Cesare Mecca - Trumpet
Casmir Ekman - Saxophone
Giuseppe Blanco - Piano
Matteo Padoin - Double bass
Daniele Patton - Drums
Ambra Calvia and Federica Danaj - Performers
This Italian-Finnish quintet has its roots in blue note sounds contaminated by the American hard bop of Horace Silver, Art Blakey, and Cannonball Adderlay. The quintet released its debut album First Pick in the spring of 2022, in which the band finds its ultimate expression. Elegant and refined compositions are peppered with incredibly dexterous solos and the groove of a pulsing, creative rhythmic section. The quintet comprises five young artists who have studied at international institutions such as Sibelius Academy in Helsinki, Berklee College of Music in Boston, the Conservatorium van Amsterdam, and G. Verdi Conservatory in Milan, and has established itself as an innovate and original band.
The quintet will interact with improvised contemporary dance moves by Ambra Calvia and Federica Danaj from Veronica Boniotti’s Seesaw Project in the prestigious inner courtyard at Rocca Fort.
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