selezioni di cantautori, Jammin’, Jammin' 2022


September 28 - October 3
Petrassi room
Auditorium Parco della Musica


Fifteen years played, lived, perhaps elusive but never unnoticed.

They leave an indelible mark, a wrinkle of expression on the face of made in Italy music, a plow furrow where to grow the seeds of new generations.

On the stage of the Auditorium, the Saint Louis promoted 450 young artists in fourteen editions; in Jammin '2017 we will appreciate the best of 2017. 40 artists, jazz musicians, songwriters, producers, composers, authors, a young Italy that looks to Europe without winks or awe, proud of its Mediterranean origins, possible dreams and legitimate ambitions .
Jammin 'has won extraordinary acclaim from enthusiastic audiences, aiming at music with the spontaneity of a natural gesture, a sudden emotion, an evolutionary intuition.

The rewind button is for nostalgics, fast forward is for superficial consumers, but the music is now, at natural speed, in phase with our heart's 60 beats / minute… play button ”.

(Stefano Mastruzzi, Director of Saint Louis College of Music)

The Saint Louis College of Music, in collaboration with the Musica per Roma Foundation, presents Jammin 'year 2017. Under the artistic direction of Stefano Mastruzzi, the festival, now in its fifteenth edition, carries on young experimentation at an international level and the best emerging artists - protagonists for five evenings on the stage of the Sala Petrassi of the Auditorium Parco della Musica - giving space to the most varied mix of genres.

Jammin 'year 2017 to inaugurate the first evening of 28 September "The Best of ...", the special guest Marco Cinelli and the best ensembles selected within the Saint Louis and Dumbo Station the group undertakes to animate the evening with jazz, funk, fusion and rock contaminations. To follow, an appointment on 29 September with the new female songwriter Geni XX, songwriters of the 21st century, while the following evening from 30 September will give voice to Geni XY, songwriters of the 21st century.

Jammin 'year 2017 the review continues on 1 and 3 October with Italian Jazz on the Road, the new frontiers of Italian jazz, two evenings dedicated to young and original European projects in the jazz field, with the extraordinary participation of Maria Pia De Vito. Emerging music JAMMIN’ dal Messenger.

Jammin 'year 2017 - PROGRAM

Thursday 28 September 2017

The Best of…
Special Guest Marco Cinelli

The best ensembles born within the Saint Louis music school, selected during the academic diploma concerts, rewarding originality, experimentation, creative exchange, the ability to open your mind and spread your wings towards a 360-degree musicality °.
Jammin 'year 2017 special guest of the evening Marco Cinelli, talented guitarist and composer very active and appreciated on the London music scene, invited to return to Italy from Saint Louis, where he graduated before moving abroad and enjoying success in Amsterdam, Paris and London.

Guido Della Gatta -guitar
Benjamin Ventura -keyboard
Cristian Capasso -bass
Alessio Crespi -drums

Francesco Sacchini -voice
Corrado Filiputti -guitar
Daniele Greco -guitar
Daniel Mastrovito -piano
Antonio Coronato -bass
Davide Savarese -drums

Alessandro Scialla -piano
Guido della Gatta -guitar
Cristian Capasso -bass
Antonio Muto -drums

Marco Cinelli
Iggy Pop lo ha definito “una futura Rock-Star” dopo aver visto una delle sue performance. Marco Cinelli prende la chitarra all’età di 11 anni sulle orme di Jimi Hendrix, Jeff Beck e BB King. Cantante e al tempo stesso compositore elegante, diventa ben presto un artista Pop/Urban Soul. Dopo aver frequentato il Saint Louis College of Music di Roma, si trasferisce ad Amsterdam con la sua band Growlin’ Love & Pain, dove compone, produce e pubblica gli album “Slightly Tasteful” (2008) e “Breeze” (2011). Quattro anni più tardi si trasferisce a Parigi, dove pubblica il suo disco da solista “Parallel Postulate” (2013) e l’EP “Watch Me Movin’” (2016). Si installa successivamente a Londra dove prosegue incessantemente la sua carriera di compositore, arrangiatore, front-man e turnista.

