Italian Fusion Festival Sold Out

The Italian Fusion Festival 2019 is now Sold Out

We’re delighted that this edition of the Italian Fusion Festival has sold out! Thank you to everyone who has bought tickets. We can’t wait to see you at the third edition of the Italian Fusion Festival.

We cannot promise to accomodate all requests, but you can request to add your name in our waiting list sending an email including your name and surname to info@italianfusionfestival.com We will contact you one week before the event to confirm if we have a space for you.

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Julien Colarossi

The Julien Colarossi Organ Trio

We are happy to introduce the final act of our lineup. This year the Italian Fusion Festival presents The Julien Colarossi Organ Trio.

Despite the name, the Julien Colarossi Organ Trio is led by three distinct voices, working together in harmony and syncopation to make ‘Music’ the only real leader of the band.

This tight and groovy band draws inspiration from the straight ahead jazz classic organ trio sound of Jimmy Smith, all the way to the more modern Larry Goldings trio.The rhythm section features the very experienced Spanish drummer Gonzalo Del Val and the Irish Organ player Darragh Hennessy making for a very tasteful, solid and synchronized unit.

Floating in and out with the rhythm section, Julien Colarossi is known as a ‘dyed in the wool jazzer’ but he also brings a lyrical quality to his guitar playing from his roots deep in the mountains of beautiful “Val Di Comino” in Italy.

Their longstanding collaboration is quite evident in the original material that the band presents. The band recorded their first album in March 2019.

Julien has collaborated with many of Ireland’s finest jazz musicians, his professionalism, his ductility and his dedication to music has made him one of the most hired guitarist in the Irish scene. At the moment he’s actively involved in these projects: the Julien Colarossi Quartet, Francesco Turrisi Trio, Phisqa, the Riona Sally Hartman’s Band, Edel Meade Quintet, the Hot House Big Band.

Just for the Italian Fusion Festival the Julien Colarossi Organ Trio will play a few songs with the Irish jazz singer from Cork Laoise Leahy.

Pizza Pinocchio

Win a Voucher for a Cookery Class at Pinocchio Italian Cookery School

We’re offering a voucher for 1 cookery class for 4 people to the value of 65 euro each at the Pinocchio Italian School of Cooking, 1 Pudding Row, Essex Street West, Temple Bar, Dublin 2. Each voucher  can be used within 1 year from the date of issue. Chef Giuseppe Crupi regular on Ireland AM holds the classes.

Italian School of Cooking vouchers are valid on all Saturday classes  Each class is a hands-on cooking experience at the end of which we all sit together and enjoy a typical Italian meal with fun. Duration time: 2h30.

TEAM COOKING & COOKERY PARTIES

 

Restaurant Pinocchio is offering as well to all audience of the Italian Fusion Festival a special price: €40 for a voucher for a cookery class (regular price €65) valid for one year. You can just contact them by email (info@flavourofitaly.ie) and mention Italian Fusion Festival to avail of this offer.

More info: http://www.flavourofitaly.net/content/85-italian-cookery-school-dublin

Anyone who bought online a ticket for the festival will be in with the chance to win the cookery class for 4 people voucher, so get your tickets now! Tickets are almost sold out! The winner will be announced before the last music act the day of the festival.

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The Jaffa Cakes

The Jaffa Cakes

We are happy to introduce the Swing part of our lineup. This year the Italian Fusion Festival presents The Jaffa Cakes.

Can you imagine a cover band who arranges the most famous songs in different styles and genre, still keeping their “sing-along” peculiarity? Miss Phoenix & The Jaffa Cakes  is an original band based in Dublin that twists world famous songs into different unique versions, mostly jazz, swing, blues, combining post-modern flavours creating their own signature sound.

Started as a standard Jazz duet (piano and vocals), they found this new way to perform almost as a joke, but given that the result was unexpectedly remarkable, they decided to leave the standard jazz project and create the Jaffa Cakes. All the performers are Italian.

