PHIL MARKOWITZ – ZACH BROCK “Brockowitz”
A violin-piano duo in a magical setting: for the very first time Bergamo Jazz is holding an event in one of the city’s most beautiful and evocative settings, and does so with a pair of American musicians who promise stunning sounds and chamber atmospheres at a crossroads between jazz and classical music, with a touch of Appalachian and Balkan folk thrown into the mix.
Born in 1952, Phil Markowitz is an experienced musician: he made a name for himself towards the end of the Seventies alongside Chet Baker and then started successful collaborations with the saxophonist Dave Liebman (who is also a member of the group Tenor Summit), Bob Mintzer, Joe Lovano and our very own Maurizio Giammarco. One of his compositions, “Sno’ Peas”, was recorded in 1978 by Bill Evans and Toots Thielemans and featured on the album Affinity.
Born in 1974, Zach Brock is the new poster boy of the jazz violin, much admired by none other than Jean-Luc Ponty. In 2017 he won a Grammy Award for his contribution to the album Culcha Vulcha by the super group Snarky Puppy. He has also collaborated with the bassist Stanley Clarke, as well as David Liebman.