Branford Marsalis na Svjetskom kongresu saksofonista u Zagrebu

Branford Marsalis na Svjetskom kongresu saksofonista u Zagrebu
Datum objave:
27.06.2018.

U organizaciji Muzičke akademije Sveučilišta u Zagrebu od 10. do 14. srpnja u Zagrebu će se održati 18. Svjetski kongres saksofonista. Među 1.500 sudionika, u više od 400 događanja nastupit će i jazz glazbenici, među ostalima Jazz orkestar HRT-a i gosti: Branford Marsalis, Victor Goines, Rosario Giuliani, Perico Sambeat i Krzystof Urbanski.

Svjetski kongres saksofonista koji je prvi puta organiziran 1969. godine u Chicagu, a koji je održan i u Engleskoj, Škotskoj, Španjolskoj, Sloveniji, Francuskoj, Njemačkoj, Japanu, Tajlandu, Italiji i Kanadi, jedinstvena je prilika za susret vrhunskih glazbenih profesionalaca, studenata i amatera, saksofonista svih stilova i glazbenih izričaja od klasike i jazza do etna i world glazbe.
Kongres sudionicima omogućuje da se predstave kao solisti ili kao komorni glazbenici uz manje ansamble, duhačke, gudačke ili simfonijske orkestre, da kroz predavanja, prezentacije, razne radionice i diskusije s kolegama i prijateljima razmjene mišljenja i iskustva, a posebno da  predstave i proizvedu nova djela suvremenih kompozitora skladana za saksofon. Uz glazbenike, kongresu prisustvuju i graditelji instrumenata, proizvođači saksofonističkog pribora, te  distributeri i izdavači notnih izdanja i publikacija.

Posebna želja organizatora ovoga zagrebačkog kongresa saksofonista je da se osim u  stručnim krugovima, kongres u što većoj mjeri odvija javno, da programi, bilo da se izvode na uobičajenim koncertnim pozornicama ili pak na mnogobrojnim nekonvencionalnim prostorima, postanu dio zagrebačke kulturne ljetne scene. Pojedini kongresni programi bit će ponuđeni organizatorima festivala i kulturnih događanja širom Hrvatske.

Poseban naglasak bit će na edukativnim programima za djecu i mlade saksofoniste.

Održavanje tako velikog projekta ne bi bilo moguće bez potpore Grada Zagreba, Ministarstva kulture RH, Ministarstva obrane RH, Sveučilišta u Zagrebu i Turističke zajednice Grada Zagreba koji su prepoznali vrijednost i važnost projekta.  Zahvaljujući tome na Kongresu sudjeluje niz institucija kao što su Hrvatsko narodno kazalište, Muzej za umjetnost i obrt, Studentski centar Sveučilišta u Zagrebu, Koncertna dvorana Vatroslava Lisinskog, Zagrebačka filharmonija, Simfonijski orkestar HRT i Jazz orkestar HRT, Orkestar Hrvatske vojske, Ansambl za suvremenu glazbu Cantus i Zagrebački solisti, Hrvatska glazbena mladež i Jazz.hr HDS-a.

 

12. srpnja 2018.

Jazz Concert

VATROSLAV LISINSKI CONCERT HALL Grand Hall Trg Stjepana Radića 4

 

Croatian Radiotelevision Jazz Orchestra, Andreas Marinello - conductor

Soloists:

Rosario Giuliani, saxophone
Victor Goines, saxophone
Branford Marsalis, saxophone
Perico Sambeat, saxophone
Krzystof Urbanski, saxophone

 

The Croatian Radiotelevision Jazz Orchestra, the only professional band of its kind in Croatia, with a history spanning seventy years in continuity, ranks among the longest-standing big bands in the world. Established during the 1946/1947 season as the Radio Zagreb Dance Orchestra needed for radio programmes and recordings, in time it also started performing publicly. In addition to participating in a number of public programmes and independent concerts in Croatia and abroad, since the year 2000 it has had its own concert cycle that is directly broadcast on Croatian Radio’s Third Programme. The orchestra has been led by a number of conductors, with Miljenko Prohaska, who had been leading it for over thirty years, figuring prominently among them. The orchestra’s first appearance on the international scene was in Cologne in 1955. Tours in Eastern Europe followed, as well as performances at the jazz festival in Frankfurt and in Munich in 1972, as part of the Olympics cultural and entertainment programme. The performance at the jazz festival in Bled in 1962 marked a new stage in the orchestra’s work, one focused on its own repertoire. The concept was authored by Miljenko Prohaska and resulted in the orchestra developing a specific, internationally recognisable style. This practice is still on-going and implemented today through the competition project New Compositions for the HRT Jazz Orchestra, author concerts by the orchestra members and numerous collaborations with Croatian musicians of various genres. At the same time, leading musicians from the international jazz scene regularly make guest appearances as soloists and conductors. As one of the most influential jazz bands on the Croatian music scene, the orchestra is also a real nucleus of top jazz musicians, many of whom are active not only as performers, but also as composers and arrangers. Since 2015 the chief conductor has been Andreas Marinello.

