Jazz Night at Salone Margherita

Gregory’s Jazz Night at Salone Margherita
dinner&concert at theater.

every tuesday from november 27th
7.30 pm buffet & dinner – 9 pm live jazz

Gregory’s Jazz Club has a brandnew project in the fascinating venue of Salone Margherita: live jazz at theatre.

Gregory’s Jazz Night means live jazz in a dinner theatre. Every tuesday a not to be missed live jazz concert in the Art Nouveau hall of Salone Margherita Theatre with famous international guests and some of the most talented italian musicians. Every week a different show to take forward the Gregorys’ Jazz Club approach to jazz: an ongoing tribute to its greatest tradition, from swing to hard bop. A regular date to fully appreciate the true spirit of jazz in the amazing atmosphere of Salone Margherita Theatre. As in any self-respecting jazz club a dinner will be served before or during the concert to taste the entire experience of Gregory’s Jazz Night from the unique perspective of the intimate and exclusive private boxes on the upper floor. A tasty buffet will match the mixology proposal of the renewed cocktail bar of Salone Margherita Theatre at the ground floor as well.


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)

Prices are inclusive of presale

Address: Via dei Due Macelli, 75, 00187 Roma RM


February 19th

feat. Massimo Faraò & Byron Landham

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

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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 in 1993 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.

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.

March, 26th
feat. Massimo Faraò

Rita Payes – Trombone and vocal
Massimo Faraò – Piano
Nicola Barbon – Double bass
Bobo Facchinetti – Drums

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Rita Payés Rome, was born in 1999 in Vilassar de Mar (Barcelona). She has lived Music with intensity and proximity since she was a child (her parents are musicians) and began studying at the School of Music in Premià de Mar, initially playing the piano with Montse Massaguer. At the age of 8 years, at the School of Modern Music in Badalona, she added trombone to his studies with David Sanabria and then for about 6 years with Joan Palacio. She is currently studying 4th ESO at the School Oriol Martorell (integrated music training center) and his trombone teacher is Jordi Gomez. Occasionally she receives trombone lessons and music from Toni Belenguer. From 2012 she has become interested in the voice and gets singing lessons from Judith Nedermann and Steve Genís. She has participated in summer courses and workshops organized by Camerata XXI Musical Avignon (with Victor Correa). She has played and sung in several big bands, jazz bands and combos; EMM in Premia de Mar, the EMM Badalona, the Big Band under the direction of Òrrius … Pere Paye, Josep Traver, Carles Vecino, Joan Moragues … In July 2013 she entered the Sant Andreu Jazz Band, under the direction of Joan Chamorro – «She joined Sant Andreu Jazz Band only one year ago, and I’ll never forget the emotion she caused me when I heard her sing Stars fell on Alabama for the first time (issued as part of this record), with a very personal voice, sometimes sharp, sometimes broken, nuanced, perfectly toned and rich in rhythmic contribution. Plus, as a trombonist, she has a clear sound, round, very direct.» – and since then she has made a huge musical progression. taking part in many concerts in different formats (Barcelona Jazz Festival, Jazz Jamboree Club Auditorium, Barnaswing, Summer Festivals in several villages of Catalonia, concerts in Almería, Valencia, France, Switzerland …), and also a 2 CD edition of “Joan Chamorro presents Magic Voice” along with the voices and music of Andrea Motis, Eva Fernández and Magali Datzira and Ignasi Terraza (piano ), Josep Traver (guitar), Esteve Pi (drums) and Joan Chamorro (bass and sax), and the CD “Joan Chamorro presents Rita Payés”, with the participation of all the musicians mentioned above and Scott Robinson, Scott Hamilton, Dick Oats, Toni Belenguer, Jo Krause … among others.

Massimo Faraò in 1993 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.

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.

Drummer Bobo Facchinetti has collaborated with italina and international musicians such as Carlo Atti, Jesse Davis, Massimo Faraò, Aldo Zunino, Michel Rosciglione, Sonny Fortune, Shawnn Monteiro, Archie Shepp, Irio de Paula and Patricia De Assis.


