About The Venice Jazz Band – professional jazz band based in Venice, Italy
The Venice Jazz Band perform a mixture of Mediterranean melodies and a reinterpretation of music influenced by Italian musicians that developed the Jazz music at the beginning of the 20th century in the United States.
We perform regularly at weddings and corporate events in Venice and throughout Italy.
Our sound features clarinet melodies, banjo strokes, arabesque guitars and a strong and solid swing guaranteed by the rhythm section.
The Venice Jazz Band connects southern Italy with the north.
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Everything started in 2005 when Franz Falanga, a stride piano player from Puglia, decided with Isaac de Martin to establish a band in Veneto (a region in the northeast, in particular, Venice) with local musicians.
Often invited in many important Festivals in Italy and Europe, the band released 2 albums (an LP in 2009 and a Vinyl in 2012) and is now working on a new production with the Florence based singer Piero Gesué.
Piero takes a lot of bluesy mood and words (some in Salentino, another Puglia's dialect, and other in Italian) that meet the Hot Jazz of the band.
This new production is presented in September at JazzIT Festival (in Collescipoli), a revolutionary Festival organized and promoted by the Italian magazine JazzIT.
l'idea di questo progetto nasce nel 2005 dal casuale incontro tra Franz Falanga ed Isaac De Martin.
Di recente è stata maturata l'idea del quintetto cosi come si presenta oggi, una rivisitazione al fenomenale Hot club de France.
Un organico prettamente ritmico finemente ricamato da linee melodiche di clarinetto e pennellate pastello di banjo caratterizzano le sonorità d'altre epoche, quasi un viaggio nel tempo alla riscoperta di musiche che hanno segnato la storia e lo sviluppo del Jazz.