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Siena Jazz International Summer Workshop

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Siena Jazz International Summer Workshop
Siena, Italy
July 24 -August 5, 2017

The Fortezza Medicea occupies a commanding position just outside the ancient city of Siena, where it has kept a watchful eye on the city's inhabitants since the mid-16th century. Built by occupying forces, it no longer poses a threat to ...

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Siena Jazz 2016

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Built around the city's Jazz University Summer School, the Siena Jazz Festival is unique. Each evening, tutors and students perform in a variety of gorgeous settings in this most beautiful of cities. One night it is a stage set against the 16th century backdrop of the Basilica Provenzano, another dwarfed by the mighty Basilica di. S. ...

Roberto Bonati, Diana Torto: Heureux Comme Avec Une Femme

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Esempio di quanto il jazz, oggi, sia uno spazio ampio, Heureux comme avec une femme vede all'opera Roberto Bonati e Diana Torto, certo due musicisti un po' atipici e lontani da ogni mainstream, ma che sono ben radicati dentro l'universo del jazz. Anche se prodotto dalla sezione jazz di Parmafrontiere, il CD è palesemente più prossimo ...

Valentina Monti, Diber-Dagmar Benghi, Corrado Gambi: If I Had My Way I'd've Been a Killer

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Questo lavoro è la rielaborazione originale per CD di un lavoro teatrale che ha debuttato nel 2013 al festival emiliano Crossroads col titolo “If I Had My Way I'd've Been a Killer." Una produzione dalla Compagnia Teatrale della Luna Crescente di Imola e dal Combo Jazz Club per celebrare la figura artistica e politica di Nina ...

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Roberto Bonati and Diana Torto: Heureux Comme Avec Une Femme

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There are few musical things as exciting as a top-class vocalist fronting a full-on big band. Just a few. One of those is a top-class vocalist paired with a single, equally talented, instrumentalist. Heureux Comme Avec Une Femme provides that form of musical excitement courtesy of Italian double bassist and composer Roberto Bonati and vocalist Diana ...

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Sligo Jazz Summer School And Festival 24-29 July 2012

Sligo Jazz Summer School And Festival 24-29 July 2012

The best value summer school in Europe! Sligo Jazz Project, an organization run by musicians for musicians ensures all funds raised go towards keeping its annual main event— a six day intensive summer school and full blown jazz festival—as inclusive as possible and open to all musicians from all backgrounds! Sligo Jazz Project's stellar 2012 faculty Double Bass: Rufus Reid (USA) ...

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Diana Torto - John Taylor - Anders Jormin: Triangoli

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Primo lavoro come leader (sebbene in compartecipazione) per la cantante Diana Torto, già apprezzata in Al tempo che farà di Paolo Damiani e nel recente Nineteen Plus One di Kenny Wheeler, questo Triangoli la vede accanto a due splendidi musicisti come John Taylor e Anders Jormin. Il repertorio si compone in ampia prevalenza di brani originali dei tre protagonisti, su ...

Roberto Bonati Quintet: Un sospeso silenzio (appunti a Pier Paolo Pasolini)

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Roberto Bonati aveva un’idea: trasformare il pensiero Pasolini in musica. Per la precisione: appunti per ricordare la passione, la speranza, l’utopia, il suono delle campane, le parole, le liriche, le voci, le luci e i silenzi. E così, il contrabbassista di Giorgio Gaslini (Globo Quartet) e di Gianluigi Trovesi (Ottetto) mette su un ensemble cameristico e registra al ...