Alessandro Lanzoni- piano ( IT )
Alessandro Presti.-trumpet ( IT )
Igor Spallati- Double Bass ( IT )
Ugo Alunni -Drums ( IT )
Alessandro Lanzoni, 25-year-old Florentine pianist, is one of the most important revelations of Italian jazz, considering that for the last ten years he has been in the attention of critics and audiences for the depth with which he expresses his poetics based on an encyclopedic musical culture . Winning the " Top jazz " critics and readers poll as " New Talent 2013 " has placed Lanzoni among italy's most influential artists ; he also quickly established himself as a bandleader with 5 records and in several international appearances in Europe, South America, Israel and United States where he had many flattering reviews from the critics.
He will share the stage with one of Italy's top trumpet players Alessandro Presti Igor Spallati on Double Bass and Ugo Alunni on Drums( two compatriots based in Berlin ), playing both original compositions and jazz standards.
Alessandro Lanzoni, 25 year old Italian pianist, is still amazingly young but already with many very important experiences to his credit: the prize of Best New Talent at Top Jazz 2013 of Musica Jazz (Alessandro received he award winning prize on January 1 2014 at Teatro Mancinelli, Orvieto during the customary night of Umbria Jazz Winter) and the “Best young soloist” of the Martial Solal International Jazz Piano competitionin Paris. In November 2014 he was called by Kurt Rosenwinkel to join his ''New Quartet'' and tour Spain in several important festivals. His career has lead him to play side by side with the most prestigious musicians such as Lee Konitz, Aldo Romano, Roberto Gatto, Jeff Ballard, Larry Granadier, Ambrose Akinmusire, Aaron Goldberg, Gregory Hunthinson, Thomas Morgan, Eric Mcpherson, Miguel Zenon, Michael Blake, Barbara Casini, Ares Tavolazzi, Enrico Rava and many others. In 2013 he released ''Dark Flavour'' (CAM JAZZ) , his second album as leader and first as member of the Trio together with Matteo Bortone (double bass) and Enrico Morello (drums). The second album of the trio is called ''Seldom'', featured special guest and world-renowned trumpeter Ralph Alessi. It was released in the fall 2014 by Cam Jazz. He also played several times ''Rhapsody In Blue'', invited by orchestras from Spain, Israel and China. He also did two very important tour with his trio featuring Ben Wendel and the second time the great bassist Joe Sanders, between 2015 and 2016.
Sicilian trumpeter and composer, he began music studies at the age of six. After finishing his classical studies in 2007, he won
the third prize and audience award at the 2010 edition of the "VITTORIA ROTARY JAZZ AWARD".
He is Since 2011 a member of the famous american bass player Eddie Gomez' italian quartet with whom he performed in some
prestigious festivals. In 2012 he won in Piacenza the national competition "CHICCO BETTINARDI" and in 2014 he ranked second at the international competition
"PREMIO MASSIOMO URBANI" also winning the critics and audience awards.
Since 2014 he is working with the italian drummer Roberto Gatto joining his quartet with whom he recorded the record "NOW".
In 2017 the Roberto Gatto quartet also won the referendum as best italian band.
In 2015 he joined the sax player Lew Tabackin's italian Tourneè.
In 2016 he recorded his first record as leader "HALAESA" with the Alessandro Presti Quintet.
Since 2016 is a member of the Stefano Di Battista quintet whit whom he performed in CHENGDU (CHINA) for "UMBRIA JAZZ
2016 CHENGDU" from 18 to 23 October.
Since 2016 he is playing with the Francesco Cafiso nonet with whom he performed at Umbria Jazz 2017 and also recorded
"We play for tips".
In 2018 he joined the Kurt Rosenwinkel's tourneè ft. Roberto Gatto Quartet.
In 2018 he performed in USA in the best Jazz club of New York with the Roberto Gatto quartet.
Since 2010 he is working with Eddie Gomez, Roberto Gatto, Jorge Rossy, Seamus Blake, Kurt Rosenwinkel, Salvatore Bonafede, Stefano Di Battista,
Francesco Cafiso, Lew Tabackin, Bill Mays, Nasheet Waits, Dario Deidda, Rita Marcotulli, Giovanni Tommaso, Pietro Tonolo
and many other great musicians.
Igor Spallati, geboren am 16.08.1985 in Perugia ( Italien ) , begann im Alter von 11 Klarinette zu spielen. Mit 15 kam der elektrische Bass hinzu und mit 19 der Kontrabass.
Von 2005 bis 2009 studierte er Klassischer Kontrabass bei M° Silvio Bruni an dem “ Istituto Superiore di Studi Musicali “ in Terni. Danach hat er kurzzeitig bei M° Franco Petacchi an der “ Walter Staufer “ Akademie in Cremona Klassik weiter studiert. Im Jahr 2010 zog er nach Berlin um sein Studium am Jazz Institut Berlin fortzusetzen. Dort lernte er bis seinen Abschluss im 2014 u.a. bei Greg Cohen, , John Hollenbeck und Kurt Rosenwinkel. Vielseitige Musiker, er hat Erfahrung mit mehrere Musikstilen gesammelt und auf zahllosen Bühnen in den ganzen Europa, Russland und Japan gespielt ( Konzerthaus Berlin, Suntory Hall Tokyo, Umbria Jazz Festival, Jazz at Baltica.. ) Unter anderem arbeitete er mit solche renommierten Künstler wie Joe Chambers, Billy Hart, Nasheet Waits, Fred Hersch, Ambrose Akinmusire, Jim Mcneely, Lewis Nash, Jay Anderson, Ronnie Burrage, Pietro Tonolo, Gabriele Mirabassi, Elias Stemeseder, Dado Moroni, Joe Hisaishi, Louis Bacalov, Nicola Piovani, David Russel, Marco Socias, .
Er ist in mehreren Bands und Projekten Aktiv
Born in Perugia, there he attended the Conservatory "F.Morlacchi" after which he investigated further the drums at the Collective School of Music in New York City.
He currently resides in Berlin where he graduated at the Jazz Institut under the guidance of John Hollenbeck, Kurt Rosenwinkel, Greg Cohen and David Friedman.
He has played with Rossano Emili, Perugia Jazz Orchestra, Pietro Tonolo, Joe Chambers, Dan Kinzelman, Elias Stemeseder, Phil Donkin, Uli Kempendorff, and many others.
Beginn 21:00 Uhr( Einlass 20:00 Uhr)
Eintritt frei – Beitrag erwünscht
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 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 fee 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 freiwilligem Eintritt/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 ein Beitrag 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