Massimo Farao', p. (IT)
Carmelo Leotta, b. (IT)
Kenny Martin, dr. (USA)

Massimo was born in Genoa, Italy, in 1965.
In 1993 he was invited on a tour of the West Coast with Red Holloway and Albert "Tootie" Heath. The same year he founded "We love Jazz" Workshop, now one of the biggest events in Europe for jazz teaching.
In 1994 Monad Records in New York hired him as pianoplayer and music director of Shawnn Monteiro's band, with Keter Betts and Bobby Durham.
He has played several European tours with the Nat Adderley Quintet, composed of Antonio Hart, Walter Booker and Jimmy Cobb.
In 2001 he joined Archie Shepp's "Just in Time" Quartet with Wayne Dockery and Bobby Durham.
Since 2001 he has been the artistic director for the jazz division of AZZURRA MUSIC label.
In November 2004 he played in Japan, where his albums have become bestsellers.
From 2014 he recorded 12 CDs for Venus Records the famous Japanese jazz label.

He has played in Italy, France, Germany, Corsica, Switzerland, Hungary, Austria, USA, Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Finland, Dubai, Luxembourg, Spain, Japan, Yugoslavia,Canada.

Massimo is featured on more than two hundred recordings with many Italian and foreign musicians among which:
Red Holloway, Clifford Jordan, Benny Golson, Chico Freeman, Herb Geller, Steve Grossman, Archie Shepp, Nat Adderley, Lester Bowie, Conte Candoli, Art Farmer, Tom Harrel,Terrell Stafford, Clark Terry, Charles Tolliver, Benny Bailey, Curtis Fuller, Kenny Burrell, Mike Stern, George Cables, Shirley Scott, Jack Mcduff, Wild Bill Davis, Joey De Francesco, Walter Booker, Pierre Boussaguet, Cameron Brown, Ray Brown, Ron Carter, Bob Cranshaw, Buster Willams, Jimmy Woode, Wayne Dockery, Charlie Antolini, John Betsch, Joe Chambers, Jimmy Cobb, Keith Copeland, Bobby Durham, Albert “Tootie” Heath, Greg Hutchinson, Kenny Martin, Butch Miles, Ben Riley, Ed Thigpen, Steve Williams, Kenny Washington, Sheila Jordan, Harriet Lewis, Kitty Margolis, Kevin Mahogany…

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One of the reasons that makes the zig zag jazz club so unique is that it is the first and only jazz club in the world that manages to finance world class events through a donation/crowd funding concept. How do we do it? Its quite simple… during the break of the concert we make an announcement regarding the collection for the evening. For most concerts (excluding the jam session) we inform our customers that a donation of around 15€ per person will allow us to fairly compensate the musicians. Some people give more and some give less… and that´s ok… we ´ve already successfully promoted hundreds of concerts like this!!!


Einer der Gründe, die den Zig Zag Jazzclub so einzigartig machen, ist, dass er der erste und einzige Jazzclub der Welt ist, dem es gelingt nur durch Spenden/Crowdfunding Events von Weltklasse zu finanzieren. Und wie machen wir das? Ganz einfach. Während der Konzertpause geben wir bekannt, dass wir Geld einsammeln werden. Bei den meisten Konzerten (außer Jam Sessions) informieren wir unsere Kunden, dass eine Spende von ungefähr 15 Euro es uns erlaubt die Musiker gerecht zu bezahlen. Manche geben dabei mehr und andere weniger... und das ist auch in Ordnung. Wir haben auf diese Weise schon Hunderte Konzerte organisiert.