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Silvia Bolognesi

Born in Siena, Silvia Bolognesi graduates in double-bass at the “R. Franci Institute” with Andrea Granai while attending Alberto Bocini’s double-bass classes at the “G.Verdi Institute” in Prato. Her approach to jazz starts by following lessons at the “Siena Jazz Foundation” with F. Spinetti and by attending summer courses (1998-1999) organized by the same Institute, studying with Furio di Castri, Ettore Fioravanti (ensemble music) and Giancarlo Gazzani (big band). As well she attends the course “High level qualification for Jazz Performers”, founded by the European Union (with Furio di Castri, Mario Raia, Stefano Zenni and Francesco Martinelli) and the “Trio course” directed by Stefano Battaglia, Paolino dalla Porta and Fabrizio Sferra

Article: Catching Up With

Silvia Bolognesi & Eric Mingus a confronto con Gil Scott Heron

Read "Silvia Bolognesi & Eric Mingus a confronto con Gil Scott Heron" reviewed by Neri Pollastri


Poeta, musicista, attivista, scrittore, il chicagoano Gil Scott-Heron è un personaggio leggendario della musica afroamericana, noto e apprezzato dagli appassionati ma anche un po' dimenticato dal pubblico più ampio, forse perché non facilmente riconducibile a un ambito musicale ben preciso --poeta, bluesman e jazzista, viene però considerato antesignano sia dell'hip-hop, sia del rap --e ...

Article: Live Review

Fonterossa Days #8

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Ex-Wide e Teatro Sant'Andrea Fonterossa Days #8 Pisa 20-21.4.2024 Giunto alla sua ottava edizione, Fonterossa Day si è allargato da un giorno a due: così, pur mantenendo la medesima struttura programmatica del passato --concerti di formazioni nel roster della Fonterossa Records e dei docenti del laboratorio di improvvisazione tenutosi nei ...

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Article: In Pictures

Torino Jazz Festival 2024, Part 1

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Part 1 | Part 2 A collection of photos from the Torino Jazz Festival, 12th edition in Torino, Italy from April 20, 2024 to April 30 2024 featuring Dave Holland, Christian McBride, Gonzalo Rubalcaba, Ernesto Simpson, Jaleel Shaw, Eric Harland, Roscoe Mitchell, Steve Lehman, Michele Rabbia, John Zorn, Laura Klain, Ares Tavolazzi, Sakina Abdou, ...

Article: Album Review

Silvia Bolognesi, Dudu Kouate, Griffin Rodriguez: Timing Birds

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Primo lavoro di un trio dalla strumentazione piuttosto atipica, Timing Birds nasce dall'intesa di lunga data tra il percussionista senegalese, ma residente da anni a Bergamo, Dudu Kouate e la contrabbassista Silvia Bolognesi. I due, dopo varie collaborazioni occasionali, si sono ritrovati assieme nell'Art Ensemble of Chicago, cosa che li ha spinti a cercare l'occasione per ...

Article: Live Review

Jazz & Dance: modi diversi di unire le due arti

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Sebbene gran parte del jazz nasca dalla musica da ballo e nella sua storia non manchino importanti collaborazioni di musicisti con danzatori --il primo che viene in mente è Steve Lacy --, oggi i rapporti tra questa musica e l'arte della danza non sono frequentissimi. Da un po' di tempo, tuttavia, qualcosa dalle nostre ...

Album

Timing Birds

Label: Fonterossa Records
Released: 2023
Track listing: Saman; Polo; Vision; Fonterossa; Kumpa; Finorossa; Mademba; Fuki Buki; Timing Birds.

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The Sixth Decade: From Paris to Paris

Label: Rogue Art
Released: 2023
Track listing:
CD 1:
Leola; Introduction to Cards; Cards; Improvisation One; Ritual "Great Black Music"; Kumpa / Stormy Weather; New Coming; Jigiba / I Feel Like Dancing; Bulawayo Korokokoko.
CD 2:
We Are on the Edge; Variations and Sketches from the Bamboo Terrace; I Greet you with Open Arms; Funky AECO; Improvisation Two.

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

Anna Webber, Steve Lehman, & Silvia Bolognesi

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Digging into the music on new releases from saxophonists this week from rising-star Anna Webber's new Shimmer Wince, the highly-praised Steve Lehman with the Orchestre National De Jazz from France, Pasquale Calo from Italy and his quartet, and Chicago powerhouse Dave Rempis with Belgian bassist Farida Amadou, plus Italian bassist Silvia Bolognesi on her new world-music ...

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

Carlos Bica, Coltrane/Dolphy & James Brandon Lewis

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This show is highlighted by Portuguese bassist Carlos Bica's latest release on Clean Feed--Playing With Beethoven. Bica creates some very unexpected music. No one expected to hear em>Evenings At The Village Gate: John Coltrane With Eric Dolphy; the original recording sat undiscovered for many years. But it's now available and there's a great deal of buzz ...


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