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Verdi in Jazz

Luca Garlaschelli - double bass, Davide Corini - piano, Paolo Tomelleri - clarinet, Rudy Migliardi - trombone, Tommy Bradascio - drums

Luca Garlaschelli

Luca Garlaschelli

Tommy Bradascio

Tommy Bradascio

Paolo Tomelleri

Paolo Tomelleri

Rudy Migliardi

Rudy Migliardi

Davide Corini

Davide Corini

The most famous opera arias written by the world celebrated Italian composer arranged by the swing/jazz quintet.

 

A project that was born from the union of two musical genres: jazz and Italian opera. GIUSEPPE VERDI is the most famous Italian opera composer, author of arias which still remain cornerstones of European music culture ("La donna è mobile" from Rigoletto, "Va, pensiero" from Nabucco, "Libiamo ne' lieti calici" from La Traviata and others). This year occurs the 200th anniversary of his birthday (10th of October 1813), which will be celebrated in the whole world. For this special occasion, the bassist and composer Luca Garlaschelli, together with the pianist Davide Corini, created Verdi in jazz project, where Verdi’s arias are arranged combining the love of Italian tradition and the passion for contamination typical of great jazz musicians. «The fact is that Verdi’s music has a so strong melody power that it is well suited to contamination and fusion with other musical genres. Verdi is somehow structured for jazz», said Garlaschelli during the presentation of the project’s CD “VERDI IN JAZZ”, published by the Italian label Music Center.

 

LUCA GARLASCHELLI (double bass) works together with Enrico Rava, Gaetano Liguori, Paolo Fresu, Tullio De Piscopo, Franco Cerri, Enrico Intra, Giulio Capiozzo, Arrigo Cappelletti, Furio Romano, Carlo Bagnoli, Paolo Tomelleri, Umberto Petrin and many others. Deserve a particular mention his important collaborations with musicians such as Harold Land, Bruce Forman, Jimmy Cobb, Franco D’Andrea, Giulio Capiozzo, Tullio De Piscopo, Piero Bassini, Paolo Fresu, Tiziana Ghiglioni, Enrico Rava, Gaetano Liguori, Franco Cerri, Enrico Intra, Ettore Fioravanti, Antonello Salis and G. Luigi Trovesi. Moreover, he presses a lot of CDs with international players like Franco D’Andrea, Micheal Rosen, Gianni Coscia, Bruno De Filippi, Renato Sellani, Piero Bassini, Roberto Gatto, Ettore Fioravanti, Moni Ovadia, Janosh Husur, Vladimir Dennissenkov, Gaetano Liguori, Mario Arcari and Gabriele Mirabassi.

 

DAVIDE CORINI (piano) graduates in piano and then in jazz music at Conservatory of Bari. He attends the CPM of Milan with Franco D’Andrea and the seminars of Siena Jazz with him and Enrico Pieranunzi. He is active in the field of jazz as pianist, composer and organizer of jazz festivals since many years and he works in studio for various record companies like EMI as an arranger and pianist. He takes part in several live tours with light music artists such as Milva for many years but Jazz remains his principal activity and passion: he never stops to collaborate with italian and foreign musicians like Paolo Tomelleri, Claudio Fasoli, Gianni Cazzola, Laura Fedele, Giorgio Gaslini, Roberto Ottaviano, Emilio Soana, Stefano Bagnoli, Marco Ricci, Alfredo Ferrario, Alfredo Golino, Ferdinando Farao’, Tilmann Dehnahrd, Donovan Mixon, Matt Demeritt Carol Sudhalter and Arthur Miles.

 

PAOLO TOMELLERI (clarinet) born in 1938; he’s an Italian jazz’s veteran, renowned in the entire Country; he’s able to include traditional jazz, which he totally knows, and Be Bop’s modern innovations.  During his intense music career he has played with prestigious jazzman from USA, like Tony Scott, Joe Venuti, Bill Coleman, Clark Terry, Bud Freeman, Phil Woods and many others. He also wrote musical compositions for film, theater performances and documentaries.  Nowadays Tomelleri leads his bands (some little groups and a big band) where he could express all his potential, interchanging clarinet and saxophone. 
 

RUDY MIGLIARDI (trombone) graduates at Conservatory “G. Verdi” of Turin and starts his career at Theatre La Scala of Milan, where he immediately enters in the city’s symphony orchestra.  After that, he wins a number of competitions: first of all, the contest for first trombone in Teatro Regio’s orchestra (Turin) and then he places first in the competition for soloist trombone in Rhythm Orchestra of the Italian Radio Television (RAI) in Milan. In this role, he collaborates for a long time with the most important Italian and American players (Gerry Mulligan, John Kay Winding, etc.) and he takes part in most important musical performances in Europe, Israel, USA and Canada. At the same time Migliardi dedicates to classic music, with a high regard to baroque music (as trombone contralto) and concerts for trombone and band. He also conducts an intense teaching activity: for many years he has been a Contemporary Music’s teacher in Siena for courses organized by European Union (EU).  Following his instinct and giving attention to all musical languages, he still collaborates with the world-famous Italian singer, pianist and composer Paolo Conte.

 

TOMMASO BRADASCIO (drummer) graduates in Percussion Instruments in 1995 and in Jazz Music in 2004 at Conservatory “G. Verdi” of Milan. He gives concerts almost entirely as a drummer, including different stylistic formations such as pop music, jazz, classical and contemporary. In the field of classical music, should be mention his collaboration with “G. Verdi” Orchestra of the Conservatory in Milan. He is a member of the percussion group “Naqquara” conducted by Maurizio Ben Omar, with whom he performs at various festivals around the world, such as the prestigious "International Festival of Houston". He collaborates as drummer-percussionist, with the dancer Carolin Carlson in occasion of the contemporary dance stage that she organizes and leads at “Teatro Piccolo” in Milan. Tommase Bradascio takes part in several European tours with the “Percussion staff” band conducted by the percussionist Gunter "baby" Sommer. In July 1999 and 2000, he participates in “Jazz Festival” in Cagliari playing with the quartet of Bruno De Filippi (harmonica) and two world-renowned American artists: the  pianist Don Friedman and the bassist Jeff Fuller. Nowadays he works with internationally renowned musicians such as: Don Friedman, Jeff Fuller, Dave Liebman, Key Foster Jackson, Joanna Maloney, Ronny Jones, Whiteblack, Maria Patti, Tommaso Starace, Jonathan Gee, Tino Tracanna, Franco Cerri, Carmelo Tartamella, Sante Palumbo, Mario Rusca, Marco Detto, Renato Sellani, Guido Manusardi, Dado Moroni, Raimondo Campisi, Giovanni Falzone, Massimo Colombo, Bruno De Filippi, Emilio Soana, Paolo Tomelleri, Laura Fedele, Attilio Zanchi, Michele Di Toro, and many others.

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