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Francesca Gaza

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Francesca Gaza (born 1995) is a Basel-based, Italian and German musician – composer, vocalist, pianist and producer, who is part of Europe’s vibrant Art Scene, participating and collaborating since a very young age with artists from different areas of study such as dance, theater and electronic music. She was awarded the National Italian Composition Prize in 2017, the 1st prize of the Jazzalguer Festival lead by Paolo Fresu in 2018 and was offered a commission by the FHNW Basel for the Women’s March for four Voices, String trio and Piano in 2019. As a bandleader, sidewoman and arranger she is working extensively in Jazz, Antique, Pop and Theater music and has released two albums under her name: “Lilac for People” (2019, Auand Records), “Still, Moving” - Cocoon (2017, Emme Records)

Album

OS

Label: Autoprodotto
Released: 2021
Track listing: Dame ne regardes pas; Kyrie; Sommarlat; Orationis: Per vie differenti, Ave Maria, Victimae Paschali; Cum dederit; Kunde; Sunrise, Atras da porta; Pierrot Rondò; A cala aca la cala a ancala ca la; OMG a green Percivalley; Pork and Clarinet.

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Space Between

Label: Ears And Eyes Records
Released: 2020
Track listing: Floating; Falling; In Step; Circles (part 1); Circles (part 2); Axis (for GK); Senescence; Space Between; Saint B; Passing Lights.

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Article: Album Review

Chase Kuesel: Space Between

Read "Space Between" reviewed by Bruce Lindsay


Drummer and composer Chase Kuesel is based in Brooklyn, but his debut release as leader, Space Between, arose from a year spent studying in Basel as part of a select group of young musicians funded through the Focusyear Artist Grant. It's an album that's notable for Kuesel's ambitious compositions--drawing on influences including Olivier Messiaen, Norma Winstone ...

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Lilac for People

Label: Auand Records
Released: 2019
Track listing: Strange Poet; Almond Tree; Red Box; Teach To Sing; Lilac; I Get Along Without You Very Well; Purity; I Have Heard.

Article: Live Review

Genius Loci, Festival di Santa Croce a Firenze

Read "Genius Loci, Festival di Santa Croce a Firenze" reviewed by Neri Pollastri


Genius Loci Firenze Complesso Monumentale di Santa Croce 26-28.9.2019 Terza edizione della manifestazione multidisciplinare fiorentina che mira alla riscoperta e alla valorizzazione del complesso architettonico di Santa Croce, del quale stavolta erano utilizzati due chiostri e il cenacolo. Come gli altri anni il programma affiancava interventi artistici e contributi parlati (la ...

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

Paul Bley, Yazz Ahmed, Gianluigi Trovesi, Matthieu Michel and tons of great new releases

Read "Paul Bley, Yazz Ahmed, Gianluigi Trovesi, Matthieu Michel and tons of great new releases" reviewed by Ludovico Granvassu


Accordion players, saxophonists, clarinet and trombone players as well as compelling singers are at the heart of this week's focus on new releases. Give a listen and then make sure to support the musicians and the labels that put out this amazing music so that the prolific jazz phase we live in can go on, and ...

Article: My Favourite Things

Francesca Gaza e il Questionario di Proust

Read "Francesca Gaza e il Questionario di Proust" reviewed by Paolo Peviani


Cantante, compositrice, polistrumentista, Francesca Gaza ha recentemente pubblicato il suo primo album da leader, intitolato Lilac for People (Auand Records). Il tratto principale della mia musica L'attenzione ai dettagli. La qualità che desidero nei musicisti che suonano con me La sensibilità e la consapevolezza.

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Article: Album Review

Francesca Gaza: Lilac for People

Read "Lilac for People" reviewed by Bruce Lindsay


Lilac for People is the debut release from singer, composer and arranger Francesca Gaza, an artist currently based in Switzerland and Italy. Imaginative, beautiful and superbly performed, the album is inspired by the seasons and by the myth of Demetra and Persephone. There are two songs per season and, says Gaza, every story “is in my ...

Article: Live Review

Reinier Baas e Ben van Gelder alla Sala Vanni di Firenze

Read "Reinier Baas e Ben van Gelder alla Sala Vanni di Firenze" reviewed by Neri Pollastri


Reiner Baas e Ben van Gelder Musicus Concentus -A Jazz Supreme Sala Vanni Firenze 3.11.2017 Concerto in Sala Vanni per due giovani olandesi e promesse del jazz europeo, il chitarrista Reinier Baas e l'altosassofonista Ben Van Gelder, introdotti peraltro da tre brani originali di un ottetto nostrano composto da ...


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