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Enrico Rava Special Edition Sextet

Sarah McKenzie – Romero Lubambo – Jaques Morelenbaum

Sat, 01 January - hours 21:00
Teatro Mancinelli
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Enrico Rava Special Edition Sextet

To celebrate his eightieth birthday, in 2019 Enrico Rava created a “Special Edition” consisting of some of the talented musicians he has discovered and launched in recent years. At the age of eighty, Rava has not lost his ability to create new projects and musical partnerships and to discover and nurture a new generation of musicians. Examples of this are his groups Rava Under 21 and New Generation. Surrounding himself with younger players, Rava has continued to explore and innovate. His Special Edition is made up of Francesco Bearzatti and Giovanni Guidi, together with the rhythm section of his New Quartet (winner of the 2015 Musica Jazz poll) featuring Francesco Diodati on guitar, Gabriele Evangelista on bass Enrico Morello on drums.
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Sarah McKenzie – Romero Lubambo – Jaques Morelenbaum

Australian by birth and global citizen, singer, pianist, songwriter Sarah McKenzie is on the list of the artists who have succeeded in matching her talent for voice and keyboard. This list includes, for instance, Diana Krall and Norah Jones, and famous past representatives such as Carmen McRae, Betty Carter, or Blossom Dearie, who perhaps most resembles Sarah. First as a backing vocalist for Michael Bublé, then opening for Chris Botti, McKenzie has reached artistic maturity and fame, always remembering to study, improve her skills, and grow professionally. A central moment of this training path led her to attend Berklee College of Music in Boston thanks to a scholarship she got at the Umbria Jazz Clinics in Perugia. She made the third album in the USA, “We Could Be Lovers”, and recorded the fourth one in Paris, “Paris In The Rain”, and the latest one in America, “Secrets Of My Heart”. Sarah comes to Orvieto with a trio including two Brazilian music stars, guitarist Romero Lubambo and cellist Jaques Morelenbaum. They usually play with the most influential songwriters of MPB and in jazz settings. Lubambo and Morelenbaum are creative and unconventional artists, crossing jazz, samba, and classical tradition with absolute ease. Meanwhile, waiting for a new album, the trio has released a single, “Corcovado”. Its video was a success on the web.