feat. Fabrizio Bosso
Blue Moka - Alberto Gurrisi
Blue Moka - Michele Morari
Blue Moka is energetic and forceful: it is Italian.
The group proposes a show composed of original pieces and arrangements, by recalling the new generation’s sound of hard-bopper of the New Yorker mainstream (names such as Peter Bernstein, Billy Steward, Eric Alexander), musicians who have been able to explore again the captivating jazz of the 60s through a personal language focused on the continuous and pressing interplay.
The result is a great sound, bluesy, electric impact with references R&B to the contemporaneity.
ALBERTO GURRISI – Hammond
He studied in Milan in the Civica Jazz Band of Enrico Intra and he became famous through the ensembles of Franco Cerri; today he is considered an international reference for the Hammond organ in the blues-jazz-funk ensembles (Gegè Telesforo, Enrico Rava, Max Ionata); he took part in Iseo Jazz Festival and he collaborated with Radio Tre
EMILIANO VERNIZZI – Sax
Veteran of the Blakey Lagacy by Gianni Cazzola; founder of the award-winning project “Pericopes” (USA_Paris_IT); since 2011 he is the nucleus of the New Yorker band of Izzy Zaidman with tours in the USA and Europe.
MICHELE BIANCHI – Guitar
Pupil of Franco Cerri; from 2010until now he is a musician of Mario Biondi’s band; he collaborated in studio with Mina and he performed with Dee Dee Bridgewater.
MICHELE MORARI – Drums
Member of the Beppe di Benedetto 5et; he collaborate as freelance with JAO, Hengel Gualdi, Jenny B, Aida Cooper, Stefania Rava, Andrea Braido, Giovanni Amato, Claudio Filippini, Mattia Gigalini.
An international legend of the Italian and foreign jazz, exclusive guest for Blue Moka.
The artist and the quartet join in a live, full of energy and class, able to surprise the audience and comprising original pieces and reinterpretations of the jazz hard bop repertoire (W. Shorter, M. Davis, etc.) with recalls to the modern sonorities of the nu-jazz.
A “Made in Italy” band, able to transport the listener in the meanderings of the New Yorker sound, as from the first notes.