Italian Jazz On The Road

June/December 2017

 

Italian Jazz on the Road is an idea blossomed and sustained by Saint Louis College of Music of Rome, the best known and renowned music didactic reality in Italy, with the contribution of MiBact (Italian Culture Ministry).

An ambitious international cooperation project meant to offer a special outlet and a European opening to the new Italian jazz, as well as a chance for exchange and growth on International networking level.

Thanks to this project Saint Louis will bring young Italian musicians, selected amongst its best talents, in a European tour, from Rome to Amsterdam, from Kristiansand to Gent, from Maastricht to Aalborg and Helsinki, for a total of 30 concerts.

With the Italian Jazz on the Road Saint Louis allows Italian talent, music and culture, characterized by tradition and innovation, to perform in some of the most important Conservatories and Auditoriums in Europe.

The new feature of the IJR is the direct involvement of Teachers of the High Education Institutions and local musicians, who are also involved to better ground the project and to widen its impact. Teachers will in fact perform alongside the students in brand-new groups especially created for the project, who will be touring the partner Institutions, locally meeting and rehearsing with other musicians, who will then perform alongside them as special guests. And while guests of the Institute, they will also offer and attend workshops.

The tour, organized by Saint Louis College of Music in Rome, started from Amsterdam last June with the concert of the “Gideon Tazelaar 4tet” at the Blue Note, in the prestigious Conservatory of Amsterdam. The group, which then performed in Rome, is entirely composed by students and recent excellent graduates of the two Institutes, creating a real music bridge between the 2 Countries.

So, are you ready for these 30 Italian talents touring between so many European Countries?

Check out all the web-site sections, to get to know everything about the Italian artists involved, the partner Institutes, the local special guests, and to see videos and pics of the events.

Complete Calendar

June 23rd – VAN AMSTERDAM, AMSTERDAM
Gideon Tazelaar 4tet

June 28th – MONK CLUB CIRCOLO ARCI, ROMA
Gideon Tazelaar 4tet

August 28th – METROPOLIA, HELSINKI
Italian 60’s in Blues – special guest Jarmo Hynninen

August 29th – METROPOLIA, HELSINKI
Social Call – special guest Tommi Rautianen

August 30th – METROPOLIA, HELSINKI
Blue Matter – special guests Anni Thomsson and Antti Lähdesmäki
A crush on Melody – special guest Noora Salmi

August 30th – ROYAL ACADEMY OF AALBORG, DENMARK
Italian 60’s in Blues – special guest Rasmus Birk

September 12th – ROYAL ACADEMY OF AALBORG, DENMARK
Social Call – special guest Esben Elvstrøm

September 13th – ROYAL ACADEMY OF AALBORG, DENMARK
A crush on Melody – special guest Torben Bjørnskov

October 1st – AUDITORIUM PARCO DELLA MUSICA, ROMA
Love through my eyes

October 3rd – AUDITORIUM PARCO DELLA MUSICA, ROMA
Italian 60’s in Blues – special guest Jarmo Hynninen and Rasmus Birk
A crush on Melody
Social Call – special guest Esben Elvstrøm
Blue Matter

November 8th – ROYAL ACADEMY OF AALBORG, DENMARK
Blue Matter – special guest Bendik Pedersen
Love through my eyes – special guests Nikolas Dossev, Margrethe May Gruhn, Matias Fischer-Mogensen

November 29th – HOGESCHOOL GENT, BELGIUM
Social Call – special guest Tom Peeters

November 30th – HOGESCHOOL GENT, BELGIUM
A crush on Melody – special guest Felix De Clerck

December 4th – UNIVERSITY OF AGDER, NORWAY
Love through my Eyes – special guests Nikolas DossevBendik Pedersen

December 16th – CONSERVATORIUM MAASTRICHT, THE NETHERLANDS
Jazzin’ the Alien – special guest Umberto Odone
Italian 60’s in Blues – special guest Leonardo Jul Camargo