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Italian Jazz Ladies (a series of 3 video concerts) - FREE ONLINE EVENT

Date:

03/08/2022


Italian Jazz Ladies (a series of 3 video concerts) - FREE ONLINE EVENT

CLICK HERE TO WATCH THE VIDEO CONCERTS ON THE ITALIAN INSTITUTE OF CULTURE IN HONG KONG YOUTUBE CHANNEL!

The video concerts will be available starting March 8, 8 pm.

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ITALIAN JAZZ LADIES Project - part of the SUONI ITALIANI Digital Series: this original format offers three video concerts by three of the most representative Italian contemporary jazz singers. To enhance the Italian cultural heritage, it combines live performances in a studio with some amazing images of the respective hometowns of the three artists: Rome for Susanna Stivali, Milan for Alice Ricciardi, and Bologna for Chiara Pancaldi.

 

CHIARA PANCALDI - BIO

Born and raised in Bologna, a small town in the North of Italy, Chiara Pancaldi started studying classical piano studies when she was ten years old and singing since her very early childhood. She soon developed an interest in jazz, singing along with the records and jamming with musicians. Chiara graduated from the University of Bologna in 2008 with a Master's Degree in Anthropology, then graduated from the Conservatory of Bologna in 2012 with a Master's Degree in Jazz Music.

She has performed live in clubs and festivals in Italy, France, Germany, Austria, England, Bulgaria, Japan: Bansko Jazz Festival, Italian Cultural Institute in Tokyo, Audi Forum Jazz, Cala Gone Jazz Festival, Garda Jazz Festival, Padova Jazz Festival, Museo Internazionale della Musica, Umbria Jazz, London Jazz Festival, CrossRoads Jazz Festival, Sunset Sunside Jazz Club, Jazzkeller Jazz Club, Porgy and Bess, Unterfahrt Jazz Club, Teatro Giordano, Teatro Morlacchi, Ancona Jazz Festival, Bologna Jazz Festival, Muze Cultural Center, Torrione Jazz Club, Alexander Plaz Jazz Club, Cantina Bentivoglio Jazz Club, Paradiso Jazz Festival, Blue Note Milano, and many more.

She has collaborated and toured with several European and American jazz musicians such as Cyrus Chestnut, John Webber, Joe Farnsworth, Darryl Hall, Kirk Lightsey, Don Menza, Vincent Bourgeyx, Olivier Hutman, Jeremy Pelt, Laurent Maur, Fabrizio Bosso, Roberto Tarenzi, Piero Odorici, Nico Gori, Bernd Reiter, Helmut Kagerer, Marc Abrams, to name a few.

Her second album I Walk a Little Faster, with Cyrus Chestnut on piano, John Webber on bass, and Joe Farnsworth on drums has been awarded Best Vocal Jazz Album 2015 by the Jazz Critique Magazine. Her last album What Is There To Say (Challenge Records International) features the legendary Kirk Lightsey on piano and Darryl Hall on bass. Two special guests enrich the session, both on two ballads: Jeremy Pelt, who played on What is there to say, and Laurent Maur, who played on A timeless place. With her new project Songs Don't Grow Old Alone Chiara looks for new sounds influenced by contemporary jazz and Brazilian music. The repertoire has original songs and some Brazilian, pop, and folk songs rearranged, explored with freshness and a strong lean towards interplay and improvisation.

QUARTET - Chiara Pancaldi (Vocals) - Stefano Senni (Double bass) - Roberto Tarenzi (Piano) - Marco Valeri (Drums)

Chiara Pancaldi Quartet - Jazz Concert - Watch the video concert here!

 

ALICE RICCIARDI - BIO

In their first duo album Catch a Falling Star, released for the newborn Gibigiana Records, the singer Alice Ricciardi and the pianist Pietro Lussu collect their favorites from various musical sources: the majesty of the American Songbook, Pop Music of the 50s, and 60s (Perry Como, The Beach Boys), and contemporary music. In a very eclectic musical program, the fil rouge is embodied by the duo's unique sound and cold approach.

Alice offers her knowledge of jazz vocal culture, melodic imagination, subtle interpretation of lyrics through sound that brings her closer to the listener. Pietro is a sensitive and stimulating musician, who combines imagination and elegance, irony, tradition, and unexpected turns. The duo embraces music with love, curiosity, intimacy, and spontaneity.

DUO - Alice Ricciardi (Vocals) - Pietro Lussu (Piano)

Alice Ricciardi and Pietro Lussu Duo - Jazz concert - Watch the video concert here!

 

SUSANNA STIVALI - BIO

Susanna Stivali studied piano, classical singing, and jazz, specializing with Bob Stoloff, Murk Murphy, Mili Bermejo. She studied at Berklee College of Music in Boston (with a scholarship). She has performed in important festivals in Italy and abroad including Umbria Jazz Winter, More Jazz Series in Mozambique, Saje Jazz Festival in South Africa, IncontrinJazz between Italy and Brazil at the Italian Cultural Institute of Rio de Janeiro and S. Paolo in Brazil, Boston International Folk Music Festival, The Malta Jazz Vallette, Crest Jazz Vocal in France, Italian Woman In Jazz in New York, Villa Celimontana Jazz Festival, Lucca Summer fest, Crossroads, Casa Del Jazz, Fano Jazz, Auditorium Parco della Musica - Jazz for Children and - La Voce in Rome, Atina Jazz Festival.

Susanna has recorded several soundtracks (Rai, Mediatrade, Warner Bros) collaborating with Maestro Andrea Guerra. She writes music for theater and cinema and has written the song Chiaraluce (cd Stonata) for the Italian pop star Giorgia. One of her songs has been included in the first Real Book of the Italian Jazz (Charish).

QUARTET - Susanna Stivali (Vocals) - Marco Siniscalco (Bass) - Alessandro Gwis (Piano) - Marco Rovinelli (Drum)

Susanna Stivali - "Caro Chico" Jazz Concert - Watch the video concert here!

 

Information

Date: From Tuesday, March 08, 2022 to Sunday, July 31, 2022

Time: At 8:00 pm

Organized by : Italian Cultural Institute

In collaboration with : New Age Productions

Entrance : Free


Location:

Italian Cultural Institute YouTube Channel - https://www.youtube.com/iichongkong

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