Futura: hear the future of Italian jazz at Jazzahead!2021

Another edition of Jazzahead is approaching! The festival will be online from April 29th to May 2nd with a rich programme of showcases, panels and more. Don’t miss the chance to hear three of the most interesting Italian jazz artists around who will be performing a special showcase at Jazzahead online, supported by Italia Music Export-SIAE and the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation.

Tune in at Jazzahead! on April 29th at 2.30pm in Conference Room 2

Italian double bass player Michelangelo Scandroglio is surely one of Italy’s young rising stars: in 2020 he published with Auand Records “In The Eyes of the Whale”, his debut album as a leader. Deeply inspired by new contemporary jazz, the recording features a lineup of international rising stars. Penned by Scandroglio, all seven originals combine layered melodies, intersecting and merging into each other – thus bringing an ever-changing discourse to the listener. LISTEN


Multi-jazz award winner Fabio Giachino was born and raised in the beautiful hills of Alba in Northern Italy, practicing and learning music in the stunning landscape of the countryside. He is an eclectic artist that expresses himself through jazz and improvised music borders as pianist, but he is also active in electronic music (live and as a studio producer) and as a classical organist. “Balancing Dreams” (Tosky Records) is the latest solo album in his long and critically-acclaimed discography, but Giachino is about to publish a new exciting chapter of his inspiring work: “Limitless” is an oniric solo piano dimension where melodies and rhythms are intertwined and evolving in a dialogue without a solution of continuity. The artist will present an exclusive extract from his next album in his performance at Jazzahead! 2021. LISTEN

Ferdinando Romano is a doublebass player, composer and improviser. He has been awarded in the Top Jazz 2020 (Musica Jazz’s annual Critics Poll) as “Best Italian Rising Star” and his album “Totem” is the Top Ten in the category of the “Best Italian Albums” in the same award. “Totem”, his first album as a leader, was released on April 24 2020 by Losen Records. The album’s line-up includes some of the best new talents and improvisers of the Italian new generation of jazz players as well as the great trumpeter Ralph Alessi, one of ECM’s leading musicians. LISTEN


The Italian showcase at Jazzahead!2021 is supported by: