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5 HISTORIC RECORDINGS
in all major digital stores
out on 22nd November 2019
5 HISTORIC RECORDINGS

5 historic recordings by pianist-composer STEFANO BOLLANI: out on 22nd November in all major digital stores.

A handful of successful recordings by Stefano Bollani will be available on all major digital platforms for the first time from 22nd November on: “Live Trio Macerata” (2006), a powerful live recording by his historic trio featuring bassist Ares Tavolazzi and drummer Walter Paoli; “Ordine Agitato” (2008), a rich album of Bollani’s and his band ‘i Visionari’, consisting of tunes composed (but not used) for the soundtrack of A. Grimaldi’s film Quiet Chaos; the solo live album “Live From Mars” (2016) with Bollani ingeniously exploring legendary territories from David Bowie, Michael Jackson to James Brown; “The Music Of Sasha Argov” (2009), a unique concert of an outstanding band of his playing revered Israeli composer Sasha Argov’s vivid melodies with compelling energy, recorded at the Royal Opera House of Tel Aviv; and “L’Orchestra del Titanic” (1999), Bollani’s very first album as a leader, remastered on its 20th anniversary and with three inedited bonus tracks!


The digital release of the five albums on Bollani’s label Alobar represent a grand occasion to re-discover some of the jewels of his back catalogue.


LA CHIAVE ARMONICA DELL'UNIVERSO
con Rupert Sheldrake e Corrado Malanga; modera Stefano Bollani
30 novembre 2019, Firenze
LA CHIAVE ARMONICA DELL'UNIVERSO

Una giornata dedicata all'esplorazione del rapporto intercorrente tra scienza e spiritualità, a cura di Spazio Interiore. 


STEFANO BOLLANI & HAMILTON DE HOLANDA ON TOUR
from 26 october to 5 november 2019
Italy/Switzerland
STEFANO BOLLANI & HAMILTON DE HOLANDA ON TOUR

PIANO A PIANO Stefano Bollani Chucho Valdés on tour!

26/10 Teatro Verdi - FIRENZE
30/10 Teatro Grande - BRESCIA
31/10 Jazznojazz Festival - ZURICH
01/11 Teatro Europauditorium - BOLOGNA
02/11 Veneto Jazz - Teatro Goldoni - VENEZIA
03/1 JAZZMI - Teatro Dal Verme - MILANO
05/11 Auditorium del Lingotto - TORINO


STEFANO BOLLANI & HAMILTON DE HOLANDA ON TOUR
from 12 to 27 july 2019
Italy/Portugal
STEFANO BOLLANI & HAMILTON DE HOLANDA ON TOUR

Stefano Bollani's piano joins the Hamilton De Holanda mandolin and is immediately magic.

12-13/07 SPOLETO - FESTIVAL DEI 2MONDI – TEATRO ROMANO
14/07 RIMINI - ULISSE FEST – TEATRO GALLI
16/07 BARI -  FESTIVAL NOTTI DI STELLE - TEATRO PETRUZZELLI
18/07 CODROIPO (UD) - VILLA MANINESTATE 2019 – VILLA MANIN
20/07 FORTE DEI MARMI (LU) - VILLA BERTELLI
21/07 SAN GIMIGNANO - SKYLINE FESTIVAL- PIAZZA DUOMO 
23/07 NOTO (SR) - NOTOMUSICA FESTIVAL– CORTILE COLLEGIO GESUITI
25/07 MATERA -  MATERA 2019 - CAVA DEL SOLE
27/07 AMARANTE (P) - MIMO FESTIVAL 


STEFANO BOLLANI E I SUOI MAESTRI
20 CD in edicola
con Corriere della sera e La Gazzetta dello Sport
STEFANO BOLLANI E I SUOI MAESTRI

Il 24 giugno 2019 arriva in edicola con il Corriere della Sera e La Gazzetta dello Sport la collana Stefano Bollani e i suoi maestri: 20 cd scelti e introdotti dal grande jazzista.

I primi dieci album fanno parte del repertorio di Bollani: «Questa collana mi ha dato un’enorme possibilità: riscrivere il mio passato. Ho scelto dieci dischi che mi rappresentano».

Le altre dieci uscite sono dischi di musicisti che hanno ispirato la scrittura e l’interpretazione del pianista: «Persone che non ho mai conosciuto ma che mi hanno insegnato tramite la loro musica». Si va da Portrait in Jazz di Bill Evans (in edicola il 2 settembre) a Changes One di Charles Mingus (il 4 novembre), passando per Chet Baker, Miles Davis e Art Blakey.

