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Radiosuccessi – A’ la carte
February 22 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
No doubt RADIOSUCCESSI is the only truly Italian jazz quintet delivering “Certified Genuine Italian Swing” in Melbourne, since 2015.
Wanna know why? Is there any other jazz combo in town that can include real Italian musicians, just very recently relocated to Australia? Can you quote another jazz band in town who can claim to have as its leader a DTV-saxophonist who has played for years with Giorgio Gaber, Ivano Fossati, Fiorella Mannoia, and Stefano Bollani (just to mention a few…!)? But most of all: which is the other band around, that, leaving behind the cheesy copies of Italian songs made famous by American singers like Louis Prima and Dean Martin, is really able to showcase intriguing tunes from the classy, sophisticated and intense Italian repertoire of the 50s and 60s, or introduce you to the fa- mous Italian “Musica d’Autore” or even surprise you with unexpected gems made famous by god- desses of Italian cinema the likes of Sophia Loren and Gina Lollobrigida?
Lending a distinctly modern jazz sensibility to the combo, Mirko Guerrini has created a unique and world class ensemble, that can combine traditional jazz standards, modern groove with the Italian numbers.
Radiosuccessi, featuring the Florentine singer Ilaria Crociani and Melbournian jazz heavyweights Ryan Griffith on guitar, Jono Brown on double bass and Niko Schäuble on drums will showcase a sparkling repertoire someItalian up-tempo songs, written by the most famous songwriters, like Bruno Martino (Estate, Fai Male, Forse) and Lelio Luttazzi (Mi piace, Bum Ahi, Che colpo di luna, Senza cerini), or sung by Italian chanteuses like Mina, Jula de Palma and Milva. Plus some Ameri- can successes that became popular in Italy in the Fifties thanks to their translation into Italian.
Come and join us for a space-time travel to Italy!
Past Events: Piers Festival 2015, Brunswick Music Festival 2015, Carlton Italian Festa 2015, Food And Wine Festival Melbourne 2015, Royal Gala Italian Chamber of Commerce 2016, Vino & Jazz Event at the Italian Cultural Institute 2016, ACMI An Italian Voyage Through Melbourne 2016, Italian Institute of Culture Melbourne 2017, Italian Institute of Culture Sydney 2017. Birds Basement, Paris Cat, Bennetts Lane Jazz Club.
Mirko Guerrini – saxes, clarinet, ethnic flutes, piano, accordion
Ilaria Crociani – voice
Gianni Marinucci – trumpet
Jonathan Brown – Double Bass
Niko Schauble – Drums
Genre – Italian Jazz/Swing