9.00 pm | Creberg Teatro
JAKOB BRO Trio featuring MARK TURNER
From Scandinavia with style and elegance. The Danish Jakob Bro embodies both qualities, both in the way he touches the strings of his instrument, and in how he creates his music, rich in details and nuances, also due to the use of electronic effects. At his side there are two “rhythms” that in terms of class and elegance are equal to the leader: the double bass player Thomas Morgan and the drummer Joey Baron, who returns to be heard in Bergamo after a long time. The trio was hosted by saxophonist Mark Turner, already appreciated on several occasions by the Bergamo Jazz public, whose presence guarantees added value with a remarkable specific weight.
Launching himself in Paul Motian’s Electric Be BeBop Band and then arrived at Tomasz Stanko’s quintet, Jakob Bro trained at the Royal Academy of Music in Copenhagen, at Berklee College of Music in Boston and at the New School in New York. In addition to the collaborations mentioned, the international spotlight has come thanks to some recordings for ECM made as leaders: Gefion (2015), in a trio with Thomas Morgan and Jon Christensen, Streams (2016), birth certificate of the trio with Baron, Returnings (2018), with the addition of the Mikleborg Balls trumpet, and Bay of Raimbows (2018). The latter, testimony of a series of concerts at the Jazz Standards in New York (2017), is a bit the sum of a rigorous but attentive to communicative musical discourse, highlighting the interplay matured by the trio, whose spectrum Expressive is now expanded by Mark Turner’s full-bodied sax.
10.30 pm | Creberg Teatro
ANAT COHEN Tentet
When she made her first appearance in Bergamo Jazz in 2016, not many people knew her. But it was love at first sight, so much that audiences and critics elected her to reveal the festival that year. Four years are not many, but in this relatively short period of time Anat Cohen has seen her international prestige grow considerably. And if the claims in the Down Beat referendums, both by critics and public, are no longer counted, instead, it is news, even if it is not the first time that it has happened, the Grammy Award nomination (“Best Large Ensemble Album” category) for Triple Helix, brilliant tentative album led by the good Israeli clarinettist. The album is a mix of many things: Latin and Middle Eastern rhythms and melodies are combined around the leader’s clarinet and the textures of an instrumental ensemble with a composite configuration. The wind section is accompanied by a cello, accordion, vibraphone and percussion, giving voice to a multi-coloured ensemble directed by the expert Oded Lev Ari.
She was born in Tel Aviv and then in 1996 she moved to United States to study at Berklee College of Music in Boston and she has settled in New York since 1999, Anat Cohen grew up in a family of musicians: the brothers Avishai and Yuval, the one trumpeter and the other saxophonist, they are also appreciated soloists and together with them Anat has formed the 3 Cohens, owners of three albums. On her own, the clarinettist made her debut in 2005 with Place & Time, which was followed by other records that consolidated her stature as a leader. In 2012 Claroscuro appears a successful rereading of “La vie en rose”, while in Luminosa (2015) it is Brazilian music (with passages by Milton Nascimento, Edu Lobo, Chico Buarque, Severino Araújo and Romero Lubambo) to act as a trait d ‘union.