The Value Of Choices

The Value Of Choices

ABOUT THE ORCHESTRA

“The Value Of Choices” is the new orchestral constellation led by composer and conductor Gabriele di Franco.
Gabriele has passionately devoted his creative efforts to composing for large ensembles, resulting in an impressive collection of awards. In fact, he has won no less than 7 international composition awards in the past three years alone.
Among them, 3rd prize with the Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra & JamMusicLab Univristy in 2023 (AT), 1st  prize at Scrivere in Jazz in 2022 (IT), commissioned composer at the European Composers project of Subway Jazz Orchestra in 2021 (DE), 3rd prize at UMO Jazz Orchestra (FI), and many more.
Today, Gabriele has decided to reinvest the awards won in the creation of his Orchestral constellation: “The Value Of Choices”.

The album, sharing its title with the project, draws inspiration from Gabriele’s mentor, Kris Defoort, dedicating its opening track in homage to him. Featuring a mix of previously awarded compositions and fresh material from the past three years, the music promises an engaging travel through the diverse tapestry of jazz.

Bridging the worlds of jazz and classical orchestration, Gabriele’s writing style is deeply rooted in jazz traditions, drawing inspiration from the great orchestrators of classical music while embracing modern and pop grooves.

The Value Of Choices will be recorded in July 2024

THE MUSICIANS

“The Value Of Choices” is made by 18 wonderful human beings.

 

Woodwinds:

Alto Sax/ Soprano/ Flute/ Alto Flute/ Piccolo Flute: Martin Gasser

Alto Sax/Soprano/Flute:  Pierre Lagache

Tenor Sax/Soprano/ Flute : Lennert Baerts

Tenor Sax/Bb Clarinet: Tobias Volckaert

Baritone Sax/Bass Clari: Duilio Ingrosso

 

Trumpets:

Trumpet/Flugelhorn 1: Antoine Colin

Trumpet/Flugelhorn 2: Jany Van Lul

Trumpet/Flugelhorn 3: Thomas Mayade

Trumpet/Flugelhorn 4: Pierre-Antoine Savoyat

 

Trombones:

Trombone1 : Frederik Heirman

Trombone 2: Quinten De Cracker

Trombone 3: Tim Daemen

Bass Trombone / Tuba: Els Verbruggen

 

Rhythm Section:

Double Bass: Fil Caporali

Drums: Daniel Jonkers

Piano & Effects: Yu-Ting Li

Guitar & Effects: Machiel Heremans

Conducting & Composition: Gabriele di Franco

 

Guests:
Lieselot De Wilde – voice

Vanesa Diaz Gil – voice

Francois Vaiana – voice

Federico Pecoraro – el. bass

GET A GLIMPSE OF MY COMPOSITIONAL WRITING FOR LARGE ENSEMBLE

  • Berlin, awarded at Helsinki Composing Competition 2021 (Finland – UMO Jazz Orchestra ) –
  • ‘Nguè, awarded at 2nd Ise-Shima International Popular Music Composition Competition 2023 (Japan) –

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