Italian jazz artists to play in Vietnam

The Embassy of Italy in Vietnam will organize a jazz concert “Dialektos” performed by the famous duo and Huw Warren to give Vietnamese audience an insight on Italian jazz.

Italian jazz and classical singer composer and arranger, Maria Pia De Vito is one of the most recognisable figures on the Italian jazz scene. She has worked with visual artists, choreographers, and musicians such as John Taylor, Kenny Wheeler, Miroslav Vitous, Joshua Redman, and Italian Enrico Rava e Paolo Fresu. Last year, the magazine “Jazz It” elected her as the best Italian singer.

Meanwhile, pianist and composer Huw Warren never ceases to amaze as an intriguing and thrilling musician and composer. The Winner of this year’s highly coveted BBC Jazz Award for innovation; Huw has established an international presence in recent years, as a musical director/pianist for contemporary folk diva June Tabor for well over a decade. His ongoing work with ex-Austrian Musician of the Year bassist Peter Herbert and NY violin virtuoso improviser Mark Feldman has also brought him critical acclaim.

Dialektos is a richly fruitful collaboration between the two musicians, playing to their strengths, a mutual love of folk roots, energetic rhythms and strong melodies. Its cultural fulcrum is the southern Italian city of Naples, whose popular songs the virtuosic but earthy De Vito has celebrated on previous recordings.

Italian artists will play on December 9th in the Labour Theatre (42 Trang Tien street), at 8 pm, and on December 11th in the Ho Chi Minh City Music Conservatory, (112 Nguyen Du, District I) also at 8 pm.

The concert is a part of culture activities to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the Unification of Italy.

(Source: CPV)