EUGENIA CANALE QUARTET
Eugenia Canale: piano
Max De Aloe: chromatic harmonica and accordion
Riccardo Fioravanti: double bass
Marco Castiglioni: drums
The ensemble of the multifaceted pianist brings together some of the most important jazz players of the contemporary jazz scene: Max De Aloe (chromatic harmonica and accordion), Riccardo Fioravanti (double bass) and Marco Castiglioni (drums).
Affirms Max De Aloe about her music: “If it is true that today young jazz musicians are technically better prepared than in the past, it is also true that it is rare to find a young musician who can encompass such a multifaceted talent as Eugenia Canale.
Eugenia is without doubts an excellent and highly trained jazz pianist, who is comfortable in difficult classical repertoires too. But what is most striking is her poetics, her idea of music, her style and the way in which she organizes music in groups. Music composed by Eugenia is never common, even difficult sometimes, but it never becomes an exercise in style for its own sake. I’m sure that her contemporary and as the same time never taken for granted vision of music has the advantage of arriving even to those who are not used to jazz”.
Riccardo Fioravanti (double bass) adds: “It is a real pleasure to collaborate with Eugenia Canale, a young and talented pianist who acts in different music areas with a great ability and, above all, with a very strong personality. I really like her composition vein and I think she will make her way into the world of Italian and European jazz. An honor for me to be by her side”.
The program of the quartet mainly consists of original pieces written by the pianist and rearranged for this ensemble: a border jazz that mixes different styles and genres, often drawing on the roots of popular music too – as echoes of Argentinian tango and Brazilian choro mixed with more typical European and Mediterranean sounds.
The pieces are all characterized by a marked lyricism and a very careful care for the arrangements, looking for a timbral and stylistic research that gives the main identity to the whole project.
Improvisation is not only a fundamental part of the work, but also the place where these suggestions meet and mix, opening up new possible sound paths while reshaping the musical material in a different way each time.
Eugenia Canale: piano
Davide Buratti: doublebass
Gabriele Pascale: drums
The Thetis Trio was born in 2016, and develops mainly around the original compositions of the pianist Eugenia Canale and sees its first publication with the 2017 album Bolinhas, in which the possibilities of jazz improvisation are explored as a meeting and contamination ground between different genres and languages: typical elements of tonal sensitivity to others closer to the modality, with some references to Latin and Middle Eastern cultures.
The name of the trio, Thetis, really wants to refer to the sea and in particular to the Mediterranean basin, as a reference to its musical traditions and to its being an element of connection and connection between different cultures.
In the winter of 2020, the trio’s second album is released, entitled Plus, which re-proposes some compositions already present in the previous album but developed and reworked in light of the constant study and research carried out by the formation over the years; the album also contains new compositions by Eugenia Canale, also characterized by the contamination between styles that characterizes the entire project of the trio.
MAXENTIA BIG BAND
“Maxentia Big Band” is an Association founded in 1988 as “Musica & Musica Big Band” on the initiative of its founder and first director Fiorenzo Gualandris.
Born as part of the didactic project of the Cooperative “Musica & Musica”, aimed at the establishment of a large orchestra-laboratory for the study and practice of Jazz language, the Big Band quickly transformed into an artistic reality that has overcome the educational limits that were assumed. Initially composed of musicians from different backgrounds, the orchestra was soon consolidated with a clear stylistic and professional imprint, also with the stable support of established professionals in the Jazz music scene.
Since 1998, the Association has continuously managed the “Magenta Jazz Festival” which guest list includes: Ambrosia Brass Band, Giorgio Gaslini, Gaetano Liguori, Franco Cerri, Enrico Intra, Romano Mussolini, Paolo Tomelleri, Gianni Basso, Manomanouche Quartett, Jumping Jazz Ballroom Orchestra, Tiziana Ghiglioni, Claudio Fasoli, Alfredo Ferrario, Paolo Alderighi, Bruno Lauzi, Sante Palumbo, Mauro Ottolini, Felice Clemente, Giovanni Falzone, Andrea Andreoli, Greta Panettieri, Paolo Fresu and many other italian and international jazz musicians.
Maxentia Big Band gave birth to various jazz combo formations and, in 1999, the “Maxentia Brass Band” was presented: a New Orleans-style band in charge of the realization of Street Parades, that has become a significant presence even outside the Magenta area.
In 1999, with the publication of the second album, the “PaneBu Media” label was founded, which collects the productions of the various releases of the Maxentia Big Band.
Since 2019 the artistic director of the Maxentia Big Band is Eugenia Canale, a young and successful pianist and composer.