Jammin 2017 the best of

Friday 29 September 2017

Geni XX, songwriters of the 21st century

Martina “Antea” Carelli -voice
Giovanni Grieco -guitar
Matteo Gravante -guitar
Gabriele Calanca -bass
Ivan Daniele -drums

Cantante, compositrice e autrice di testi, Antea (Martina Carelli), a Jammin’ anno 2017 presenterà le sue composizioni originali e inedite. Brani che parlano del sociale, dell’anima e delle controversie fra istinto e ragione. Il genere verte su vari stili che si fondono a formarne uno unico, creando un insolito mix di Soul, R&B, Rock, Hard Rock, Prog e Alternative.

Elisa Lostumbo -voice
Francesco Provenzano -guitar
Giovanni Grieco -guitar
Gabriele Calanca -bass
Pier Sante Falconi -drums

Composer and singer, Heli (Elisa Lostumbo), began composing her first songs in 2014 during a trip to Norway. Always fascinated by Nordic culture and landscapes, she finds inspiration among the nature of the Norwegian fjords and forests. If on one side her music retains a folk matrix in the most intimate aspect, on the other it expresses all the energy of rock.
In 2016 she decided to start the musical project "Heli & The Nordic Wind". The sounds of the group tend to research and sound experimentation between guitar interweaving and hypnotic rhythms able to create the right atmospheres for each story, for every intimate verse. The sound is shrouded in an aura of mystery, tormented, intense that still leaves room for sudden melodic openings, like the North Wind, which carries away the anxieties and reveals a soft light.

Marta Iacoponi -voice
Margherita Flore -keyboards
Corrado Filiputti -guitar
Simone D'Andrea -bass
Fabrizio Di Martino -drums

MARTA is the musical project of the Viterbo singer-songwriter Marta Iacoponi. Her compositions in Italian are stories inspired by experiences lived firsthand or as a spectator and that hold their meaning, as their common thread, in everyday life.
The arrangements, curated together with the members of the band, have sounds ranging from pop to rock with some influences of indie and electronic music.
Through her songs, MARTA draws on stage a world that is sometimes raw, reflective and realistic, sometimes carefree, serene that leaves room for fantasy.

directed by Margherita FLORE

I Flowing Chords nascono dall’incontro tra diversi cantanti del Saint Louis College of Music e Margherita Flore, laureanda in Composizione presso lo stesso Istituto, in una sperimentazione energica della coralità a cappella, spaziando nel repertorio dal Pop al cantautorale, dal Rock al R&B contemporaneo. Ad un anno dalla nascita hanno cantato in diversi festival come il Caffeina Jazz Festival di Viterbo, in collaborazione con il Saint Louis College of Music alla Festa di Roma presso il Lungotevere San Gallo insieme ad artisti di fama internazionale, al Teatro Eliseo, al Teatro Don Bosco di Fabriano, alla Domus Ciancaleoni, al Forte dei Borgia a Nepi e continua ad esibirsi in alcuni dei più rinomati locali di Roma e non solo. Collabora inoltre con gruppi jazz e prog come i VEMM e i Dumbo Station in concerti e registrazioni.

Saturday 30th September

Geni XY, songwriters of the 21st century

Leonardo, 20 anni, progetto solista prodotto a Los Angeles al fianco del produttore Robert Deller, tornato in Italia dopo l’Award in musica ottenuto presso la North Monterey County High School, suona su grandi palchi e festival come Umbria Jazz, Piper Club, Altlantico, continua il suo progetto al fianco di Valter Sacripanti (produttore artistico) e Giampaolo Rosselli con un album che è un viaggio all’interno del Soul, R&B, Pop.

Matteo Gravante voice and guitar
Edoardo Lupo piano and synth
Claudio Bruno bass
Simplicio Ciaccia battery
The singer-songwriter Matteo Gravante writes songs that talk about his lived experiences, with the intention of enclosing lived moments, emotions, people within them. As for the sonority, the songs express sweet and intimate atmospheres, interspersed at times by a harder and more distorted side.

