LUCCA WOMEN’S JAZZ FESTIVAL

LUCCA JAZZ DONNA

EVENING IN COLLABORATION WITH FILIBUSTA RECORDS

This October Lucca Jazz Donna returns. It’s a festival dedicated to female jazz talents organized by the Circolo Lucca Jazz with the City of Lucca, Capannori, Lucca province, the sponsorship of Tuscany Region, Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio di Lucca, the Fondazione Banca del Monte di Lucca and the patronage of Tuscany’s Equal Opportunities centre.
The festival’s twelfth year programme, under the artistic direction of Circolo Lucca Jazz, includes six free concerts, including five with two sets of performers and a final conversation and concert with jazz leader Dee Dee Bridgewater.  There’s also a new collaboration with three Italian record companies: Filibusta Records, Philology Records and Alfa Music Records.

On Saturday, October 1 at 9.15 pm at Palazzo Ducale (Cortile Carrara, Lucca), there’s the opening of the festival’s 12th year entitled “Heartfelt music on Filibusta Records from Something There & Isk” with two sets made with Filibusta Records.

In the first set, there’s ‘Trioness’ with Federica Michisanti on bass, Sebastiano Ragusa on tenor sax and Simone Maggio on piano.
In the second set there’s the Milena Angelè quintet with Milena Angelè, tenor sax , Edoardo Ravaglia, piano, Enrico Bracco, guitar, Riccardo Gola on bass and Fabio Sasso, drums.
Free admission.

The “La Luna” association, which works against violence on women, will be present.
For information and the complete and updated programme see: http://www.luccajazzdonna.it
Additional information points: Equal Opportunities Centre of Lucca Province, Cortile degli Svizzeri, 2 (0583.417.489, centro.po@provincia.lucca.it) and the City of Lucca, public relations Office, via Del Moro, 17 (0583.44 .24.44, urp@comune.lucca.it).

EVENING WITH PHILOLOGY RECORDS

On Friday, October 7 at 9.15 pm in Artè room (via Carlo Piaggia, Capannori), there’s an evening presented by Philology Records.
The first set is with the Cettina Donato trio: Cettina Donato, , Nino Pellegrini, bass, Vladimiro Carboni, drums, guest Michela Lombardi, vocals.
Second set with Michela Lombardi & Pietro Frassi trio who present “Solitary Moon – The Music of Johnny Mandel”: Michela Lombardi, vocals , Piero Frassi piano, Gabriele Evangelista on bass, Andrea Melani on drums.
Free admission. The ‘Emergency association’ that works in bringing free medical care and quality to the victims of war and poverty will be present.

SECOND EVENING WITH PHILOLOGY RECORDS

On Saturday, October 8 at 9.15 pm at the Artè room (via Carlo Piaggia, Capannori), an evening presented by Philology Records.
First set with the Daniela Troilo trio who present the album “Wait and See”: Daniela Troilo, vocals, Piero Frassi, piano, Massimo Moriconi, bass / electric bass, Lucrezio De Seta, drums.
Second set with Emilia Zamuner trio: Emilia Zamuner, vocals, Lewis Saccocci on piano, Massimo Moriconi on bass, Massimo Manzi on drums.
Free admission. The Don Franco Baroni Onlus Association that deals with preventive health care Will

EVENING WITH ALFA MUSIC RECORDS

Friday, October 14 at 9.15 pm at the Teatro San Girolamo (via San Girolamo, Lucca), an evening presented by the Alfa Music Records.
First set with the Daniela Spalletta & Donatello D’Attoma duo, who present the “Shema” album: Daniela Spalletta on vocals and Donatello D’Attoma on piano?
Second set with the Federica Colangelo Quartet presenting the “Chiaroscuro”: album Federica Colangelo at the piano, the Simone Alessandrini on saxophone, Mihail Ivanov on bass, Riccardo Gambatesa on drums.
Free admission. The Anffas Onlus association that works in helping the families of people with disabilities will be present.

SECOND EVENING WITH ALFA MUSIC RECORDS

On Saturday, October 15 at 9.15 pm at the Teatro San Girolamo (via San Girolamo, Lucca), an evening presented by Alfa Music Records.
First set with the Gaia Mighty U-Man Trio featuring the “Infant Speech” album: Gaia Possenti piano, Luca Pirozzi on bass, Massimo Carrano on drums.
Second set with the Patty Lomuscio quartet presenting the album “Further to Fly”: Patty Lomuscio on vocals, Mirko Signorile, piano, Giorgio Vendola on bass, Pierluigi Villani on drums.
Free admission. The UNICEF Onlus association which protects and promotes the rights of children and adolescents will attend.

CONVERSATION AND CONCERT WITH DEE DEE BRIDGEWATER

On Sunday, November 6 at 9.15 pm in the Church of San Francesco (Piazza San Francesco, Lucca) there’s an evening with Dee Dee on the subject of Lucca women’s jazz world.
Conversation with Dee Dee Bridgewater and Simona Burattini, TG2 Rai journalist. Presentation of the “Pino Massara” first prize ” to four young jazz and modern music performers, by MAP, Authors Federation, UNESCO Club of Lucca and Lucca Jazz Club.
A concert follows with Dee Dee Bridgewater on vocals, Theo Croker on trumpet, Anthony Ware on saxophone, Michael King on piano, Eric Wheeler on bass, Kassa Overall on drums.
Free admission. Funds for Italy’s earthquake victims will be collected.

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(Michela Lombardi – born in Viareggio and regarded as one of Italy’s top ten Jazz singers)

PS For more in Michela see my post at https://longoio2.wordpress.com/2015/08/06/a-jazz-triumph-at-chiffenti/

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