L-Ab feat. Francesco Diodati
SJU L-Ab / "The other side of SJU-Orchestra"
The ensemble led by guitarist Francesco Diodati is an octet ensemble composed of a selection of student-musicians from the two-year SJU courses of the Siena Jazz Academy. It is an unconventional formation, featuring vocals, drums, as well as double bass and piano/keyboards and electronics. The set-up is structured in such a way that the individual instrumentalists perform a specific function within the band, away from what is usually the role of rhythm section and front-liners, stepping outside the stylistic trappings of classical jazz training to flesh out an ensemble that constitutes a single body and a single voice. The developed repertoire is naturally affected by this choice and consists of spontaneous compositions based on the sharing of musical practices devoted to rhythm and melodic combinations, combined with pieces written for the occasion and songs from the jazz repertoire revisited in a completely original way. All this results in a production with a unique sound, characterized by the movements and intersections of voices and a dual, powerful and complementary rhythmic base. The project was born within the workshop that Diodati himself leads as part of the teaching activities of the academic courses of Siena Jazz, the purpose of which is to develop a more contemporary approach in the dimension of the small and large ensemble. The formative goal of the workshop is to offer an alternative key to students and give them the interpretive tools of modern language, enabling them to move with ease in the most diverse performative situations.Expand
A composer and improviser, over the years he has developed a multifaceted style devoted to boundless musical exploration. His interest lies in investigating rhythmic complexities, improvisational gesture and unknown acoustic and electronic sounds. Member of the groups Oliphantre (Martial - Tamborrino), MAT (Allulli - Baron), Tell Kujira (Calderano - Michelangeli - Guerri), Floors (Vignato - Ponticelli), Weave4 (Bigoni - Delbecq - Argüelles), Yellow Squeeds (Lento - Zanisi - Benedetti - Morello), Julian Pontvianne Abhra, Matteo Bortone No Land's, collaborates permanently with Enrico Rava, Paolo Fresu and has recorded more than 40 albums for labels such as ECM, Auand, Tukmusic, PDM, Onze Heures Honze. From 2011 to 2016 a collaborated on the international project Myanmarmeetseurope, working in Myanmar with musicians from all over Europe to combine the spirit of improvisation with the folklore of Burmese classical music. In 2016 he co-produced and took part in the album Tienimi il Posto by pop singer-songwriter Erica Mou. From 2011 to 2013 he was part of American drummer and composer Bobby Previte's trio Plutino. With the collective In Every Encounter together with drummer Ermanno Baron and dancers Roberta Racis and Leon Maric, he participated in residencies for Novara Jazz, Fabbrica Europa, Opera Estate and Marche Teatro, elaborating a performance that combines music and bodies. He is active in the multidisciplinary field and collaborates permanently with the Puro Teatro company as an author and performer of original music, deepening the relationship between music and words.
He also performs intensively in the most important festivals, theaters, and clubs around the world - Umbria Jazz, Südtirol Jazz Festival, Buenos Aires Jazz Festival, Panama Jazz Festival, Bergamo Jazz Festival, Jakarta Jazz Festival, Parco della Musica and Casa del Jazz (Rome), TorinoJjazz Festival, Red Sea Jazz Festival, Auditorium de Bordeaux, Moers Festival, Teatro La Fenice (Venice), Bimhuis, Smalls, Fat Cat (NY), Vortex (London), Area Sismica, etc. He has been selected for artistic residencies supported by Area Sismica, I-Portunus, Novara Jazz, Fabbrica Europa, Casa Del Jazz, Striscia di Terra Feconda, Marche Teatro, Opera Estate, Regione Emilia-Romagna. He was selected by I-Jazz - new generation - with his group Yellow Squeeds to represent Italy in Europe, and with the collective group Floors he obtained support from the Ministry of Culture in 2019 to promote a tour in Europe. Francesco Diodati combines his concert activity with teaching at the Casella Conservatory of L'Aquila and at Siena Jazz University (two-year SJU).
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A fortuitous meeting intended by fate that between PETRA MAGONI (voice) and FERRUCCIO SPINETTI (double bass), a duo that answers to the name of NUDA MUSIC. A solo singer with already four albums to her credit, in January 2003 Petra Magoni was planning a mini-tour to some small clubs in "her" Tuscany with a guitarist friend. On the very day of their first concert, the latter fell ill. Petra, instead of canceling the date, asked Ferruccio, former double bass player of Avion Travel, to fill in at the last minute. The concert is such a success that the two protagonists of this "Voice'n'bass" combo, within a few weeks, put together an entire repertoire consisting of the songs they love most and in one day's rush record their first album "Naked Music", a title that will later also give their duo its name. In twenty years of intense concert activity all over the world, Musica Nuda has collected prestigious awards boasting in their palmarès the "Targa Tenco 2006" in the performers category, the award for "Best Tour" at the 2006 Mei in Faenza and "Les quatre clés de Télérama" in France in 2007. Over the years, Ferruccio and Petra have taken their project around the world, also managing to reach prestigious venues including the Olympia in Paris, the Hermitage in St. Petersburg. In addition, they have been guests at Pina Bausch's Tanz Wuppertal Festival and, also in Germany, have opened Al Jarreau's concerts.Expand
In March 2014, they were the only musical guests of the "World Theater Day" celebrated inside the Senate of the Republic, in the presence of President Pietro Grasso. In 2015 and 2016, the "Little Wonder Tour" achieved success all over the world, starting in Europe, moving from the United States to Peru, and ending in Japan. In 2017, "Leggera," an album of unreleased songs was released, which was followed by a long international Tour. In 2018 they perform at the Chamber of Deputies on the occasion of the centenary celebrations of the Chamber of Montecitorio. In 2019 the Tour continues, which in addition to touring Italy reaches cities such as Paris (France), Odessa (Ukraine), Porto (Portugal), Lugo (Spain), Vienna (Austria), Davis (United States), and Stanford (United States). On January 17, 2020 from the Astra Theater in Bellaria (RN) debuts "Turandò", the new show by Petra Magoni and Ferruccio Spinetti, which will tour the main Italian theaters. Show produced by Corvino Productions e Bubba Music. Text and direction: Marta Dalla Via 2020/2021 Musica Nuda's tour stops in many locations in Italy, France and Lithuania. On September 6, 2021, they perform at the Castello Sforzesco in Milan, guests of Roberto Bolle's show "OnDance | Let's turn on the Dance! 2021 - Final Show." The Tour ends with 3 concerts in December 2021 at the Dubai Expo. On July 16, 2022 they performed c/o the Senate Chamber of Palazzo Madama at the award ceremony of Italian excellence that distinguished themselves in the world. On September 30, 2022, "Girotondo De André" (Fonè records/Ird). A live tribute to the Genoese singer-songwriter recorded at the concerts of the "Fonè Music Festival Piaggio 2021" edition in Pontedera. For this project on 12/01/2023 at the Auditorium Parco della Musica in Rome they received the plaque "Those who sing Fabrizio" at the Fabrizio De André XXI Award. On December 8, 2022 they are in concert at the Alternatilla Jazz Festival in Muro (Mallorca) c/o Teatre Municipal. On January 10, 2023, the new single "WATCH ME" (6T3), which anticipates the release of the new album scheduled for March 2023. In 20 years Petra and Ferruccio have performed more than 1,600 concerts around the world, produced nine studio records, four live records and a dvd.
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