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by Ian Patterson
Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 European Jazz Conference 2019 Various Venues jny: Novara, Italy September 12-15, 2019 For its sixth edition the European Jazz Conference dropped anchor in sunny Italy. Where Rome or Milan might have been more obvious locations for such a high-powered international gathering, the baton instead passed to Novara, in the Piedmont region of Italy's North-West. Novara, however, has jazz pedigree of its own, being home ...read more
by C. Michael Bailey
Massimo Urbani was born in Primavalle, Rome on May 8, 1957. He was the eldest of five sons from a lower middle class family. Urbani's interest in music emerged when he was six, when he attended concerts presented by local bands appearing in his neighborhood. The young Urbani was also amply exposed to a variety of music on frequent visits to his father's hometown of Camerata.In 1968, Urbani took up his first musical instrument, the clarinet. He played ...read more