JON BALKE “SIWAN” + ENSEMBLE D’ARCHI DEL CONSERVATORIO DI TORINO + JOSHUA REDMAN TRIO

30 April - ore 21:00 OGR –

TICKETS FOR BOTH PERFORMANCES, ASSIGNED SEATING € 12 AND € 8

 

JON BALKE “SIWAN” + ENSEMBLE D’ARCHI DEL CONSERVATORIO DI TORINO

Siwan
Mona Boutchebak, vocals, oud
Jon Balke, conductor, piano, keyboards and percussion
Pedram Khavar Zamini, tombak (percussion)
Helge Norbakken, percussion
Bjarte Eike, violin
Derya Türkan, kemenche

The string Ensemble of the Giuseppe Verdi Conservatory of Torino:
Edoardo De Angelis, professor
Rebecca Innocenti, Giulia Pecora, Valerio Quaranta, Paolo Calcagno, Ruben Galloro, Carlotta Bosco, Samuele Cerrato, violins
Gabriele Croci, (professor) / Martina Anselmo, (tutor)
Diego Villani, Occelli Alberto, violas
Manuel Zigante, (docente) / Simone Graziano, Alessandro Fornero, Nadia Fracchiolla, cellos
Federico Marchesano, (docente) / Tommaso Fiorini, basses

A Torino Jazz Festival Production
Supporting the Unesco Youth programs, in conjunction with the Giuseppe Verdi Conservatory of Torino and the Norwegian Embassy in Rome.

Norwegian pianist and composer Jon Balke makes his return to the Torino Jazz Festival, this time with the international music collective he leads, known as Siwan. The name Siwan is derived from an ancient Moorish term meaning “balance”, a virtue which Balke makes thorough use of in this group’s eclectic blend of sounds based on medieval Andalusian traditions, traditional North African and Asian melodies, and jazz influences. Siwan’s music is a journey across the eons that renegotiates timeworn borders in search of a balance among a host of different styles and approaches. For this performance, Balke and his band will be accompanied by students and teachers from the Giuseppe Verdi Conservatory of Torino, following a masterclass that Balke held there – which, by the way, was a big hit with all who participated.

JOSHUA REDMAN TRIO

Joshua Redman, saxophones
Reuben Rogers, bass
Gregory Hutchinson, drums

Early on in his career, Joshua Redman was merely considered saxophonist Dewey Redman’s son. But show after show, record after record, Joshua honed his skills and tenaciously carved out his own enviable space as one of America’s most representative musicians of his generation. Since the 1990s he’s been a consistent winner in Down Beat and Rolling Stone magazines’ readers polls, along the way receiving a pair of Grammy Award nominations. Redman is known for being innovative, but also for being a musician who harbors great respect for tradition – qualities that have earned him his rightful place in the jazz pantheon ever since his 1993 debut album, the self-titled release featuring Kevin Hays, Christian McBride, Gregory Hutchinson and others. He has also played with contemporary giants like Brad Mehldau and Brian Blade. His on-stage energy and instrumental prowess make every one of his concerts an event in itself – and make Redman much in demand for high-end collaborations in the worlds of soul, rock and beyond.