International Jazz Day

martedì 30 aprile 2024

At 3.00 p.m.


A journey in stages through the streets and squares of the city and an unmissable evening with Andy Bluvertigo, Filippo Cosentino and Daniele Bertone in an unprecedented full-funk programme: the 12th International Jazz Day in Alba, Tuesday 30th April.

The event celebrates jazz as a tool for education, dialogue and cooperation between people and as a bridge between cultures. The organisation of World Jazz Day is an opportunity to contribute to the creation of more inclusive societies.
The concert programme in Alba, a city where the composer Filippo Cosentino has shared his values from the very beginning, promoting them throughout the territory with the annual event, will begin at 3 pm in Piazza Ferrero with a live performance by No One No More. Fresh from their appearance on the Rai Radio 3 programme Piazza Verdi, the group released, at the end of last year, their debut album No One No More in which they combine different styles of jazz. Tommaso Uncini, Marco Punzi, Davide Cason and Patrizio Balzarini play music written by each of the band members: the quartet remains consistent with a collective creativity that defines No One No More as a jazz band with a single musical vision. Finally, No One No More is about understanding others, through dialogue and listening, in order to always find a common path in life.
At 4 pm, in front of the Museo del Tartufo – Mudet, a concert by the Duo Duende: vibraphone (Edoardo Ponzi) and guitar (Giorgio Genta), an exciting musical combination.
At 5 pm, in Piazza Garibaldi, Biscotti Biscotti will take up the baton. The recipe for their Musica Maggica, like the title of their new album, includes jazz, songwriting, irony, dialect and lots of energy. The line up: Ivan Maddio on soprano saxophone, electric guitar, percussion, vocals; Elisa Milea on vocals; Luca Volpe on alto & baritone saxophone, vocals; Stefano Volpe on acoustic guitar, percussion, vocals; Luigi Crippa on bass and vocals.
At 6.30 pm in Piazza Duomo, jazz with a Latin American flavour with the Volver Trio.
The project “Introducing the Volver Trio” takes its name from the famous song by the Argentine composer, singer and actor Carlos Gardel (1890-1935) and takes up some great classics, especially ballads (tango, bolero) from Mexico, Argentina, Cuba and Brazil, rarely heard in the repertoire of North American and European jazz musicians, with the exception of the American double bass player Charlie Haden.
As in the jazz tradition, these songs from the 1930s and 1960s are reinterpreted and rearranged in a modern key, with the intention of remaining faithful (volver means to return) to the original Latin American “romantic” inspiration. Songs of love, nostalgia and sometimes pain are reinterpreted in a personal way by the trio with Paolo Manasse on piano, Riccardo Vigoré on double bass and Marco Volpe on drums.
The closing event will take place at 8.30 p.m., once again in Piazza Duomo, under the portico of the Town Hall: Andy Bluvertigo on saxophone, keyboards and synthesizers, Filippo Cosentino on guitar and Daniele Bertone on drums will perform a special programme under the banner of funk.

Admission to all events is free. 
For further information

The International Jazz Day in Alba is organised by Dragonfly Music Studio with the support of the Municipality of Alba, Banca d’Alba, Ente Fiera Internazionale del Tartufo Bianco d’Alba and with the partners Stroppiana Assicurazioni, Associazione Milleunanota, Ipogeo Records, Parma and Bergamo UNESCO Creative Cities for Gastronomy. It is part of the Associazione Milleunanota’s “Chasing the Future” season.
The project:
The initiative is part of the project “Alba and its Creative Biodiversity”, financed by the Ministry of Tourism (public notice for the enhancement of municipalities with UNESCO sites and Creative Cities), and aims to promote the recognition of Alba as a UNESCO Creative City for Gastronomy and to strengthen the international vocation of the food and wine heritage of the entire Langhe Monferrato and Roero area.Part of the project was dedicated to actions aimed at consolidating the collaboration between Alba, Parma and Bergamo – UNESCO Creative Cities for Gastronomy, which will represent the Italian UCCN Gastronomic District from 2021. This includes the active participation of the three cities in their respective flagship events.
The International Jazz Day in Alba is therefore part of the calendar of events to promote the Gastronomic District of the Italian UNESCO World Heritage Cities, with the participation of the mayors and institutional representatives of the three cities, represented by their typical enogastronomic products.