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BargaJazz Festival 2007 dates announced

Announcing publication of the official notice for participation in the twentieth BargaJazz international competition. In 2007 the guest of honour will be the Canadian trumpeter Kenny Wheeler, one of the most important contemporary trumpet players as well as a major Jazz composer and arranger over the past forty years. Kenny Wheeler, born in Canada in […]

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Mushroom Jazz Band at Barga Jazz Club

Mushroom Jazz Band, Formazione nata in seno a Barga Jazz e formata quasi totalmente da elementi della zona unendo veterani e nuovi talenti, tutti jazzisti di notevole esperienza. Pur avendo una formazione ridotta conserva l’impatto sonoro della Big Band classica anche per merito degli arrangiamenti tutti scritti specificamente per questa formazione talvolta anche a supporto […]

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Raffaella Misiti Quartet at Barga Jazz Club

Spring has arrived and with it a new voice in the Barga Jazz Club – Raffaella Misiti who hails from Rome but migrated north to Barga to entertain the members of the Jazz Club this evening. Raffaella was ably backed by local musicians Piero, Nino and Marco. Raffaella is the vocalist of the Acustimantico band […]

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Non siamo Eroi (maybe) at the Altana

Non siamo Eroi (maybe) at the Altana

Lorenzo – lead singer and guitar, Derek on lead guitar, Angelo on keyboards and Artie Matthew on drums made up the Noi Siamo Eroi band this evening who played their first gig in front of the Barga public at the Altana restaurant. Moving, energetic stuff from the boys as they played a mixed set in […]

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Swing Pistols at Barga Jazz Club

A welcome return to the Barga Jazz Club this evening for Swing Pistols. More rowdy Django Reinhardt based swing sessions with the guitar toting pair nbnbnb bmbmbm mbmbmb 

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Trio Scafroglia at Barga Jazz Club

Trio Scafroglia at the Barga Jazz Club The best of the 30s and 60s swing with this eclectic Trio. Buscaglione, Capossela, Tom Waits and more but in a 30s and 60s way ….. !

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Festa delle Donne – Jacks Pack

International Women’s Day (8 March) is an occasion marked by women’s groups around the world. This date is also commemorated at the United Nations and is designated in many countries as a national holiday.

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Ugo Bongianni at Barga Jazz Club

Ugo Bongianni at Barga Jazz Club this evening. Ugo was the keyboard player last year on the Mina Album – Bula Bula ” In questo album ci sono molte “forze nuove” anche fra i musicisti : Ugo Bongianni, pianista e arrangiatore ventenne, che ha programmato e suonato le tastiere”

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Inter Nos Quartet at Barga Jazz Club

Inter Nos Quartet played at the Barga Jazz Club this evening. Piero Gaddi – Pianoforte, Fabrizio Desideri saxes, Nino Pellegrini – contrabbasso, Gian Paolo Pellicci – batteria. The group has come on in leaps and bounds over the past 12 months – more compact, sure footed, haunting and lyrical in places, solid and robust in […]

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Jacks Pack in the recording studio

The Barga blues band Jacks Pack have been very quiet of late. Apart from a quick outing at the Altana restaurant and the Barga Jazz Club towards the end of last year, they have not been stomping the boards recently. The reason for this self imposed exile from the musical arena is that the boys […]

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Nicolao Valiensi Quintet at Barga Jazz Club

A welcome return to the Barga Jazz Club this evening to Nicolao Valiensi and his formidable quintet: Simone Venturi on piano, Sauro Donati on guitar, Luca Franchini on double bass and, of course, Franco Mariani driving the whole thing along on drums. Today the 16th February is National Saving Energy Day in Italy where people […]