The Candiani Cultural Center of the Culture Sector of the Municipality of Venice hosts Playing music, the first festival promoted by ADEIDJ (Association of Independent Jazz Labels) which kicks off on the 9th and ends on December 12th at the Al Vapore Club and then moves to the Candiani Center with projections and discussions on the theme of music.
“Making Music” with four days of events wants to suggest a different approach to the problems concerning jazz and its production, all the more so in an era now marked by the domination of digital, or liquid music, as they say. For the entire duration of “Making Music” some photographs of the young Luca Matteucci, winner of the “A tale called jazz”, organized by AFIJ (Association of Italian Jazz Photographers) will be exhibited in the corridor on the 4th floor of the Candiani Center.
The concert part of the festival will be animated by the homage to the music of Steve Lacy by Andrea Centazzo and Roberto Ottaviano, in the preview proposed inside the historic club Al Vapore di Marghera, and the three performances in the Candiani auditorium by as many formations from the conservatories of Rovigo, Bologna and Vicenza, directed by illustrious teachers: Massimo Morganti, Domenico Caliri and Pietro Tonolo.
It starts with a preview on Thursday 9 December, at 9 pm, at the Al Vapore Club with “ART – The Music of Steve Lacy” with Andrea Centazzo (percussion) and Roberto Ottaviano (soprano sax). Friday 10 December at the Candiani Cultural Center, at 5.30 pm, there will be a screening of the docu-film “Ahiu Fami” (gastronomic concert), directed by Enrico Qualizza, with the musicians Alfio Antico, Piero Bittolo Bon, Giorgio Pacorig, Amedeo Ronga and the chef Carmelo Chiaramonte. At 9 pm the concert by Massimo Morganti & Ensemble of the Rovigo Conservatory begins.
Following, Saturday 11 December at the Candiani Cultural Center at 5:30 pm Conference “From vinyl to digital” (how music production has changed in the last thirty years) we will talk about digital music and its complex but often mysterious dynamics, will be attended by Roberto Razzini, expert in the sector and author of the book “From vinyl to Spotify”, and the famous vocalist and radio-television host Gegé Telesforo. At 9 pm the concert “I Have a Monk’s Dream” (Tribute a Thelonious Monk) by Domenico Caliri & Ensemble of the Bologna Conservatory begins. Finally, on Sunday 12 December, again at the Candiani Cultural Center, at 11:30, there will be the conference “Jazz and didactics” (from the Music Schools to the Conservatories) which will address the problems of teaching in jazz, with the participation of, among others, Marcello Tonolo and Domenico Caliri, appreciated teachers as well as well-known jazz players.
In the afternoon, at 6 pm there will be the final concert “KD: the music of Kenny Dorham” by Pietro Tonolo & Ensemble of the Vicenza Conservatory ADEIDJ, born in 2018, joins the Federation “Il Jazz Italiano”, together with the musicians’ associations, of festivals, clubs and photographers. “Fare Musica”, which has as its operational arm the Caligola association, a protagonist of the Venetian music scene for 42 years, wants to contribute to the dialogue and comparison between the different components of the jazz world, not so small as some would have us believe. After all, this music, from Japan to Brazil, from Europe to the United States, where it was born, is one of the most creative and one of the few truly universal musical expressions.