Il 28 e 29 agosto sempre al Teatro dei Differenti a chiusura del festival si terrà il XXVIII concorso di arrangiamento e composizione per orchestra jazz. Vera protagonista sarà la BargaJazz Orchestra diretta da Mario Raja che conta tra le sue fila importanti solisti come: Nico Gori, Dimitri Grechi Espinoza, Stefano Onorati e Fulvio Sigurtà.
Il 28 agosto saranno eseguiti brani in concorso della sezione composizioni originali oltre che alcuni brani del trombettista Marco Tamburini (grande amico di Barga recentemente scomparso).
Ecco i brani selezionati per la sezione A (arrangiamenti di brani di John Taylor):
In Cologne di Lokas Pfeil
Ambleside di Oscar Del Barba
Windfall di Przemyslaw Florczak
Ambleside di Eduardo Rojo Gonzalez – his site can be seen here
Between Moons di Diego Donati.
In omaggio a Taylor per la serata finale Diana Torto, cantante con cui ha collaborato strettamente, è stata invitata ad eseguire musiche arrangiate dallo stesso Taylor per big band e voce scritte per un progetto commissionato dalla WDR big band e presentato alla Opera Haus di Lipsia nel settembre del 2012 per festeggiare i suoi 70 anni.
Le due serate finali saranno presentato dalla cantante Michela Lombardi.
Eduardo Rojo holds a degree in Piano Jazz from the Esmuc (Barcelona) and a master in Jazz Composition from Codarts (Rotterdam) and carries out his professional activities in different fields: as a pianist, composer/arranger/orchestrator, musical programmer and teacher.
He was born in the province of Santa Cruz de Tenerife (Canary Islands, Spain). At an early age, he was attracted by music, which lead him to study classical piano at the Conservatory of Music at the same time that he started to study jazz and composition guided by Polo Orti and Fernando Orti. In 2002 he moved to Barcelona where he entered the ESMUC and graduated four years later in Piano Piano Jazz. During that time he studied piano with Lluís Vidal and Albert Bover, who fed him with plenty of ideas that triggered his own way of understanding the piano. At the same time he studied composition and instrumentation with Helmut Lachenmann and Albert Guinovart.
Moved by his continued interest in finding new paths, in 2007 he travelled to New York, where he had piano lessons with pianists Michael Kanan and Luis Perdomo, as well as with arrangers Arun Luthra and Rich Shemaria.
In 2011 he decided to move to the Netherlands in order to take a master’s degree in Jazz Composition at the Codarts Conservatory, where had lessons, among others, with teachers Robin Raaff and Paul M. van Brugge. This experience allowed him to break free from the shackles of tradition and develop a personal language without being stuck in the past and with a broader view of music. He completed his master’s degree in 2013 with a rating of outstanding.
Throughout his career he has composed for a lot of different lineups, an experience which has helped him to face the most diverse situations, from solo instrument, standing out “Blues for piano and tape” -played by the pianist Laurens Boer- to orchestral music. He has also worked with Codarts Big Band, Big Band de Canarias, The New Music Ensemble of Rotterdam, AM Big band and the Canary Islands Government, among others.
As a pianist he has played with countless musicians: Santi de la Rubia, Xavi Hinojosa, Natanael Ramos, Luismo Valladares… He has recorded over a dozen albums, including “Exploration”, his first album as a leader.
Nowadays he lives in Rotterdam, where he works as a pianist and freelance composer/arranger.
Tutte le sere fino al 29 agosto “Enojazz” le incredibili jam session, presso Villa Libano a cura di “Locanda di Mezzo”. Un luogo apposito dove musicisti e appassionati si ritroveranno per suonare fino a notte inoltrata. Enojazz e’ diventato negli anni un piccolo festival nel festival, con mostre d’arte ed eventi collaterali all’insegna dell’improvvisazione più libera.