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Luciano Biondini

Born in Spoleto in 1971, Luciano Biondini started studying the accordion seriously at age 10. He has been awarded many prizes for classical accordion, e.g. Trophée Mondial de l'Accordéon and Premio Internazionale di Castelfidardo. Since his turning to jazz in 1994 Biondini has played with the likes of Rabih Abou-Khalil, Dave Bargeron, Michel Godard, Battista Lena, Gabriele Mirabassi, Enrico Rava, Tony Scott and many others. A true master of his instrument and a soloist with an overwhelming dramaticism, he always adds something beautiful and original to any context he works in. His duet partner Javier Girotto was born in 1965 in Argentina (of Italian ancestors) where he studied Argentinian and Italian music in his early years

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2020 Fano Jazz by the Sea

Read "2020 Fano Jazz by the Sea" reviewed by Enrico Bettinello

Fano Jazz By The Sea Rocca Malatestiana Fano, Italy July 24-31, 2020 In the first half of 2020, the Italian jazz scene was heavily affected by the Covid-19 pandemic that so tragically hit the country. Winter and spring festivals in Bergamo, Torino, Novara, Bolzano, Vicenza, and other cities, had to ...

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Fano Jazz by the Sea 2020

Read "Fano Jazz by the Sea 2020" reviewed by Libero Farnè

Fano, varie sedi 24-31.7.2020 Un festival estivo in piena regola. Non è poco in epoca di Covid (...e purtroppo non possiamo ancora dire di post-Covid). Un esempio di resistenza, di sfida, di sinergica capacità organizzativa, di voglia irreprimibile di musica dal vivo, da parte di chi la suona, ma anche per chi l'ascolta. ...

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Bologna Jazz Festival 2019

Read "Bologna Jazz Festival 2019" reviewed by Libero Farnè

Bologna, Modena, Ferrara, Forlì Varie sedi, 25.10-26.11.20019 Il Bologna Jazz Festival 2019 ha confermato, ampliandole, le linee guida delle due passate edizioni, proponendo per un mese intero concerti esclusivamente serali, anche in contemporanea. Per quanto riguarda l'offerta musicale non si sono riscontrate univoche scelte stilistiche, ma soprattutto si è teso ad estendere ...

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Jazzkaar 2019

Read "Jazzkaar 2019" reviewed by Martin Longley

Jazzkaar Tallinn, Estonia April 23-28, 2019 Towards the second half of Jazzkaar, there was an invasion of starry Americans, overwhelming the normally quite striking wealth of indigenous Estonian talent. As ever, the fundamental structure of this 10-dayer revolved around its two main stages in the Telliskivi Creative City, Vaba Lava ...

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Fano Jazz by the Sea 2019

Read "Fano Jazz by the Sea 2019" reviewed by Libero Farnè

Fano Jazz by the Sea 2019 Fano, varie sedi 18-28.7.2019 Il programma della ventisettesima edizione del festival marchigiano ha combinato con grande intelligenza proposte significative del panorama attuale, ha alternato esperienze e generi diversi, riuscendo a sollecitare la curiosità dello specialista come del grosso pubblico. Il clou del festival ha ...

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Umbria Jazz Winter

Read "Umbria Jazz Winter" reviewed by Libero Farnè

Umbria Jazz Winter Varie sedi Orvieto 28.12.2018-01.01.2019 La ventiseiesima edizione di Umbria Jazz Winter ha visto una programmazione più che mai all'insegna del jazz italiano. Potremmo anzi definirla la “dolce casa del jazz italiano," nel senso che era non solo tesa a celebrare nomi ed esperienze ormai consacrati, ma anche pensata ...

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Megalitico 4tet: Endless

Read "Endless" reviewed by Neri Pollastri

Quartetto internazionale dalle belle individualità, messo in piedi dal multistrumentista sardo Gavino Murgia, Megalitico ha una strumentazione abbastanza particolare, che vede accanto ai fiati del leader la fisarmonica di Luciano Biondini, la tuba (o il basso elettrico) di Michel Godard, oltre alla batteria di Patrice Heral. Ciò conferisce alla formazione un suono peculiare, che lo inserisce ...

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Due progetti originali di Fabbrica Europa a Firenze

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Michel Godard e Nataša Mirković, Rob Mazurek e Gabriele Mitelli Firenze Fabbrica Europa Stazione Leopolda 9-10.5.2018 Tra le molte belle proposte di Fabbrica Europa, festival multidisciplinare giunto quest'anno alle venticinquesima edizione e aperto per la sezione musicale dal quartetto di Mark Guiliana, figuravano due eccezionali produzioni originali: Risplendenti, Riversi, opera ...

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European Jazz Conference 2017

Read "European Jazz Conference 2017" reviewed by Ian Patterson

European Jazz Conference 2017 Cankarjev dom jny: Ljubljana, Slovenia September 21-24, 2017 The snow-capped mountains flanking Ljubljana form a natural border between Slovenia and Italy and provided a picturesque backdrop to the 4th annual European Jazz Conference. For the record two hundred and twenty conference attendees [Europe Jazz Network members ...


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