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An evening of jazz and art at rosenfeld porcini:
Piano concert by Giovanni Guidi
thursday 16 october 2014, 7:30 – 10:00PM
On the evening of Thursday 16th October 2014, rosenfeld porcini is proud to present, for a second consecutive year, an exclusive piano concerto by acclaimed young Italian Jazz prodigy Giovanni Guidi alongside artworks by Nicola Samorì.
rosenfeld porcini’s ongoing cultural programme features performance, debates and talks where the public is invited to experience and explore contemporary genres and topics in art. A rich variety of events has already punctuated 2014; A dance performance created by artist Bongsu Park; Haiku by CONTROLUCE Teatro d’Ombre, which combined dance with shadow theatre; an evening of music by string quartet ‘Quartetto Prometeo’; and more recently, a panel discussion on Video Art with invited guests David Gryn, Tabish Khan and Mark Westall alongside director Ian Rosenfeld.
After the tremendous success of last year’s concert, Giovanni Guidi is back at the gallery to perform on a grand piano a series of improvisations based on his highly successful album ‘City Of Broken Dreams’ – ECM 2013, as well as from his already recorded, but unreleased new record expected early next year. The afore-mentioned ECM album from 2013 received rave reviews internationally; the pianist himself was termed one of the world’s best jazz-piano newcomers by Guardian jazz critic John Fordham. Join us for an unforgettable evening of musical virtuosity.
The performance is set to begin at 8:00pm and will last 1 hour 45 min with intermission.
Tickets: £20, advance booking on Eventbrite recommended
Please note that late arrivals will ONLY be admitted during the intermission
Note on the Artist
Born in 1985 in Foligno, Italy, Giovanni Guidi has manifested interest in music as a young child. He formally started his studies in piano at the age of 12. During summer master classes in Siena, he attracted the attention of Enrico Rava – jazz trumpeter and member of the New Quintet – who later asked him to join the group Rava Under 21, and subsequently Rava New Generation. It was with this later group that Guidi had a break through and appeared on a nationally distributed CD for the magazine ‘L’Espresso’. Guidi has also featured in the Gianluca Petrella’s Cosmic Music Orchestra, Fabrizio Sferra Trio and currently leads his own group. The pianist has performed in a number of important festivals, including Umbria Jazz, Villa Celimontana Jazz Festival, Ubi Jazz, Vicenza New Conversation, Umbria Jazz Balkanic Windows, Zurich Nu Jazz, Fandango Jazz Festival, Stavanger Mai Jazz, Vigo Jazz Festival and North Sea Jazz Festiva. Giovani Guidi was named best Italian pianist in 2011 by the magazine Insound.
The 2013 and 2014 have been important years for Italian pianist Giovanni Guidi. His fifth album as a leader, “CITY OF BROKEN DREAMS” was released in March 2013 by ECM. Guidi is accompanied by Thomas Morgan, one of New York’s finest musicians as well as frequent collaborator drummer Joao Lobo from Portugal. The trio performed two successful concert tours in Europe following the release. In the spring, of the same year, he has recorded one concert as a sideman with Enrico Rava with the Teatro Regio Symphonic Orchestra of Torino and the latest incarnation of Rava’s quintet, in which the original voice of Guidi is an important defining characteristic. The album has been released on October 2013. He has continued to work as a sideman in various formations including Enrico Rava “Tribe” and Enrico Rava “PMJ Lab”, trombonist Gianluca Petrella’s “Cosmic Band” as well as the new Petrella project “Il Bidone”, dedicated to Nino Rota’s music, which has been released on June 2013 by Spacebone label.With the explosive Guidi/Petrella duo has recorded an album realeased on September 2013 by Italian Jazz magazine MUSICA JAZZ .On next Fall, with this duo, named “Soupstar” he will record a new album for ECM . His groups as a leader include a new quintet with young sax revelation Mattia Cigalini, a trio with trumpet player Luca Aquino and percussionist Michele Rabbia and a ten piece band named “The Unknown Rebel Band”.
His new ECM album recorded in trio with Thomas Morgan and Joao Lobo will be out on February 2015.
When & Where
rosenfeld porcini gallery
Founded in June 2011 rosenfeld porcini occupies a prime location in the heart of the dynamic gallery district of London’s Fitzrovia. With 3,000 square feet of gallery space, directors Ian Rosenfeld and Dario Porcini are committed to showing international contemporary artists with an innovative monographic and themed exhibitions calendar. The current display ‘Sound and Vision’ (until 30th September) showcases new sound sculptures by Japanese artist Keita Miyazaki as well as new video works by Korean artist Bongsu Park. Our next exhibition is the solo presentation of Italian artist Nicola Samorí entitled 'L'Âge Mûr', which will feature paintings and sculptures on both floors of the gallery (10 October – 20 November).