WinJazz is an international project to promote the growth and the mobility of young women jazz musicians in Europe. The project has been created and directed by the Italian association, Mulab, in partnership with Collage Arts in the UK, Prostor Plus in Croatia, Fundacja Arteria in Poland, and is funded by the MIBACT – the Ministry of Culture in Italy.
The Women in Jazz festival will be taking place at Karamel in London on: 17th, 18th and 19th November 2015. All 3 days will be free – but make sure to register your tickets through Eventbrite: http://winjazz.eventbrite.co.uk
The Italian musicians/bands will perform over the first two days and on the last day will collaborate at a festival jam with London-based musicians, some who are popular attendees at Karamel’s weekly Thursday Jazz nights:
DIALOGO – SILVIA BOLOGNESI
Silvia Bolognesi (double bass) | Angelo Olivieri (trumpet)
JAZZ ODDITY – FEDERICA ZAMMARCHI
WEDNESDAY 18 NOVEMBER
CIRCLE TIME – CECILIA SANCHIETTI
Cecilia Sanchietti (drums) | David Boato (trumpet and flugelhorn) | Davide Grottelli (tenor and soprano saxophones) | Gaia Possenti (piano) | Stefano Napoli (double bass)
RESILIENCY – MILENA ANGELE’
Milena Angele’ (tenor saxophone) | Edoardo Ravaglia (piano) | Riccardo Gola (double bass) | Fabio Sasso (drums) | Chiara Viola (singer)
THURSDAY 19 NOVEMBER
TORI FREESTONE TRIO
Tori Freestone (reeds) | Dave Manington (bass) | Tim Giles (drums)
Tori Freestone (reeds) | Milena Angele’ (tenor saxophone) | Cecilia Sanchietti (drums) | Federica Zammarchi (voice)
The project aims to stimulate and promote the integration of women in a male-dominated sector as the jazz world still is in Italy and Europe. It also aims to improve opportunities and creative sharing in different countries within the European Community, expanding on the best Jazz showcasing opportunities that each region offers.
The project is made up of two parts consists of a national contest and an International Music Festival. The contest was open to young Italian women aged between 18 and 29 who are jazz musicians and composers in September. Selected by a panel of judges, four winners have been given the opportunity to perform within the Festival.
The Women in Jazz International Music Festival is taking place in Rome (Italy), London (UK), Rijeka (Croatia) and Katowice (Poland) from November to December 2015. The young Italian musicians will perform with other ensembles, who are well-known in Italy and led by women, such as Monica Demuru (voice), Milena Angelè (saxophone), Silvia Bolognesi (double bass), Cecilia Sanchietti (drums) and Federica Zammarchi (voice). Godmother and special guest of the project in Italy is the pianist and composer of international fame, Rita Marcotulli.
The international partnership of WinJazz is led by Mulab (Italy) with Collage Arts (UK), Prostor Plus (Croatia) and Arteria (Poland). All are founding partners of ECLN – the European Cultural Learning Network.
Doors open 7pm. Music starts 8pm.
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