Thursday, June 23, 2022 - Conny Janssen Danst Studio’s

For those who follow what’s going on in jazz made in the Netherlands, this band has some familiar faces. Pietre (‘stones’ in Italian) is the brainchild of bassist Alessandro Fongaro, a quartet he brought together during the second lockdown, in 2021. He describes the music he wrote as “a sort of personal diary, in which I collected all that I went through in that period: love, heartbreaks, friendships and so on.”

About his band mates: “In the past years I’ve spent so much time on and off stage with Sun Mi and Nicolò that I can basically call them family. Meanwhile, Jesse is a musician that I’ve got to know better only during the pandemic. We started off playing in a duo and right away I fell in love with his sensibility, energy and dedication. When the idea of Pietre started forming in my head and I was trying to imagine how I wanted the band to sound, these were the three musicians that I heard playing my music.”

Nicolò Ricci – tenor saxophone
Jesse Schilderink – baritone, tenor saxophone
Alessandro Fongaro – double bass
Sun-Mi Hong – drums

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