Jazz from New York City | Antonio Ciacca Quartet live in Europe 11-09

ciacca-news.jpgAntonio Ciacca is a pianist, composer and also programme director of the well-known >>Jazz At Lincoln Center<< in New York. >>A great jazz man and fine pianist<<, saxophonist Benny Golson explains in Italian newspapers. Antonio Ciaccas international reputation started with his collaboration in Benny Golsons quintet and in the quartet of Steve Lacy, with whom he toured widely all over the world.

With his appointment as the programme director of New York’s music institution >>Jazz At Lincoln Center<< Antonio Ciacca perceived also management topics for other important musicians of our time. He lives now all over the year in New York City and when he is travelling throughout the globe, he represents the work of the JALC either.

As a composer Antonio Ciacca usually write music for his quartet or quintet bands, a selection of songs, which he wrote for his piano trio is well-documented on his album >>Ugly Beauty<<, recorded in the U.S. with Dennis Irwin and Ali Jackson in 2006 and is released by the Italian label Soul Note Records. The Antonio Ciacca Trio is often enlarged by the saxophonists Benny Golson or Steve Grossman, a mentor of Antonio.

Eventual he is on tour in Europe this month. Within the concerts he perform in Germany in the Berlin club >>White Trash<<. On Sunday, November 22nd he is playing with his quartet and present his new album >>Rush Life<<. The album is now available in Germany by Membran distribution. The title composition of Antonio Ciacca is strongly inspired by Billy Strayhorns >>Lush Life<< and give enough space and time for Antonios fine stylistics on the piano. Especially his abilities as a composer are clearly recognizable in the opener >>Squazin<< or >>The Great Squazini<< (a pen-name for Wynton Marsalis, only musicians knew about). >>Prince of Newark<< is dedicated to saxophonist Wayne Shorter. Ciaccas substantial comprehension for the mothers and fathers of jazz is impressive, influence all of his compositions and should have been taken in the context of unique re-interpretations, very audible in the classic >>Green Dolphin Street<< and his stirring version of the Benny Golson all time classic >>I Remember Clifford<<.

In Berlin he will perform with this line-up:

Antonio Ciacca,
piano & leader
Grant Stewart, sax
Corcoran Holt, bass
Alvin Atkinson Jr., drums

Where: White Trash Fast Food, Schoenhauser Allee 6-7, 10119 Berlin-Mitte
When: Sunday, November 22nd, 8 pm
Traffic connection: Subway U2 Station Rosa-Luxemburg Platz or Subway U8 Station Rosenthaler Platz

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A press meeting in Berlin on Sunday Nov-2nd is scheduled just before the concert at White Trash club already at 7pm.

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Further informations, links:
Official website Antonio Ciacca
Labelwebsite Motema
Management Website

JALC Jazz At Lincoln Center Site

Website Berlin venue White Trash Club