JAF 2017 – No compromises accordioning Jazz

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Second edition of JAF – Jazz Accordion Festival organized by the Castelfidardo Cultural Department in collaboration with Zerosette, Pigini, Bugari, Ottavianelli, Vittoria, Tiranti, Guerrini, Lomar and Scandalli.

From Thursday 7th to Sunday 10th December four concerts with free admission in as many locations in the historic center of the City of Music. A young festival, but with clear ideas, born just a year ago from a rib of the PIF – International Accordion Award of Castelfidardo. JAF maintains his quality marks, but with the right potential to grow and carve out its own significant space. ” This is the progress of the work of promotion and enhancement of the accordion – explains the councilor for culture Ruben Cittadini – a growing instrument that opens up uncompromising jazz sounds.The case of the accordionist’s name accompanied by the type of training: I would like to focus the spotlight on these young artists the name of…

the instrument is high.The aim is to make this Festival grow for businesses among the most important events in the sector “. The artistic direction is a cure of Simone Zanchini, musician of international stature, who wanted to impress “a purely jazzy cut to dare a great and precise identity to a festival still small in age, but started on the right foot”. “We want to breathe flavors from overseas – explains Zanchini – the pure jazz that was made in its authenticity in that part of the world by finding in art Van Damme and Frank Marocco its icons and avoiding those transversal ethno-tangheggiant modules of which the offer It is already full: ours is perhaps an ambitious undertaking, because accordionists who express themselves and compare themselves with this most sought after genre are not so numerous, but in Castelfidardo nothing is taken for granted and one wants to connote for originality and quality “. Hence, the idea of ​​a “physical” approach, typical of American jazz clubs where the viewer is one step away from the artist, feels the vibrations and emotions experiencing a direct and less academic relationship. The four protagonists are not that musicians are faithful to this type of language and atmosphere. Opening concert is withe Giuseppe Di Falco quartet (Thursday 7th, On Stage club, 11pm), best original project at PIF2017 with a 1920s jazz thread New Orleans, and The Raffaele Conti trio (Friday 8th, Central Cafè 22 hours), that will perform an American standard repertoire. Saturday 9 (Boccascena circle at 22) there is then the premiere of the Nikolai Ovchinnikov quartet, “a unique combination, an original project between a surprisingly good young Russian and an Italian rhythm section, a real highlight”. Closing on Sunday 10th with the trio of Vince Abbracciante on stage at the Salone degli Stemmi (at 12.15) for a tribute and jazzy greeting in style.


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