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Chiara Izzi Trio - "Songs of Land and Sea" - With Jazz We Insist: An Italian Matinee in New York



Chiara Izzi Trio -

The series of Jazz concerts continues with Chiara Izzi trio - "Songs of Land and Sea"

Chiara Izzi - vocal, Glenn Zalesky- piano, Nicola Corso - bass

Live streaming on the ICI YouTube Channel


"With Jazz We Insist: An Italian Matinee in New York" is organized in collaboration with Italian drummer, composer and bandleader, Luca Santaniello to support the many Italian musicians living and working in New York in this difficult time, providing a venue to perform, and, at the same time, to entertain and uplift the spirit of the ICI friends and audience.

Chiara Izzi is an award-winning singer-songwriter from Italy who has been based in New York City since 2014, three years after Quincy Jones awarded her first prize in the 2011 Montreux International Jazz Festival Vocal Competition. In April 2020 she also won one Independent Music Award for Best Jazz song with Vocals with her composition “Circles Of The Mind”. Since arriving, she’s become one of New York’s busiest vocalists, sharing bandstands with such luminaries as Kevin Hays, Leon Parker, Ken Peplowski, Diego Figueiredo, Jeff Hamilton, Aaron Goldberg, Bruce Barth, Eliot Zigmund, Warren Wolf, and Anthony Wonsey.

Izzi first documented her formidable talents on her well-received 2013 debut album, Motifs (Dot-Time), singing in English, Italian, Spanish and Portuguese on an 11-track program that spanned the American and Brazilian Songbooks, Tango, high-level Euro-Pop, and Mainstream Jazz Vocalese and Scat. Izzi navigated each idiom fluently, on its own terms of engagement, displaying her prodigious vocal instrument, refined musicianship, inherent soulfulness, and ability to convey both emotional transparency and ebullient swing. In an All About Jazz review Michael Bailey praised Izzi as “force of nature,” while in Jazz Times Travis Rogers described her as “a talent to be heard, admired and anticipated.”

How that talent has evolved and blossomed since Izzi moved to New York is apparent on her 2019 release, Across The Sea (Jando), a cooperative project with pianist Kevin Hays who says about Izzi: “There was a sense of sincerity and honesty — a lack of artifice. She has an inner strength that I think is rare”. The rising star and established master, functioning as equal collaborators, address well-wrought original pieces and lyrics by each protagonist and highly personalized interpretations of songs from composers and songwriters who both artists love and admire.


Date: Friday, October 30, 2020

Time: From 3:00 pm To 4:00 pm

Organized by : ICI

Entrance : Free


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