November 27th

Jesse Davis – Alto sax
Pietro Lussu – Piano
Vincenzo Florio – Double bass
Marco Valeri – Drums

Alto saxophonist Jesse Davis is one of the top contemporary Jazz stars coming out of New Orleans, where he was born in 1965. He followed in the tradition of the Marsalis family and other Jazz musicians from the Crescent City. Not surprisingly, he studied with Ellis Marsalis at the New Orleans Centre for Creative Arts.

Jesse showed signs of musical talent at an early age: when he was eleven, his brother Roger (an accomplished tuba player) bought Jesse a saxophone and taught him how to play it. He went on to study with Ellis Marsalis, whose teachings inspired him to become a music student at North-eastern Illinois University on a full scholarship. Eventually, he transferred to William Patterson College in New Jersey and then to the New School in New York City, enrolling in their Jazz and Contemporary Music Program. There he was a student of noted Jazz historian Ira Gitler, who says that … Jesse stood out in the crowd. Through his college years, Davis won awards as outstanding soloist at Jazz Festivals, including Notre Dame, Wichita State, New York University, Southern University and Loyola. In 1989 he won the prestigious Most Outstanding Musician award at the Down Beat Music Fest in Philadelphia.

As a sideman, Jesse gained experience with Jack McDuff, Major Holley, Cecil Payne, Illinois Jacquet, Jay McShann, Chico Hamilton, Junior Mance, Kenny Barron, Tete Montoliu, Cedar Walton, Benny Golson, Tana-Reid, The Newport All Stars, Roy Hargrove, The Marlboro Super-band, Milt Jackson, Hank Jones, Wynton Marsalis and a long list of top Jazz Artists. Between 1994 and 1997, Jesse enjoyed a fruitful musical co-operation with his friend Nicholas Payton: Verve Records’ release Gumbo nouveau (1996) features the classic tunes of New Orleans Jazz of the twenties and thirties seen from the scope of modern Jazzmen. Jesse returned to New Orleans in 1996, after being a New York resident for almost a decade. 1996 also saw Jesse’s debut as an actor, playing the role of classic alto saxophonist Earl Warren in the celebrated Robert Altman’s movie Kansas City. In the Spring of 1998 Jesse toured Europe again fronting LOUISIANA BE BOP, a quartet of New-Orleans residing musicians. Jesse was part of the original JAZZ AT THE PHILHARMONIC REVISITED tour in 1999, and took also part in the 2001 and 2003 tours of this tribute to Norman Granz. In 2005 Jesse started writing arrangements for a new project, THE CHARLIE PARKER LEGACY BAND to perform the compositions of Charlie Parker. The band successfully toured Europe in the Summer of 2005. In August of 2005 Jesse was a special guest with Phil Woods and his string ensemble on the BIRD WITH STRINGS … AND MORE! show

Equally influenced by Charlie Parker, Cannonball Adderley and Sonny Stitt, Jesse contributes a flawless technique and a natural feeling for the blues to everyone of his performances. His music has been described as neo-bop but, as he says, … all I wanna do is play beautiful music. That he does …with a passion.

December 4th

Danny Grissett – Piano
Luca Fattorini – Double bass
Marco Valeri – Drums

Danny Grissett Los Angeles, California-born pianist/composer Danny Grissett has been one of the most sought-after musicians on the New York and international jazz scenes for the last 15 years. Upon arrival in New York in 2003, Danny quickly became a sideman of choice for artists such as Vincent Herring, Nicholas Payton, Jeremy Pelt, and Vanessa Rubin. He also joined trumpeter/composer Tom Harrell’s groups, an ongoing association for the past 14 years. He has appeared on 7 of the last 10 releases from the great trumpeter. Danny began is solo career in 2006 with the release of his debut recording “Promise” on the Criss Cross Jazz label, to much critical acclaim. He followed “Promise” with 4 additional remarkable recordings, over the next 8 years, during which he split his time between sideman projects and touring his trio. This time included stints with Benny Golson, Russell Malone, Louis Hayes, Lenny White, Buster Williams, Lage Lund, Marcus Strickland, and Jimmy Greene. Apprenticeships with such great band leaders and rhythm section players gave him a deeper connection to the essence of jazz and creative improvised music. In addition to keeping an international performance schedule, Grissett has become known as a highly effective educator. Has been an adjunct faculty member at New School University in NYC, and a guest lecturer at Eastman School of Music in Rochester, NY. He has given master classes in Japan, Italy, New York, Slovenia, South Korea, and Denmark. And he is currently on the faculty at Jam Music Lab University in Vienna. He also maintains his own private lessons studio in New York. His latest recording, Remembrance, was release in late 2017 on the NY recording label Savant. It received 4 out of 5 stars in Downbeat Magazine.

