OTHER PROJECTS

Danilo Perez quartet

A Grammy Award-winning pianist, composer, educator and social activist, Danilo Pérez is one of the most influential and dynamic musicians of our time. His music blends Panamanian roots with elements of Latin American folk music, jazz, European impressionism, West Africa, and other musical heritages that seek harmony as a multi-dimensional bridge among peoples. As a solo artist and collaborator with jazz giants ranging from Dizzy Gillespie to Wayne Shorter, he has been hailed as one of the most creative forces in contemporary music.

Pérez is the paragon of an international jazz citizen and visionary leader who believes that a united global perspective for the arts and social justice is key to moving humanity forward in harmony. Currently, he serves as a UNESCO Artist For Peace, Cultural Ambassador to the Republic of Panama, and Founder and Artistic Director of the Panama Jazz Festival and Berklee Global Jazz Institute.

His latest release Crisálida opens new formations that explore all dimensions of the process of creation. In this search for the unexpected, Pérez brings Global Jazz Womxn from the prestigious Berklee Global Jazz Institute. He visualizes Crisálida as a protected multicultural platform where we can creatively address issues of immigration, climate change, environmental justice and social justice. Global Jazz Womxn are Patricia Zárate Pérez from Chile on sax, Francesca Remigi from Italy on drums and Ciara Paula Moser from Austria on electric bass.

Danilo Perez (Panama): piano, compositions
Patricia Zarate Perez (Chile): alto sax
Ciara Paula Moser (Austria): electric bass
Francesca Remigi (Italia): drums

Panama Jazz Festival 2022
May 25, 2022

Tuscany Music Revolution (tmr)

Tuscany Music Revolution is a collective with some of the best improvisers from all across Europe and a creative residency dedicated to exploring new ways of making music through free improvisation.

TMR – since 2019, founded in Tuscany, Italy

Virginia Sutera: violin
Michele Mazzini: clarinets
Ermanno Novali: piano and keyboards
Federico Calcagno: clarinets
Alberto Braida: piano and keyboards
Gabriele Lattuada: percussions
Stefano Grasso: drums and percussions
Cèlia Tort Pujol: oboe
Silvia Cignoli: electric guitar and electronics
Salvo Scucces: vibraphone
Pietro Elia Barcellona: double bass
Francesca Remigi: drums

Subconscious Trio

Subconscious Trio is formed in Milan since 2015. The members of the trio are Monique Chao (pianist, vocalist); Victoria Kirilova (upright bassist) and Francesca Remigi (drummer). Their repertoire includes original compositions written and arranged by three musicians. Their music is a unique mixture of some widely various musical influences stemming from the different cultural heritages of each band member’s origin: Taiwan, Bulgaria and Italy. In their project, jazz has always represented a common ground. Yet jazz has luckily never limited the exploration of the music or integration of diverse aesthetics, such as: Bulgarian and Taiwanese traditional music, Indian music, pop and funk music. Subconscious Trio’s debut album Water Shapes was released in June 2022. The trio was one of the finalist of the Isio Saba Competition 2022. Within numerous perfomaning experiences of the festivals and clubs such as JazzMI2019, PianoCity 2018, Milestone, Tunne (Wien), Serrrn Festival 2022 (Graz), Gezmataz 2022, Lucca Jazz Donna 2022, Empoli Jazz Festival 2022, Subconscious Trio is ready for more splendor music journey.

Mohan Chao: piano, compositions
Victoria Kirilova: double bass, compositions
Francesca Remigi: drums, compositions

ONGJT

National Jazz Young Talents Orchestra represents a formidable band of 12 mostly under 35 musicians who perform an eclectic repertoire of own compositions. The ensemble is led and envisioned by double bass player, cellist and composer Paolo Damiani for a total of 13 artists. The goal of this orchestra is to expand the boundaries of jazz music, operating outside and beyond the stylistic features of a big band, and looking for new sounds, new timbres, as well as dialogues with other musical languages. The band has toured all over Europe, with appearances at Bimhuis (NL), Umbria Jazz Winter 2022, Casa del Jazz Summer Festival, Bari Jazz Festival 2022, Vicenza Jazz Festival 2022, Novara Jazz Festival 2022,…

Paolo Damiani: double bass, composition, artistic director
Camilla Battaglia: vocals, composition
Anais Drago, Eloisa Manera: violin, composition
Francesco Fratini: trumpet
Michele Tino: alto sax
Sophia Tomelleri: tenor sax
Federico Calcagno: bass clarinet, clarinet
Michele Fortunato: trombone
Giacomo Zanu: guitar
Nazareno Caputo: vibraphone
Federica Michisanti: double bass, composition
Francesca Remigi: drums, composition

LIVIO BARTOLO Variable Unit

The record “Start from Scratch” tells the evolution of Livio Bartolo’s intervallic research. During the first lockdown, Bartolo developed new strategies and paths in his musical conception and approach. All the compositions for this record were born at home in Taranto (Puglia).

