Unicam Jazz Quartet
The quartet was born in summer 2009, with the synergy of the music association “Musicamdo” (www.musicamdo.it) and the University of Camerino (www.unicam.it).
The members of the group are four students of the same University:
Fabio Marziali – alto sax
Alberto Napolioni – piano
Stefano Battaglia – d.bass
Giacomo Zucconi – drums
Their first performance has been on the stage of Teatro Marchetti in Camerino (MC) in 2009 for the International Prize Massimo Urbani (www.premiomassimourbani.com)
In the same year the played at the first edition of the biannual Art Exposition (exhibition) “Tutto in gioco” in Civitanova Marche (www.tuttoingioco.it)
Their repertoire is exclusively of new songs written by the band mate (Marziali, Napolioni, Battaglia).
Since the very beginning they focus their attention to interplay and to the pursing of a unique voice that would make them different from the sea of jazz groups on the national ground.
Their sound ripe quickly : hard-pop, rock, Mediterranean music, pop, Latin, avand-garde classic music, melt together to create that special sound, so dense but rare, always fresh and new.
They obtained good recognition in different contest:
-Winners of the Contest Giovani Talenti in Jazz – Bergamo Jazz di Treviglio, where Fabio Marziali- also won the prize as best soloist (2010) (www.jazzclubbergamo.com)
-Finalist at the European Jazz Contest- Saint Louis College at Casa del Jazz, Rome, between more than 100 groups coming from all over Europe where Fabio Marziali won the prize as “best soloist” (2010) (www.jazzcontest.it)
-Finalist at Jimmy Woods Awards – Tuscia in Jazz (2010) (www.tusciainjazz.it)
-First prize at Fara Live Music Festival 2011 – Fara in Sabina- where they won the chance to record a cd at Tube Studio (www.tubestidio.it) that is one of the leading recording studios in the centre of Italy. Alberto Napolioni also won a scholarship as best soloist.
In 2010 Paolo Pietrangeli, producer of the historical Italian record label Philology (www.philologyjazz.it), notice them. He will produce their first record, NEW HOPE, recorded at Teatro Marchetti of Camerino.
That record will be welcomed as a true promise from the national critics and will mark a pivotal point in the carrier of the group.
In November 2011, thanks to the prize they won in Fara in Sabina, they had the chance to record their second cd. DON’T’T BE AFRAID will be released in July 2013.
Their producer, Enrico Moccia, invite the well known New York guitar player Jonathan Kreisberg (www.jonathankreisberg.com) to play on the record with them. He is one of the best jazz guitar player of the world. Since their first meet there is an incredible feeling and the result is astonishing.
Kreisberg himself is favourably surprised by the maturity of the group, and of the complexity of their original compositions considering their young ages.
Life On Mars
Band born in collaboration with electric bass player Giuseppe Vitale, from Treviso (Italy), sharing together a passion for latin, cuban and funky music. With them the spanish pianist Alfie Copovi and the hungarian drummer Aron Nyiro.
In May 2013, after a ten days tour in Italy, they played in the “Rough Diamonds” in the Bimhuis (Amsterdam), a festival for young talents.
The repertorie is based on original compositions and standard from the latin tradition, not to mention funky and blues tunes.
Pantora is a collective of artists, performing jazz and poetry in Italian, Sardinian and English. This fusion of music, words and languages combines with drawings and video art, creating a continuum between imagination and reality.
Tora Mudadu – Vocals, words, music, drawings
Fabio Marziali – Saxophone, Flute and Arrangments
Federico Savini – Percussions
Stefano Bocconi – Guitar
Thetis Parmenidou – Projection design
Yulia Bachvarova – Voce recitante
Their first performances includes the international festival “Fringe Free” and the “Astarotheatro” theater in 2013, in Amsterdam.
Fabio Marziali-Marcel Liu Quartet
IThe band was born on October 2013 from the encounter with dutch guitarist Marcel Liu, german double bassist Hendrik Muller and dutch drummer Roald Zoekt, inside the Conservatory of Amsterdam.
They start rigt away to play gigs in jazz club’s and to work together on original compositions and arrangments of jazz standards.