Cantos with Telmo Sousa - Li Alba residency
Sep
26
6:00 PM18:00

Cantos with Telmo Sousa - Li Alba residency

I am delighted to join Telmo Sousa for a few songs at the Li Alba Cantos evening.

About ‘Cantos’

91 Brick Lane Thursday evening residency with Li Alba and friends starts with an intimate performance from the Latin Jazz singer each week, followed by open mic slots where some of London’s finest singers take to the stage.


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Looking up
Oct
18
7:30 PM19:30

Looking up

“Sometimes I think someone upstairs saved me from being ordinary” Michel Petrucciani

Looking up is a collaboration between MahaDevi, Roberta Sumar Yoga Centre and my band Stanza Da Tre. In this event we seek to shed light on the incredible legacy of jazz composers with additional needs.

Door opens: 18:30 - Music starts: 19:30

Tickets £11 on Eventbrite/£12 on door

MahaDevi, Roberta Sumar Yoga Centre

“No label should ever predetermine an individual’s capacity for growth, development and achievement in life.”

MahaDevi, Roberta Sumar Yoga Centre is the first yoga centre in Europe dedicated specifically to offering Yoga for the Special Child® - the Pioneering Yoga Therapy method for Children and Adults with Special Needs developed over 47 years ago by the renowned senior yoga teacher Sonia Sumar (Sivakami) .

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Don’t Land My Starship
Nov
21
to Nov 22

Don’t Land My Starship

I am very happy to be curating Don’t Land My Starship an evening of poetry, live music and DJing

THE PEOPLE:
Marcio Martinez is a DJ and music researcher from Brazil now based in London. He is a member of The BBE Store team in East London, has a radio show on Dublab Brasil and runs his personal project called LDOE - Last Day On Earth..."If today was my last day on earth this would be my playlist."
https://www.mixcloud.com/lastdayonearth/



Thodoris Ziarkas is an improviser, double bassist and composer born in Rhodes, Greece and currently based in London. He is mainly involved with jazz, improvisation and folk music from around the world. One of his major project, Valia Calda, draws influences from jazz and Greek folk and tangles between electronic music and free improvisation. His solo double bass work, debut album "Monologue 01" was released in 2017. His new material culminated in a release entitled "Stillness", that was a result of an artist residency at Cinema Mele in Calabria, Italy.
http://www.thodorisziarkas.co.uk/

Tom Sochas is a Franco-American was born and raised in Paris, France and moved to the UK in 2008. Tom is a very versatile pianist and composers. He is bandleader for Phoenician Blinds that was nominated for an UMA Award for Best Jazz Act 2018. He composes for theatre, recent work include five pieces for Maite Jáuregui's one woman show UNA.
https://www.tomsochas.com/

Tim Atkins is a poet, playwright, and prose writer, and his work has been widely published in the USA, Canada, UK, and Europe. He is the author of many books, including Atkins Collected Petrarch (a Times Literary Supplement and Salon.com book of the year), Deep Osaka (a photobook), Koto Y Yo (all from Crater Press), On Fathers < On Daughtyrs (Boiler House Press), 25 Sonnets (The Figures), Petrarch (Book Thug), and Horace (O Books). A Girl is A Machine Made Of Birds—a collaborative collection of concrete & visual poems and assemblages made with his daughter, Yuki, has just been published by Canary Woof. He is also the author of a play: The World’s Furious Song Flows Through My Skirt (Stoma Press), and a novel The Bath-Tub (forthcoming from Boiler House Press). He has read and performed his work in the Houses of Parliament (for Pussy Riot), in concert at the Victoria & Albert Museum, and all over North America and Europe. His work has been translated into Spanish, Japanese, Catalan, French, and Lithuanian. Mother—a collaborative film-poem made with Graeme Maguire was a finalist at the Cyclop International Videopoetry Festival and at the Rabbit Heart Film festival in 2014. His poems have appeared in many anthologies, including The Penguin Book of the Prose Poem (2018) The Reality Street Book of the Sonnet, and Faber’s The Thunder Mutters (edited by Alice Oswald). The founder and editor of the long-running international online poetry journal, onedit, Tim teaches Creative Writing at the University of Roehampton. His current work is the long poem NOTHING CONCLUSIVE HAS YET TAKEN PLACE IN THE WORLD THE ULTIMATE WORD OF THE WORLD AND ABOUT THE WORLD HAS NOT YET BEEN SPOKEN THE WORLD IS OPEN AND FREE EVERYTHING IS STILL IN THE FUTURE AND WILL ALWAYS BE and sections are appearing in poetry journals in the USA, the UK, and Canada.
http://www.onedit.net/timatkins_author/timatkins_author_index.html