December 11th
feat. Massimo Faraò, Aldo Zunino & Byron Landham,

Steve Nelson – Vibraphone
Massimo Faraò – Piano
Aldo Zunino – Doble bass
Byron Landham – Drumse

Steve Nelson became one of the most promising of the vibraphonists around in the 1990s, influenced by Milt Jackson but gradually developing his own sound. After gigging with Grant Green in the early ’70s, Nelson picked up important experience playing with Kenny Barron, James Spaulding, Bobby Watson, David “Fathead” Newman, and Mulgrew Miller, and has played in a countless number of settings form the ’80s onward. As a leader, Nelson debuted with the 1989 quartet album Communications, featuring pianist Miller. He then followed with several more well-received dates including New Beginnings in 1999, Fuller Nelson in 2004, and Sound-Effect in 2007. During this period, he also developed a strong working relationship with Dave Holland, appearing on many of the bassist’s albums such as 2000’s Not for Nothin’, 2002’s What Goes Around, 2005’s Overtime, and 2010’s Pathways. In 2017, Nelson returned to his solo work with Brothers Under the Sun. Inspired by his time performing with the late Mulgrew Miller, the album also featured pianist Danny Grissett, bassist Peter Washington, and drummer Lewis Nash.

December 18th 2018
feat. Ferdinando Romano & Simona  Premazzi

Jerome Sabbagh – Sax
Simona Premazzi – Piano
Tommaso Iacoviello – Trumpet
Ferdinando Romano – Double bass
Giovanni Paolo Liguori – Drums

“Mr. Sabbagh played with untroubled self-assurance, and his songs had a sleek and sturdy appeal. […] What he is working toward, simply and effectively, is a sincerely personal vocabulary.” – Nate Chinen, New York Times

Saxophonist and composer Jerome Sabbagh was born in Paris in 1973 and has been living in New York since 1995. A prolific forward-thinking composer, as well as a musician with a deep connection to the well of the jazz tradition, he has recorded six albums as a leader. Jerome Sabbagh was one of Paul Motian’s last saxophone players. After one gig together, shortly before he passed, the legendary drummer asked him to play for a week at the Village Vanguard, in his “New Trio” with guitarist Ben Monder, in September 2011. Jerome Sabbagh’s longstanding quartet with Ben Monder, Joe Martin and Ted Poor, a band which has been together since 2004, has released three albums, the critically acclaimed North, Pogo and The Turn. Jerome has recorded an album exclusively devoted to standards, One Two Three, in a saxophone trio setting with Ben Street and Rodney Green. I Will Follow You is a freer project featuring European drum legend Daniel Humair and Ben Monder. Plugged In, sparked by a CMA/FACE grant, is an electric project co-led with Belgian keyboardist Jozef Dumoulin, with Patrice Blanchard and Rudy Royston. Jerome Sabbagh’s also performs as part of the collective trio Lean with Simon Jermyn and Allison Miller, in the co-led Sabbagh/Tuohey Group, and as a duet with Danny Grissett. Jerome Sabbagh’s most recent project, with which he recorded No Filter, is a band co-led with guitarist Greg Tuohey, with Joe Martin on bass and Kush Abadey on drums.  Jerome Sabbagh has shared the stage with Victor Lewis, Bill Stewart, Jeff Ballard, Greg Hutchinson, Billy Drummond, Justin Brown, Eliot Zigmund, Andrew Cyrille, Damion Reid, Reggie Workman, Vicente Archer, Matt Penman, Joe Sanders, Steve Cardenas, Lage Lund, Mike Moreno, Gilad Hekselman, Dan Tepfer, Pete Rende and Jean-Michel Pilc, among others. As a sideman, Jerome has been involved most notably with pianist Laurent Coq’s quartet, Guillermo Klein’s Los Guachos and the Marta Sanchez Quintet. He has played in some of the world’s most famous festivals, including Newport, San Francisco, Paris, Tokyo and Medellin. In 2011, DownBeat included him in their “Rising Stars” list for tenor saxophone.

