Italian meets Bossa Nova, From Toquinho to Ornella Vanoni
The theme of the concert “Filomena Croce en Kees Gelderblom – Italian voz e violao” is Italian Bossa Nova: the artists will play the work of Brazilian guitarist Toquinho and italian singer Ornella Vanoni included in the 1976 album “La voglia, la pazzia, l’incoscienza, l’allegria”, in addition to great Brazilian Classics. “In my opinion the job of the Artist is letting the audience take trains, planes and ships and travel without even standing from their seats. It is letting them escape reality for a couple of hours and deaming of places they have never been to” Filomena says.
Filomena Croce is an Italian singer. After graduating in Jazz Vocals when she was 22, she started travelling all over from Brazil to Slovenia, from Belgium to Ireland and lived in the United Kingdom where she has been a member of the NYJO Ensemble and has taken part in the London Jazz Festival 2013 and 2014. She has attended workshops with great names belonging to Jazz and Bossa Nova scene: Rachel Gould, JD Walter, Celia Vaz, Judy Niemack, Bob Stoloff. She currently is a Master student at ArtEZ Conservatorium Zwolle, The Netherlands, where she studies Jazz, Classical and Brazilian and World Music. In June 2017 she was chosen to represent ArtEZ Conservatorium at InJazz Festival, the main Network event for Jazz in The Netherlands.
Kees Gelderblom, born in The Hague, fell in love with Brazilian Music in 1976 and that brought a big change in his life. He graduated in Classical Guitar at Sveelink Conservatory in 1988. He lived in Brazil for 20 years and played with Paulo Prata and accompanied Ana Beck, Lilian Vieira, Viviani Godoy, Josee Koning, etc. Kees teaches at Codarts Conservatorium in Rotterdam and EPM da Holanda. Next year a CD with his own work will be released.