09/30/11

Italian Jazz Days Oct. 1-10, Featuring Antonio Ciacca, John Patitucci, More

Performances taking place in NYC and Peekskill, N.Y.

The Italian Cultural Institute New York, in collaboration with Twins Music, is presenting the Third Annual Italian Jazz Days Festival, beginning tomorrow, Oct. 1, through Oct. 10. Performances will be held at venues in New York City including Dizzy’s Club Coca Cola, the Kitano Jazz Club, Smalls Jazz Club and the Bar on Fifth at the Setai Hotel, and at the Ford Piano Factory in Peekskill, N.Y. Italian Jazz Days features performances by prominent Italian and Italian-American jazz musicians, including a series at Dizzy's featuring pianist Antonio Ciacca with such special guests as John Patitucci and George Garzone.

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John Patitucci

Program

October 1: Antonio Ciacca Quintet, Ford Piano Factory, Peekskill, N.Y., 7 p.m.

October 1-4: Alberto Pibiri Trio, Bar on Fifth at the Setai Fifth Avenue Hotel, 8 p.m.

October 4-5: Antonio Ciacca Quintet with George Garzone, saxophones; Dominick Farinacci, trumpet; Steve Kirby, bass; Lewis Nash, drums. Dizzy’s Club Coca Cola, sets at 7:30 & 9:30 p.m.

October 4-5: Luke Celenza, Joseph Lepore, Francesco Coniglio. Dizzy’s Club Coca Cola, 11 p.m.

October 5: Alice Ricciardi Quartet, Kitano, 8 p.m.

October 5-6: Simona Premazzi Quartet featuring Melissa Aldana, Bar on Fifth at the Setai Fifth Avenue Hotel, 8 p.m.

October 6: Antonio Ciacca Quintet with Marco Pignataro, saxophones; Matt Marvuglio, flute; John Patitucci, bass; Billy Drummond, drums. Dizzy’s Club Coca Cola, sets at 7:30 & 9:30 p.m.

October 6: Mario Romano Quintet, Dizzy’s Club Coca Cola, 11 p.m.

October 7: Marco Pignataro Quintet, Smalls Jazz Club, 7:30 p.m.

October 7-8: Fara Music Trio with Zeppetella, Bar on Fifth at the Setai Fifth Avenue Hotel, 8 p.m.

October 7-8: Roberto Occhipinti Trio with Cristiano Arcelli, Dizzy’s Club Coca Cola, 12:45 a.m.

October 8: Luca Nostro NYC Unser Quartet featuring Donny McCaslin, Smalls, 7:30 p.m.

October 7-9: Antonio Ciacca Quintet with George Garzone, saxophones; Dominick Farinacci, trumpet; Steve Kirby, bass; Carl Allen, drums. Dizzy’s Club Coca Cola, sets at 7:30 & 9:30 p.m. (plus 11:30 on Fri. and Sat.)

October 9: Fabio Zeppetella, Aruan Ortiz, Rashaan Carter, Eric McPherson Quartet, Bar on Fifth at the Setai Fifth Avenue Hotel, 8 p.m.

October 10: Italian Jazz All Star Jam Session, Bar on Fifth at the Setai Fifth Avenue Hotel, 8 p.m.

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