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James Senese

Gaetano "James" Senese is an Italian saxophonist, composer and singer-songwriter. Senese was born in Naples, the son of Anna Senese and James Smith, an American soldier from North Carolina in Italy because of World War II. Senese's father moved back to the US eighteen months after Gaetano's birth and never returned. Senese started playing the saxophone at 12 years old. He made his professional debut in the 1960s, as a member of the rhythm and blues band The Showmen (later known as Showmen 2), with whom he won the 1968 edition of Cantagiro. In 1974 Senese co-founded and led the critically acclaimed jazz-rock group Napoli Centrale

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James Senese: Un Jazzista a metà

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Quando tra gli anni ottanta e novanta James Senese andò a suonare negli Stati Uniti i musicisti americani non credettero al fatto che fosse napoletano scambiandolo, per il suo modo unico di suonare, per un sassofonista di Chicago. Un aneddoto che ben fa capire la capacità di James Senese di essere allo stesso tempo portavoce della ...

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Garda Jazz 2019

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Garda Jazz Festival Riva del Garda, Arco, Torbole e altre località dell'Alto Garda 26.7-10.8.2019 Il Garda Jazz Festival, giunto alla sua diciannovesima edizione nella attuale formula, che coinvolge numerosi comuni trentini del Basso Sarca, affonda però le proprie radici negli anni Ottanta, nell'eredità del glorioso e storico Torbole Jazz. Il cartellone ...

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James Senese & Napoli Centrale alla Latteria Molloy di Brescia

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James Senese & Napoli Centrale Latteria Molloy Brescia 2.11.2018 Nero pece, come quando il jazz e funk crescono a Napoli. Ascoltare dal vivo James Senese con i Napoli Centrale è un'esperienza che riconnette molto del DNA segreto di chi ama il jazz, il funk e la musica black più in generale. ...


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