Maddalena Ghezzi is a singer, voice player, improviser and composer born in Milan and living in London. She is passionate and curious about using her voice in creative ways to discover new sounds. She is band leader for FUWAH, Stanza Da Tre and Wells Reflections. She collaborates with musicians and artists in different disciplines. recent works include Parasang 8 (Maurizio Ravalico//Pouya Ehsaei//Manana Records), If I were you (Maria Vatenina), Constellations (Kate Keara Pelen) and The Animal Choir.
https://www.maddalenaghezzi.com

THE NIGHT: (more details soon)
Tim Atkins - poetry

Thodoris Ziarkas - solo double bass

Maddalena Ghezzi and Tom Sochas - voice, piano, electronics - original composition and more

Marcio Martinez - DJ

Empire Bar
291 Mare St, London E8 1EJ

Tickets:
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/dont-land-my-starship-tickets-72969344273
eventbrite £5 + £0.80eventbrite fee
door £7

Doors 7:30/Live music 8:30 - 11:00/DJ from 11:00




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MUSICS AND OTHER LIVING CREATURES
Sep
12
7:30 PM19:30

MUSICS AND OTHER LIVING CREATURES

ANIMAL SOUNDS W / NEIL CAMPBELL / JULIAN BRADLEY + OAKEN PALACE RECORDS + ANGUS CARLYLE + THE ANIMAL CHOIR

Animal Sounds is a night of performances, talks, and interviews centred around the themes of human & non-human animal relationships, extinction, conservation, sound art and listening. This will be my second time with the wonderful The Animal Choir led by Conny Prantera (The SeeR/WorldZero).

On the night, The Animal Choir will create a new choral piece based on the hypothetical phenomenon of the 100th Monkey Effect to explore the theme of animal extinction and human responsibility. Using the human voice as a tool to gain access to a liminal space, the Animal Choir will provide a simple exercise in grounding while seeking a shift of consciousness from human to non-human animal.

Animal Sounds is organised by Robbie Judkins and part of the Cafe Oto series, Music and Other Living Creatures. Music and Other Living Creatures is a series at Cafe OTO (curated by OTO Projects) dedicated to music about, with, or by other living creatures. Birds, tigers, chickens, insects and many other living creatures are explored through sound-walks, listening sessions, commissioned performances, live responses and discussions.

Event illustration by Wil Judkins

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Maddalena Ghezzi &amp; Telmo Sousa at Two Spoons
Jul
4
7:00 PM19:00

Maddalena Ghezzi & Telmo Sousa at Two Spoons

The baking August sun. The silence in the streets at noon. Children playing in the breezy shade of a courtyard. Estate. Verão. Telmo Sousa and I come together for a rich evening of words and sounds from Italy, Portugal and South America. 

Guitarist and composer Telmo Sousa is part of a new generation of musicians in London, creating and performing different kinds of jazz and world music to sensitive ears as well as dancing audiences. Telmo regularly performs in the UK - co-leading his own group Caravela and as a instrumentalist with an eclectic range of national and international artists.

Two Spoons - 72 Honor Oak Park, London SE23 1DY

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Parasang end of series party
Apr
27
to Apr 28

Parasang end of series party

I’ll be among the Parasang musicians to celebrate the end of this amazing experience.

SET TIMES FOR SATURDAY:

8-9: Pizza and records
9:15-10:00: Aleh Ferriera, Marcos Santana, Pouya Ehsaei
10:15-11:00: Mark Kavuma, Marley Drummond, Shirley Tetteh, Pouya Ehsaei
11:00-12:00: DJ set by Champagne Funk
12:00-12:45: James Mollison & Afla Sackey
12:45-close: open jam with Parasang musicians

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Parasang 8
Feb
14
to Feb 15

Parasang 8

Parasang is a weekly night of live improvisation led by Iranian sound artist, Pouya Ehsaei (Ariwo / Entr'acte / Zabte Sote) and curated by himself and MANANA//Records founder, Harry Follett. Each show is a one-off collaboration exploring the diversity of the city's musical communities through electronic music.

