The Gray Cat is at Maremma from July 24 to August 20

The Gray Cat is at Maremma from July 24 to August 20

will occur Lakecia Benjamin, Gogo Penguin and John Patitucci worldwide stars of this forty-second version Grey Cat pageantlength Tullio de Piscopo, Rita Marcotulli, Dario Cecchini, Stefano Cantini Just some of the Italian heroes. The invoice additionally consists of an unique challenge devoted to New York by Michelangelo Scandroglio. Cities together with Follonica, Scarlino, Suvereto, Grosseto, Castelnuovo Val di Cecina, Monterotondo Marittimo, Scansano and with them the Metalliferous Hills Park in 25 days of nice jazz and common music. Quickly the definitive program is, as at all times, stuffed with live shows, nature and the area.

GoGo Penguin
Emily Dennison’s picture

Sunday, July 31, 21.30, Fonderia Leopolda Theatre, Follonica
Chris Illingworth: piano / Nick Blacka: bass / Jon Scott: drums
GoGo Penguin lastly returns to Italy and arrives in Follonica for one in all three dates of their new tour. The now internationally acclaimed Manchester trio consists of thrilling stay musicians and composers of modern soundtracks that may mix digital music, jazz and rock with minimalist influences. Their types are a mixture of electro, hip hop, classical, rock and jazz. Theirs is music that vibrates and flows on dance flooring, however opens as much as meditative inside worlds that take the listener to new sonic heights. 2022 marks the touring debut of latest band member, drummer Jon Scott, who, together with Chris Illingworth (Piano) and Nick Blacka (Bass), brings his distinctive and impulsive model to the trio’s electrifying music.
Tickets: Odd numbered seat € 22 / 20 + dp

Lakecia Benjamin
2019 Promotional Photos

Monday, August 1, 21.30, Fonderia Leopolda Theatre, Follonica
LAKE BENJAMIN “Observe: Coltranes”
Lakecia Benjamin: alto saxophone / Taber Gable: piano / Ivan Taylor: bass / EJ Strickland: drums
Saxophonist Lakecia Benjamin is among the new worldwide stars of funk/r&b/jazz. Indisputably dynamic, charismatic and virtuoso presents his newest album. “Observe: Coltranes” dIt’s devoted to 2 of probably the most influential jazz figures of the 20th and twenty-first centuries: Alice and John Coltrane. after the album “Ascend”Amid funk, R&B and soul influences, with this third album, he isn’t solely honored to pay homage to this legendary couple, but additionally excited to have executed so in collaboration with others who might be described because the true elite of jazz. With Reggie Workman, Ron Carter, Gary Bartz, Dee Dee Bridegwater, Meshell Ndegücello, Regina Carter and lots of extra.
Tickets: Odd numbered seat € 22 / 20 + dp

Wednesday, August 3, 21.30, Fonderia Leopolda Theatre, Follonica

Michelangelo Scandroglio: double bass / Chris Fishman: piano, synth / Nicola Calamiti: saxophone /Miguel Russell: drums
The musicians of this group have rather a lot in widespread, however maybe most significantly, they have a tendency to hunt a brand new matrix of sounds that may outline the modernity of the world we stay in. Every of the members represents distinguished representatives of the brand new worldwide jazz era and can meet on stage for the primary time in 2022. A dynamic and fluid quartet that may transport the listener to new sound horizons due to its fully unique repertoire of songs that haven’t but been launched, specifically written for this occasion.
An Unique Grey Cat Pageant 2022 Manufacturing in collaboration with Jazz Gallery New York
Tickets: Single seat € 12 / 10 + dp

Stefano Cantini and Francesco Maccianti Quartet

Tuesday, August 9, 21.30, Piazza D’Annunzio, Suvereto
Stefano Cocco Cantini: saxophone / Francesco Maccianti: piano / Gabriele Evangelista: double bass / Bernardo Guerra: drums
Within the spring of 2020, in an atmosphere the place any skilled and above all musical exercise is totally unattainable, Francesco Maccianti and Stefano Cocco Cantini are discussing a challenge they’ve had in thoughts for some time, freely taking part in some unique songs they wrote in earlier years. and different compositions. These first rehearsals had been adopted by the recordings the place the brand new album was born. To fall. Two of those recordings had been included within the CD lineup within the unique lineup, ie as a duo; the opposite seven had been rearranged and recorded as a quartet in June 2021 with Gabriele Evangelista on double bass and Bernardo Guerra on drums. The challenge was thus enriched by a characterizing and galvanizing contribution, and the consequence was an astonishing change, affirmation that preliminary concepts have grown and constantly translated into the excellent new work they are going to be presenting with this live performance.
Tickets: Single seat € 12 / 10 + dp

