San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Alessandro Lanzoni (Piano)
Matteo Bortone (Double bass)
Enrico Morello (Drums)
The Programme includes the following pieces (not necessarily in this order):
Neutrons (Alessandro Lanzoni)
Brendy (Alessandro Lanzoni)
Big Band (Alessandro Lanzoni)
Sophisticated Lady (Duke Ellington)
Yuca (Alessandro Lanzoni)
El paso (Alessandro Lanzoni)
Nervosetto (Alessandro Lanzoni)
**The programme may be subject to change
The receiving of the “Top Jazz 2013” award as best new talent of the year, decided by the most qualified Italian journalists on behalf of Musica Jazz magazine, sets Alessandro Lanzoni among the major personalities of Italian jazz. With his impressive curriculum and experiences of absolute prestige, Alessandro has for several years by now come to the attention of the world of music.
His training as a musician is the result of an intense journey, developing in two directions:
His “classical” studies, leading to his Diploma in Piano obtained in 2012 with highest marks, honours and an honourable mention at the Cherubini Conservatory of Florence under the guidance of Giovanna Prestia, and a period of jazz studies under the watchful eye of L. Pieri and M. Grossi, which was then followed by summer courses at Siena Jazz and Berklee in Boston as well as the two-year course InJam, also part of Siena Jazz, where he was able to take advantage of high level teaching by Masters of the caliber of Danilo Perez, Kenny Werner, Aaron Goldberg, Steve Kuhn, John Taylor, Franco D’Andrea, Stefano Battaglia, Danilo Rea.
Born in Rome (Italy) in 1988, Enrico Morello began to play the drums very early when he was only 9 years old. He started learning and playing jazz music at “Scuola Popolare di Musica di Testaccio” (Rome) at the age of 13 and he continued his studies attending the summer workshops at “Siena Jazz” (Siena, Italy) in 2006 and 2008. That is where he was selected for the additional master classes with Enrico Rava and Gianluigi Trovesi.
During the following two years he attended a special course for professional musicians in Siena, “International Master Program”, obtaining the highest awards and a full scholarship. At (In.Ja.M.) he had the opportunity to take drums lessons from the most prestigious jazz musicians in the world like: Eric Harland, John Riley, Jeff Ballard, Billy Hart, Ben Perowsky, Adam Nussbaum, Ferenc Nemeth, Billy Drummond and many others.
Double bass player/composer, Matteo Bortone is making a name for himself among the rising talents of the newest jazz generation, not only as an instrumentalist but also as a composer and bandleader.
Born in Otranto (South of Italy) in 1982, Matteo began to play classical piano, guitar and electric bass, before moving to the double bass.
Matteo’s musical education is punctuated by various student awards, most notably, two scholarships en¬dowed by SIENA JAZZ (2007 and 2008), with the second one allowing him to represent Italy at the 19th Edition of the IASJ (International Association of Schools of Jazz) in 2009, led by Dave Liebman.
He won the 1st prize at the REZZO competition (Jazz in Vienne 2008) and the “Trophées du Sunside” (Paris) with the band OXYD.
When & Where
Italian Cultural Institute Hong Kong
The Italian Cultural Institute in Hong Kong is the Cultural Office of the Consulate General of Italy in Hong Kong and (with Beijing and Shanghai) one of the three cultural agencies of the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs in China. The Institute serves as a source of information about Italian life and culture, showcasing Italy’s classic and contemporary heritage. The Institute works alongside the Consulate General of Italy in Hong Kong in organizing cultural events and establishing relationships with local cultural institutions.