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Fluid Collective takes part in Sounds of Italy concert series (May 14)


When: Saturday, May 14, 2016 – 5 p.m. Where: I AM Books – 189 North Street, Boston, MA 02113 Click here for tickets. Fluid Collective is an aesthetic. It is a way of shaping sounds and concepts. it is an open group of people, drawing inspiration from different genres and different arts. It is a space where the specific individualities of the artists who collaborate create something new, unpredictable and unique. The core nucleus of the project includes Daniele Germani on alto, Alessio Pignorio on guitar and Giuseppe Campisi on bass. Fluid Collective will present original compositions from its last ...

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Sounds of Italy concert series presents Alma Antigua


When: Saturday, April 30, 2016 from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Where: I AM Books – 189 North Street, Boston, MA 02113 Click here to purchase tickets. Alma Antigua: Cassan/Muratore/Pignataro is a trio exploring original music and arranged existing compositions from the Mediterranean regions and Latin America in a chamber jazz context, while maintaining the connection to its folkloric roots. The combination of soulful and haunting melodies with modes and resonances from these geographical areas creates a very original springboard for improvisation, moving musical dialogs and creative interpretations. Roberto Cassan: Accordion John Muratore: Guitar Marco Pignataro: Soprano & Tenor Saxophone ...

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A mix of Sicily and jazz: Cettina Donato comes to Boston (April 23)

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When: Saturday, April 23, 2016 – 5 p.m. Where: I AM Books, 189 North Street, Boston MA (Parking validation for Parcel 7 parking lot, above Boston Public Market) Purchase tickets online On April 23, Messina Conservatory’s Cettina Donato will take part in the ongoing Allegro concert series by Sounds of Italy Festival in Boston. Born and raised in Sicily, Cettina is a classical and jazz piano player, composer, arranger and conductor. She graduated in Jazz Composition and Performance at Berklee College of Music in Boston. She also graduated in Classical and Jazz piano and Composition, in Musical Didactic at Conservatory ...

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Chiara Civello in Boston


When: Wednesday, October 15, 2015 at 8PM Where: Scullers Jazz Club, 400 Soldiers Field Road, Boston Tickets: $25.00 ($15.00 for Berklee Students) Scullers Jazz Club (617) 562-4111 http://www.scullersjazz.com/attractions.html?monthnumb=10 http://www.ticketweb.com/t3/sale/SaleEventDetail?dispatch=loadSelectionData&eventId=6092965 Italian singer, pianist and songwriter CHIARA CIVELLO Announces October Album Release and Tour Dates in New York, Boston, Miami and Washington DC New York — September 10, 2015 — Italian singer, pianist and songwriter Chiara Civello announces her return to the US this October with an East Coast tour in support of the album release of “Canzoni” (Songs).  Available October 9th on Quarter Moon via SonyMusic Independent Network (SIN), “Canzoni” is ...

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John Pizzarelli teams up with Newton’s New Philarmonia Orchestra (June 12)

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When: Friday, June 12, 2015 — 8 p.m. Where: First Baptist Church in Newton — 848 Beacon St, Newton, MA An evening with jazz guitar legend John Pizzarelli, presented by the New Philharmonia Orchestra, with Bo Winiker as guest conductor Ron Della Chiesa as the evening’s host. With Martin Pizzarelli, bass; Kevin Kanner, drums; Konrad Paszkudzki, piano and the New Philharmonia Orchestra. Click here to purchase tickets! Click here for more information about the event. www.newphil.org

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Local musician Lello Molinari launches Kickstarter campaign


Local musician Lello Molinari, who hails from Italy, recently launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise funds towards the release of the bassist’s latest album, “Lello’s Italian Job”. Check out the video below or click here to visit the campaign’s official page.

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Musica Vesuviana Holds Open House


The Musica Vesuviana camp held an open house on Jan. 18, 2015, during which instructors Tino D’Agostino, Sergio Bellotti and Mark Greel. Students and past participants joined in on the musical fun, as the group introduced the unique musical summer camp based in Italy’s beautiful Amalfi Coast. For more information on Musica Vesuviana, visit the camp’s official website or contact them via email (info@musicavesuvianafestival.com) or phone (339-707-3593). www.italysummercamp.com

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Notte Rosè at Gennaro’s Benefits Sounds of Italy


After closing its first edition in May, Sounds of Italy Festival is gearing up for a new season. On July 20, Gennaro’s 5 North Square held a benefit evening for the festival, centered on rosè wines and Italian food prepared by chef Marisa Iocco. Here are some pictures we took at the event:

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The Pillars Joins Growing Italian Music Scene in Boston


The Pillars is a new musical project headed by Cristina Vaira and Jandro Cisneros.

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Stefano Marchese presents debut album ‘Radici’ at Ryles (video)


On January 22, Abruzzo native jazz vocalist Stefano Marchese presented his debut album 'Radici' at Ryles Jazz Club in Cambridge.

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Boston-Based Berklee Alum Stefano Marchese Releases Debut Album ‘Radici’


Stefano Marchese’s long-awaited debut album ‘Radici’ is now available. A native of Pescara, the 29-year-old Berklee alum’s album includes six original tracks that fuse Mediterranean jazz melodies with American harmonies. “It’s an album that represents my experience as an immigrant,” says Marchese, who moved from Italy to the United States with his wife Milena in 2010, after winning a Berklee College of Music scholarship at Umbria Jazz Festival. The album is available in digital form on iTunes and Amazon. Artists featured on the album include: Stefano Marchese – Voice Lihi Haruvi – Sax Sporano Albino Jorge M’Bie – Guitar Grant ...

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Moira Lo Bianco Releases ‘Lunaria’ Album

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Berklee College of Music alum Moira Lo Bianco released her first full-length album on August 13, 2013. Titled ‘Lunaria,’ the album features 13 original tracks composed by Lo Bianco — a native of Calabria. For an exclusive interview with the artist, click here. The album can be purchased on iTunes, CDBaby, and Bandcamp. Below is the official album release video:

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