In apertura il quartetto di Amedeo Verniani “Two Things”, un progetto che trae ispirazione dalle opere di Egon Schiele, Franz Kafka e Ornette Coleman. Per Un Tubo Jazz Nights avremo il piacere di ospitare la vocalist e polistrumentista Jen Shyu, attualmente in tour con il progetto “Song of Silver Geese” accompagnata da Mat Maneri (viola), Chris Dingman (vibrafono), Dan Weiss (batteria). Sabato torna Un Tubo Total Party, dj set con quattro ore di vinili per ballare fino a tarda notte.
LA JAM di UN TUBO
7 Dicembre h 21.30
Amedeo Verniani “Two Things”
Da quest’anno la Jam sarà aperta sempre da progetti e formazioni intorno ai quali lavorano gli studenti e le studentesse della Siena Jazz University (SJU), ovvero quei giovani musicisti che hanno da sempre contribuito alla crescita del nostro Jazz Club e alla diffusione a Siena dell’amore per il Jazz.
Dopo l’apertura, la Jam resta ovviamente uno spazio strutturalmente libero, dove chiunque abbia voglia di jammare può salire sul palco.
Questa settimana il concerto d’apertura vedrà sul nostro palco Amedeo Verniani con il suo quartetto “Two Things”:
Amedeo Verniani – contrabbasso
Cosimo Fiaschi – sax soprano
Pierluigi Foschi – batteria
Emanuele Parrini – violino
UN TUBO JAZZ NIGHTS
venerdì 09 dicembre h22
JEN SHYU & JADE TONGUE /
SONG OF SILVER GEESE (co-directed by Satoshi Haga)
JEN SHYU, composizioni, voce, violino, gayageum, liuto Taiwanese, piano, danza
MAT MANERI, viola
CHRIS DINGMAN, vibrafono
DAN WEISS, batteria
Di origini taiwanesi e dell’East Timor, Jen Shyu compone nel suo stile un puzzle di elementi che al primo sguardo sembrano indigeribili, tanto differenti sono le provenienze, ma che grazie ad un attento lavoro di ricerca trovano una loro peculiare unità. Un’identità determinata dall’incontro di tradizioni orientali a lei vicine (non solo Taiwan o East Timor ma anche Indonesia, Cina e Sud Corea) e di alcuni paesi dell’America Latina (Brasile e Cuba) che si fondono e si trasformano grazie ad una pratica improvvisativa di matrice jazzistica.
Jen Shyu is a groundbreaking, multilingual vocalist, composer, producer, multi-instrumentalist, dancer, 2016 Doris Duke Artist, and was voted 2017 Downbeat Critics Poll Rising Star Female Vocalist. Born in Peoria, Illinois, to Taiwanese and East Timorese immigrant parents, Shyu is widely regarded for her virtuosic singing and riveting stage presence, carving out her own beyond-category space in the art world. She has performed with saxophonist and 2014 MacArthur Fellow Steve Coleman since 2003 and has collaborated with such musical innovators as Anthony Braxton, Wadada Leo Smith, Vijay Iyer, Bobby Previte, Chris Potter, Michael Formanek and David Binney. Shyu has performed her own music on prestigious world stages such as Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Brooklyn Academy of Music, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Rubin Museum of Art, Ringling International Arts Festival, Asia Society, Roulette, Blue Note, Bimhuis, Salihara Theater, National Gugak Center, National Theater of Korea and at festivals worldwide.
A Stanford University graduate in opera with classical violin and ballet training, Shyu had already won many piano competitions and performed the Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto with the Peoria Symphony Orchestra by the age of 13. She has studied traditional music and dance in Cuba, Taiwan, Brazil, China, South Korea, East Timor and Indonesia, conducting extensive research which culminated in her 2014 stage production Solo Rites: Seven Breaths, directed by renowned Indonesian filmmaker Garin Nugroho. Shyu has won commissions and support from Doris Duke Performing Artist Awards, MAP Fund, Jerome Foundation, Chamber Music America’s New Jazz Works, New Music USA, Jazz Gallery, and Roulette, as well as fellowships from the Fulbright Scholar Program, Civitella Ranieri Foundation, Asian Cultural Council, Yaddo, MacDowell Colony, Korean Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Korean Ministry of Sports, Culture, and Tourism.
Shyu has produced six albums as a leader, including the first female-led and vocalist-led album Pi Recordings has released, Synastry (Pi 2011), with co-bandleader and bassist Mark Dresser. Her critically acclaimed CD Sounds and Cries of the World (Pi 2015) landed on many best-of-2015 lists, including those of The New York Times and The Nation.
Even with the acclaim she has received for her recordings, Shyu is just as renowned for her dynamic performances. Ben Ratliff wrote in the New York Times that her concerts are “the most arresting performances I’ve seen over the past five years. It’s not just the meticulous preparation of the work and the range of its reference, but its flexibility: She seems open, instinctual, almost fearless.” And Larry Blumenfeld wrote in the Wall Street Journal that “her voice, a wonder of technical control and unrestrained emotion, tells a story dotted with well-researched facts and wild poetic allusions. She claims both as her truths.”
Currently based in New York City, Shyu premiered her latest solo work at National Sawdust June 29, 2017, and releases her next album Song of Silver Geese on Pi Records November 2017, kicking off a 50-state U.S. tour of “Songs of Our World Now / Songs Everyone Writes Now (SOWN/SEWN),” planting seeds of creativity and threading communities together through art.
UN TUBO TOTAL PARTY
9 Dicembre h 22.30
Ancora un appuntamento con le super feste del Tubo!
LEO TOLU: 4 hrs vinyl djset