Road starts from Amsterdam, the extraordinary tour produced by Saint Louis in Rome: 30 young talents to be discovered for 50 concerts in 10 European countries.

First stop: June 23rd at the prestigious "Blue Note" of the Amsterdam Conservatory. On stage the Gideon Tazelaar Quartet, formed by a mixed group of Italian and Dutch musicians, all very young talents:

Gideon Tazelaar Quartet

The quartet was born from the encounter of pianist Vittorio Solimene, sax player Gideon Tazelaar and drummer Giacomo Camiletti in Amsterdam in December 2016. The musicians became strongly connected by their desire to explore the sounds of jazz and to find a personal sound, whilst undertaking a small tour between the Netherlands and Italy in June 2017. The band offers a repertoire that goes from the great jazz tradition to modern music inclinations. The quartet will perform various original songs composed by Tazelaar and Solimene, and also various arrangement of standards that can be found in the great American songbook.

Vittorio Solimene, bio

Vittorio Solimene was born in Naples on the 9th of June 1998. He started studying piano at the age of 12. In 2016 he obtained his High school diploma from the Liceo Musicale di Latina. Currently he is attending his last year of the Bachelors Degree in jazz piano at Saint Louis College of Music in Rome.
He studied with teachers Ramberto Ciammarughi, Roberto Tarenzi, Pierpaolo Principato, Dario Zeno and Alessandro Gwis.
He participated in the following seminars:
“Tuscia in Jazz”: attending the courses of Aaron Parks in 2014
“Siena Jazz”: attending the courses of Gerald Clayton, John Escreet, Franco D’Andrea and Stefano Battaglia in 2015.
In may 2017 he won the soloist prize of the contest “Paolo Randazzo”, and was a finalist in the contest “Chicco Bettinardi” in January 2016 and in “B-Jazz International Contest” in march 2017 (band category).
He also performed in various clubs and in Italian and European theatres such as Auditorium Parco della Musica, la Casa del Jazz, i Musei Capitolini, the Arabia Concert Hall in Helsinki , the Blackheath Hall in London and many more.
He collaborated with various musicians of the Italian and international music scene such as: Kurt Elling with the Saint Louis Big Band, Rosario Giuliani and Gegè Telesforo and also accompanied artists such as Dino Piana, Gianni Coscia, Sachal Vasandani and Jay Clayton.
On the 6th of May he was invited as a guest of the jazz orchestra of ‘Auditorium Parco della Musica, in occasion of the homage to Massimo Urbani.
Currently he lives in Rome where he undertakes an active a concert activity.

Italian jazz on the road a Amsterdam

Gideon Tazelaar, bio

Gideon Tazelaar (1997) started studying sax at the age of 7. At the age of 8 he played at Concertgebouw in Amsterdam and from age 11 he began performing almost every year at the North Sea Jazz Festival with his quartet.
At age 14 he was admitted to the Bachelor of the Conservatorium van Amsterdam which he completed this year with the highest possible results. During the past summer he had the opportunity of performing with the sextet of the organ player dr. Lonnie Smith (in Germany and France).
He also played various times with the jazz orchestra of Concertgebouw, and with some of the best jazz players in the world such as: Dick Oatts, Eric Alexander, Johnathan Kreisberg, Joe Dyson, Benjamin Herman, Ruud Jacobs, Peter Beets, John Engels etc.

Giacomo Camilletti, bio

Giacomo Camiletti began playing the piano at age 9. At 14 he entered the Liceo Musicale of Latina where he continued his studies in the world of classical percussions and classical piano.
In this period he participated in many different contests as a soloist percussionist with the ensemble of the Liceo Musicale, obtaining great results in contests such as Concorso musicale nazionale Gian Galeazzo Visconti, Concorso musicale “Città di Tarquinia”, Giovani Musici.
At 18 he began to study jazz and at 19 he obtained a place in Conservatorium van Amsterdam. In the Conservatorium he has the occasion of getting in contact with a musical reality which is very diversified and vast.

Daniel Nagel, bio

Originally from southern Germany, Daniel Nagel (20) is currently living and studying in Amsterdam. Starting out on the Electric Bass, he was soon playing in bands, exploring lots of different genres. At the age of 17 he picked up the Double Bass and 2 years later moved to Mannheim to study at the University of Music and Performing Arts. One year later he chose to continue his studies at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam. His main projects are the recently founded Quintet WELS and the Amsterdam-based Quartet Quite Sublime.

June 28th

MONK CLUB CIRCOLO ARCI, ROME

Italian jazz on the road 2017: calendar of events

Second stop "Italian Jazz on the Road 2017": Gideon Tazelaar 4tet live at the Monk Circolo Arci.
After the concert at the Blue Note of the Amsterdam Conservatory, the Italian-Dutch quartet, formed by students from Saint Louis in Rome and the Conservatorium van Amsterdam, is welcomed by the Monk's garden.

