Jazz in Italy page 2

In July/August 2009 I was back in Italy again to attend nice music and enjoy new places.


Every year there is a festival in Riva del Garda and its surrounding villages. Riva del Garda lies on the northern coast of Lake Garda. In the village of Torbole (close to Riva) the main festival is held.


2 July 2009 Adrea Ferrario 4tet was performing at Torbole


Line up;

Andrea Ferrario, sax

Michele Francesconi, piano

Paolo Ghetti, double bass

Dario Mazucco, drums

3 July 2009 Pietro Tonolo quartet 


Line up;

Pietro Tonolo, sax

Matteo Alfonso piano

Lorenzo Conto, double bass

Carlo Canevali, drums

On 30 June 2009 Javier Girotto performed with a local saxophone quartet in the village of Locca in the Val di Ledro.



Javier Girotto, sax

Stefano Menato soprano sax

Hans Tutzer, alto sax

Fiorenzo Zeni, tenor sax

Giorgi Beberi, baritone sax

Rome, Casa del Jazz. A special place. Former villa, almost in the centre of the city, owned by Mafiosi.  Confiscated and transformed into a cultural centre.

A nice indoor concert room where rather a lot of live recordings were done the last five years.

In summer the large garden is transformed into an open air venue and performances of Italian musicians but also from abroad are presented.



10th of July 09 I attended French pianoplayer Baptiste Trotignon with his Share quintet featuring:


Baptiste Trotignon, piano, compositions

Mark Turner, tenor sax

Jeremy Pelt, trumpet

Matt Penham, double bass

Eric Harland, drums

13th of July Christian Mc Bride was at la Casa.


Line up:

Christian Mc Bride, double bass

Steve Wilson, alto sax

Warren Wolf. Vibes

Carl Allen, drums

Eric Reed, piano