 

Rosario Giuliani

The enthusiastic and triumphal tones used by the press to describe Rosario Giuliani's playing characteristics derive directly from the special sound he creates. With nonchalance he draws from his instruments a fluid phrasing style, at times dazzling, which naturally links him to great saxophonists such as Julian Cannonball Adderley, Art Pepper, and John Coltrane. Frequent comparisons are made spontaneously by his listeners. In 1996 he won the Massimo Urbani prize, and one year later he was named "Best Soloist" in addition to his own quartet which won the Best Group award at the European Jazz Contest in Belgium. In the year 2000 he took first place honours, by popular vote, in the Top Jazz contest in the New Talent category. The contest is held as an annual referendum by Musica Jazz magazine. His collaborations in the jazz field have been frequent and prestigious, having played together with the likes of Charlie Haden, Gonzalo Rubalcaba, Phil Woods, Enrico Rava, Franco D'Andrea, Donald Harrison, Marc Johnson, Joey BARON and Richard Galliano. After having made many recordings with various Italian and foreign record labels, in September of 2000 Rosario Giuliani signed an important contract with the prestigious French recording company, Dreyfus Jazz, with whom he has already recorded five very successful albums: Luggage, Mr. Dodo, More Than Ever, Anything else and Lennie's pennies. Giuliani divides his time between his Italian, European, and overseas commitments, performing regularly in the following festivals: Jazz a Liegi (Belgium), Gexto Jazz Festival (Spain), Blue Note Jazz Festival, Jazz at Lincoln Center (New York), Umbria Jazz (Italy), Jazz a Vienne (France), Jazz Baltica (Germany), etc. and in other jazz events that take place around the world. In the spring of 2006 he participated in a highly successful tour that took him to the principal cities of China.

 

Victor Goines

A native of New Orleans, Victor Goines began studying clarinet at age eight. He received a bachelor of music education degree from Loyola University in New Orleans in 1984 and a master of music degree from Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia in 1990.Saxophonist, clarinetist, composer and educator, Victor Goines is a member of the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra and the Wynton Marsalis Septet since 1993, touring throughout the world and recording over seventy releases including Marsalis' Pulitzer Prize winning recording Blood on the Fields (Columbia Records, 1997) and Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis' to name just two. He is an acclaimed solo artist and leads his own quartet and quintet. As a leader, Goines has ten recordings. A gifted composer, Goines has more than 100 original works to his credit. Goines has recorded and/or performed with many noted jazz and popular artists including Ahmad Jamal, Terence Blanchard, Ruth Brown, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Ron Carter, Ray Charles, Eric Clapton, Chick Corea, Bo Diddley, Bob Dylan, Dizzy Gillespie, Freddie Green, Lionel Hampton, Freddie Hubbard, B.B. King, Lenny Kravitz, Branford Marsalis, Ellis Marsalis, James Moody, Dianne Reeves, Willie Nelson, James Taylor, Marcus Roberts, Stevie Wonder and a host of other renowned musicians and ensembles. Throughout his career, Goines has been deeply committed to the field of Jazz Education. In November 2007 he was named director of jazz studies and professor of music at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois. Prior to that appointment he was the artistic director of the jazz studies program at the Juilliard School, and a faculty member teaching saxophone and clarinet. He has also served on the faculties of Florida A & M University, the University of New Orleans, Loyola University in New Orleans, and Xavier University.

