The Vezzoso-Collina jazz duo gets full ‘streaming’ at the Tokyo auditorium – An Italian jazz duo, half Piedmontese and half Ligurian, ‘conquered’ the Rising Sun. These are the trumpeter Marco Vezzoso and the jazz pianist Alessandro Collina, who since their first meeting in 2014 have come a long way together, traveling halfway around the world, including Japan where they will return tonight, even if in live streaming, with the live event ‘ Italia Spirit: live streaming in Tokyo ‘, an exclusive concert for the’ Umberto Agnelli ‘auditorium, of the Italian Cultural Institute in Tokyo, which for the occasion was sold out.

The concert, which will present the latest album ‘Italian Spirit’ live for the first time, will be recorded in the Casone di Ortovero theater, in the province of Savona, and simultaneously screened exclusively for the public in the auditorium of the Japanese capital. There are eleven of the most beautiful songs of Italian music reinterpreted in a refined instrumental version for trumpet and piano. From Vasco Rossi to Samuele Bersani passing through Lucio Dalla and the Tiromancino, the artists offer a skilful reinterpretation of unforgettable songs, creating a generational bridge between pop music and jazz.

“We are very close to the Japanese public – Vezzoso explains to – which we have known for some time, it is a very curious public. Made in Italy is highly appreciated, in all sectors, from cooking to music to fashion. They are very interested to discover Italian culture. We re-propose contemporary melodies of Italian music – he adds – to get out of the stereotypes of the melodies of our country “.

The message of the event is “hope”

The message that comes from the organization of the event is “one of hope”. “We learned to play in smart working – explains Vezzoso – we hope to return soon to perform live concerts. The desire to get on stage and play is the same, but the difference is that at the end of the song there is silence. deaf, it’s really a weird feeling. “

Vezzoso and Collina have 5 albums, numerous concerts between France and Italy and several international tours. In 2015 the first tour in Japan, whose live in Osaka was recorded and released by the Japanese label DaVinci. Among the places visited by their tours, Cambodia, Indonesia and Malaysia. “For the next concerts to present the ‘Italian Spirit’ project – explains Alessandro Collina – we have decided to invite the percussionist Andrea Marchesini. Andrea is a highly experienced musician who, like us, loves contamination between genres”.



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