rosenfeld porcini is pleased to announce a concert by the Giovanni Guidi Trio, part of the gallery cultural programme.
Guidi’s international trio, with US bassist Thomas Morgan and Portuguese drummer João Lobo will be playing at rosenfeld porcini gallery. Last year, they played a memorable sold out concert at the gallery, receiving great reviews from the jazz critic of the Guardian, amongst others.
Born in Foligno, Italy, in 1985, Giovanni Guidi began studying piano at 12, and was encouraged in his musical directions by Enrico Rava at the summer master classes in Siena. His acutely lyrical style has made him one of the foremost jazz musicians playing in Italy today. His ability to improvise and deconstruct melody, and experiment with a variety of different formations has made him a unique figure in the contemporary Italian jazz panorama. Giovanni is one of the most interesting and original pianists on the Italian scene, a contemporary player improvising and looking deeply into the implications of melody.
Thomas Morgan began studying music at Lisbon’s Hot Club de Portugal Jazz School. In 2001 he moved to the Netherlands to continue his studies at The Hague’s Royal Conservatory. The following year he too encountered Enrico Rava in Siena, and the connection to Guidi was immediate. Thomas Morgan’s improvisational daring and technical ability have made him, in a short span of time, perhaps the most sought-after bassist in contemporary jazz.
Earlier this year, Joao Lobo, the acclaimed percussionist had a solo concert at the rosenfeld porcini gallery. He is a musician open to many musical visions, who continually looks to experiment with new genres. “There are musicians who specialise in something because they know exactly what they want to do and perfect themselves in that direction. I admire the attitude, but I’m not like that: I like to play in different contexts” (Joao Lobo). João Lobo also came out from the school of the Hot Club de Portugal in Lisbon before moving to The Hague. Like Giovanni Guidi, he played with Enrico Rava in 2002 at Siena Jazz and the Guido-Lobo association has been flourishing since then.
The Italian magazine ‘Musica Jazz’ selected the Giovanni Guidi’s record Ida Lupino with Gianluca Petrella as disc of the year last year.
The Trio record were the acclaimed German jazz label ECM produced by the label’s founder Manfred Eicher.
Thursday 18 May 2017
We recommend that you reserve your tickets with the gallery either via email or phone to ensure your place on the night.