The inclusion of jazz in dance continues with the new co-production Borders, the meeting between the contemporary performer Roberta Racis and the musicians Francesco Diodati and Ermanno Baron.
Taste of Jazz is the weekly Thursday evening appointment that brings young jazz artists from Northern Italy to the stage of Opificio – Cucina and Bottega: Pigreco, Samoa Wedding Quintet, Acidjazz Trumpet is Dead!, Wazy Quartet, Filippo Cosentino Trio, Francesco Chiapperini Apulia Folk Sextet, Ok Bellezza!, Fukin’ Monks, Motel Kaiju, Giulio Stermieri Stopping Trio, Kathya West Trio, Chicken Race, Crossing Quartet, The Paolo Fabbri Jazz Ensemble, Stefano Grasso Fat Trio, Rejoice Ensemble, Tri(o)ttico, Apramada Project, Andrea Serino Trio, Johnny Lapio & ARCOTE Project, Alfonsine Duo, Daniele Cavallanti A World of Sound.
The NovaraJazz season comes alive with its summer appointments. It starts with the artistic residence at the Cascina Bullona of Magenta that brings out ImproveU, the project with the Finnish saxophonist Linda Fredriksson, the Italian double bass player Silvia Bolognesi, and the Norwegian drummer Håkon Berre, feauturing the violinist Emanuele Parrini. The Broletto stage returns to star with a double appointment with Matteo Bortone Trio – ClarOscuro, thanks to the collaboration with Young Jazz of Foligno, and Pipe Dream, the result of an international collaboration between the American cellist Hank Roberts and four of the most creative musicians of the new Italian scene: Pasquale Mirra, Zeno De Rossi, Giorgio Pacorig and Filippo Vignato. The Drive! Trio, composed by Giovanni Guidi, Joe Rehmer and Federico Scettri, opens the evening that brings protagonists on the stage of the Broletto Horse Lords, the Baltimore quartet formed by Andrew Bernstein, Max Eilbacher, Owen Gardner and Sam Haberman. Nubiyan Twist, a London-based project led by guitarist and producer Tom Excell, moves the evening with a stylish “future jazz, afro-dub” based on winds, percussion, electronics and swaying grooves. Pigreco, young musicians from Novara, winners of the second edition of the “Taste of Jazz” 2017 Prize, open the evening which then welcomes Gianluigi Trovesi with Rudi Migliardi together with the Banda Filarmonica di Oleggio. NovaraJazz continues with De Beren Gieren, the Belgian trio among the most intriguing of the young European scene, and with The Young Mothers, a sextet that moves in a sort of stylistic and sonorous tower of babel, mixing hardcore jazz with metal, rap with rock, hip hop with funk and free. The evenings at the Broletto end with the Goran Kajfes Subtropic Arkestra, a concentrate of energy straddling Afrobeat, ethio-jazz and funky, enriched by free shades and psychedelic eccentricities.
NovaraJazz is completed with a series of collateral activities: concerts with local food and wine products tasting in some of the historical places of Novara and around for Taste of Jazz; the photographic exhibition at Opificio with the shots of the first 15 years of NovaraJazz; the dance evenings with Silent Party® and U.P.O. Party of young students of the University of Eastern Piedmont; two days of StreetJazz with more than 50 concerts in the streets of Novara historical center and involving fifteen music institutes of Northern Italy (Giuseppe Nicolini Conservatory of Piacenza, Giuseppe Verdi Conservatory of Milan, Luca Marenzio Conservatory of Brescia, “Lucio Campiani” Conservatory of Music of Mantova, Giuseppe Verdi Conservatory of Turin, Antonio Vivaldi Conservatory of Alessandria, Benedetto Marcello Conservatory of Venice, Arrigo Boito Conservatory of Parma, Giacomo Puccini Conservatory of La Spezia,”Franco Vittadini” Conservatory of Pavia, Centro Didattico Produzione Musica of Bergamo, ARCOTE JAZZ – atelier delle Arti COntemporanee e Terapeutiche in Turin Civici Corsi di Jazz of Milan, University of Padua, SIENA JAZZ – Accademia Nazionale del Jazz); events dedicated to children in collaboration with the Library Talpa dei Bambini of Novara and with workshops dedicated to reading, music and painting; editorial presentations in three meetings with authors who dealt with the theme of jazz in various facets; Instawalk, the photographic walk in collaboration with IgersNovara; and the Primavera Vinile vinyl fair.
The great Taste of Jazz performances brought jazz to unusual and fascinating places in Novara and around: the NovaraJazz Collective in Opificio, Mulino Vecchio in Bellinzago Novarese with Linda Fredriksson and Silvia Bolognesi, Emanuele Parrini together with Håkon Berre at the Centrale Idroelettrica Orlandi in Galliate, Max Prandi Vintage Trio at the Beldì Park in Oleggio, the musical stages into Ticino National Park with Linda Fredriksson and Silvia Bolognesi, at Villa Picchetta in Cameri with the duo composed by Mauro Avanzini and Emanuele Parrini, in Vigna at Suno with Marthe Lea and at Cascinale dei Nobili at Casalbeltrame with the duo of Håkon Aase and Marthe Lea, Simone Lobina at Birrificio Croce di Malto in Trecate, Hank Roberts under the dome in the Basilica of San Gaudenzio , at the Carlo Negroni Civic Library with Dan Kinzelman and Sam Haberman, at Faraggiana Ferrandi Natural History Museum with the Filippo Vignato, Pasquale Mirra and Giorgio Pacorig in trio, to Sala del Compasso with Clock’s Pointer Dance, to the Castello Sforzesco Visconteo of Novara with Goran Kajfes, Jonas Kullhammar, Jesper Nordenström & Johan Holmegard, the golden key 2018 John Surman under the Dome of the Basilica San Gaudenzio, in the courtyard of Palazzo Natta with the trio For “Texas” Johansson, Reine Fiske & Johan Berthling, in the courtyard of the Canonica del Duomo with the trio composed by Jason Jackson & Stefan Gonzalez + Jonathan Horne and among the paints of Giannoni Modern Art Gallery with Ingebrigt Håker Flaten solo.
- Alexander Hawkins & Gabriele Mitelli
- Ada Montellanico e Antonio Zambrini
- Eve Risser
- BORDERS – Roberta Racis, Francesco Diodati & Ermanno Baron
- Agrakal Trio
- Dave Burrell + Ararat Ensemble Orchestra
- Trevor Watts & Veryan Weston
- Tomasz Dąbrowski Ocean Fanfare
- Roger Rota Octo
- Matteo Bortone Trio – ClarOscuro
- Pipe Dream
- Horse Lords
- Nubyan Twist
- Johnny Lapio Torino Performing Orchestra
- Gianluigi Trovesi & Rudy Migliardi + Banda Filarmonica di Oleggio
- De Beren Gieren
- The Young Mothers
- Goran Kajfes Subtropic Arkestra
- Dedalo Swing Band