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Three of a Kind: Three Italian Jazz Prodigies to Perform in Brooklyn All in One Night

R. C. (May 12, 2015)
An exciting jazz concert sponsored by Enzo Capua and the Italian Cultural Institute of New York will take place at the Roulette Theatre in Brooklyn on June 1st. The event will feature three young and talented Italian jazz pianists: Giovanni Guidi of the Giovanni Guidi Trio, solo artist Alessandro Lanzoni and Domenico Sanna of the “Brooklyn Beat!” Trio, who will all be performing back-to-back throughout the same action-packed night. Despite their young age – the three musicians are 30 or younger – they are all established figures within the jazz industry, having won titles such as the “Top Jazz” poll in Italy.

Get out your calendars and save a spot for June 1st: starting from 7.30 pm, an incredible concert will take place at Brooklyn’s Roulette Theatre (509 Atlantic Avenue). Presented by Enzo Capua and the Italian Cultural Institute, the event will feature three leading figures of the contemporary international jazz scene: Giovanni Guidi, Alessandro Lanzoni and Domenico Sanna.

Extremely young and talented, these three jazz pianists will be performing back to back, in some cases accompanied by other talented artists, in what promises to be a wonderfully varied and fun night.

29-year-old Giovanni Guidi from Fogliano won the “Top Jazz” poll in 2007 and has been part of the international jazz scene ever since as a member of Enrico Rava’s band, leader of the Giovanni Guidi Trio – composed by New York bassist Thomas Morgan and Portuguese drummer Joao Lobo, who will be on stage with him at the show – and of the larger ensemble “Unknown Rebels”.

Alessandro Lanzoni, the youngest of the three at only 23, is known as a solo artist and will be performing as such in Brooklyn. Though he was already a child prodigy at 13, he more recently started to emerge as a breakthrough jazz artist, winning the “Top Jazz” poll in 2013 among other titles.

Though merely 30, Domenico Sanna is the eldest of the three. He will perform alongside Ameen Saleem, one of the most requested bassists in America and Europe, and drummer Dana Hawkins as the “Brooklyn Beat!” Trio. Sanna conceptualized the group “out of necessity”, out of compulsion to follow the beat, the pulse. Thus building from the origins of jazz to create a contemporary sound, infused with swing and R&B. 

All these artists share the rare characteristic of being both young, fresh and innovative on the one hand but also experienced and masterful, having previously participated in a variety of famous festivals and events throughout their short but rich careers. This event will present the unique opportunity to see them all perform in the same place on the same night.

General admission tickets will be sold for just $15.

$10 with advanced booking.

Visit roulette.org for tickets and information.

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