Domenica 24 luglio, ore 21.30 WYNTON MARSALIS & ITALIAN FRIENDS



Belvedere di Villa Rufolo

Domenica 24 luglio
Belvedere di Villa Rufolo, ore 21.30
Wynton Marsalis & italian friends
Wynton Marsalis, tromba
Carlos Henriquez, contrabbasso
Dado Moroni, piano
Stefano Di Battista, sax alto e soprano
Francesco Ciniglio, batteria
Posto unico € 35

Wynton Marsalis is widely recognized as the pre-eminent jazz artist of our time. He is hailed not only as a performer on the trumpet, but also as a music educator and a promoter of the history and culture of jazz. Marsalis is also an established artist in performing trumpet in works of classical music, and he is a leader in civic matters.
Wynton Marsalis was born into a musical family in the city of New Orleans, the birthplace of jazz. Marsalis’s father was a pianist and music teacher. Some of Wynton’s brothers have become notable musicians in their own right, specifically Branford Marsalis on saxophone, Delfeayo Marsalis on trombone, and Jason Marsalis on drums. Wynton was a precocious student of music in his youth. He eventually attended the Juilliard School. Later he joined the band of the renowned jazz artist Art Blakey.
Marsalis spent ten years touring continuously with his band. He has virtually single-handedly revived the public’s interest in jazz, which to many had become a lost art form. In addition to performing, Marsalis also focuses strongly on education by giving lectures and workshops to students on musicianship.
Wynton Marsalis created the PBS TV series Marsalis on Music (1995), as well as the National Public Radio 26-week series “Making the Music” in that same year. Marsalis played a major role in developing Ken Burns’s TV mini-series Jazz (2001). These efforts played a significant role in helping to bring jazz forward in the public’s mind.
Marsalis has been criticized by some for discounting the value of jazz forms that have emerged after 1965. Marsalis has countered by stating that attempts at a musical fusion of jazz with other pop forms yields a mixture of sounds that are simply not true jazz.
Wynton Marsalis has made major efforts to help revive and restore his home city of New Orleans following the disaster of hurricane Katrina, including organizing the benefit concert “Higher Ground” at Lincoln Center in New York City. Marsalis has promoted human rights for the people of Burma and their imprisoned leader Aung San Suu Kyi. The Secretary-General of the United Nations has declared Marsalis to be a U.N. Messenger of Peace.
Marsalis has won numerous awards including nine Grammys, two of them for his recordings of classical works for trumpet by Haydn, Mozart and Handel. He is the first jazz artist to win a Pulitzer Prize, given for composing his oratorio “Blood on the Fields”. Wynton Marsalis now serves as the Artistic Director of Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Rose Hall in New York City.

Carlos Henriquez was born in 1979 in the Bronx, New York. He studied music at a young age, played guitar through junior high school, and took up the bass while enrolled in the Juilliard school’s music advancement program. He entered Laguardia high school of music & arts and performing arts and was involved with the Laguardia concert jazz ensemble which went on to win first place in jazz at lincoln center’s essentially Ellington high school jazz band competition and festival in 1996. in 1998, swiftly after high school, Henriquez joined the Wynton Marsalis septet and the jazz at Lincoln center orchestra, touring the world and featured on more than 25 albums. Henriquez has performed and recorded with artists including Chucho Valdes, Paco De Lucia, Tito Puente, Eddie Palmieri, Danilo Perez, Gonzalo Rubalcaba, the Marsalis family, Willie Nelson, Bob Dylan, Stevie Wonder, Lenny Kravitz, Marc Anthony, and many others. He has been a member of the music faculty at northwestern university school of music since 2008 and was music director of the jazz at Lincoln center orchestra’s cultural exchange with the cuban institute of music with Chucho Valdes in 2010.
Since then Carlos has lead many jazz at Lincoln center concerts as a featured artist and has brought a new sound to the organization with his duo musical visions. his collaboration with the great Ruben Blades in nov 2014, gave the jazz at Lincoln center orch a huge new outlook to playing salsa/latin jazz. Henriquez is no stranger to the musical afro dialect in jazz and latin styles. He continues to flourish as a great bassist with 3 great projects as a leader. The bronx pyramid dizzy con clave [ rodbros release ], and the latest the south bronx story which is a bold multi-movement work of the social history of the south bronx, and draws from Henriquez’s personal puerto rican heritage. Carlos currently holds the bass chair position with the jazz at Lincoln center orchestra.