John Patitucci

Wednesday, August 10, at 21.30, Castello di Scarlino
JOHN PATITUCCI TRIO Feat Rogerio Boccato – Yotam Silberstein
John Patitucci: bass / Yotam Siberstein: guitar / Rogério Boccato: percussion
Three music stars from abroad come collectively for an important live performance. Bassist John Patitucci, guitarist Yotam Silberstein and drummer Rogério Boccato have teamed up in a single jazz trio for an incredible Italian tour that may conclude on the Grey Cat Pageant. The Trio not too long ago launched an unreleased album: Irmaos de Feis on the market on all digital platforms. Winner of two Grammy Awards and nominated for greater than fifteen, John Patitucci has related his title with a few of the best artists within the jazz scene. Yotam Silberstein, a younger musician in Tel Aviv, quickly turned generally known as an artist prodigy. On the age of 21, she has carried out at Italy’s well-known Umbria Jazz Pageant, launched a critically acclaimed debut album, and launched into an intensive European tour. Brazilian percussionist Rogério Boccato was a longtime member of “Orquestra Jazz Sinfonica do Estado de São Paulo”. Rogerio seems on Kenny Garrett’s Grammy-nominated album past the wall and point out By John Patitucci, who was nominated for a Grammy alongside Joe Lovano and Brian Blade.
Tickets: Single seat € 18 / 16 + dp

Tuesday, August 16, 21.30, Piazza D’Annunzio, Suvereto
Dario Cecchini: saxophone / Gabriele Evangelista: double bass / Stefano Tamborrino: drums / Claudio Filippini: piano
Dario Cecchini presents his new challenge “Jazzasonic” with Claudio Filippini, Gabriele Evangelista and Stefano Tamborrino. The thought for this distinctive formation was born for the two-day occasion “Italian Jazz for Earthquake lands” in L’Aquila and was an enormous success from the very first live performance. A quartet of champions who develop their composing expertise with versatility in a special context than Funk Off, which follows Dario’s musicality starting from jazz to all currents of black music. The members of the group will not be solely excellent musicians, but additionally professional connoisseurs of many alternative types. Jazzasonic’s music is totally unique and composed by the saxophonist who, like Funk Off, adheres to a private and far-reaching melodic and harmonic idea.
Tickets: Single seat € 12 / 10 + dp

Tullio De Piscopo

Wednesday, August 17, at 21.30, Castello di Scarlino
“TRIP” Tullio De Piscopo – Dado Moroni – Aldo Zunino
Tullio De Piscopo: drums / Dado Moroni: piano / Aldo Zunino: double bass
His biographies communicate for themselves: an eclectic jazz-to-classic musician, a real drumming legend, Pino Daniele’s unforgettable collaborator Tullio De Piscopo; Dado Moroni, thought of probably the greatest dwelling jazz pianists and admired by all the nice jazz musicians who’ve performed with him; Aldo Zunino is the double bassist Dado, who has participated in Tullio and Dado’s live shows for years, collaborating with the gotha ​​of nationwide and worldwide jazz. Having this trio is actually a date to not be missed. A repertoire to pay homage to Pino Daniele, but additionally a celebration of the trio the place Moroni’s profession started collectively, and the assembly of two coastal cities: Genoa of Dado and Aldo, and Tullio’s Naples, to which a 3rd metropolis should be part of. Add Milan, the place Tullio strikes, with out the ocean and with a totally totally different rhythm. Three venues, three tales come collectively in a single music. Jazz, a hybrid style since its inception, is a music that embraces and combines totally different experiences.
Tickets: Single seat € 18 / 16 + dp

Rita Marcotulli, Ares Tavolazzi, Alfredo Golino

Thursday, August 18, 21.30, Forte San Rocco, Marina di Gavorrano
TRI(O)KALA Rita Marcotulli, Ares Tavolazzi, Alfredo Golino
Rita Marcotulli: piano / Ares Tavolazzi: double bass / Alfredo Golino: drums
When music is intertwined with friendship and notes with emotions, TRI(o)KALA is born. TRI(o)KALA is born with the formations wherein they accompanied nice artists Rita Marcotulli on the piano, Alfredo Golino on the drums and Ares within the joint levels for years. On double bass, Tavolazzi determined to get collectively to have enjoyable and make us really feel sturdy. TRI(o)KALA is a discourse on Pop that magically turns into Jazz; The trio reinterprets nice pop songs in a novel tone, with new sounds that solely three artists of this caliber can ship.
Tickets: Single seat € 12 / 10 + dp
The pageant is supported by the Ministry of Tradition and the CR Firenze Basis as a part of the Tuscany Area and Music Pool tasks, with the contributions of Banca Intesa Sanpaolo and the sponsorship of Asa Azienda Ambiente Livorno.
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