Maria Pia De Vito is the new Artistic Director of Bergamo Jazz Festival, in the wake of the now consolidated tradition that has seen Uri Caine, Paolo Fresu, Enrico Rava and Dave Douglas lead the glorious and long-lasting musical event.
Now, it’s up to the most important and international known Italian jazz singer to present herself to her new audience. Maria Pia De Vito will do it with an evening entirely dedicated to her and divided in two parts.
In the first part, the vocalist and composer will first produce herself as a duo with the British pianist Huw Warren, with whom she recorded the albums Dialektos (2008) and ‘O pata pata (2011), and then in trio with the addition of Ralph Towner, prominent jazz personalities, and not only, from the late sixties onwards, both as a soloist and as a founder and key member of the Oregon, a formation that has bridged the language of jazz with music of disparate geographical origin. The same title of the first part of the concert, Dialektos, given by Maria Pia De Vito, means the meeting among cultures apparently distance from each other, between Naples and Brazil, between jazz and other sounds and colours.
Considered as a real tribute to the great singer-songwriter Joni Mitchell, the second part will feature a trio of Italian-English pianist Julian Oliver Mazzariello, bassist Luca Bulgarelli and drummer Alessandro Paternesi, all three musicians with proven experience. Saxophonist Tino Tracanna will be the guest, one of the most famous jazz musicians in Bergamo who has collaborated with the same singer several times.
The evening, as a whole, will give the opportunity to come into contact with some aspects that characterized the versatile artistic activity of Maria Pia De Vito.