22 - 25 July and 30 July - 5 August
Rome Jazz's Cool | 10/18 July
10TH OF JULY
CHIHIRO YAMANAKA trio
Twelve discs to his credit with the prestigious Verve Records, best pianist in Japan and acclaimed in the United States, Chihiro Yamanaka has made a strong impact on the contemporary jazz scene. Swing, rhythm, fender rhodes, bossa nova flavors scattered among the folds of her songs. An infinite carousel of never predictable, surprising musical solutions.
C.Yamanaka – piano
A.Vigorito - double bass
M.Salgarello - drums
GIANLUCA FIGLIOLA 5tet
One of the most talented young jazz musicians on the Roman scene, Gianluca Figliola presents his songs. Extraordinary for its great technical mastery, the fluidity of the phrasing and the catchy melodicity of the compositions, it is a promise that will certainly be talked about.
G.Figliola - guitar
F. Cassarà - tenor sax
R.Heudron – piano
P.Scozzi - double bass
P. Mignosi - drums
SHEILA JORDAN quartet
Totally non-derivative, Sheila Jordan guest at the Roma Jazz's Cool jazz festival is one of the very few jazz singers who deserve this appellation and no other term could define her. Born in 1928, Sheila was greatly influenced by Charlie Parker and in general by musicians and soloists rather than singers. The trio that supports her is made up of very young talents from the Roman scene:
Enrico Zanisi, 19, on the piano
Luca Fattorini, 23 years old double bass
Enrico Morello, 23, on drums
A generational meeting in jazz!
PIERPAOLO PRINCIPATO trio
“Tribute to Michel Petrucciani”
Pierpaolo Principato is an eclectic pianist, who thanks to his versatility, curiosity and innate adaptability has successfully ranged in every musical field - jazz, pop, electric, ethnic, theater. He offers a tribute to the great pianist who died in 1999, whose intense and sunny musicality has left a mark on many of us.
Pierpaolo Principato - piano
Stefano Nunzi - double bass
Alessandro Marzi - drums
ENRICO PIERANUNZI LATIN JAZZ 5tet
Roma Jazz's Cool jazz review. First appointment of the 3 evenings of carte blanche for the great pianist Enrico Pieranunzi, for many years the protagonist of the world jazz scene. Pianist, composer, arranger, he has recorded more than sixty CDs in his name ranging from piano solo to trio, from duo to quintet.
Here he is accompanied by an exceptional line-up of world stature (Flavio Boltro on trumpet, Rosario Giuliani on sax, John Patitucci on bass, Dedé Ceccarelli on drums) to reinterpret the songs from the album "Live at Birdland" published by CAMJazz. An album in which Pieranunzi returns to surprise, suddenly heading towards new and unexplored territories, letting himself be seduced by the South American charm, interpreting Latin music with his own indisputable creativity.
ROSARIO GIULIANI 4tet
featuring JOE LA BARBERA
The collaboration between the virtuoso saxophonist Rosario Giuliani and the precious American drummer Joe La Barbera dates back to 2009, culminating last year in the creation of the record "Lennie's Pennie's" for Dreyfus Jazz. Born in New York to a family of Italian origin, precisely in the province of Palermo, Joe La Barbera boasts prestigious collaborations with Jim Hall, Phil Woods, Art Farmer, Gary Burton, Art Pepper, John Scofield, Bob Brookmeyer and Toots Thielemans. In 1978 he joined the trio of Bill Evans, in an edition that is remembered as one of the best among the various formations of the great pianist.
Two giants of the world piano compared in the second appointment at the Roma Jazz's Cool jazz review of the White Paper to Enrico Pieranunzi: a challenge, a match, a 4-handed game, between Mediterranean, Latin and overseas influences. The extraordinary pianist and composer Danilo Perez is among the most influential and dynamic musicians of our time. In just over a decade, his original stamp of pan-American jazz (a mix of music from the Americas, folk and world music) has attracted curious critics and an increasingly large and enthusiastic audience. Danilo's disruptive talent and his enthusiasm make his concerts memorable and inspired.
15TH OF JULY
PIERANUNZI / PATITUCCI / LA BARBERA trio
Last appointment with Enrico Pieranunzi, on stage this evening with a truly exceptional rhythm, in the most inspired formation of jazz, the trio. On double bass John Patitucci, a musician originally from Brooklyn, New York, best known for his long collaboration with Chick Corea, which began in 1985, winner of two Grammy Awards (one for music and one for composition) and fifteen other Grammy nominations .
His notable collaborations include Roy Haynes Trio, Wayne Shorter 4tet, the star quintet Directions in Music led by Herbie Hancock and composed of Michael Brecker, Roy Hargrove and Brian Blade, John Scofield Trio, Kenny Garrett and Nicholas Payton, Jack DeJohnette.
Enrico Pieranunzi - piano
John Patitucci - double bass
Joe La Barbera - drums
PIETRO DELLE NUNHE 4tet
Evening dedicated to contemporary and avant-garde jazz, with a quintet made up of extremely talented young musicians alongside Francesco Bearzatti.
Saxophonist, clarinetist and composer, Francesco Bearzatti is a versatile artist, precious sessionman and leader of some of the most innovative groups of recent years. From rock to jazz to electronic music, his energy is amazing; a musical experience difficult to forget.
Winner of the Top Jazz 2009 referendum organized by Musica Jazz magazine, in 2010 "X (Suite for Malcolm)" was awarded as "Best record of the year" in Top Jazz 2010 and as Best Album in Italy by JazzitAward.
Francesco Bearzatti - sax
Piero Delle Monache - sax
Alessandro Bravo - plan
Tito Mangialajo - bass
Alessandro Marzi - drums
An ingenious, early 6-string talent, Stefano Carbonelli impresses with his sophisticated original compositions, which are strongly aimed at avant-garde and experimentation.
S.Carbonelli - guitar
G.Mascolo - plan
G.Cifani - fretless bass
A.Rizzuti - battery
Jazz Marathon, from 7pm to midnight, with young talents and well-known international artists at the end of the Jazz's Cool summer seminars, 7th edition.
80 musicians from all over Europe and seminar teachers John Patitucci, Joe La Barbera, Lage Lund, Ramberto Ciammarughi, Anita Wardell and many others will participate.
FINALI EUROPEAN JAZZ CONTEST 2011 IV Edition
Final stage of the international jazz competition open to emerging bands from all over Europe and aimed at promoting the new author's jazz. The 7 finalists:
Shuvali - Olanda
Eyes Shut Tight – Inghilterra
Donald Simoen 4tet – Olanda
Marco De Gennaro Jazz Project Italy
Benoit Berthe “Back” 4tet - Francia
Catville 5tet - Italy
Nido Workshop - Italy
Jury composed of:
Bruno Civello, Paolo Damiani, Adriano Mazzoletti, Pierpalo Principato, Antonio Solimene
Chaired and coordinated by:
Franco Caroni and Stefano Mastruzzi
PIERO BIANCULLI trio
Winner of the EJC 2010
Trio originally from Rotterdam. Their compositions are essentially born as natural improvisations. The contemporary jazz style is influenced by 1970s jazz and rock, with a slight touch of be bop, pop and Latin. Pure energy.
Piero Bianculli - piano
Jens Kirpestein - battery
Boris Oud - double bass