Fazioli Pianoforti


Orvieto, 28th December 2016 - 1st January 2017

Jazz in winter is above all Umbria Jazz Winter, that from 28th December to 1st January brings great jazz music to the historic centre of Orvieto, one of the most beautiful towns in Umbria.

Musically speaking, Umbria Jazz Winter # 24 offers a lot of American and Italian jazz of the highest level, starting with Ryan Truesdell from the USA, with his Gil Evans project and Paolo Fresu as special guest.

Other spectacular groups, led by two double bassists, inlcude the new trio of Christian McBride feat. Christian Sands on piano and Jerome Jennings on drums, as well as John Patitucci's quartet (feat. two guitarists, Jose Cardenas and Adam Rogers). Not to be missed the McBride-Patitucci double bass duo, put together for the occasion, while the steady  Steve Wilson - Lewis Nash duo features a saxophonist (Wilson) and drummer (Nash).

Another frequent guest of Umbria Jazz is vocalist and guitarist Allan Harris, today a prominent name among jazz vocalists, since he was named "Rising Star Jazz Vocalist" by the 2015 DownBeat Critic's Poll award.

Not to forget Chihiro Yamanaka, a student of the Berklee College of Music in Boston reinterprets the piano trio in a sunningly original way.

One of the flagship programmes of Umbria Jazz Winter # 24 features Paolo Fresu and Gaetano Curreri, leading voice and frontmen of the Stadio, devoted to Lucio Dalla and Fabrizio De Andre'. With them Raffaele Casarano and Fabrizio Foschini.

But the festival offers much, much more: events all over the historic centre at any time and for every taste in important venues like Teatro Mancinelli, the Emilio Greco Museum, Palazzo del Capitano del popolo. But also jazz dinners, the "Funk Off" marching band, jam sessions, non-stop music at Palazzo dei Sette, where visitors can listen to other musical kinds other than jazz.

Two central events taking place every year during the festival are: the new year's eve mass in the Duomo featuring gospel songs of the African American tradition (this year by Dexter Walker & Zion Movement) and New Year's Eve celebrations featuring concerts and events all over the town.

Umbria Jazz also offers a showcase for two young bands: the winner fo the Conad Contest 2016 and the Berklee/Umbria Jazz Clinics 2016 Award Group.

Fazioli is honoured to be technical partner of this spectacular festival.

Fazioli Pianoforti s.p.a.
Cap. Soc. € 1.000.000,00 i.v.
C.F. e P. IVA: IT 00425600939
Via Ronche, 47 - 33077 Sacile (PN)
Tel. +39.0434.72026
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