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Nicola Fazzini

Nicola Fazzini is a saxophonist and composer originally from Milan, now Venetian resident.  With an established live musical experience in Italy and abroad, he appears in several recordings and has collaborated with internationally renowned musicians like Enrico Rava, Peter Erskine, and emerging talents like Miles Okazaki, Amir ElSaffar, and Samuel Blaser.  For years he’s been devoting himself to pursue innovative and experimental musical projects (XY Quartet, Hyper+, CREI).  He also worked as an educator with the University Ca’ Foscari and as an artistic director with many other institutions for special projects (Jazz Area Metropolitana, File Jazz Festival, Musicafoscari.S

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Italian Showcase Festival and Fringe Program, Novara

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Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 European Jazz Conference 2019: Italian Showcase Festival and Fringe Program Various venues Novara, Italy September 11-15, 2019 At a time when the ideals of unity and transnational solidarity that represented the founding values of modern-day Europe seem to be faltering under ...

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European Jazz Conference 2019 in Novara

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Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 Photos of the European Jazz Conference 2019 held in Novara, Italy, from September 11th to 15th. The Italian Showcase Festival and Fringe Program featured performances by the Franco D'Andrea's Octet, Gianluca Petrella Cosmic Renaissance, Filippo Vignato, Eloisa Manera, Roberto Ottaviano, Dan Kinzelman and Hobby Horse, Rosa ...

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Fazzini e Fedrigo: nuove idee per fare musica oggi

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Nicola Fazzini e Alessandro Fedrigo sono i direttori artistici di nusica.org, originale progetto che da qualche anno sperimenta un altro modo di sostenere, produrre e promuovere attività artistiche--qualcosa di molto diverso dalla tradizionale “etichetta discografica"--che pian piano ha iniziato anche a organizzare eventi e festival. Ma i due musicisti sono anche l'anima di XYQuartet, una formazione ...

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Jazz&Wine of Peace Festival 2018

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Jazz&Wine of Peace Festival Cormons, Collio friulano e Brda slovena Teatro Comunale, varie sedi in cantine e sale 24-28.10.2018 Superato lo scorso anno il traguardo delle venti edizioni, il Jazz&Wine of Peace 2018 non ha abbassato l'asticella, proseguendo nel suo progetto che coniuga altissimo livello dei concerti, varietà stilistica ...

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Flavio Massarutto, Direttore Artistico di San Vito Jazz

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Promotore culturale, appassionato e studioso di jazz e di fumetto, autore di numerose pubblicazioni come Assoli di china (Stampa Alternativa/Nuovi Equilibri, 2011), coautore di Jazz Loft e del recente Sconfini. Vent'anni di Jazz&Wine of Peace , Flavio Massarutto è anche molto attivo come organizzatore di concerti e, in particolare, è Direttore Artistico di San Vito Jazz, ...

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Label: Nusica.orgNusica
Released: 2017
Track listing: Titov; Gagarin; Malcolm Carpenter; Buzz; Valentina Tershova; John Glenn; Rakesh; Vladimir Komarov.

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XY Quartet: Orbite

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La musica apparecchiata in questo Orbite, ultimo lavoro dell'XY Quartet pubblicato dalla raffinata etichetta autogestita nusica.org, si ispira all'epopea dei viaggi nello spazio. Ne sono evidente conferma i titoli dei brani, che propongono il nome di mitici cosmonauti protagonisti di storiche imprese spaziali, come i sovietici “Titov," “Gagarin," “Valentina Tereškova," “Vladimir Komarov," gli statunitensi “John Glenn," ...

15 Italian Jazz Musicians You Need To Know About

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It is not unusual for colleagues and promoters from across Europe and the United States to ask me: “Which Italian jazz musicians should I check out?" For decades, Italy has enjoyed an increasingly prominent place in the vast landscape of European Jazz. The names of some of its most famous players, like trumpeters Enrico ...

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Andrea Massaria, Bruce Ditmas: The Music Of Carla Bley

Read "The Music Of Carla Bley" reviewed by Giuseppe Segala

I brani composti da Carla Bley nei primi anni Sessanta rappresentano una miniera dove i filoni auriferi sono diffusi in modo costante, emanano forza, freschezza, intuizione. Se, da un lato, il guizzo melodico ricorda Ornette Coleman, per altri versi c'è una personalità tutta originale, venata di tante sfumature, che riflettono umori dal Sud America all'Europa del ...


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