They met by coincidence in Dublin and after a jam session decided to work together. Paolo Zuddas on the drums, Dario Rodighiero on the piano and vocals, Plinny Phoenix as lead singer.

At the Radio Dublino Festival, The Jaffa Cakes will go back to origins, performing again as duet, piano and voice.

Website: https://www.facebook.com/JaffaCakesMusic/

Almost Sold Out

Prosecco Tickets are sold out. Standard Tickets will be on sale from this Saturday

Prosecco Tickets (Tier 2) are now sold out! A limited numbers of Standard Tickets (Tier 3) will be available from this Saturday at 9am. Standard Tickets include the Festival Ticket + a Free Glass of Prosecco. Spaces are limited so hurry up and get your ticket before they are sold out!

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The Brixia Trio

The Brixia Trio

We are happy to announce a new addition to our lineup. This year the Italian Fusion Festival presents the Brixia Trio.

The Brixia Trio named after the wonderful town of Brescia in northern Italy, is a jazz ensemble based in Dublin, composed of Anna Bignami (Brescia, IT), Otso Kasperi Mielonen (FIN) and Enrico Goffi (Brescia, IT). The Trio doesn’t have a leader, it represents a communal effort and musical commitment. Each of the members present their own compositions to be then workshopped by the other musicians to create ONE sound without annihilating the individual’s intent. They have performed in various venues such as The Music Temple (Brescia, IT)

THE MEMBERS

ANNA BIGNAMI
Anna Bignami is a guitarist, composer and arranger based in Dublin Ireland.. Originally from Brescia Italy, she moved to Dublin at the age of 18 to attend the jazz performance degree course at Newpark Music Centre (now DCU).Eever since she moved she has been active in the Dublin jazz scene as well as in her home country playing in multiple projects such as PIUMA and MARE NOSTRUM

OTSO KASPERI MIELONEN
Is a Dublin based Finnish bassist, composer and extremist. Born in the city of Oulu, but grew up in the midst of Copenhagen from an early age. Otso has performed with regularly with the Carlsberg Big Band in Copenhagen and after moving to Dublin to pursue his studies at Newpark Music Centre (now DCU), he has been an active part of the Irish jazz scene.In Ireland Otso leads his own band Sisucunda, as well as performing along with Anna Bignami (ITA) in the duo Piuma.

ENRICO GOFFI
Based in Dublin, Ireland but grew up in a small foggy town in northern Italy, drummer and composer Enrico Goffi has been surrounded by music since a young age, Goffi has shaped his
own unique sound, crafting a sonority that draws inspiration from the landscape of Ireland, impressionistic literature and the improvisational spirit of jazz.

Website: https://www.facebook.com/brixiatrio/

Italian Dinner

Win an Italian Dinner for Two in Dublin

Also this year we’re offering a voucher for dinner for two at Ciao Bella Roma to the value of 40 euro. Anyone who bought online a ticket for the festival before the 10th June 2019 will be in with the chance to win, so get your tickets now and don’t miss this chance to have a traditional Italian dinner on us!

Opened for the past 11 years, Ciao Bella Roma is a pizzeria and restaurant symbolising a long tradition of the Italian dining culture. It’s familiar ambiance welcomes you 12 hours a day, 7days a week (including public holidays) offering you the best choice of traditional Italian cuisine.Those who come will taste the flavors of our Italian kitchen, which is opened till late every night. There’s no better place in town for a real pizza or pasta with the best quality and fresh ingredients.

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Luisa Annibali

Luisa Annibali

We are happy to introduce the New Soul, Jazz and Bossanova part of our lineup. This year the Italian Fusion Festival presents Luisa Annibali and the “Compartir” project.

Luisa Annibali is an Italian born singer and songwriter living in Dublin. She started to sing when she was just 2 years old and at the age of 7 she started playing piano. Despite this it took her time to fully understand that music wasn’t just her hobby. As a matter of fact, after high school, she studied Law.

