LULELA

LULELALui, Lei and L’Altro or HeShe and the Other

is a multi-layered jazz concert performed by 6 musicians on stage with a story that unfolds differently each performance.

When the protagonist is at a crossroads, the path of the protagonist is determined by the decisive power of the audience:

who He will be or what He could have been, is defined by the audience.

The audience navigates through 19 different storylines, of which only 2 are revealed each performance, resulting in a 1 hour and 30 minutes interactive music theatre concert.

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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Discography:
So Far – Sena production / Gottfried di Franco © 2018

Bud Powell Jazz Orchestra

“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years of musical and social activity, has decided to invest in an ambitious and extraordinary project: 22 musicians, an unpublished repertoire, for the formation of a Big Band that brings musical and social input to now unprecedented in Salento.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.

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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.

info: magliejazz.it / direttoreartistico@magliejazz.it

Discography:
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!

Line-up:
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.

Bija

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).

site: https://bit.ly/bija mail: bijamusic@gmail.com

Discography:
Bija – SLAM production 2014

BIja
Ramon van Merkenstein trio - ©Roger Vantilt

RvM trio

The Ramon van Merkenstein Trio conveys their love for performing jazz music and adores connecting with their audience. These are jazz players who can make their music dance deviously or swell like ocean waves. The Ramon van Merkenstein Trio takes command of their music and they take it on a journey. Adventurous, with creative freedom and beyond what’s comfortable.

Simply stated, it’s musical magic that happens on stage.

Musicians:

Ramon van Merkenstein – double bass
Lieven Venken – drums
Gabriele di Franco – guitar

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TESSERACT TRIO

Two Belgians and one Italian join forces to create a trio, where they bring together their inspirations, friendship, and open minds, their original compositions, and dreamy arrangements of classic and modern songs with a contemporary and warm sound.
Tesseract Trio is:
Gabriele di Franco (guitar), Otto Kint (bass) and Egon Loosveldt (drums).
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