Italian Jazz Days Celebration Set for October 12-22
TwinsMusic Enterprises is proud to announce the annual cultural celebration - Italian Jazz Days 2013 - October 12-22, 2013. Thanks to the involvement of Italian Cultural Institute of New York and the Italian nonprofit organization, C-Jam Music, this year the festival takes place in four New York City venues: Measure Lounge at Langham Place, Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola, the Jazz Standard and Smalls; plus two additional historical, jazz venues: the Deer Head Inn (Delaware Water Gap, PA) and Blues Alley (Washington DC.)
Italian Jazz Days takes place during the Columbus Day celebration, cultivating interest towards Italian culture.
The 2013 festival is dedicated to the Piemonte region of Italy, and features Giovanni Scotta, winner of the Orsara Jazz Summer Camp 2013. Also particpating is jazz veteran Emanuele Cisi. Jazz pianist and Italian Jazz Days Artistic Director Antonio Ciacca will perform at Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola and Blues Alley (D.C.) Ciacca plays music from the Italian American Songbook with Joe Magnarelli, Jerry Weldon, Paul Gill, Peter Van Nostrand, Joe Mc Donogh, Dayna Stephens and Aaron Kimmel.
The annual Italian Jazz Days Festival offers original music and standards from the Italian-American repertoire with the music of Harry Warren (Salvatore Guaragna), Frank Rosolino and Buddy DeFranco (90 years old).
Dennis Jeter and his Italian-American All-Star Band celebrate legendary singers including Herber "Herb" Jeffries (Umberto Alexander Valentino, 100 years old) from the Duke Ellington Orchestra. The festival honors the greats of yesteryear, as well as embracing the contemporary jazz artists of today.
10/12 Measure, Richie Vitale-Ralph Lalama Quintet featuring Giovanni Scotta
10/13 Measure, Simona Premazzi solo piano
10/13 Smalls, Dennis Jeter & the Italian American All-Star Band
10/14 Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola, Antonio Ciacca Sextet
10/14 Measure, Giovanni Scotta Trio
10/15-16 Measure, Jeremy Manasia Trio
10/17-18 Measure, Ehud Asherie Trio
10/18 Deer Head Inn, Dennis Jeter & the Italian American Band
10/20 Measure, John Di Martino, solo piano
10/21 Measure, John Di Martino Trio
10/22 Blues Alley - Washington DC, Antonio Ciacca Quartet
10/22 Jazz Standard, Emanuele Cisi NY3, MAXJAZZ "Where or When" CD Release.
A number of these world-class musicians first performed together with the Antonio Ciacca Big Band during Italian Jazz Days last Fall at the prestigious New York City jazz hot spot - Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola. Ciacca has worked with such luminaries as James Moody, Lee Konitz, Benny Golson and Wynton Marsalis.