I cd saranno in vendita a e 9,90 più il prezzo del quotidiano. A inaugurare la serie L’orchestra del Titanic che quest’anno compie 20 anni. Per la collana e per l’anniversario, il primo album da leader di Stefano Bollani è stato rimasterizzato e includerà tre tracce inedite. Poi seguiranno: Rava plays Rava (1° luglio), Småt Småt (8 luglio), Concertone (15 luglio), Piano solo (29 luglio), Carioca (5 agosto), The music of Sasha Argov (live inedito, 12 agosto), Joy in spite of everything (19 agosto), Napoli trip (26 agosto).


CONCERTO VERDE
world première, 19 june 2019
Teatro Coliseo, Buenos Aires
CONCERTO VERDE

After Concerto Azzurro [Azure Concerto] for piano and orchestra, dedicated to the throat chakra of expression, Italian pianist-composer Stefano Bollani has now created a new concerto of classical composing: Concerto Verde [Green Concerto] for piano and chamber orchestra; green like the central heart chakra of love.

While Concerto Azzurro was arranged by composer-conductor Paolo Silvestri, with Concerto Verde - and for the first time - it is Bollani himself to have orchestrated the entire work, which also favours moments that disobey the rules that demand that a pianist shall stick to the rigorously precise and immutable score.

Concerto Verde also allows various passages of improvisation, entrusted to a real piano jazz trio with Argentinian bass player Pablo Navarro and young Florentine drummer Bernardo Guerra (who has also been Bollani’s ally in Napoli Trip and Concerto Azzurro).

Concerto Verde, also informed by tango and other folkloric music traditions of Argentina, is structured in four movements of strong impact and distinct character of both melody and rhythm. As tradition wants, the third movement, the “scherzo”, stands out by virtue of its joyous playfulness, which reflects Bollani’s sparkling creativity best.

With Concerto Verde Stefano Bollani has created a hymn to love: to love as such, but also to his love for music.

Stefano Bollani - Concerto Verde for piano and chamber orchestra

Title: “Concerto Verde” for piano and chamber orchestra
Duration: approx. 25-30’
Composer: Stefano Bollani
World premiere: 19 June 2019 at Teatro Coliseo, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Orchestra: Orquesta Sin Fin
featuring
Juan Pablo Navarro on double bass, and Bernardo Guerra on drums
Conductor:  Exequiel Mantega


CONTEST
#quebomcover
from May 10th to June 10th 2019
CONTEST

On the occasion of the vinyl release of the album QUE BOM, Stefano Bollani launches an open contest to all those who in the world play cover of his songs!

How to participate? From the dawn of May 10th at midnight on June 10th, post a video-cover on Instagram (performed by yourself) of a track of the album QUE BOM tagging @stefano_bollani and using the hashtag #quebomcover. Only the QUE BOM's cover will be considered valid!

What features should the cover have? Check out the music sheet (featured on @stefano_bollani) and extemporize! There are no other rules, as it happens in the Stefano Bollani's concerts.

The winners will receive a copy of the vinyl with custom dedication meeting the artist in a stage of the 2019 world tour. 


QUE BOM
vinyl edition
from 10 may 2019
QUE BOM

On 10 May 2019 Stefano Bollani’s album QUE BOM (published digitally and on CD in 2018) will be internationally released in an exceptionally beautiful-sounding vinyl edition.

The 2-LP 180g vinyl edition comes in an elegant high-quality Gatefold packaging with black polylined innersleeves and contains the lyrics of the songs with Caetano Veloso and João Bosco and extraordinary pictures from Codex Seraphinianus by Italian artist and designer Luigi Serafini.

A genuine hymn to life marked by sparkling liveliness and (contagious) joy, QUE BOM mainly consists of Bollani’s own original tunes informed by Brazilian music culture, which Bollani has cherished since the beginning of his rich multifaceted music making.


QUE BOM
The new album by Stefano Bollani
from 25 may 2018
QUE BOM

Italian pianist-composer Stefano Bollani's new album QUE BOM - a genuine hymn to life marked by sparkling liveliness and (contagious) joy - mainly consists of Bollani’s own original tunes and distinctive melodies strongly influenced and informed by Brazilian music culture, which Bollani has always cherished since the very beginning of his rich, multifaceted crackerjack music making and dexterous playing.

In QUE BOM Bollani is joined by the same outstanding Brazilian rhythm section as in his earlier, extremely successful CARIOCA project (2008) - Jorge Helder (db), Jurim Moreira (dr) and Armando Marçal (perc) - plus Thiago da Serrinha (perc), but here, in QUE BOM, also by the grand guest stars Caetano Veloso, João Bosco, Jaques Morelenbaum and Hamilton de Holanda.

