Special Guest festival 2018 edition

The Special Guest Festival is a creative project born from the collaboration between the Teatro Eliseo and Saint Louis College of Music that involves internationally renowned artists and an extraordinary team of young artists, musicians, arrangers, singers and sound engineers. The second edition of "Special Guest" includes three great concerts that will bring on the stage of the Eliseo: Paolo Fresu, Fabrizio Bosso, Serena Brancale, Javier Girotto and Martin Bruhn as special guests of three youthful formations born inside Saint Louis and directed by Antonio Solimene, Michele Papadia and Natalio Mangalavite.

April 23rd, 2018
PAOLO FRESU &
SAINT LOUIS ENSEMBLE
directed by Antonio Solimene

Paolo Fresu in concert with the Saint Louis Ensemble directed by Antonio Solimene for "Special Guest" 2018 inaugurates the second edition of the Festival. The famous jazz trumpeter will perform his original pieces arranged by Luigi Giannatempo for a wide orchestral organic.

Saint Louis Ensemble
directed by Antonio Solimene
Special Guest: Paolo Fresu

Maurizio Leoni, alto sax and flute
Gabriele Pistilli, tenor and soprano sax
Luigi Acquaro, tenor sax and clarinet
Luca Padellaro, baritone sax and bass clarinet
Mario Caporilli, trumpet
Antonio Padovano, trumpet
Giuseppe Panico, trumpet
Elisabetta Mattei, trombone
Federico Proietti, bass trombone and bass tuba
Andrea Saffirio, piano
Fabrizio Cucco, bass
Alessio Baldelli, drums

PAOLO FRESU & SAINT LOUIS ENSEMBLE diretto da Antonio Solimene
SAINT LOUIS ENSEMBLE directed by Antonio Solimene
SOUL-TRAIN-R-EVOLUTION - diretta-da-Michele-Papadia-SPECIAL-GUEST - FABRIZIO-BOSSO -–- SERENA-BRANCALE
Art Lab with Serena Brancale
directed by Michele Papadia

June 10th, 2018
SOUL TRAIN R-EVOLUTION
directed by Michele Papadia
SPECIAL GUEST: FABRIZIO BOSSO &
SERENA BRANCALE

Soul Train R-Evolution, a formation of over 20 musicians whose repertoire is focused on 'Black Music', making the tradition of Soul, Funk, Jazz and African music coexist, with elements of NeoSoul, Gospel, HipHop, Fusion and electronic music, for its first live performance will accompany two exceptional special guests: Fabrizio Bosso and Serena Brancale, in an evening of groove.

Soul Train R-Evolution
Special Guest: Fabrizio Bosso & Serena Brancale

Conducting, Hammond Organ, Analog Keyboards
Michele Papadia

Soloists and Background Vocals:
Francesca Pugliese – Giulia Fortini
Chiara 'Ash' Vannini - Ilenia Marzano
Irene Calvia - Francesca Guerra - Beatrice Gatto - Domenico Faramondi - Paolo Boccadamo - Mattia Pedretti

Horns:
Giuseppe Panico, trumpet – Colin Milch, trumpet
Luciano Pischetola, trombone
Luigi Acquaro, 1st tenor sax – Luis Alberto Enguita Pràdanos, 2nd tenor sax
Lorenzo Caciotta, 1st sax alto – Antoni Kuzak, 2nd sax alto

Guest horns:
Davide Guidoni, trumpet – Luca Giustozzi, trombone
Simone Santini, alto sax – Claudio Giovagnoli, tenor sax

Guitars:
Guido Della Gatta - Dario Marcello

Keyboards:
Martina Lucignano

Bass:
Emanuele Triglia - Stefano Zandomeneghi

Drums:
Luca Masotti

Drums, percussion, electronics:
Francesco Aprili

June 15th, 2018
LATIN LUIS COMBO
by and with Natalio Mangalavite
SPECIAL GUEST: JAVIER GIROTTO &
MARTIN BRUHN

Javier Girotto and Martìn Bruhn guests of the Latin Luis Combo, dedicated to the free world of Latin-jazz contaminations, directed by pianist Natalio Mangalavite. A large ensemble on the stage of the Teatro Eliseo to present an experimental project that combines jazz with Latin rhythms and languages.

LATIN LUIS COMBO
direction and arrangements by NATALIO MANGALAVITE
SPECIAL GUEST: JAVIER GIROTTO & MARTIN BRUHN

Voices:
Giulia Cianca - Isabella Alfano - Emanuela Sweater - Natalia Meyer - Giulia Annecchino - Gilda Noel Cristante

Piano:
Natalio Mangalavite

Rhythmic Section:
Piero Conte, guitar
Alessio Mazzei, guitar
Vincenzo Lato, percussion
Fabiomassimo Barelli, bass
Marco Motta, drums

Guests:
Juan Carlos Albelo, violin and harmonica
Roman Villanueva, trumpet

SPECIAL GUEST: JAVIER GIROTTO &
LATIN LUIS ORCHESTRA by and with Natalio Mangalavite
MARTIN BRUHN con LATIN LUIS ORCHESTRA
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