TERNI – For four days the city will live on music. The commercial activities are in trepidation: they are preparing to ride the long wave of Umbria Jazz. The clubs that host the concerts receive the first reservations, the programs of the “End of Summer Weekend” circulate, two of the four shows scheduled in the main stage of the Roman amphitheater are sold out, but this is still nothing. In piazza della Repubblica, where it was initially thought to put a third stage (the second is rising in via Cavour), Uj merchandising is about to arrive, in Bct the exhibition of the young artist who made the poster (Lucrezia Di Canio) , in one of the vacant shops in the center, the new t-shirts and caps with one of the most famous brands in the world. If this were not enough to make people understand that Terni, from 15 to 18, will be populated by musicians and jazz lovers, the order of the mayor Latini also arrives. Which states: “Between 6 pm and 1 am of the following day, background music and DJ sets will be allowed to be broadcast even outdoors by commercial establishments already authorized for musical activities within their premises, or all ‘external limited to the areas owned or on a public area already under concession ». In the document, the mayor reiterates that some conditions must still be respected, and among these any interference or overlap with other similar events in the immediate vicinity must be avoided.
With the gazebos of the various political groups arranged along the most central streets, the boxes and the platforms in the squares, Terni will explode. «It will be reborn» – the owners of public establishments hope. “We will serve the coffee to the blues rhythm.” They are euphoric. Especially those (Pazzaglia, Rendez Vous. Mishima, l’Ecurie, Caffè del Corso, Fat) which host the concerts of jazzmen such as Mauro Ottolini, who presents two projects: Licaones, the historic quartet in whose front line he is joined by Francesco Bearzatti, and Nada Màs Fuerte, which is born from the suggestion of popular music, in which the existential contact with the value of life and experience becomes almost physical.
Olivia Trummer (Trio), will be at home at Ecurie: the German pianist and singer will perform together with Rosario Bonaccorso and Nicola Angelucci. Then comes (to Rendez Vous) Jim Rotondi & Piero Odorici Quintet feat. Joe Farnswortk w / Paolo Birro & Aldo Zunino: one of the most classic jazz ensembles of every era, the quintet with trumpet and saxophone in the front line, and the rhythm section. The winner of the 2007 Carosone prize, Lorenzo Hengeller, will propose a reinterpretation of the great classics of the Italian songbook from Pazzaglia. While the other appointments are with Rosario Giuliani Quartet at Mishima and Gianni Cazzola Quartet (considered the father of Italian jazz drums) with Sandro Gibellini (guitar) at Caffè del Corso.
The Baravai program gives a lot of space to unusual proposals, devoted to research and innovation. This is the case of Andrea Belfi, percussionist, composer and musical experimenter. Over the years, Belfi has built, with great coherence, a world of sound in which acoustic instruments and the infinite possibilities of electronics are combined. Xylouris White demonstrates that the paths of music are sometimes unpredictable and unexpected bridges are created between theoretically very distant artists. This is the case of this duo that takes its name from the components: Georgios Xylouris (Cretan) and Jim White (Australian)
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