For this week's show we welcome the following incredible musicians to join Pouya Ehsaei (modular/electronic) on stage:

Maurizio Ravalico
(Collocutor, Fiium Shaarrk, Dele Sosimi, ex Jamiroquai & JTQ)

Visionary percussionist Maurizio Ravalico has been in the scene for over three decades, during the course of which he has maintained a lively and constantly cross-pollinating interest in musical expressions as diverse as funk, rock, 20th century composition, Cuban and Brazilian music, free-form improvisation, contemporary jazz and the so-called “experimental music” of post-war and beyond.

Maurizio has just released his first solo percussion album, ‘Nobody’s Husband, Nobody’s Dad’ with the London-based label Funkiwala; in his own words “the most eloquent synthesis to date of my lifelong love affair with percussion music”.

Maddalena Ghezzi

Voice player and composer born in Milan (living in London) with a natural curiosity for exploring new sounds in her work. Maddalena is band leader of Wells Reflections, Fuwah and Stanza da Tre and is currently working on a solo album.

Idris Rahman
(London-based saxophonist, clarinettist, singer, bass-player, composer and producer).

He has co-led the band Soothsayers for nearly two decades and has co-written and co-produced their seven critically acclaimed albums. Idris has performed and recorded with a whole range of artists including Anoushka Shankar, Arun Ghosh, Julia Biel, Osibisa, Ayub Ogada, Childhood as well as with his sister Zoe Rahman, with whom he has toured and recorded extensively.

"Rahman is a revelation - a saxophonist of fascinating creative resource, capable of both raw power and involved delicacy" - The Wire

Past guests at Parasang include Ethiopian krar player Temesgen Zeleke, Afro-Cuban percussionists Hammadi Valdes and Oreste Noda, Moroccan lute player Boujemaa Bouboul, jazz pianist Sarah Tandy, trumpeter Kevin Davy, James Mollison from Ezra Collective, Tim Doyle (Maisha/Cykada), dancehall/reggae drummer Marley Drummond, bassist Andrew Mclean, Aleh Ferreira (Banda Black Rio), Marcos Santana (Timbalada), Grim Artist 'Trim' and electronic producer Henry Keen. .

We'll be playing some records from 7 and taking orders at the bar for pizza from La Cantina Sociale. Collaborations kick off around 8pm.

Finally, if you'd like free tickets to this event, please sign up to our newsletter by emailing 'newsletter' to info.parasang@gmail.com and we'll send you a discount code which can be used by you, plus any friends you bring along. Code only valid until midnight on Tuesday.

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Maddalena Ghezzi + Fabrizio Bernasconi + Libri Finti Clandestini
Oct
22
9:00 PM21:00

Maddalena Ghezzi + Fabrizio Bernasconi + Libri Finti Clandestini

Roba forte all'interno della prima data stagionale di Concerti senza fili - gli acustici in LibrOsteria:

Spinta dall'amore per i libri la zebra, accompagnata dal soave suono del jazz, cominciò a produrre unici e raffinati volumi... 

Il collettivo Libri Finti Clandestini condivide il palco con Fabrizio Bernasconi (piano) e Maddalena Ghezzi (voce) in una serata dedicata a suoni, lettere e libri.

Libri Finti Clandestini 
Website: http://librifinticlandestini.com/libri
Insta: https://www.instagram.com/librifinticlandestini/
FB: https://www.facebook.com/Librifinticlandestini/
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Maddalena Ghezzi
Website: https://www.maddalenaghezzi.com/
Insta: https://www.instagram.com/maddieghezzi/
FB: https://www.facebook.com/maddieghezzi/
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Fabrizio Bernasconi
Fabrizio Bernasconi è un virtuoso del pianoforte milanese ed esperto in pittura di soldatini.

