Marta Arpini pocket orchestra
Wednesday, June 22, 2022 - BIMHUIS
Composer, vocalist and guitarist Marta Arpini is no stranger to inJazz. Her pocket orchestra was born in 2021 in the recording studio, as an extension of her long time semi-acoustic quintet. With that project, called Forest Light, she performed at inJazz 2020, “the live stream edition”.
For her new album, I Am a Gem, Marta wanted to expand the line-up and integrate more colours into the palette, “giving my music a new garment,” as she puts it. “Now I can’t wait to have the chance to take it also onto the stage, to perform all together and showcase the album with its full arrangements and sounds.”
Marta Arpini is originally from Crema (Italy), and living in Amsterdam. She studied jazz vocals (bachelor program) at Civici Corsi di Jazz in Milano, where she graduated with the highest grade in 2017. At the same time she studied Modern Literature at Università Statale degli Studi di Milano. Marta specialized in jazz vocals with a master program at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam (2017 – 2019).
Marta Arpini – vocals, compositions, arrangements, electric guitar
Massimo Imperatore – electric guitar, acoustic guitar
Adrian Moncada – piano, synth
Mauro Cottone – bass
Giacomo Camilletti – drums, percussion
Līva Dumpe – vocals
Sanne Huijbregts – vocals, kalimbas, xylophone, percussion
Ketija Ringa-Karahona – flute
Jessie Brevé – bass clarinet
Charalampos Chronis – trombone