From jazz to street artists, a week of concerts

Concert - Event posted by elena

Address: Piazzale Michelangelo , Florence

Date: Friday 10 August 2018


Live music every night from Tuesday 7 to Sunday 12 August on the terrace of Piazzale Michelangelo
The events are included in the Fiorentina Summer program

From New York atmospheres to the country blues of Mississippi, from Italian singers to jazz: the week of Flower at the Piazzale , the space of the Florentine Summer with a view of the city, is full of live music. It starts tomorrow, Tuesday 7 August at 8 pm, with Calabretta Trio (Federico Calabretta on piano, Cosimo Marchese on drums, Bernardo Sacconi on double bass) for a new concert of the "Piazzale Jazz" festival, in collaboration with the ExFila School of Music and association Cambiamusica! Florence (free admission).

The week continues with a series of concerts for the cycle "Street Artists": Thursday, August 9 at 9 pm at the Flower will perform Francesco Garito with original songs and Italian singer-songwriters, Friday , August 10 at 20 will be the turn of Claudio Spadi , with Italian and international music, while Saturday, August 11 at 21 arrives the Mississippi rhythm & country blues of the duo Foneno , formed in 2012 and composed by Ugo Nativi (drums and choirs) and Federico Riondino (vocals, guitar and Kazoo), which happens often to spot in the squares of the center of Florence with the characteristic battery on the wheels.

Sunday 12 at 20 returns "Piazzale Jazz", with the Trio Cifariello, led by Giovanni Cifariello . Born in Florence in 1967, Cifariello began studying music at an early age, attended the Conservatory Cherubini in Florence and graduated brilliantly, also obtaining the B. Christoff award as best young promise. His passion for guitar and his interest in different approaches led him to deal with various artists and musical genres: from ancient to contemporary cultured music, from Sicilian, Sardinian, Spanish, Hebrew, gypsy, Balkan, Irish, ethnic music. Indian, Arab and Cuban up to Blues, Funk, Pop, Rock, Jazz, Fusion and creative music. He has held classical music concerts as a soloist, in chamber ensembles or with orchestra.

Since the nineties he collaborates as an instrumentalist, arranger and / or composer with Italian and foreign artists such as poets, actors, theatrical companies, dancers, singers and ethnic music, pop and jazz bands performing all over the world, among the various: Antonella Ruggiero, Maurizio Solieri, Tullio De Piscopo, Alan Sorrenti, Peppino Di Capri, Riccardo Fogli, Sandro Comini, Beppe Basile, Francis Biggi, Marco Ferrari, Avery Gosfield, Massimiliano Dragoni, Ago, Paolo Cimmino, Stefano Rapicavoli, Walter Paoli, Franco Santernecchi , Stefano 'Cocco' Cantini, Nico Gori and many others. Since 2000 he has formed his own stable trio with which he still performs presenting an original repertoire, playing jazz standards and producing specific musical projects. We will see him on the Flower stage on Sunday 12 August.

All concerts are free admission.

Flower at the Piazzale is also quality street food, with bar service and cafeteria open from 10 am, lunches, dinners and gourmet aperitifs with amblé care, quality sandwiches known in Florence for the attention to raw materials and the environment: nothing plastic, all to kmzero and recycled.


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