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


November 27th

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

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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

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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

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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

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“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.

Salone Margherita
Via Due Macelli, 75 – Rome

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