Dado Moroni (real name Edgardo, Genoa, 20 October 1962) is one of the most requested Italian jazz pianists in Europe and America. He made his debut at 17 with Tullio de Piscopo and Franco Ambrosetti with whom he still collaborates today. In 1987 he was called, the only European, together with the pianists Hank Jones, Barry Harris and Roland Hanna, to be part of the jury of the Thelonious Monk International Piano Prize, in Washington. He is one of the very few Italian musicians whose biography is included in the important “Biographical Encyclopedia of Jazz” by Leonard Feather and Ira Gitler. He boasts prestigious and continuous collaborations with the great stars of world jazz.
We are faced with a former enfant prodige of the piano. But Dado has been able, over time, to transform such precocity into a masterful piano maturity, to the point of becoming, among Italian jazz players, one of the most popular across the Atlantic. Moroni is probably the most ‘exported’ Italian jazz pianist abroad, judging by the consistency and regularity of his international engagements and his palmarès of collaborations. An encyclopedia of modern jazz is put together: Dizzy Gillespie, Chet Baker, Roy Hargrove, Wynton Marsalis, Clark Terry, Randy Brecker, Freddie Hubbard, Harry Edison, Woody Shaw, Eddie ‘Lockjaw’ Davis, Johnny Griffin, James Moody , Zoot Sims, Al Cohn, Sam Rivers, Joe Henderson, Slide Hampton, Curtis Fuller, Joe Pass, Herb Ellis, Barney Kessel, Lionel Hampton, Terry Gibbs, Ron Carter, Buster Williams, Ray Brown, Kenny Clarke, Art Taylor, Billy Higgins, Ben Riley, Sam Woodyard, Shelly Manne and so on.
Dado also likes to try his hand at artists who are normally “far” from his sphere of action, always obtaining interesting results. Lucio Dalla, Tiziano Ferro, Eros Ramazzotti, Mietta and Ornella Vanoni have requested his piano on several occasions. He is a jazz piano teacher at the Como conservatory

Francesco Ciniglio
Born in Naples on March 5th 1989, Francesco Ciniglio started playing the drums at age 6 under the tutelage of Maestro Sergio Di Natale. He moved to New York at the age of 21 and obtained a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Jazz studies at the City College of New York. Here he had the opportunity to study with John Patitucci, Fred Hersch, Mike Holober, Dan Carillo and Scott Reeves, as well as taking private drums lessons with Gregory Hutchinson. On March 2015 Francesco recorded his first LP with Aaron Parks on piano and Joe Sanders on upright bass. The album, out on March 2016 with Fresh Sound New Talent, and recorded at the Bunker Studios, Brooklyn, is made of Francesco’s original compositions, together with jazz standards and free improvisations. Since the beginning of his professional career he could collaborate with musicians such as: Aaron Parks, Joe Sanders, Shai Maestro, Dayna Stephens, Seamus Blake, Joel Frahm, Donny McCaslin, Scott Colley, Sheila Jordan, John Ellis, Peter Slavov, Mark Sherman, Vincent Gardner, Wayne Tucker, Melissa Aldana, Jure Pukl, Dida Pelled, Alex Claffy, Alan Hampton, Harish Raghavan, Ari Roland, Mike Karn, Cyrille Aimee, Stefano Di Battista, Rosario Giuliani, Alessandro Presti, Alessandro Lanzoni, Gabriele Evangelista and Daniele Tittarelli to mention some. Now Francesco Ciniglio is based in New York.