Jammin’ 2020

Jammin’ is the event promoted by Saint Louis College of Music, dedicated to emerging artists and the discovery of new talents in every musical field. Now in its eighteenth edition, the Festival, under the artistic direction of Stefano Mastruzzi and Francesca Gregori, over the past 18 years has promoted international experimentation and the best emerging Italian artists, giving space to the most varied musical offer of sound multiverses.

Special Guest of Jammin’ 2020: Saturnino, Gianluca Petrella, Michele Papadia, Serena Brancale, Federico Malaman, Maurizio Giammarco, Fabrizio Sferra, Pierpaolo Principato, Luca Bulgarelli, Daniele Pomo, Dario Giacovelli, Luca Proietti.

12 events, from September 2nd to 23rd, hosted in various open air venues

“18 years of Jammin’, an artistic maturity unfolded between mutual interactions, nights transfigured like paintings in an exhibition, sound illustrations, impressionistic ideas. The Muses are daughters of the Mnemosine memory, which they feed on without ever being nostalgic prey, free from any awe, pure becoming. Why is Jazz, where is Pop, what is Nu-Soul, for whom is Hip Hop? No artist should ever be chained to a single sterile category of genre, capable only of identifying the shelves, on pain of oblivion or, worse, indifference”.

Stefano Mastruzzi: Jammin’ Artistic Director

Complete Program | SEPTEMBER

Jammin Papadia Brancale

SEPTEMBER 2 | “PANDEIROS” FEAT. LUCA BULGARELLI

Pandeiros is the name of the music ensemble of Saint Louis College of Music directed and coordinated by the double bass player Luca Bulgarelli and formed by Claudia Tagliacozzo on piano, Raul Balardin on guitar, Lorenzo Lustri on drums, Camilla Croci and Domino Spada on vocals.

Latin music and jazz music are the main ingredients of the group that revisits pieces from the past and present by great composers such as A.C. Jobim, Pat Metheny and many others.

Luca Bulgarelli – double bass
Camilla Croci – vocals
Domino Spada – vocals
Claudia Tagliacozzo – piano
Raul Balardin – guitar
Lorenzo Lustri – drums

Special guest: Luca Bulgarelli

Info & Tickets
Alcazar Summer Terrazza del Gianicolo, Piazzale Giuseppe Garibaldi – Free Entry – start at 9 p.m.

Massetti Jammin 2020

SEPTEMBER 7 | “PORTA PORTESE” FEAT. DARIO GIACOVELLI

“Porta Portese” was born within the walls of Saint Louis, during the hours of an unpublished music lab curated by the bass player Dario Giacovelli.

The harmony between the members and the teacher, the desire to create an original Italian music product and the motivational and artistic drive made it possible to pass from an ensemble music lab to a real collective that has as its objective the publication of a first Ep of unreleased songs.

The experimentation in writing and arrangement, as well as the production of the songs, enhances the peculiarity of the project that comes to light by bringing together different experiences, aimed at the construction of a single sound that is an expression of all the individual members, reaching an original and distinct figure.

Sara Sbaragli vocals
Francesco Sacchini vocals
Emily Lara vocals
Martina Lucignano piano/keyboards
Davide Conti guitar
Pietro Valeri guitar
Giacomo Carcano drums /production

Special guest: Dario Giacovelli
bass, production, artistic direction 

Info & Tickets
Alcazar Summer Terrazza del Gianicolo, Piazzale Giuseppe Garibaldi – Free Entrance – Start at 9 p.m.

Borse Di Studio Giorgia

SEPTEMBER 8 | SELECTION FINALS OF THE “GIORGIA MILETO” SCHOLARSHIP

Final selections that will decree the winners of the “Giorgia Mileto” Scholarship. The finalist candidates will compete with a live performance for the 3 full scholarships that will allow deserving students to attend Saint Louis level I and II academic courses.

Candidates will be accompanied on stage by: Alessandro Gwis on piano, Dario Giacovelli on bass, Daniele Chiantese on drums.

Press Officer since 2002, Giorgia Mileto has dealt with dedication and passion to the organization of teaching, music events and all Saint Louis activities, deeply involved in the growth not only of the AFAM Institute, but also of the many students who have attended it during the years, accompanying them from their first steps on stage and supporting them in their professional growth.
For this reason, Saint Louis, in agreement with the Mileto family, believes that the best way to remember the dear friend and colleague Giorgia is to reward the talent and dedication to music of young musicians, by promoting the institution of scholarships.
The funds were raised through donations from Giorgia’s friends, musicians and family members and from Saint Louis itself, who doubled the amount to expand the opportunity to a greater number of deserving students.

