From the big international names, to Italian jazz, up to the emerging panorama
Just a few days before the start of the 25th Fano Jazz By The Sea, we offer a review of last year’s edition written by Libero Farnè for All About Jazz, which enhances the ability of the organizers to always find new formulas with which to amaze the own audience (here the full review).
It was in fact an edition renewed under multi-point of view. Starting from the location, which moves from the sea and from the open spaces towards the Rastad Amphitheater and closed spaces such as the Church of San Domenico and the Teatro della Fortuna, described by All About Jazz as “buildings restored in recent decades and deputies at public events, […] containers ideal for capacity, acoustic characteristics and air conditioning.
From a more artistic point of view, the festival does not contradict itself. The artistic direction of Adriano Pedini still centers the target, recovering historical exponents of the fusion, ensuring the spectacular component, but also leaving space to emerging names and moments dedicated to current events.
We are talking about the afternoon cycle “The echoes of migration” (also last year guest of the Pinacoteca San Domenico di Fano), which has proposed a mix of melodies, sounds and gestures of various geographical provenance, and among whose guests we also find Gavino Murgia , which once again presented the music of its Sardinia to the festival audience.
Among the big names of the evening concerts, however, we find the quintet of Kenny Garrett, the third participation in the festival as well as the Yellowjackets, in addition to the Latin jazz of the Cuban Volcan Trio of Gonzalo Rubalcaba.
At the Corte Sant’Arcangelo, however, “has stood out the most awaited and innovative proposal: the trio Phronesis in exclusive Italian”.
Space also to national jazz with “the appearance of the new quartet of Roberto Gatto, put together specifically for Fano Jazz by the Sea 2016, including two of the jazz musicians recently attended by the Roman drummer in New York”: the Spanish tenorist Javier Vercher and the American Sam Yahel on the floor have indeed accompanied the electric bass by Dario Deidda.
The space dedicated to young groups in the former church of San Francesco has also been reconfirmed, “left in ruins and in the open air after the earthquake of 1930”.
The “Young Stage” festival has hosted important names from the emerging Italian scene, including the Matteo Bortone Trio, which surprised the audience “giving life to diversified and never banal situations”.