January 1st

Red Pellini – Tenor sax /  Arrangements
Michael Supnick – Trumpet & Voice
Pino Clementi – Alto sax
Torquato Sdrucia – Tenor & soprano sax
Alessio Magliari – Piano
Giancarlo Colangelo – Bass sax
Luca Ingletti – Drumset
“Some Like It Hot”. Maybe this would be enough to talk about the jazz of Fabiano Pellini and his Orchestra. Pellini is not only an excellent musician, arranger and composer, but also a great lover of traditional jazz. Featuring a remarkable swing imprint makes every live jazz show an opportunity to appreciate the spirit of the years of the Jazz Age. Pellini plays his sax deep, hard and kindly crossing the period from the 20s to the 40s with a familiarity that comes from the study and from the great jazz culture – one of the main connoisseur of Bix Beiderbecke – and above all from the ability to play not just to perform the songs but first of all to convey to the audience the nature of its music that makes the involvement and energy his stylistic main.

January 8th

Michael Rosen – Sax
Domenico Sanna – Piano
Luca Bulgarelli – Double bass
Valerio Vantaggio – Drumset

Born in 1963, in Ithaca, New York, Michael has been living and working mainly in Europe, since graduating Magna Cum Laude from Berklee School of Music in 1987, where he studied with George Garzone, Bill Peirce and Gary Burton, among others, Following an Italian and Swiss tour in 1987 with keyboardist Delmar Brown, he settled in Italy, where he has been highly successful as both a live and studio musician, as a composer and as a jazz educator. During his tenure on the Southern European music scene, Michael has played at numerous jazz festivals and has performed and/or recorded with, among others, Bobby Mcferrin, Jim Hall, Carl Anderson, Tommy Campbell, Peter Erskine, Roberta Gambarini, Marcello Pelletteri, George Garzone, Mike Stern and Kenny Wheeler, as well as with a swathe of important Italian and European artists, such as Stefano Bollani, Sarah Jane Morris, Enrico Rava, Paolo Fresu, Roberto Gatto, Danilo Rea, Franco D’Andrea, and Franco Ambrosetti, to name just a few.

January 15th

Dave Blenkhorn – Guitar/Voice
Francesca Tandoi – Piano/Voice
Francesco Puglisi – Double bass
Adam Pache – Drumset

David is a self taught guitarist from Tamworth, Australia who started playing jazz in his early twenties.He became a highly regarded player in the traditional jazz scene of Australia where he performed and recorded with some of Australia’s jazz greats including Graeme Bell, Bob Barnard and James Morrison.
Since arriving in the Uk in June 2005 he has made a solid reputation amongst the gypsy jazz and traditional jazz scene and performed with Martin Taylor, Ray Gelato, Enrico Tomasso, Tina May, James Evans and Dave Kelbie.Also a regular on the European festival circuit with such US artists Evan Christopher, Leroy Jones, Rebecca Kilgore, Duke Heitger, Dan Barrett, John Allred and Lilian Boutte.His group the”Australian All stars” featuring Bob Barnard have performed to enthusiastic audiences at the Ascona Jazz Festival for 3 years from 2003. His musical inspiration comes out of the classic jazz era of the 30’s and 40’s from the melodies of Ellington,Gershwin, Porter, Carmicheal, Kern and Berlin and the playing of jazz masters Django Reinhardt, Louis Armstrong, Fats Waller, Charlie Christian, Count basie and Nat ‘king’ Cole.His personal style is influenced by all these players especially the guitarists Django Reinhardt and Charlie Christian while keeping the music fresh with new ideas and arrangements out of the tradition.