Info & Tickets
Alcazar Summer Terrazza del Gianicolo, Piazzale Giuseppe Garibaldi – Free Entry – start at 9 p.m.

Massetti Jammin 2020

SEPTEMBER 9 | SACCHINI

Francesco Sacchini’s solo project was born after years spent in various artistic formations and collaborations with different writing methods and multiple live experiences.

A central role is played by Margherita Flore and Corrado Filiputti who take care of the arrangements and production, writing most of the songs together with Francesco Sacchini.

The variety of the repertoire highlights the plurality of influences that converge in this project which represents a receptacle of what the artist has experienced so far, leaving room for curiosity and experimentation.

Francesco Sacchini vocals
Margherita Flore piano/keyboards
Corrado Filiputti guitar
Mattia Lotini guitar
Alessio Lima bass
Claudio Laguardia/Davide Savarese drums

Info & Tickets
Alcazar Summer Terrazza del Gianicolo, Piazzale Giuseppe Garibaldi – Free Entrance – Start at 9 p.m.

Jammin Papadia Brancale

SEPTEMBER 13 | SAINT LOUIS D.O.C. SPECIAL GUESTS MICHELE PAPADIA & SERENA BRANCALE

Ensemble made up of talented young musicians, students of the two-year second level specialization in Popular Music of Saint Louis College of Music, with special guests the keyboardist Michele Papadia and the eclectic voice of Serena Brancale

Michele Kraisky guitar
Dario Marcello guitar
Luca Bellanova guitar
Daniel Mastrovito keyboards
Francesca Pugliese vocals
Francesco Angiolini drums

Special Guests: Michele Papadia & Serena Brancale

Info & Tickets
Casa del Jazz, Viale di Porta Ardeatina, 55 – start at 9 p.m. – Tickets €10, reduction for Saint Louis students € 5 

Massetti Jammin 2020

SEPTEMBER 14 | GUIDO DELLA GATTA QUARTET – SPECIAL GUEST GIANLUCA PETRELLA

Guido della Gatta Quartet is a formation born in 2019. The passion for writing has always played a fundamental role in the path of musical and personal research. The influences of the compositions are to be found in a type of jazz that mixes tradition with more modern styles and sounds, the funk-blues background with the more traditional one and the inevitable Neapolitan root sounds create a varied sound and compositional world. Many are the artists of inspiration, from John Scofield to Julian Lage, from Bill Frisell to Lionel Loueke and Nir Felder.

Guido Della Gatta guitar
Gianluca Massetti piano
Aldo Capasso bass
Michele Santoleri drums

Special Guest: Gianluca Petrella

Info & Tickets
Casa del Jazz, Viale di Porta Ardeatina, 55 – Start at 9 p.m. – Tickets € 10, reduced tickets for Saint Louis students € 5 

Saturnino Jammin 2020

SEPTEMBER 15 | SAINT LOUIS D.O.C. SPECIAL GUEST SATURNINO

An extraordinary ensemble formed by the famous bassist Saturnino and talented young musicians, students of the II level specialization in Popular music of Saint Louis College of Music.

Frank Cara guitar
Lucio Mastroianni guitar
Pietro Venza guitar
Roberto Sanguigni bass
Bernardino Ponzani drums

Special Guest: Saturnino

Info & Tickets
Casa del Jazz, Viale di Porta Ardeatina, 55 – Starts at 9 p.m. – Tickets € 10, reduced ticket for Saint Louis students € 5 

Cucco Jammin

SEPTEMBER 16 | FABRIZIO CUCCO “FOR A BRIEF MOMENT” FEAT. PIERPAOLO PRINCIPATO, MAURIZIO GIAMMARCO, FABRIZIO SFERRA

“For a Brief Moment” (Camilla Records, 2020, presentation of the first recording work by Fabrizio Cucco, made with Maurizio Giammarco on sax, Pierpaolo Principato on piano and Roberto Gatto on drums. On the occasion of the live, the bassist and composer Fabrizio Cucco will be accompanied on drums by Fabrizio Sferra.

Fabrizio Cucco bass
Maurizio Giammarco sax
Pierpaolo Principato piano
Fabrizio Sferra drums

Info & Tickets
Casa del Jazz, Viale di Porta Ardeatina, 55 – Starts at 9 pm – Tickets € 10, reduced tickets for Saint Louis students € 5 

“Studiamo Musica Partendo Dal Basso

SEPTEMBER 17 | SAINT LOUIS D.O.C. SPECIAL GUEST FEDERICO MALAMAN

An unedited quintet formed by the famous bass player Federico Malaman and four talented young musicians, students of the Saint Louis two-year specialization in Jazz & Popular music.