Dopo gli studi classici presso il conservatorio A. Vivaldi di Alessandria, si accosta al jazz frequentando la scuola civica di jazz di Milano sotto la guida del maestro Sante Palumbo. Da professionista partecipa a numerosi festival nazionali ed internazionali collaborando con artisti quali: Paolo Tomelleri, Gigi Ciafarelli, Tullio De Piscopo, Franco Ambrosetti, Carl Anderson, Sarah Jane Morris, Mike Mainieri e molti altri. Nel campo della musica leggera ha accompagnato artisti quali: Giorgia, Lisa Hunt, Sarah Jane Morris, Gino Paoli e altri. Collabora con l'orchestra sinfonica Laverdi insieme alla Big Band di Paolo Tomelleri (Swing Symphony di W.Marsalis, The Nutcracker Suite versione Ellington). Ha suonanto in orchestra in numerose produzioni televisive e teatrali (nei Musical "Fame" e "Saturday Night Fever").

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With Feten Feten
Sep
17
8:00 PM20:00

With Feten Feten

I am very excited to perform with duo Feten Feten from Spain.

After performing alongside Fito & Fitipaldis at Royal Albert Hall and touring their internationally acclaimed album "Cantables" - in collaboration with Jorge Drexler (Uruguay), Julieta Venegas (Mexico), Natalia Lafourcade (Mexico), Vicentico (Argentina), Pedro Guerra (Spain) and many others - Feten Feten will be playing for the first time in London their tunes from the new album "Melodías de Ultramar".

Monday 17th 8pm

Location: Factory 45 by Mercato Metropolitano in Elephant and Castle

Tickets: £7 in advance / £10 at the door


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Beats Beyond Borders - Stanza Da Tre at The Migration Museum
Jul
5
6:00 PM18:00

Beats Beyond Borders - Stanza Da Tre at The Migration Museum

 

Stanza Da Tre is going to perform at the the Migration Museum at the Workshop in Lamberth as part of a great evening of music and spoken words responding to the migration moments and themes in No Turning Back Exhibition: Seven Migration Moments that Changed Britain Come along and enjoy this fantastic exhibition! 

Tickets: £10

More details here

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Women Composers with Stanza Da Tre
Mar
18
7:30 PM19:30

Women Composers with Stanza Da Tre

"Lady day, she had a special magic
beautiful lady with her unique touch"

To celebrate International Women's Day 2018 Stanza Da Tre brings to Balabam a set of pieces composed by women from around the world! This includes jazz, bossa nova, chanson and folk.

Music starts at 8.30pm // Tickets: £8 on the door

Balabam, 58-60 High Road, Tottenham, N15 6JU London

Stanza Da Tre emerged from the interest in exploring traditional Italian canzoni. The trio then developed a versatile repertoire including various genres, languages and original compositions.
Voice Maddalena Ghezzi
Piano Ed Blunt
Double bass Thodoris Ziarkas

Poster by Ed Blunt - http://edbluntdesign.co.uk/

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Songs of Resistance with Stanza Da Tre
Oct
19
7:30 PM19:30

Songs of Resistance with Stanza Da Tre

Today, you’re the one who calls the shots. You who invented this State. Darkness. In spite of you, tomorrow will be another day.

Stanza Da Tre explores the powerful European and South American voices of resistance.

Poetry Cafe, Covent Garden, 2 Betterton St, WC2H 9BX
Doors 19:30
Start 20:00
Tickets on the door: £8

Stanza Da Tre emerged from the interest in exploring traditional Italian canzoni. The trio then developed a versatile repertoire including various genres, languages and original compositions.
Voice Maddalena Ghezzi
Piano Ed Blunt
Double bass Thodoris Ziarkas

Poster by Ed Blunt - http://edbluntdesign.co.uk/

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Reconstruction [voices & double bass]
Jul
17
7:00 PM19:00

Reconstruction [voices & double bass]

[Reconstruction]

Layers of polyphonic sounds, unravelling drones - reconstructing silence.

