Thursday 27 July 2017, 21:00 - 22:30
Jazz from Santa Cecilia.

Paolo Damiani Santa Cecilia Band

MAXXI Piazza – admittance free
the first 10 myMAXXI cardholders to write to mymaxxi@fondazionemaxxi.it by the day before the event may reserve their place, subject to availability

From the Santa Cecilia Conservatory to MAXXI, the museum piazza turns to jazz

A new project that features young musicians, all jazz undergraduates from the Santa Cecilia Conservatory and already established leaders of their own bands, led on this occasion by Paolo Damiani, composer, cellist and director of the Rome conservatory’s jazz department.
The compositions by Paolo Damiani are characterised by an original melodic vein rooted in the ethnic music of southern Italy and Italian opera. While the pieces are firmly structured, the counterpoint tends to generate open, flexible sound spaces in which breathing and sudden gesture dance freely and with joy. The cantabile nature of the compositions never foregoes research, understood above all as a curious ear, invention, wonder, ironic wandering, pleasure and enjoyment.

Marta Alquati voice
Patrizio Destriere sax
Paolo Damiani cello and music
Giovanni Candia guitar
Francesco Merenda drums