January 22nd

Joyce Elaine Yuille – Voice
Andrea Rea – Piano
Francesco Puglisi – Double bass
Adam Pache – Drums

Gospel, jazz, soul and blues are the backgrounds of Joyce Elaine Yuille. Starting her venture into the world as a runway model she eventually found her true path…The union between her soul, love of music and God given talent as a singer. Being born in New York City has definitely taught her the art of entertainment. A mixture of multi ethnicity that only a city like New York can offer, a melting pot that has aided in her creativity and way to approach life. Accepting everyone as they are and always striving to share a dream and vision. Extremely influenced by diverse styles of music not to mention she is born and and raised in the same. Her admiration for divas such as Sarah Vaughn, Nina Simone, Etta James, Carmen McRae, Ella Fitzgerald and all time favorite, Phyllis Hyman, have influenced her to create a personal style that is respectfully appreciated and admired by her audience. Always fearless on stage no matter what the circumstances, her heart and soul are the keys during her performances, her quick wit, sassy style and ability to touch the public profoundly, always leave them with a “special feeling” and something memorable to take home. Her musical journey continues with an intense charisma that gently but forcefully touches and falls deep into the hearts of all who listen.Her vocal style, sultry wittiness and on stage energy is sure to capture the attention of one and all.

January 29th
Tribute to New Orleans

Charles Burchell- Drums/Vocals
Francesco Fratini-Trumpet
Domenico Sanna-Piano
Luca Bulgarelli-Bass

Charles Burchell is an American jazz musician from New Orleans, Louisiana. His group will celebrate New Orleans’ rich history of music by performing songs from legends like Louis Armstrong, Fats Dominio, and The American Jazz Qunitet. The night will also feature music from modern masters such as Nicholas Payton, Wynton Marsalias, Donald Harrison and much more. Burchell is a drummer rooted in the deep tradition of New Orleans and has worked internationally as a cultural ambassador. Burchell will be accompanied by some of the top jazz musicians in Italy for a night of dancing, durges, and dirty blues.

February 5th

Dave Kikoski – Piano
Alexander Claffy – Double bass
Elio Coppola – Drumset

In 1984, after graduating Berklee, Dave decided to make the move to New York City. There, it didn’t take long for Dave to start making a name for himself and he began playing regularly with renowned players such as Roy Haynes, Bob Berg, Red Rodney, Randy Brecker, and many others. Just two years after his move, Dave landed his first professional recording session in 1986 on Randy Brecker’s album, “In the Idiom”. The album featured him in great company with Joe Henderson, Ron Carter and Al Foster. During the 90’s, Dave’s growing distinction as world class pianist allowed him to work and record as a leader. He was also distinguished as an invaluable “go-to” sideman and was offered places alongside an enviable cast of jazz luminaries such as John Scofield, Ravi Coltrane, Chris Potter, Dave Holland, Mike Stern, Chick Corea, Bill Stewart, Toots Thielemans, Tom Harrell, Gary Thomas, Marcus Miller, Michael Brecker, Pat Martino, Jack Dejohnette, Toninho Horta and many others. In 2001, Roy Haynes invited Dave to join his all-star lineup including Dave Holland, Roy Hardgrove and Kenny Garrett to record and tour. Their band, “Birds of a Feather”, went on tour extensively with Christian McBride and Nicholas Payton. Birds of a Feather received a Grammy nomination for their album, “Caribbean Jazz Project”, in 2004. He continues to foster his individualistic voice while exploring a wide variety of opportunities as both a leader and sideman. Dave seeks to continue composing not only for his own groups but for films and other artistic mediums. As an affecting modernist, Dave distills the best in jazz and popular music and infuses every song with attention-garnering brilliance.

February 12th

Luca Filastro – Director, arrangements, piano & voice
Francesco Lento – Trumpet
Stefano Monastra – Trumpet
Tiziano Ruggeri – Trumpet
Nicola Tariello – Trumpet
Carlo Conti – Alto sax & Flute
Gian Piero Lo Piccolo – Tenor sax & clarinet
Giuseppe Ricciardo – Tenor sax
Fabrizio D’Alisera – Baritone sax
Gino Cardamone – Guitar
Vincenzo Florio – Double bass
Emanuele Zappia – Drumset & voice

Luca Filastro, pianist, composer, arranger and bandleader, brings together some of the best musicians of the Italian jazz scene proposing a repertoire that includes a series of original pieces skilfully mixed to some standards. The orchestra, which has its roots in the tradition of Big Big bands, – Count Basie, Duke Ellington and Fletcher Henderson – expresses a fresh and modern musical identity, both thanks to the original arrangements, and through the space granted to the improvisations of every single musician and their musical personality.

Salone Margherita
Via Due Macelli, 75 – Rome

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