Dunja Botic
Sylvia Schmidt
Shabsi Mann
Maddalena Ghezzi
[voices]

Thodoris Ziarkas
[double bass]

www.thodorisziarkas.co.uk
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Cafe Oto Project Space [ 18–22 Ashwin street, Dalston, E8 3DL]
£5 entry on the door
www.cafeoto.co.uk

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Fuwah at Clapton Sessions
Jul
16
7:30 PM19:30

Fuwah at Clapton Sessions

We are super excited to play at Clapton Sessions no.12

This event is part of our summer tour
Wednesday 12th July at Agorà, Cusano Milanino, Italy
Friday 14th July at Cabotina, Turbigo, Italy
 

FUWAH

Born in 2012 from the collaboration between singer Maddalena Ghezzi and double bass player Luca Pissavini. As a duo they have released FUWAH and FUWAH Songs under Setola di Maiale and BUNCH Records. A year ago or they started collaborating with saxophone player Filippo Cozzi and recently we have welcomed Fabrizio Carriero on drums. 

At Clapton sessions they will be presenting some of their newest original work composed/arranged by various member of the quartet. 

https://bunchrecords.bandcamp.com/album/fuwah
https://www.maddalenaghezzi.com/fuwah

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DOORS OPEN: 7.30pm
ENTRANCE: £5
WHERE: The Depot, STUDIO J, 38 Upper Clapton Road
PLEASE FOLLOW THE POSTERS' ARROWS ON THE STREET!!!

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Fuwah at Cabotina
Jul
14
6:30 PM18:30

Fuwah at Cabotina

FUWAH è nata nel 2012 dalla collaborazione tra la cantante Maddalena Ghezzi e il contrabbassista Luca Pissavini. In duo hanno pubblicato FUWAH e FUWAH Songs con BUNCH Records. Il duo si è poi sviluppato in un quartetto con Filippo Cozzi al sassofono e Fabrizio Carriero alla batteria. 

In Cabotina presenteranno il loro nuovissimo repertorio di pezzi inediti ed arrangiamenti.

La nostra data all'Agorà è parte del nostro tour estivo.
Venerdì 12 Luglio a Agorà, Cusano Milanino
Domenica 16 Luglio a Clapton Sessions #12 Londra

Free event

LINKS
FUWAH (pagina Facebook):
https://www.facebook.com/FUWAHBand/

FUWAH (Primo album)
https://bunchrecords.bandcamp.com/album/fuwah

FUWAH Songs (Secondo album)
https://bunchrecords.bandcamp.com/album/songs

Tutta la storia di FUWAH su
https://www.maddalenaghezzi.com/fuwah

BUNCH Records
https://www.facebook.com/BUNCH-records-146508498849359/

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Fuwah at Agorà
Jul
12
9:30 PM21:30

Fuwah at Agorà

FUWAH è nata nel 2012 dalla collaborazione tra la cantante Maddalena Ghezzi e il contrabbassista Luca Pissavini. In duo abbiamo pubblicato FUWAH e FUWAH Songs con BUNCH Records. Il duo si è poi sviluppato in un quartetto con Filippo Cozzi al sassofono e Fabrizio Carriero alla batteria. 

La nostra data all'Agorà è parte del nostro tour estivo.
Venerdì 14 Luglio a Cabotina,i tre salti delle streghe FUWAH
Domenica 16 Luglio a Clapton Sessions #12 Londra

Ingresso con tessera ARCI

Seguici su FUWAH

FUWAH (Primo album) 
https://bunchrecords.bandcamp.com/album/fuwah

FUWAH Songs (Secondo album)
https://bunchrecords.bandcamp.com/album/songs

Tutta la storia di FUWAH su
https://www.maddalenaghezzi.com/fuwah

BUNCH Records
https://www.facebook.com/BUNCH-records-146508498849359/

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Crossing Continents with Stanza Da Tre
Mar
11
8:00 PM20:00

Crossing Continents with Stanza Da Tre

An evening of music and illustration… from the drizzling winter weather in Paris, the beautiful roses of Göttingen to São João Avenue and the mysterious Milano, take a trip with Stanza Da Tre.

Stanza Da Tre is a trio (double bass previously bass, piano and voice) that started concentrating on Italian music in its various styles and genres and developed towards a versatile and lively repertoire including jazz, chanson, bossa nova and folk.

PLUS... To celebrate the launch of a new series of illustrations of train stations from across the world, limited edition prints by illustrator Ed Blunt will be available to purchase on the night. instagram.com/edblunt123

Doors open 7.30pm, music starts 8pm
Tickets on the door: £10
Cafe/bar open all evening
Map Studio Cafe, 46 Grafton Rd, London NW5 3DU

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