Italian Jazz On The Road is the extraordinary tour produced by Saint Louis in Rome: 30 young talents to be discovered for 50 concerts in 10 European countries.

Wednesday h 20:00
Monk Circolo Arci
via Giuseppe Mirri, 35

Free entry

Gideon Tazelaar 4tet:

Gideon Tazelaar, tenor sax
Vittorio Solimene, piano
Giuseppe Romagnoli, double bass
Giacomo Camilletti, drums

The quartet was born from the encounter of pianist Vittorio Solimene, sax player Gideon Tazelaar and drummer Giacomo Camiletti in Amsterdam in December 2016. The musicians became strongly connected by their desire to explore the sounds of jazz and to find a personal sound, whilst undertaking a small tour between the Netherlands and Italy in June 2017. The band offers a repertoire that goes from the great jazz tradition to modern music inclinations. The quartet will perform various original songs composed by Tazelaar and Solimene, and also various arrangement of standards that can be found in the great American songbook.

Italian-Jazz on The Road Social Tom Peeters Gent Belgio Elisabetta Antonini

August 29th

METROPOLIA, HELSINKI
SOCIAL CALL

Elisabetta Antonini, vocals
Guillermo Edoardo Garcia Vargas, guitar
Alessandro Gwis, piano
Andrea Avena, double bass
Special guest: Tommi Rautianen, guitar

Social Call gathers together jazz musicians from different contexts, together for the first time to export a brand new Italian project. Cameristic as well as Mediterranean tunes alternate to compositions characterized by jazz accents both contemporary and traditional, all of them being original compositions, most of them signed by the vocalist Elisabetta Antonini (Top Jazz 2014). In her recordings – such as “Un minute dopo” with the Oregon’s oboist Paul McCandless and with Alessandro Gwis on piano, and “The Beat Goes on”, a tribute to the Beat Generation – Elisabetta conjugates in a creative and refined way her own European compositional sensitivity of literary inspiration with overseas rhythms and atmospheres.

August 30th

METROPOLIA, HELSINKI

September 13th – Italian jazz on the road 2017: calendar of events

ROYAL ACADEMY OF AALBORG, DENMARK
A CRUSH ON MELODY – AN ITALIAN SONGBOOK

Pierluca Buonfrate, vocals
Pierpaolo Principato, piano
Stefano Rossi, bass
Daniele Natalini, drums
Special guest: Noora Salmi, vocals

What distinguishes a song written by George Gershwin from a song written by Luigi Tenco? Seemingly many things: the historic context, the period, the fact that they belong to different musical worlds. But there are two things in common: they are stories to be told and melodies to be sang, and where there is a story the “garment” (the musical style that is chosen), can only support the beauty.
In this project there are many traditions inherited and assimilated which come together, the classical Italian song and jazz, melody and improvisation, with the certainty that Cole Porter was thinking of Puccini whilst composing, as Bruno Martino was thinking of Nat King Cole.

BLUE MATTER

Giulia Capogrossi, vocals
Daniele Marcante, guitar
Roberto Sanguigni, bass
Roberto Palladino, drums
Special guests: Anni Thomsson, sax; Antti Lähdesmäki, piano

The band performs a repertoire made up of Italian traditional songs in a funk or jazz-blues key, together with some original songs composed by members of the band itself. The traditional songs, selected among the masterpieces of such authors as Paolo Conte, Pino Donaggio, Sergio Endrigo, Pino Daniele, are coloured by new sounds, defeating time and space barriers and landing to a more modern and dynamic sound, beating at a contemporary pace.

Italian Jazz on The Road A Crush on Melody a Gent Belgio
Tommi Rautianen

September 12th

ROYAL ACADEMY OF AALBORG, DENMARK
SOCIAL CALL

Elisabetta Antonini, vocals
Guillermo Edoardo Garcia Vargas, guitar
Alessandro Gwis, piano
Andrea Avena, double bass
Special guest: Esben Elvstrøm

Social Call gathers together jazz musicians from different contexts, together for the first time to export a brand new Italian project. Cameristic as well as Mediterranean tunes alternate to compositions characterized by jazz accents both contemporary and traditional, all of them being original compositions, most of them signed by the vocalist Elisabetta Antonini (Top Jazz 2014). In her recordings – such as “Un minute dopo” with the Oregon’s oboist Paul McCandless and with Alessandro Gwis on piano, and “The Beat Goes on”, a tribute to the Beat Generation – Elisabetta conjugates in a creative and refined way her own European compositional sensitivity of literary inspiration with overseas rhythms and atmospheres.

Partners

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