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Manziluna, in Arabic “our house”, is a project born in 2008 realized by Fabrizo Brusca and Leonardo grimaudo on guitar, the saxophonist Calogero Genco and Carmelo Graceffa on drums. Four musicians who ever since have been working on timbre and compositive research by comparing the sicilian culture with contemporary music languages. In 2009 they recorded their debut album “Manziluna” which came out two years later edited by the italian label “Fitzcarraldo Records”. In the meanwhile the project took part in several festival whose are worth mentioning, among the others , “Winter Jazz Itineraries 2009”(Sicily), “Yhan-La Sorgente Della Musica 2010(Sicily)” with the singer Sanem Kalfa as a special guest, “Trytone Festival, New Way of Jazz 2011”(Amsterdam,NL). 2012 was an inspiring year for the band, in fact the exploration of their musical origins through jazz improvisation, middle-eastern melodies, acoustic, electric sounds and complex polyrhythms was the beginning of a new approach for their music, moving towards other musical colors and adding the Cello was the singularity of “Secretum”, a triptych of compositions written by the guitarist Fabrizio Brusca. In 2013 Manziluna plus cello were involved in very important festivals such as “Palermo Jazz Vanguard”, “Ras Al Jazz” and “Arcosoli Jazz Festival. Back to the original lineup, the quartet have just recorded the new album in Groningen (NL) at the beginning of 2014 which will come out soon with the dutch label “Cantina Records” and this time with a new guest, Cinzia Catania on vocals who has joined the band for a few songs.

 

 

In 2018 a new chapter has begun for the Manziluna Group. The new group is a trio with: Leo Grimaudo on guitar, electronics & visuals, Calogero Genco on Alto and Soprano Sax, and Fabrizio Brusca on guitar, fx & Digital Painting. At the root, the common thread remains the same: Tradition and Innovation, but now the experimental lymph urges them on to create an actual multimedia landscape where Music together with sound design, video art and digital painting become a unique expressive medium which is, above all, the narration of a new mood. ‘Apnea’, for instance, the latest status composition of the Manziluna, is a mix of Mystery and Tragedy, dedicated to the many victims of the illegal landings in the Mediterranean. In the video and notes of ‘Last’ the hectic rhythms of modern life are reported, and ‘Belice’ tells us the story of a rich in tradition region of Western Sicily, and the tragedy of its 1968 earthquake. The Manziluna intend to involve the audience and to deeply sensitize them by inviting people to this exploration trip which is meant to be a plunging into the deepest waters bringing us up from the initial ‘apnea’ to a new Brightness.

 

UPCOMING EVENTS:

 

 

TOUR NOVEMBER 2018 

 

11/11/18 - ORKZ - THEATER DE KAPEL, GRONINGEN, NL

10/11/18 - IL SOLE IN CANTINA, GRONINGEN, NL

07/11/18 - LITERAIR CAFE' DE GRAANREPUBLIEK, GRONINGEN, NL

 

 

 

 

 

PAST EVENTS:

 

18/08/17 - VILLA COMUNALE - SANTA MARGHERITA DI BELICE, IT

08/08/17 - MUSEO D’ARTE MODERNA E CONTEMPORANEA LA SALERNIANA - TRAPANI, IT

02/09/16 - feat. LAURA LALA @ FESTIVAL JAZZ “OLTREMENTE” - SCOGLITTI, TP

18/08/16 - NOTE NELLA TERRA DEL GATTOPARDO - SANTA MARGHERITA DI BELICE, IT

01/11/15 - PLATFORM THEATER, SOUNDS OF MUSIC FESTIVAL, GRONINGEN, NL

07/02/15 - IL SOLE IN CANTINA, GRONINGEN, NL

24/01/15 - TEATRO ALLA GUILLA, PALERMO, IT

23/01/15 - TEATRO ALLA GUILLA, PALERMO, IT

23/12/14 - JAZZ&BEER, PALERMO, IT

17/10/14 - IM VIADUKT, ZURICH, CH

14/10/14 - ISSEGASS BAR LENZBURG, CH

13/10/14 - ONO, BERNE, CH

30/08/14 - ZOMERJAZZFIETSTOUR, NL

29/08/14 - NOORDERZON - PODIUM OP ZUID, NL 

07/08/14 - SANTA MARGHERITA DI BELICE, IT

 

 

 

 

 

MANZILUNA MANAGEMENT:

MANAGEMENT@MANZILUNA.IT
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IT : +39-3922059990
NL : +31-615153060