Umbria Jazz presents Stefano Bollani & Hamilton de Holanda
Saturday, August 2, 2014 Fort Adams State Park
The referendum among the journalists of the American magazine Downbeat of 2007 ranks him eighth among the jazz new talents and third among the young pianists in the world. The critics of the AllAboutJazz magazine in New York appoints him among the five most important musicians of 2007, beside monstres sacres like Ornette Coleman and Sonny Rollins. In December of the same year, in Vienna, he is awarded with the Europejazzpreis, as european musician of the year.
His last work is an incursion in the popular Brazilian music, "Bollani carioca", a CD recorded in Rio de Janeiro with important local artists. Together with them, he performed in several cities of Brazil and has been the second musician in the world to play a grand piano in a favela in Rio, on the 1st December 2007. The first to do that was Antonio Carlos Jobim.
He's been author and conductor of a comic radio show about music for Radiorai3, the national cultural radio channel (Il dottor Djembe) and has also created a live tv show featuring noteworthy guests named Sostiene Bollani (2011) which was a huge success on Italian television.
Music has no real boundaries for him. That' s why he continues to seek out new collaborations, even in the classical field (performing and recording concertos for piano and orchestra by Poulenc, Ravel and Gershwin) or in pop music.
Photos: (left to right) Bobby McFerrin, Robert Glasper, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Wynton Marsalis, Dr. John, John Zorn