DUO MAX DE ALOE – EUGENIA CANALE
ANCORA ASCOLTO UNA ROSA
Eugenia Canale: piano
Max De Aloe: chromatic harmonica
ANCORA ASCOLTO UNA ROSA is the title of a beautiful poem by Sibilla Aleramo, and it is also the name of the new musical project created by the pianist Eugenia Canale together with Max De Aloe, recognized among the most active European jazz harmonica players.
A project dedicated only to female composers. A dutiful and necessary tribute in a musical world where the figure of the woman composer (and also of the instrumentalist) is unfortunately still on the sidelines. It is no coincidence that the title was deliberately born from a composition by Sibilla Aleramo, an important artistic figure for the affirmation of women’s rights.
Space in the repertoire for Carla Bley, but also the contemporary American pianist Peggy Stern, for the icon Marian McPartland, for the Icelandic elf Björk and for the great guitarist Emily Remler, who died prematurely in 1990 at the age of 33. For a project on women, Chiquinha Gonzaga could not be missing, the one who in Brazil at the end of the 19th century mixed music of the blacks with Chopin’s polkas and waltzes. She is one of the greatest composers in Brazilian history, as well as being a reference figure for the struggle for women’s rights in South America. Space also for the suggestive compositions by Eugenia Canale and our Barbara Casini. And finally Consuelo Velazquez, Mexican composer and pianist who composed Besame Mucho at a very young age.
A project that goes around the world: from Brazil to Mexico, from the United States to Iceland to Italy. Compositions between jazz and popular music that can only fascinate an audience of non-fans too.
To enrich the proposal a series of short stories about these wonderful figures of artists who are too little considered.
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DUO PAVAN – CANALE
Chiara Pavan: flute
Eugenia Canale: piano
Established in January 2009, the Duo Pavan-Canale immediately undertakes a research work that leads it to explore some of the most complex and often neglected compositions of the flute-piano repertoire, together with an in-depth investigation of the traditional training literature. . They study and specialize with M ° Masi at the Music Academy of Florence and with M ° Ancillotti at the Musichochschule in Lugano (CH). They are winners of numerous important national and international competitions including the VII National Prize of the Arts (Chamber Music category) at the “Tartini” Conservatory of Trieste, the “Nuovi Orizzonti” International Competition in Arezzo (I Prize), the “Città of Riccione “(I Prize), the” Gaetano Zinetti “International Competition of Sanguinetto (I Absolute Prize), the” Antonio Bertolini Prize “(I Absolute Prize), the Competition of the Humanitarian Society of Milan, the” Luigi Nono “Competition of Venaria (1st Absolute Prize) and many others.
In Italy the duo has played for some of the most prestigious concerts: the Roman Philharmonic Academy, the Royal Palace of Genoa, the Cavagnis Palace in Venice, the Milan Musical Evenings, the Piano City Milan (Villa Litta), the Teatro ’89 Space in Milan, Sala Vanni in Florence (“Suoni Riflessi”), Mendrisio Music Room, Conservatory of Italian Switzerland, “Cantelli” Conservatory of Novara, “Tartini” Conservatory of Trieste, University of Genoa, “Amici di Campo lo Feno” Association (Isola d ‘ Elba), “Alfieri” Theater in Turin, Teatro del Popolo in Milan, Lyric Theater in Magenta, Sala Tallone (Orta San Giulio), Government Palace of Trieste, Villa Borromeo Visconti Litta in Lainate, Hall of the Frescoes of the Humanitarian Society, Palazzo Zacco of Piacenza, Courts of Capitanata of Foggia, Conservatory “Cilea” of Reggio Calabria, the Mauritian of Reggio Emilia, Teatro Nuovo of Verona, Conservatory of Verona, Museum “Vela” of Mendrisio, Basilica of San Gaudenzio of Novara, Vill in Camozzi di Como, San Francesco delle Monache in Naples (Domus Ars).
Performances abroad: Budapest (old Parliament), Eger (Conservatory), Pecs (University), Marseille, Zagreb, Cologne, Athens, Valletta (Manoel Theater), Amsterdam.
Chiara Lucchini: voice, flute
Nicoletta Tiberini: voice, kigonki
Eugenia Canale: piano
This peculiar trio creates a unique sound, blending our music influences, from jazz to folk, to classical music. Improvisation and arrangement play an equally important role in our original compositions, as well as in the jazz standards that we love the most. In our creative process, we explore the possibilities that this unusual ensemble offers to us as artists and to our audience.