Solivan has made a name for herself as a hard swinging, passionate, vocalist who has a commanding stage presence and is able to captivate audiences with her joyous exuberance and whit. Having performed and recorded with the likes of Christian McBride, Peter Bernstein, Jeremy Pelt, Bruce Barth, Gregory Hutchinson, Jonathan Blake, Xavier Davis, Michael Kanan, Steve Wilson, Gene Bertoncini and Lewis Nash, Solivan has been consistently raising the bar for singers of her generation. Jordan Richardson at Blinded by Sound concludes "The exquisiteness, expression and sentiment of her singing are supreme. She is well beyond the go-through-the-motions singers of the genre by an enormous margin." With years of steady gigging (5 or 6 a week) in Boston during her school days at Berklee College of Music and The New England Conservatory, Solivan has had a unique opportunity to learn on the bandstand. These early years allowed her to hone her skills as a strong band leader and amass a huge, broad repertoire that can challenge any song hound. Her dedication to learning this music led her to study with a varied group of musician/educators that taught the tradition as well as modern approaches to the music. These tools have shaped a vocalist with deep roots in the vocal tradition yet without any of the "retro" feel. Solivan's singing is a mixture of honest storytelling with a modern sense of self and determination.

Massimo Faraò was born May 16th, 1965, in Genoa. He studied piano with Maestro Flavio Crivelli and began his career collaborating with musicians from the Genoa Area, especially with the bassist Piero Leveratto. In 1993 he was invited for the first time in the USA. He plays with Red Holloway and Albert "Tootie" Heath on a tour on the West Coast. In the same year he founded "We love Jazz" Workshop, now become one of the biggest events in Europe for jazz teaching. In 1994 he was hired by "Monad Records" in New York and back in the United States as pianoplayer and music director of Shawnn Monteiro's band, with Keter Betts and Bobby Durham. He has played in several european tours with the Nat Adderley Quintet, composed by Antonio Hart, Walter Booker and Jimmy Cobb. In 2001 he joined the Archie Shepp's "Just in Time" Quartet with Wayne Dockery and Bobby Durham. Since 2001 he is the artistic director for the jazz division of AZZURRA MUSIC label. In 2003 he played at "Jazz Piano Festival" in Lucerne. In November 2004 he played in Japan, where his albums have become bestsellers. He played in Italy, France, Germany, Corsica, Switzerland, Hungary, Austria, USA, Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Finland, Dubai, Luxembourg, Spain, Japan, Yugoslavia, Canada.

Nicola Barbon, is one of the most wanted sideman in the european jazz scene. After gradutaed at the "A. Buzzolla” conservatory in Adria and several jazz workshop with Buster Williams, William Parker, Ben Allison, Barry Harris, Marc Abrams, Danilo Memoli, Chuck Israels, Aldo Zunino, he start his carrer as an educator and as professional musicains collaborating with artists such as Massimo Faraò, Bruno Cesselli, Philip Harper, Denise King, Jesse Davis, Fabio Morgera, Sandy Patton, Valery Ponomarev.

The freedom of creative expression in jazz was appealing to Byron Christopher Landham (aka) "Wookie", and became his main focus. By the time he graduated from high school, he was a top call on the Philly jazz scene. In 1992, his musical prowess had earned him steady work with some of the finest musicians in the world. That includes stints with the late great Betty Carter, George Coleman, Bobby Hutcherson, Joey DeFrencesco, Frank Wes, Pat Martino, Cyrus Chestnut, Russell Malone, Ruth Naomi Floyd, Hannibal Lokumbe and the Liberation Orchestra, and most recently a 3 year stint with six time Grammy Award winner Dave Sanborn. Byron Has recorded on at least fifty cd's to his credit as well as co-produced Joey DeFrancesco's Grammy nominated cd "Never Can Say Goodbye" tribute to the late Michael Jackson.

  • Marianne Solivan - Vocal
  • Massimo Faraò - Piano
  • Nicola Barbon - Double bass
  • Byron Landham - Drums

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  • Parterre € 25.00 (possibility of buffet for € 9, drinks not included)
  • Dinner & concert - Balcony € 55.00 (gallery € 30 + dinner € 25 - dinner is mandatory)
  • Dinner & concert - Box € 65.00 (stage € 40 + dinner € 25 - dinner is mandatory)

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