August 4th: a dinner in Jazz
AUGUST 4TH – TRIO WITH BASSIST MARCO MARTELLI & DRUMMER DOMENICO FONTANA and special guest Joerg Widmoser.
Our event on Thursday evening is a party and jam session at the home of chef Andrea Anichini. Andrea introduced us to these fine
musicians from Florence – bassist Marco Martelli and drummer Domenico Fontana. Marco Martelli is a brilliant classical musician who performs with many chamber groups throughout Europe.and is currently a member of the Florence Opera Orchestra under Zubin Mehta.
Domenico is a freelance percussionist who performs jazz and classical throughout Italy.
Many of you remember the 1st time Joerg Widmoser came to Harrisburg with his back pack and pig amp. He was just turning 30 years old when he played the C Jam Blues at the Lucky 7 with world famous violinist John Blake and Steve Rudolph’s Trio. Since then, his virtuosic blend of classic, innovative and integrated experimentation, makes Joerg among the 10 best known and most prolific jazz violinists in the world with over 50 CDs.
Throughout his career Joerg Widmoser played with many renowned musicians, including: singers Mercedes Sosa and Joan Baez, violinists Claude Williams and Stéphane Grappelli, saxophonists Klaus Doldinger and Charlie Mariano, drummer Billy Hart, guitarist John McLaughlin, Indian percussion Vaidyanathan and more. Joerg and Steve recorded the LP “The Reunion Band” in 1988 to much acclaim and it will be a joy to hear them play together again!