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ISTITUTO ITALIANO di CULTURA PRESENTS MARIA PIA DE VITO
November 11 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm EST$10
Maria Pia De Vito: Singer and composer, begins her on-stage activity in 1976 as a singer and multi-instrumentalist in research groups committed to ethnic and classical music, mostly related to the Mediterranean, Balkan and south-American areas. Her research around singing and voice embraces various fields of action: free jazz and electronics, baroque music, the “song form” with no limitation of genre, the personal re-elaboration of the neapolitan music and culture through the practice of improvisation and the encounter with different cultures and music practices. Outstanding also her work as lyricist, poetry and language; Her work of translation of lyrics by Chico Buarque de Hollanda from Portuguese to neapolitan for her project “Core/Coração “, approved and praised by the author, has received the critic’s acclaim, and will be published soon as a book.
Since the 80’s she is active on the jazz scene, steadily collaborating with musicians such as John Taylor, Ralph Towner, , Ivan Lins, Guinga, Huw Warren, Enrico Rava, Enrico Pieranunzi ,Jim Black, Norma Winstone , and performing with prominent musicians such as Joe Zawinul, Michael Brecker, Peter Erskine, Miroslav Vitous, Uri Caine, Monica Salmaso, Maria Joao and many others. She has been a Nominee in the Downbeat critics Pool in 2001 in the category “Beyond Artist”, along with names such as Joni Mitchell and Caetano Veloso. She has won the Top jazz prize, critics poll of the Magazine Musica Jazz, in 2008, 2009, 2011, between 2010 and 2018 the referendum of the readers of the Magazine Jazzit, the prize Musica e Dischi 2012 for best international production with the album “Mind the Gap”. in 2016 she received the Career Award by the association Musica Oggi.
She has been director of the Jazz section of the Ravello Festival 2016/18 and is the new artistic Director of the Bergamo Jazz Festival, following Dave Douglas, Paolo Fresu, Enrico Rava, Uri Caine.
Julian Oliver Mazzariello was born in 1978 in Hatfield, England. He began his piano studies at the age of seven and already showed a keen interest in “improvisation”. At thirteen he won major awards such as: “National Telegraph Young Jazz Musician of the Year”; together with contemporary drummer Jose Joyette he won the “291Club” television contest with the duo “Future Shock”. He studied classical piano with the “Associated Board of the Royal School of Music”. At seventeen he decides to move to Italy, to Cava Dei Tirreni, in the province of Salerno. It is the town of origin of his father – also a musician – but he is also convinced that certain cultural aspects of the territory can be influential for his artistic and human expressiveness. Thus begins a journey of knowledge and growth with the local music scene: the Deidda brothers, Giovanni Amato, Pietro Vitale, Jerry Popolo, Giampiero Virtuoso, Amedeo Ariano. He becomes the pianist of the “Daniele Scannapieco 4tet” with Stefano di Battista and Andrea Ceccarelli and the “High Five Quintet” with Fabrizio Bosso, Daniele Scannapieco, Pietro Ciancaglini and Lorenzo Tucci. He collaborated with the greatest jazz musicians of national and international scene: Enrico Rava, Maria Pia De Vito, Roberto Gatto, Giovanni Tommaso, to name just a few.
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