Egidio Salinaro guitar
Luca Lavorgna guitar
Giorgio Leone guitar
Bernardino Ponzani drums

Special Guest: Federico Malaman

Info& Tickets
MONK Via Giuseppe Mirri, 35 – Roma – Starts at 9 pm – Tickets € 5

Pomo Jammin2020

SEPTEMBER 18 | ROUNDABOUTS – RESIDENT PROG BAND FEAT. DANIELE POMO

The Resident Prog Band “Roundabouts” was born in 2018 with the aim of collecting the most important pages of “Progressive Rock”, which has always been a reference style for every avant-garde music and conceptual experimentation. A “Book of Prog” that collects the most representative authors of the verb “Progressive”: from the British classics Genesis, Yes and King Crimson to the Canadians Rush, pioneers of Metal Prog, from contemporaries and Neo-Prog Porcupine Tree to the Italian anthological Banco del Mutuo Soccorso.

Coordinating the project Daniele Pomo, drummer, composer and singer of the Ranestrane, a reference band of the contemporary Italian Progressive, with whom he has released eight albums and collected international collaborations and tours in Europe and Japan. But among the ranks of the “Roundabouts” we find above all the “Best Progressive Youth” of Saint Louis College of Music, demonstrating that the visionary utopia of Prog is vivid and present even today and in the new generations.

Daniele Pomo drums
Adriano Meliffi vocals
Giuseppe Negri guitar
Raffaele Borgi guitar
Giacomo Tagliaventi keyboards
Vittorio Pagano bass

Info & Tickets
MONK Via Giuseppe Mirri, 35 – Roma – Starts at 9 pm – Tickets € 5

Treetops

SEPTEMBER 19 | TREETOPS

In the solid and branched tree of contemporary music, the Treetops interpret a modern instrumental research that welcomes funk, jazz, rock, written music and improvisation. With roots firmly planted in respect of tradition, they always try to question themselves, finding their own original direction.

The septet is made up of young Roman musicians:

Daniel Ventura (tenor sax)
Eric Stefan Miele (soprano sax)
Anna Bielli (electric guitar)
Andrea Spiridigliozzi (electric guitar)
Marcello Tirelli (keybpards)
Simone Ndiaye (bass)
Luca Libonati (drums)

Info & Tickets:
Monk Club, Via Giuseppe Mirri 35 – Starts at 9 pm – Tickets € 5

Proietti Jammin 2020

SEPTEMBER 20 | SYNTH LOUIS ENSEMBLE – DIRECTED BY LUCA PROIETTI

Synth Louis Ensemble nasce come tributo alla musica elettronica, ai sintetizzatori e più in generale agli strumenti musicali elettronici in tutte le loro forme.

Il repertorio spazia da brani classici rivisitati in veste elettronica, in una sorta di omaggio a Wendy Carlos e il suo “Switched On Bach” – l’album che fece apprezzare a molti il sintetizzatore come strumento musicale a tutti gli effetti – fino ad arrivare a composizioni originali vicine alle tendenze più attuali, passando per brani di stampo pop, anch’essi rivisitati in forma elettronica.

Coordinatore del progetto Synth Louis è Luca Proietti: “Uno degli scopi principali di questo ensemble è quello di mettere in evidenza la parte suonata, spesso poco presente in molte esecuzioni di musica elettronica”

Filippo Vannettelli Tosti – Guitar Synth
Valentina Ramunno – Synth
Matteo Bussotti – Electronic Percussion
Pasquale Lo Zito – Sound Design
Silvia Giudici – Voice
Rita Negrini – Voice & Vocoder
Marco Basile – Synth
Flavio Ferranti – Synth Bass
Matteo Panini – Synt

Info & Biglietti: Monk Club, Via Giuseppe Mirri 35 – Ingresso al concerto 5€

Treetops

SEPTEMBER 23 | HIGHATTA

Highatta is a music reality born in 2018 within the walls of the Bdr Studio from an idea of ​​Federico Murgia and Daniele Ferreri with the aim of revisiting swing and jazz sounds in a modern key through the use of drum machines and loop stations.

Playing without fixed structures and freely expressing their musical thoughts are the basic rules of their music.

Over time, improvisation resulted in a predominantly new soul / jazz / funky repertoire, both instrumental and enriched with melodies and vocalizations.

Flaminia Lobianco – Vocals and loop
Federico Murgia – Guitar
Emanuele Bono – Keyboards
Aurelio Tarabella – Bass
Luca Taurmino – Drums
Daniele Ferreri – Sound Engineering

Info & Tickets:
Alcazar Summer – Terrazza del Gianicolo

Piazza Giuseppe Garibaldi – Free Entrance – Starts  at 9 pm