Adriano Meliffi piano, keyboards and vocals
Alessandro Molinaro guitar
Luca Lavorgna guitar
Flaminia Lobianco, Lisa Fiorani voices
Marco Pasquariello piano and keyboards
Giuseppe Di Pasqua low
Francesco Angiolini drums

ACo is the project that he will present to Jammin 'in 2017 and of the singer-songwriter Adriano Meliffi who in his songs mixes various musical styles: world music, pop rock, art rock, folk, author music, ambient, soul. “Ao it's not just me. In ACo there is a Co made by all the people who believe in my project and help me to make it happen. It means that in life we ​​are never alone and we are always conditioned and defined by our relationship with the Other. It means that there is no A without Co. ACo is the fusion between the universe in me and the universe outside of me. The embrace from which my music is born ". The EP to be released in October 2017 will simply be called "N", the initial of the word "we".

Letizia Angelelli voice
Gianmarco Angelelli guitar
Marco Silvestri guitar
Alberto Pulcinelli bass
Enrico Brunori drums

The Havisham project that he will present at Jammin 'in 2017 was born in 2015. Letizia Angelelli (vocals), Gianmarco Angelelli (guitar, backing vocals), Marco Silvestri (guitar, bass, keyboards, backing vocals) immediately set to work to create the first EP of the band that will be released in 2016 with the title “Be Aware Of Invisibility” containing 5 songs, totally self-produced. The name Havisham is inspired by the character of Charles Dickens "Miss Havisham" protagonist of the novel "Great Expectations", who after losing the man she loved on her wedding day remained in the wedding dress all her life. The band enriches the staff in live performances with Alberto Pulcinelli (bass) and Enrico Brunori (drums).


Sunday 1st October

Italian Jazz on The Road
feat. Maria Pia De Vito

Italian Jazz on the Road is the extraordinary tour produced by the Saint Louis of Rome presented at Jammin 'in 2017: 30 very young talents to be discovered with 50 concerts in 10 European countries. Winner for the second consecutive year of the tender for the Promotion of Jazz Music of the Mibact, the Saint Louis with the Italian Jazz on the road project brings true Italian talents, our music and our culture of tradition and innovation to Belgium, France, Norway, Poland, Finland, England, Spain, the Netherlands and many other destinations.
First stop of the European tour for the young pianist and composer Stefano Minder, which will open the evening of presentation of the new work by Maria Pia De Vito, “Moresche and other inventions”, born from the collaboration with the Burnogualà Large Vocal Ensemble.

presenta “Love Through My Eyes”
Stefano Minder you
Antoni Zygmunt Kuzak sax
Andrea Saffirio softly
Alessio Renda electric bass
Yuri Alviggi drums

Always engaged with songwriting between Jazz and Soul, the singer and pianist Stefano Minder presents his first cd "Love Through My Eyes". Through his continuous research in the musical field, Stefano embarks on various paths to experiment with new methods on how to use the voice, to recreate new colors and worlds. His motto is: “The voice is an instrument in all respects, capable of expressing deep feelings that perhaps no other instrument can do. It is directly connected with the soul and becomes its audible expression; converts the invisible into visible, creates new sounds and colors, transforms an emotion into music. The voice is an instrument to be discovered, subject to continuous evolution and expansion. An expansion that goes beyond our imaginable limits ".

