“Chiaroscuro” – new album from Federica Colangelo and Acquaphonica

By Małgosia on October 11th, 2016

September 16, 2016 the publishing company Alfa Music released another album of ACQUAPHONICA, whose leader is Federica Colangelo – “CHIAROSCURO”.

My musical and artistic tendencies were evolving long before they were in my direct consciousness. When learning classical music as a young pianist I particularly loved Bartok, Gershwin and Stravinsky. When visiting an art gallery my gaze always fellon the work of the modern and contemporary artists, Escher, Chagall, Daliand Picasso. Throughout my jazz studies my respect for the lineage of great players was always balanced by my attraction to the musical borderlands, where the jazz tradition is refracted by contemporary and world music. The perception of jazz as a process rather than a fixed object, and a culturalas well as a purely musical phenomenon, constantly informs my playingand composition. The music on this album, rather than trying to fit into a conventional generic box, aims to draw together threads from diverse genres. With all this in mind I invite the listener then to let go of any preconceptionsand let the listening experience of the music guide their enjoyment of it.

Federica Colangelo

“Chiaroscuro”:
Federica Colangelo– piano and compositions
Joao Driessen – soprano saxophone
Matthijs Tuijn – acoustic guitar
Mihail (Misho) Ivanov – double bass
Kristijan Krajncan – drums and small percussions

Produced by Federica Colangelo for AlfaMusic Label&Publishing
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ROGIER TELDERMAN IN POLAND

By Małgosia on April 14th, 2016

Polish clubtour pianist Rogier Telderman

September 24th, Dutch pianist Rogier Telderman will head to Poland for a clubtour with his trio.  Telderman was elected best young Dutch jazzact for 2016, performing a well-received tour througout the Netherlands. One the rising stars of the European jazz scene will continu to perform  at some of the most prestigious of Polish jazzclubs such as the 12on14 club in Warsaw, the legendary Blue Note in Poznań, Piec’ Art in Kraków and jazzclub Vertigo in Europes cultural capital Wrocław.

Cultural exchange

Telderman was approach by MMusic, a foundation which promotes cultural exchange between the Netherlands and Poland. Founder Małgorzata Smółka met the pianist for an interview for Polish jazzmagazine Jazzpress: “The introduction to Rogier was remarkably pleasant. First off all, he creates enchantingly beautiful music. Music which moves and touches your soul.” according to Smółka. “On top of this Rogier is an inspiring personality, someone with a sharp mind and clear musical vision. This is why I wanted to introduce him and his trio to the Polish audience.”

According to the pianist, his compositions are centered around the creation of stories. This July the trio visited Poland for the first time, being invited to perform at the Wschód Piekna jazz festival, approximately 150 kilometers North of its capital. “Jazz lives in Poland! Not only was our music very well-received, the country itself hosts some amazingly talented musicians who create fantastic music.” Rogier explains.

Impressions of the Polish tour by the Rogier Telderman Trio can be followed on his blog via:  www.rogiertelderman.com

Polish tour – Rogier Telderman Trio

24.09.2016 Vertigo – Wrocław  www.vertigojazz.pl

25.09.2016 Blue Note – Poznań  www.bluenote.poznan.pl

28.09.2016 12on14 – Warszawa   www.12on14club.com

29.09.2016 Szafa – Łódź  www.klubszafa.pl

30.09.2016 Piec’Art – Kraków  www.piecart.pl

1.10.2016 Piec’Art – Kraków  www.piecart.pl

3.10.2016 Stargardzkie Centrum Kultury – Stargard www.sck.stargard.pl

Concert in Stargard will be held on the occasion of the International Day of Music. It was organized in cooperation with the Association of Artistic Initiatives PRO ARTE and KaWuśProject.

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Crossed Eye Tango

By Małgosia on August 14th, 2015

Wspomnienie koncertu w Fabryce Trzciny 27.06.2015.

Tango Extremo in Poland

By Małgosia on March 21st, 2015

Promo

The Dutch tango ensemble Tango Extermo is going to do a concert tour (concerts, two workshops for the youth and a cultural cooperation with jazz pianist Wlodek Pawlik) through Poland from 20 until 29 of June 2015. They will perform six concerts in Poland, knowing:
21.06.2015 Camping Marina – Szczecin Dabie. Incl workshop tango dance for Polish youth
22.06.2015 Art Café, Stargard Szczecinski
24.06.2015 Club Bogart – Gomunice
25.06.2015 Klub Szafa – Lodz
27.06 Na Skwerze, Warszawa feat. Wlodek Pawlik
28.06 Klub Mjazzga – Elblag

Desired results: The desired result is a closer cooperation of artists and artistic projects from The Netherlands and Poland. The Tour is organised by Polish-Dutch Foundation MMusic www.mmusic.eu . MMusic represents Dutch artist in Poland and Polish artists in the Netherlands.

After the tour in Poland, another MMusic artist -Wlodek Pawlik will travel to The Netherlands to host a masterclasses at the conservatory of Rotterdam, a second and similar masterclass is being planned right now for the jazz department of the conservatory of Amsterdam. For next theatre season concerts of the MMusic polish artists are being planned in The Netherlands.

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Night in Calisia Live on CD and DVD

By Małgosia on November 8th, 2014

Calisia