Livio Bartolo: acoustic and electric guitar, compositions
Anais Drago: violin
Francesca Remigi: drums
Andrea Campanella: bass clarinet, clarinet
Aldo Davide di Caterino: G and C flute
Pietro Corbascio: trumpet

GLOBAL JAZZ WOMXN

An international and intergenerational project which represents the vision and the intersectionality of Berklee Global Jazz Institute. Led by the saxophone player and Berklee faculty Patricia Zarate Perez, Global Jazz Womxn presents a repertoire of original compositions and arrangements of other womxn composers.

Patricia Zarate Perez (Chile): alto sax
Camila Cortina (Cuba): piano
Ciara Paula Moser (Austria): electric bass
Francesca Remigi (Italia): drums

Panama Jazz Festival 2022
January 13, 2022

Angela Varo “Dançâ del aire”

”Dançâ del Aire”, begins thanks to the recommendation of Ángela Varo’s mentor pianist and composer Kris Davis. It is the recording of the artist’s first album under the review and partnership of the saxophonist, composer, and Pulitzer prize winner Henry Threadgill and his project “Bakers Dozen”. A project that fusions Visual and Musical arts, and that will produce among 30 albums of artists such as Noah Becker, Nicole Mitchell, Terri Lyne Carrington, Liberty Ellman, Ronnie Burrage, or Henry Threadgill Itself. 

Dançâ del Aire, or Dances of the Air, is a flamenco fusion jazz project developed by Andalusian violinist, composer, arranger, and producer Ángela Varo Moreno Dançâ del Aire explores global emigration and the connections between cultures using the metaphor of air, which represents the potential, the mind, the inner power becoming the wind. All of this is expressed through the concept of jazz, flamenco, and her Mediterranean and ROM influences. Dançâ del Aire is a musical journey of generational healing, empowering, and soul.

Angela Varo Moreno: violin, compositions
Aditi Malhotra, Devon Gates, Arina Bagaryakova: vocals
Steven Montecucco: trumpet
Giorgio Albanese: accordion
Paolo Peruzzi: vibraphone
Luke Walker: steelpan
Isaac Romagosa: electric and acoustic guitar
Cesare Panizzi: piano, compositions
Ciara Moser, Nick Isherwood, Devon Gates: double bass
Francesca Remigi: drums

February 2022

Nadav lavie quintet

Israeli double bassist Nadav Lavie is the leader of a thrilling international quintet which is presenting Lavie’s original pieces inspired by jazz tradition and Hebrew musical heritage.

Nadav Lavie: upright bass, compositions
Katie Webster: alto sax
Ray Logan: tenor sax
Camila Cortina: piano
Francesca Remigi: drums, compositions

HOLLY BLUE

Holly Blue, a modern jazz band based in Brussels founded by the Dutch singer Renée Steenvoorden. The band presents compositions in a modern jazz style with some influences of pop and folk music. Renée takes inspiration for her own compositions from her own experiences in life, today’s society, the beautiful nature of Ireland and Scotland and their folk music tradition. Holly Blue started playing together in spring 2018. It’s a young band with a passion for jazz and together they found their own sound.

Renée Steenvoorden: vocals, compositions
Yu-Ting Li: piano
Ramon van Merkenstein: double bass
Francesca Remigi: drums

October 2018

DRAGON TREE

The piano jazz trio “Dragon Tree” was born in Maastricht in 2017, when three young and talented women of Conservatorium Maastricht got together to making music. It’s a very tight-knit project, which mainly presents own composition of the band members. Their music gives a lot of space to the improvisation, which is developed according to each members’ sensibility, always trying to keep the participation to the music equal and balanced.

Jette de Koning: piano
Louise van den Heuvel: bass
Francesca Remigi: drums

PAST PROJECTS

COLOR TECHNIQUES by Jana Debusk

Jana Debusk: vocals, compositions
Miguel Angel Lous: alto saxophone
Sonja Tavormina: arp
Tanjung Kim: guitar
Jette de Koning: piano
Louise van den Heuvel: electric bass
Francesca Remigi: drums

SIX DEGREES – ALBUM “Under the High Tide”

Silvia Corna: vocals
Davide Zandonella: guitar
Daniele Colombo: keys, rhythmic guitar
Lorenzo Mazzucchetti: electric bass
Francesca Remigi: drums

LA MEZCLA LOCA latin band

https://www.conservatoriummaastricht.nl/en/about-us/news/cross-currents-festival-2017

Ariane Bauer: vocals
Elise van Assache: vocals
Elke Nijst: vocals
Koen Stegerman: guitar
Michaël Boonen: guitar
Janneke van Tuyl: piano
Lukas Meyer: electric bass
Francesca Remigi: drums