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Gottfried di Franco 5et

“the whole of Europe on one stage“

Gottfried di Franco stands for a kaleidoscopical, meaningful and euphoric musical language. With their compositions saxophonist Stefan Gottfried and guitarist Gabriele di Franco create – besides throughcomposed passages – as much space as possible for the creativity and spontaneous joy of playing of the band members.

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So Far – Sena production / Gottfried di Franco © 2018

Bud Powell Jazz Orchestra


The Jazz Cultural Association “Bud Powell” of Maglie (Italy), after years of musical and social activity, has decided to invest in an ambitious and extraordinary project: 22 musicians, an unpublished repertoire, for the formation of a Big Band that brings musical and social input to now unprecedented in Salento.
From November 2016 the orchestra is directed by the guitarist, composer Gabriele di Franco, who also plays the role of composer and arranger.


L’Associazione Culturale Jazz Bud Powell di Maglie, dopo anni di attività sul territorio, ha deciso di investire in un progetto ambizioso e straordinario: 22 musicisti, un repertorio inedito, per la formazione di una Grande Band che apporti un input musicale e sociale sino ad ora inedito.
La formazione è diretta dal chitarrista, compositore Gabriele di Franco che veste anche il ruolo di compositore e arrangiatore.

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Dedalo – produced by Ass. Bud Powell di Maglie


Nobis trio

Nobis Trio brings its own original music and classic adaptations. Their music is poetic, picturesque, and playful. It is both romantic and fun, although they are only three the concert is full of tension. If you don’t have a lot of travel experience, then let them take you travel with the music!

蔡雯慧 Wen-Hui Tsai- Voice
Marco Puzzello- Flugelhorn
Gabriele di Franco- Guitar

Nobis trio has already done tours in Europe and Asia, and is currently working on the first record project.


The Sanskrit term “bija” (seed) represents the source and at the same time the cause of all things.

It is the vibration, the primordial sound from which it all began. From this fascination, in 2011 Bija were born.
This atypical trio, composed, somewhat by chance, of an electric guitar, a trumpet and drums, made the decision to create music according to their personalities without musical prejudices.
The result is a dense writing, inspired by different musical perspectives such as rock, classical, world and jazz, which constitutes the trio’s musical backgrounds.

They took part in both festivals and contests such as Jimmy Wood Award 2012, the B-Live contest 2012 (Critics Award), the Soundslices contest 2012 (first place) and the JazzUp 2012 (Band revelation of the year 2012).

In Autumn 2014 it was published the Album “BIJA” (SLAM production).
In April 2017 they won the 1st price at “Multiculturita Black Music Contest”.
In November 2017 they won the “Audience Price” at Sibiu Jazz Festival(RO).

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Bija – SLAM production 2014