 

Branford Marsalis

Growing up in New Orleans as the oldest son of pianist and educator, Branford Marsalis was drawn to music along with his siblings. His first instrument, the clarinet, gave way to the saxophone when the teenage Branford began working in local bands. A growing fascination with jazz as he entered college gave him the basic tools to obtain his first major jobs, with trumpet legend Clark Terry and in Art Blakey’s legendary Jazz Messengers. In 1986 Branford formed a quartet which has been his primary means of expression. He has also excelled in duets with several major pianists. Classical music inhabits a growing portion of Branford’s musical universe. He is frequently heard with leading symphony orchestras including those in Chicago, Detroit, Dusseldorf and North Carolina as well as the New York Philharmonic. He also served as Creative Director for the Cincinnati Symphony’s Ascent series in 2012-13. Broadway has also welcomed Branford’s contributions. His initial effort, original music for a revival of August Wilson’s Fences, garnered a Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Music in a Play and a Tony nomination for Best Original Score Written for the Theater. Branford also provided music for The Mountaintop and served as musical curator for the 2014 revival of A Raisin in the Sun. He formed the Marsalis Music label in 2002. He is also an educator, forming extended teaching relationships at Michigan State, San Francisco State and North Carolina Central Universities and conducting workshops at sites throughout the United States and the world. His numerous awards include three Grammys and (together with his father and brothers) his citation as a Jazz Master by the National Endowment for the Arts.

 

Perico Sambeat

Alto saxophonist Perico Sambeat is considered one of the great Spanish jazz musicians. He has earned enormous prestige for his extraordinary career, both in Spain and internationally. With over 20 years of professional experience, Perico Sambeat is the Spanish saxophonist with greatest international projection. With a strong classical base, he began studying modern music at the Taller de Musics in Barcelona. In 1991 he moved to New York, where he joined the New School. He played with musicians, such as Lee Konitz, Jimmy Cobb or Joe Chambers. His prolific career has led him to participate in festivals and programs worldwide, and record numerous discs, twenty of which feature him as a leader and more than a hundred as a sidemen (Uptown Dance with Mike Mossman and David Kikoski, Crossroad with Gerardo Núñez, Friendship with Brad Meldhau, Kurt Rosenwinkel and Jeff Ballard, Flamenco Big Band with Miguel Poveda and Javier Colina and others, Dance Guaná, third album of his CMS Trio with Javier Colina and Marc Miralta, Ballads with his quartet with Borja Barrueta, Bernardo Sassetti and Colina, ElasTic, a quintet with Jeff Ballard, Eric Legnini, Andre Fernandes and Thomas Bramerie). He received numerous awards, both national and international, among which are AMMJ Awards for the Group of the Year (CMS Trio), Record of the Year (Flamenco Big Band), Songwriter of the Year, Jazz Terrasaman award and Jazzing Premi in Sant Andreu.

 

Krzysztof Urbanski

Krzysztof Urbanski is an internationally multi award winning jazz saxophonist. During his career, which spans over 17 years, Krzysztof is well known for taking part in concerts, jazz competitions, masterclasses and workshops all around the globe. In 2010 Krzysztof recorded his debut album named simply Urbanski which was very well received by the critics. This album was sold in the number of 15.000 CDs in whole Europe and the United States. With his bands he has performed at many festivals like: London Jazz Festival, Getxo Jazz Festival / Spain, Honda Jazz Festival in Wrocław, Sofia Jazz Club Sopot Jazz Festival, Gouvy Jazz Festival in Belgium, Frankfurt Musikmesse, Taichung Jazz Fest, Houili, Taipei Jazz Fest, Gent Jazz Fest, Chicago Mid West Clinic, Chicago Jazz Showcase, Hoeilaart Jazz Festival, Scarborough Jazz Fest, Honda Jazz Fest, Jazz Jamboree, JnO, Blue Note, Cleethorpe Jazz Festival, Blue Note, Royal Northern College of Music, Sax.co.uk, Manchester Jazz Festival, Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz at UCLA / Los Angeles, Ronnie Scott's Jazz Club London, Roma Theatre / Warsaw... In 2010 Krzysztof moved to England where he founded his new Quintet Urban Jazz Society. He started to work with some of the most innovative musicians in the UK including Sam Gardner, Sam Vicary, Will Harris, John Turville, Ashley Henry, Stuart McCallum, David Preston. Together they create a fresh sound of jazz using and incorporating elements of modern styles like hip-hop, urban, electronic, and R&B.

Krzystof Urbanski's Congress participation is kindly supported by MORGAN FRY MOUTHPIECES

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