During her legal studies, she kept taking vocal classes and attending different Jazz, Blues and Musical Theatre Workshops in Rome and working part-time as a singer in bars and clubs, and at private events. As soon as she graduated, she worked in a law firm. Once she moved to Dublin, she started playing guitar and composed her own original music to definitely realise that her career needed to change.

Two years ago she made an application and successfully entered the Newpark College, now DCU  “Jazz and Contemporary Music Performance” (Berklee Programme). Her main influences are coming from Jazz, Soul, New Soul, Blues, Funky, Bossa Nova and World Music. Artists such as Billie Holiday, Sarah Vaughan, Astrud Gilberto, Etta James, Paolo Conte, Erykah Badu, Otis Redding, keep inspiring her everyday. She deeply believes in the THERAPEUTIC POWER OF MUSIC!

Currently, she is performing at different bars and venues around Dublin and back in Italy. Just last summer she performed at the “Tolfa Jazz Festival”. She is also working on her first album which will be released next year.

“Compartir” project was born with two musicians and friends met during the DCU Jazz Course: Juan Pablo Mejia (spanish guitar player) and Jonathan Santos (brazilian guitar and bass player) but it also involve previous works with other musicians and friends that crossed her path in the last years.

She is also involved in other music projects, like her recently formed trio “Triplets of Belvedere” playing a repertoire that focuses mainly on Gypsy Jazz.

Website: https://www.facebook.com/pg/luisa.annibali.music/

See her performance in Radio Dublino: https://www.radiodublino.com/2018/12/04/lulu-kumama-dal-vivo-a-radio-dublino/

Poetry reading

Poetry Reading

On the occasion of Lawrence Ferlinghetti’s 100th Birthday the Italian Fusion Festival this year will include three 10 minutes slots dedicated to poetry.

Since the time of the Beat Generation, poetry and jazz have always been sharing the stage. For this reason, the Italian Fusion Festival would like to invite poets to join us on stage to present their work.

The jury will select the finalists who will be performing on the 13th July during the Italian Fusion Festival in BelloBar, Dublin.

Submission period: from 1st May to the 15th June 2019.

Diane di Prima, Lawrence Ferlinghetti and Herb Gold look back on San Francisco i

Accompanied by a backing band, American poet Lawrence Ferlinghetti gives a reading at the Jazz Cellar nightclub, San Francisco, California, February 1957.

 

How to Apply

Send your poem along with a short bio to info@italianfusionfestival.com

Deadline 15th June 2019 at 12PM.

Contact us for more info.

The Jones Way

The Jones Way

We are happy to introduce the Bluesy-Swing part of our lineup. This year the Italian Fusion Festival presents The Jones Way .

The Jones Way is a project born in Rome in May 2012, from Silvia Segatori and Annalisa Bruschini. After hundreds of gigs around Rome, they decided, in 2015, to move to Ireland; through the years based here they had the chance to play in important venues in Ireland and in Germany. With their abilities and thanks to in-depth music studies, they re-arrange released songs in English and Italian in a unique style. They can ranging from the most classical Standard Jazz to the legendary Pop-Rock and latest releases in the Bluesy-Swing way and, eventually a glance at the modern and Fusion Jazz with their personal touch just guitar and voice.

The artistic development of The Jones Way, make them bring on stage a performance with a “Bluesy Swing” taste. The Listener can relive a typical essence of ’30/’40 jazz, blues and swing – thanks to Silvia’s characteristic voice powerful and coloratura able to swing quickly through her vocal range -, with a particular ensemble of the typical soul and pop sound – thanks to the essential acoustic arrangements with delicate and accurate Annalisa’s touch on acoustic guitar.

Website: https://www.facebook.com/thejoneswayacoustic/

See they performance in Radio Dublino: https://www.radiodublino.com/2019/05/09/the-jones-way-dal-vivo-a-radio-dublino/