At theXI edition, NovaraJazz 2014 starts with some anticipation: Stefano Bollani in piano solo (organisation by Phenomenon and Veruno Musica, with Groove Company and NovaraJazz support); Francesco Chiapperini NoPair feauturing Tim Berne (project by Francesco Chiapperini and Ah Um Milano Jazz Festival) and Alberto Mandarini e la Contemporary Ensemble (into Cantelli Conservatory’s Festival dei Fiati program).
The news is the first NovaraJazz week end in unusual location in and around Novara. The Wayne Horvitz European Orchestra for the artistic residence at Agriturismo Vignarello in Tornaco is the Horvitz come back after 10 years from his live in NovaraJazz. The festival main stage is still into Broletto’s courtyard. NovaraJazz 2014 host the italian preview of Hidden Orchestra, Funky Mama and Jungle By Night. This edition concludes the live show with Martin Küchen’s Angles 9.
NovaraJazz is not just concerts and is completed with others collateral activities: concerts with tasting typical food and wine in the historic places in and around Novara, jam session, happy hours with dj set and the first edition of StreetJazz with 10 concerts and bands from three conservtories in northern Italy.
- Mistaking Monks (Cristiano Calcagnile, Xabier Iriondo, Gianni Mimmo)
- Rita Marcotulli and Antonio Zambrini
- Vijay Iyer, Stephan Crump and Marcus Gilmore
- NovaraJazz Goes to Ethiopia – Francesco Cusa, Melaku Belay, Jennifer Cabrera and Gaia Mattiuzzi
- Jang Bang and Arve Herniksen
- Phil Minton, Veryan Weston, John Butcher and Roger Turner
- The Full Blast Trio (Peter Brötzmann, Marino Pliakas and Micheal Wertmüller)
- Mike Westbrook, Kate Westbrooke and Chris Biscoe
- Nu Band (Roy Campbell, Marck Whitecage, Joe Fonda and Lou Grassi)
- Day & Taxi (Christoph Gallio, Silvan Jeger and David Meier)
- The Wayne Horvitz European Orchestra
- Avant Orchestra – Duke Ellington meets classical music
- Hidden Orchestra
- Funky Mama
- Zeno De Rossi Trio +1 (Zeno De Rossi, Tom Arthurs, Giorgio Pacorig e Francesco Bigoni)
- Jungle by Night
- Martin Küchen’s Angles 9
- Fabrizio Poli
- Lele Sacchi
- Albi Scotti
- NovaraJazz Collective