upcoming events



Jazzsongs from Italy to… you

on November 2nd

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The band is a get together of four well known jazz artists of which three are italian and lived abroad from Italy for many years. They will be joined by one Swiss with an italian heart. They have the ambitious idea to bring the “audience” on a journey to Italy in the key of music and in the key of jazz.

In addition to beautiful jazz standards and original compositions, each musician contributes his innovative background to the concept of creating a magical musical trip to Italy. To reach this goal they filled up the bags of the tour with some of the most famous italian songs, which they have arranged in an unique way, mixing the respect for the tradition with jazz improvisation and the love for the contemporary sounds. The final result is a magical trip for people to enjoy the warm italian sound of jazz.

About the musicians

Chiara Izzi. Award winning Italian singer, songwriter Chiara Izzi is creating a remarkable impact in the New York jazz scene, having had already the chance to perform in prominent venues like Iridium, Apollo Theater, Smalls, Bar Next Door, with some of the finest musicians like Kevin Hays, Eliot Zigmund, Warren Wolf, Anthony Wonsey, etc. Jazz Times has described her as “a talent to be heard, admired and anticipated” after the release of her debut album “Motifs” that received exciting reviews in Europe and US. In 2011 Chiara was awarded first prize at the Montreux Jazz Festival Vocal Competition by the living musical legend Quincy Jones, and following this award she was invited to perform at the Montreux Jazz Festival 2012 opening Paco de Lucìa’s concert. Thanks to an unstoppable live activity Chiara has developed a unique sound that allows her to take inspiration from different genres (jazz, pop, mediterranean sounds) and make music through a brilliant and personal way of singing.

Claude Diallo. Passion. Joy. Love. Life. These words only begin to describe Claude Diallo‘s musical universe. Inspired by Oscar Peterson’s fiery music, the young pianist was turned on to his true love- Jazz! Claude lives between New York and Switzerland and recorded over 15 albums under his own name. With his own band Claude Diallo Situation he travels around the world and presents his unique compositions and singular style of playing to a loyal audience. Claude Diallo met Chiara Izzi through the Montreux Jazz Competition. He was the finalist of the 2009 competition and Chiara won the 2011 competition. Together they were allowed to record a free album in the renowned Balik Farm Studios in Switzerland where they met for the first time in 2012.

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Rosario Bonaccorso is one of the most important and active Italian double bass player, a musician of great experience and sensitivity. He is listed amongst the most appreciated Italian musicians in the international scene…“. Besides his carrier like leader and composer, he leads four different bands under his name, the bass player Rosario Bonaccorso has been and is still involved with many famous artist like: Enrico Rava, Elvin Jones, Benny Golson, Billy Cobham, Pat Metheny, Michael Brecker, Stefano Bollani, Joe Lovano, Stefano Di Battista, Mark Turner, Gato Barbieri, James Moody, Lee Konitz, Clark Terry, Franco Ambrosetti, Slide Hampton, Kenny Barron, Jimmy Cobb... recording more then 60 cds for major record labels such as ECM, Blue Note, Verve, Label Bleu, Universal, Giando Music, PMR and playing on prestigious international stages, including New York, Tokyo, Paris, Rio De Janeiro, la Scala di Milano, Auditorium di Roma, Vienna State Opera…
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Carlo Lorenzi,, drummer. Since over 30 years he composes for live bands, theater, movies, cultural spaces, sculptures and paintings, installations, architecture and released on over 35 recordings. Living in Switzerland with deep italian roots, with his drums he tells storys about changings in our lifes. Like in jazz they come suddenly or slowly. To the coming and going of our life- and livetime he supports with his bandmembers the music in a deep empathic way with a strong rhythm and sound. In addition to touring in CH, D, A, United States, Italy, France, Africa, Russia he is also teaching drums and rhythmics. Actual Projects: Arloki Trio (ger) jazz, The Mozzarellas (sui) italojazz, Vier im Baum (sui) electro-acoustik experimental, Fuckintosh Experience (nyc/usa) electro-acoustik dub n jazz, Import-Export (aut) bulgar-bastard-songs, Inverno (aut) popmusic.
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