The CD packaging, an elegant and exquisite 6-side DigiSleeve with an 8-page booklet, contains the lyrics of the songs with Caetano Veloso and João Bosco, photos of the merry Rio recording session by Vinícius Giffoni and extraordinary pictures from Codex Seraphinianus by Italian artist and designer Luigi Serafini.

QUE BOM, entirely produced by Bollani, is the first album to be released worldwide by his own newly created label ALOBAR on 25th May 2018.


GALAPAGOS
Preview the new unreleased track that anticipates the disc QUE BOM
digital from 27 April 2018
GALAPAGOS

Preview one of the pieces that are part of QUE BOM, the new highly anticipated album of unreleased tracks from Brazilian dna that comes after ten years from the great success of the disco Carioca. In the accompanying video, some of the musicians participated in the project including Caetano Veloso and João Bosco, Hamilton de Holanda and Jacques Morelenbaum.

QUE BOM will be released around the world on 25 may 2018.

Entirely self-produced by Stefano Bollani, it is the first album released by its new label ALOBAR and will create an international summer tour.

Galapagos is named after Kurt Vonnegut's novel of 1985 "a masterpiece set in a world of the future in which we remember what mankind was like, those men from the big brains that almost led to ruin the planet".


QUE BOM
brazilian sound
out in may 2018
QUE BOM

After the great success of the 2007 Carioca album, Stefano Bollani returned to the Brazilian sound with Que Bom, album of outtakes out in may and world tour since summer 2018.

Next to him great representatives of brazilian music like Jorge Helder on bass, Jurim Moreira on drums and Armando Marçal on percussion. Very loved artists from Bollani who had already taken part in the Carioca project and who here are in the company of another percussionist, the young and talented Thiago da Serrinha.


DIALOGHI TRA ALIENI
New disc of Stefano Bollani
From 27 October 2017
DIALOGHI TRA ALIENI

In bookstores since September 4, 2017, Dialoghi tra alieni is a book published by L'Arte di essere & Trigono Edizioni that collects the conversations of Stefano Bollani with Mauro Biglino, Anne Givaudan and Igor Sibaldi.

A journey through history, religion, philosophy, physics and science, to shed light on the many mysteries that still escape our understanding: from the existence of dimensions and universes parallel to the presence of life on other planets.

The same concept of "Alien" is investigated with a new look and becomes in this book excuse for the most exciting of exploration, that discovering ourselves and our inner universe.

A truly unique book in its kind, which for the first time brings together four leading personalities in their respective areas: composer and pianist Stefano Bollani, philosopher and philologist Igor Sibaldi, the expert of sacred texts Mauro Biglino and french researcher Anne Givaudan.

Dialoghi tra alieni
Conversations about nearby and distant universes
Stefano Bollani meets Mauro Biglino, Anne Givaudan, Igor Sibaldi.
Pages 164
Format: 12 x16
Date of publication: 4 September 2017
Edited by L'Arte di essere & Trigono Edizioni


MEDITERRANEO
Stefano Bollani's new album
From 27 October 2017
MEDITERRANEO

Stefano Bollani's piano accompanied by the Danish Trio, Vincent Peirani and 14 elements of the Berlin Philharmonic revisit the classic repertoire from Puccini to Monteverdi and Leoncavallo, passing through Rossini and Morricone. An unusual and fascinating tribute to the great Italian musical tradition.

Revisiting in key jazz some masterpieces of the Italian classical repertoire is the idea from which Mediterraneo is born, the new extraordinary album by Stefano Bollani coming out Friday 27 October by ACT.

Mediterraneo is a live, recording of the applauditissimo concert that Stefano Bollani held in the prestigious great hall of Berliner Philamornie on 12 June 2017. To play an unusual high-level music group composed of a jazz matrix represented, as well as from the plan of Bollani and the components of his Danish Trio - Jesper Bodilsen on bass and Morten Lund on drums - from the accordion of Vincent Peirani and fourteen chambers musicians of the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra that here do not only follow a cultured sound, but also show refined improvisers. Directed by the Norwegian Geir Lysne, curator of arrangements, which had already collaborated with Bollani in Big Band.

The result is a unique musical occasion, born from an idea of Siggi Loch, patron of the ACT, leader label among the independent of jazz in the world that literally enchanted a packed audience (over 2200 people) and enthusiastic. The new collaboration between Bollani and Peirani, accordionist among the most acclaimed in young french jazz, accentuates the mediterranean touch of the ensemble, especially when it holds the lines of Morricone's known themes.

The great Italian tradition crossed by this long musical journey that transcends gender and age boundaries, shows here all its vitality and modernity and testifies how its pure fullness remains central in feeding different and multiple assets.