Italian Jazz Days - Oct 12-22 - New York City To Washington D.C.


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OCT 12-22, 2013
New York City To Washington DC

TwinsMusic Enterprises is proud to announce the annual cultural celebration - Italian Jazz Days 2013 - October 12-22, 2013. Thanks to the involvement of Italian Cultural Institute of New York and the Italian nonprofit organization, C-Jam Music, this year the festival takes place in four New York City venues: Measure Lounge at Langham Place, Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola, the Jazz Standard and Smalls Jazz Club; plus two additional historical, jazz venues: the Deer Head Inn (Delaware Water Gap, PA) and Blues Alley (Washington DC.)

Italian Jazz Days takes place during the Columbus Day celebration, cultivating interest towards Italian culture. The 2013 festival is dedicated to the Piemonte region of Italy, and features Giovanni Scotta, winner of the Orsara Jazz Summer Camp 2013 award. Also participating is jazz veteran Emanuele Cisi.

Jazz pianist and Italian Jazz Days Artistic Director Antonio Ciacca will perform at Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola (Oct 14) and Blues Alley (Washington DC - Oct 22) Ciacca plays music from the Italian American Songbook with Joe Magnarelli, Jerry Weldon, Paul Gill, Pete Van Nostrand, Joe McDonogh, Dayna Stephens and Aaron Kimmel.

Music Program:

The annual Italian Jazz Days Festival offers original music and standards from the Italian- American repertoire with the music of Harry Warren (Salvatore Guaragna), Frank Rosolino and Buddy DeFranco (90 years old). Dennis Jeter and his Italian American All-Star Band celebrate legendary singers including Herber “Herb" Jeffries (Umberto Alexander Valentino, 100 years old) from the Duke Ellington Orchestra. The festival honors the greats of yesteryear, as well as embracing the contemporary jazz artists of today.
  • 10/12 Measure, Richie Vitale-Ralph Lalama Quintet featuring Giovanni Scotta
  • 10/13 Measure, Simona Premazzi solo piano
  • 10/13 Smalls, Dennis Jeter & the Italian American All-Star Band
  • 10/14 Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola, Antonio Ciacca Sextet
  • 10/14 Measure, Giovanni Scotta Trio
  • 10/15-16 Measure, Jeremy Manasia Trio
  • 10/17-18 Measure, Ehud Asherie Trio
  • 10/18 Deer Head Inn, Dennis Jeter & the Italian American All-Star Band
  • 10/19 Measure, Richie Vitale/Frank Basile Quintet
  • 10/20 Measure, John Di Martino, solo piano
  • 10/21 Measure, John Di Martino Trio
  • 10/22 Blues Alley - Washington DC, Antonio Ciacca Quartet
  • 10/22 Jazz Standard, Emanuele Cisi NY3, MAXJAZZ Where or When CD Release.

A number of these world-class musicians first performed together with the Antonio Ciacca Big Band during Italian Jazz Days last Fall at the prestigious New York City jazz hot spot - Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola. Ciacca has worked with such luminaries as James Moody, Lee Konitz, Benny Golson and Wynton Marsalis.

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