Pubblicato il 10/09/2018
The concerts are organized with the support of MiBACT and SIAE, as part of the initiative “Sillumina – Copia privata per i giovani, per la cultura”
Young Jazz from Italy – 17, 18 & 19 November 2018
15 of the brightest young stars in the Italian jazz firmament perform on the Barbican Free Stage at this year’s EFG London Jazz Festival – from the silver-voiced guitarist Simona Severini, piano solos by Enrico Zanisi and Alessandro Lanzoni, the swing-to-rock of Clock’s Pointer Dance, to the sonic architecture of Yellow Squeeds and the groove of Giovanni Guidi’s Drive!
17 November – EFG London Jazz Festival – Barbican free stage
5.20pm – 6pm – Alessandro Lanzoni
6.20pm – 7pm – Clock’s Pointer Dance
18 November – EFG London Jazz Festival – Barbican free stage
2pm – 2.45pm Enrico Zanisi
3.20pm – 4.05pm Yellow Squeeds
4.40pm – 5.25pm Simona Severini
6pm – 6.45pm Drive!
On Monday 19 November a special evening of solos will be held at the Italian Cultural Institute, free to the public [booking? Door time?]
19 November – Italian Cultural Institute – free
39 Belgrave Square, Belgravia, London SW1X 8NX
6.30pm Simona Severini solo guitar and voice
7.15 pm Giovanni Guidi solo piano
Chosen and supported by I-Jazz, the Italian umbrella organisation made up of the premier jazz festivals and venues, these young musicians have distinguished themselves on the Italian scene in recent years.
BRIEF ON THE MUSICIANS
ALESSANDRO LANZONI – solo piano
Video promo: https://youtu.be/zAXMuysI7OU
Awarded Musica Jazz’s “Top Jazz 2013” as the best new talent of the year, Alessandro Lanzoni is one of the great personalities of Italian jazz. A new solo piano ‘Diversions’ will be released by CAM Jazz, to follow the earlier Dark Flavour 2013 and Seldom 2014 of his trio. Lanzoni’s wide-ranging programme alternates spaces of improvised liberty with original tracks and jazz pieces, both lyrical and intense. He returns to London after earlier concerts at Ronnie Scott’s and Vortex.
CLOCK’S POINTER DANCE
Filippo Sala (drum); Paolo Malacarne (trumpet); Andrea Baronchelli (trombone); Andrea Catagnoli (sax); Michele Bonifati (guitar)
Video promo: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T4SzMr_4r9M
Clock’s Pointer Dance moves from the swing of more traditional Jazz to more rock and open improvising forms. Based in the Lombardy region, the baseless quintet was formed for the first Jazz Forum in Annecy October 2015 as a representative of the prestigious Clusone Jazz Festival. Their debut album appeared on UR Records in May 2017.
ENRICO ZANISI PIANO SOLO
Promo Video: https://youtu.be/vSyH1KFIuwE
Piano Tales CAM JAZZ 2016 confirmed Enrico Zanisi as a rocketing star, with a distinct musical personality that is both lean and sharp. He has performed internationally, in and out of Europe, and collaborated widely, including with Sheila Jordan, David Liebman, Andy Sheppard, Giovanni Tommaso, Roberta Gambarini, Francesco Cafiso, and Stefano Di Battista.
Francesco Diodati (guitar); Enrico Zanisi (piano); Enrico Morello (drum); Francesco Lento (trumpet); Glauco Benedetti (tube)
Promo Video https://youtu.be/9V0mCd64pJk
Yellow Squeeds will bring a new album to the Festival, on Auand Records. This quintet debuted in 2015 with Flow, Home, also on Auand – 9 original compositions of airy, distinguished sonic architectures by leader Francesco Diodati. Diodata is also familiar to European audiences as a member of Enrico Rava’s New Quartet and his ongoing duo project with Rava.
SIMONA SEVERINI – solo guitar and voice
Video promo: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v2KkFurdFCc
Simona Severini’s solo guitar and voice performances of acoustic and electronic sounds take a broad range through ancient folk to Renaissance and electropop, from 16th Century Monteverdi to the music of Joni Mitchell and Nick Drake and original compositions. She has collaborated with important Italian musicians such as Giorgio Gaslini, Enrico Pieranunzi, Gabriele Mirabassi, Enrico Intra, Tiziana Ghiglioni and Antonio Zambrini, and in recent years performed at the main festivals and music halls in Italy and France. She performs on both Barbican free stage on 18 November, and the Institute 19 November.
DRIVE! and GIOVANNI GUIDI solo piano
Giovanni Guidi (Fender Rhodes/piano); Joe Rehmer (bass); Federico Scettri (drum)
Promo Video Drive! https://youtu.be/qCZ1ygKq1ZU
Promo Video Giovanni solo https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I1DBZMJ0cGE
On his second appearance at EFG London Jazz festival this year, new musical adventurer Giovanni Guidi brings his trio with Joe Rehmer and Federico Scettri. Electric and sharp, their eponymous debut album Drive! was released on Auand Records in June 2018. Guidi has played extensively through Europe, with a back catalogue of ECM recordings of trios, including his trio with Gianluca Petrella and Louis Sclavis. He also performs solo piano at the Institute on 19 November.
Editor’s note on I-Jazz
The Italian Association I-Jazz was born on 1st February 2008. It collects some of the best known and followed Italian jazz festival from North to South also including the islands. We start from 14 festivals and now we count almost 50 associated festivals and initiatives representative of Italy.
I-Jazz work to promote and increase jazz projects all the year, festival and theatrical programming related to jazz; circuits that unite various cities and theaters on a regional or provincial basis and summer festivals based in evocative and prestigious locations. I-Jazz become one of the reference points for this kind of work and politics, able to give more national visibility to a lot of projects involving musicians and operators, contributing to a music reform truly open to all quality content.
Editor’s note on EFG London Jazz Festival
Ten days of world-class musical talent descends on London from across the UK, and the globe. The Festival showcases the best jazz from around the world – the freshest players from our home-grown scene joined by international heavyweights. The city comes alive in celebration of the creative freedom of our music; freedom of expression and imagination.
We’re London’s largest music festival, with over 350 events in over 60 venues, showcasing the best jazz from around the world – so come and join us on a voyage of musical discovery; explore the future, the past and the present of jazz.
From the masters flexing their chops at the concert halls to precocious new talent ripping it up at the clubs, plus a whole host of work aimed at families and young people – we have it all. A lot of our events are free too. “One of the world’s largest and most ambitious festivals” (Downbeat)