"Moorish and other inventions"
20 voices, piano and double bass

On 1 October at the Auditorium Parco della Musica in Rome there will be the official presentation of the album "Moresche and other inventions" by Maria Pia De Vito with the Burnogualà Large Vocal Ensemble: a community of researchers founded and directed by Maria Pia De Vito, already protagonist in Italy of some festivals and important locations.
It became known to the general public in 2016 for a viral video released on the web and reproposed by national TV, which portrays a spectacular vocal performance in water directed by Maria Pia De Vito in the sea of ​​Ventotene, during the artistic residency at the Festival "Rumori nell 'Isola "2015. The disc reports the work of elaboration and research carried out around the" Moresche "of Orlando di Lasso: carnival cycles, of parodies, whose protagonists are African slaves and freedmen portrayed in serenades, courtships, dances, bickering, in a language that expertly mixes fragments of the Neapolitan dialect (comically crippled), words and phrases in Kanuri - the language spoken in the Nilo-Saharan area in the Bornu empire (now north-east of Nigeria) - together with imitations of instruments and verses of animals. A material of great rhythmic richness, contrapuntal, of great musical inspiration, and more. The Burnogualà Ensemble performs the Moresche creating improvisational textures with interludes, spaces and sound panoramas in which Africa, Renaissance Naples and improvisation mix and meet in the contemporary world.
Born in 2012 as "Vocal Geographies" within Maria Pia De Vito's jazz singing class at the Conservatory of S. Cecilia in Rome and continued at the Saint Louis Music College as a special project, the Burnogualà Ensemble carries out improvisational and repertoire research that ranges from late Renaissance polyphony (Orlando di Lasso) to contemporary authors such as Vince Mendoza, Miles Davis, Joe Zawinul, Diederik Wiessels, Take Six and Brazilian authors for a practice of voice and improvisation of jazz derivation, applied to material of the most different historical and geographical origins, in a collective work of deepening and study of the sources of the non-original material that is faced. And, of course, a foot in modernity with an original repertoire that can count on signatures of contemporary composers of great depth.
In 2016 he was a guest of Rita Marcotulli's album "A Pino" dedicated to Pino Daniele (released with La Repubblica / L'Espresso), performing an evocative intro by Maria Pia De Vito "'E ceveze" for the song "Donna Cuncetta ”And in the album“ core-coração ”by Maria Pia De Vito (special guest Chico Buarque) produced by Jando Music / Via Veneto Jazz.
He has performed in various prestigious contexts including the Ravello Festival 2016, "A strip of fertile land" at the Castle of Palombara Sabina, "Percorsi Jazz Santa Cecilia" 2012, 2013 and 2014, the MAXXI Museum in Rome, the event "Il ponte of music "2014, the Baths of Diocletian in 2014, the Night of the Museums of Rome 2016.

Tuesday 3 October

Italian Jazz on the Road – Part II

Jammin 'year 2017 the evening sees some of the groups on tour as protagonists, made up of Italian musicians with surprise international guests, selected among the best talents of the European Conservatories, during the Italian Jazz on the Road, the extraordinary tour produced by Saint Louis of Rome: 30 young talents to be discovered with 50 concerts in 10 European countries.

Pietro Venza guitar
Andrea Rosatelli bass
Daniele Chiantese drums

The trio through a journey into the Italian song of the 60s focuses on the Blues and Soul influence in the production of those years. The artists of the time tried to blend our tradition with the influences that came from overseas and that slowly, in addition to music, changed the customs of post-war Italy. The radio in the first place and some naturalized Italian artists (Rocky Roberts, Wes, etc) contaminated much of the pop production of those years with their innovative sound at the time. The Blues forms, the Motown sound, the wind sections, the pressing rhythms took the place of classical orchestras in entertainment: we modern musicians without this contamination perhaps would not exist today.

Pierluca Buonfrate voice
Pierpaolo Principato piano
Stefano Rossi bass
Daniele Natalini drums

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.

Giulia Capogrossi voice
Daniele Marcante guitar
Francesco Luzzio bass
Roberto Palladino drums

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.

Elisabetta Antonini voice
Guillermo Edoardo Garcia Vargas guitar
Alessandro Quiz piano
Andrea Avena double bass
Gianni Di Renzo drums

Social Call gathers jazz musicians, for the first time together to export an all-Italian project. Songs with chamber and Mediterranean traits alternate with compositions with mainstream accents of jazz as traditional as contemporary, all mainly original and signed by the vocalist Elisabetta Antonini (Top Jazz 2014) who in her record works, such as "A minute later" with the oboist by Oregon Paul McCandless and recorded with Alessandro Gwis on piano and “The Beat Goes On - Homage to the Beat Generation”, he creatively and refinedly combines his European compositional sensibility, of literary inspiration, with rhythms and atmospheres from overseas.