SPECIAL GUEST FESTIVAL

From Saint Louis’ collaboration with the Teatro Eliseo comes Special Guest 2017 edition, a creative project involving internationally renowned artists and an extraordinary team of 350 young artists, musicians, arrangers, singers, and sound technicians.

Special Guest is a gigantic effort to enhance and disseminate jazz and popular music, 350 clearly talented young artists who are offered the opportunity to have an extraordinary professional and human experience alongside international artists.

Saint Louis designed and created a different work team for each concert, a craft workshop with musicians, singers, arrangers, conductors, producers, sound engineers; all of whom grew up professionally within Saint Louis in the determined belief that the world of production is a necessary complement to any artistic training.
Special Guest 2017 edition is: 14 major concerts featuring artists of national and international caliber, special guests from Saint Louis’ outstanding resident bands and orchestras;
60 live performances at Eliseo Cafe for the Eliseo Contest; 6 days of thesis discussion and performances open to the public with 40 Saint Louis undergraduates in jazz music, popular music, electronic music; an opportunity to meet the ideas and projects of the new generation;
popular meetings on the history of jazz stars on Sunday mornings, with period film screenings and extraordinary contributions of unpublished audio recordings, special guest Adriano Mazzoletti.

Special-guest

The Concerts

Monday, December 19, 2016

GeGè Telesforo and the Saint Louis Orchestra.
with the extraordinary participation of Maria Pia De Vito

GeGè Telesforo and the Saint Louis Orchestra, together with the extraordinary participation of Maria Pia De Vito, enchanted the audience with an unforgettable concert. The powerful voices and masterful arrangements created a unique atmosphere, transporting the audience on an exciting musical journey. The elegance and talent of the musicians made the event unforgettable, leaving an indelible impression in the hearts of those privileged to attend.

GeGe-Combo
feat.-Maria-Pia-De-Vito

16 January

Atrium and Fabrizio Bosso

From the virtuosity of Fabrizio Bosso, who gives us an evening of pure musical enchantment. Brilliant improvisations and impeccable synchronicity enraptured the audience, transporting them on an enveloping sonic journey. The jazz group Atrìo, with the passion of the musicians created a magical atmosphere, leaving an indelible impression in the hearts of the spectators. An unforgettable experience that confirmed the unparalleled talent of these artists.

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Atrio-live
concerto-sainr-loui-big-band

22 January

“Lucio, Mina and Lucio” journey through the music of Battisti, Mina, Dalla with Antonio Solimene’s Saint Louis Combo.

Antonio Solimene‘s Saint Louis Combo, with their show “Battisti, Mina and Dalla: a journey through the music of Lucio Battisti, Mina, Lucio Dalla,” enchanted the audience with captivating and exciting interpretations. Through the iconic notes of three giants of Italian music, the artists transported the audience on an unforgettable journey through timeless melodies and timeless emotions, paying tribute to the musical genius of these great artists.

6 February

“Cordóba’s Friend” with Peppe Servillo, Javier Girotto and the Saint Louis Big Band conducted by Gianni Oddi

“Cordóba’s Friend” enraptured the audience with the incredible synergy between Peppe Servillo, Javier Girotto and the mastery of the Saint Louis Big Band, directed by Gianni Oddi. The event transported the audience on an exciting musical journey, masterfully blending Italian jazz with Latin American sounds. The outstanding performances and infectious energy made this evening an unforgettable experience, confirming the exceptional talent of these musicians.

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Servillo e Girotto

19 February

Saint Louis Big Band conducted by Paolo Damiani, Maurizio Giammarco

The Saint Louis Big Band, masterfully conducted by Paolo Damiani and with the outstanding contribution of Maurizio Giammarco, enchanted the audience with an unforgettable performance. The enveloping notes and overwhelming energy created a unique atmosphere, transporting the audience on an exciting musical journey. The combination of talented musicians and masterful direction made the event an unforgettable moment, celebrating the greatness of jazz in all its glory.

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Maurizio giammarco

13 March

Antonella Ruggiero and Vincenzo Presta’s Saint Louis Pop Orchestra.

The meeting between the splendid voice of Antonella Ruggiero, iconic interpreter of Matia Bazar, and the mastery of the Saint Louis Pop Orchestra, conducted by Vincenzo Presta, gave the audience an extraordinary experience. Emotions came to life through the enchanted notes, creating an atmosphere of pure magic. A perfect combination of talent and harmony that made this event unforgettable, celebrating the beauty of music and its legends.

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26 March

Rumours, live electronics and the great soundtracks

Rumours, live electronics and the great soundtracks” was an engaging show that skillfully mixed elements of live electronics with iconic movie soundtracks. The electrifying energy and innovative reinterpretations created a unique experience, transporting the audience on a thrilling journey through the musical memories of beloved films. An event that captured the essence and magic of film music in a new perspective.

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10 April

Kurt Elling, Rosario Giuliani and the Saint Louis Big Band conducted by Antonio Solimene

At the Special Guest 2017 edition, Kurt Elling and Rosario Giuliani, joined by the masterful direction of Antonio Solimene leading the Saint Louis Big Band, offered an unforgettable performance. Elling’s jazz notes and Giuliani’s virtuosity melded with the overwhelming energy of the orchestra, creating a magical and engaging atmosphere. The event was an explosion of talent and creativity, giving the audience an extraordinary and compelling sound experience.

Kurt Elling
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23 April

Canta Autore Choir, SAT&B directed by Maria Grazia Fontana, surprise guests

The Canta Autore Choir, SAT&B, masterfully directed by Maria Grazia Fontana, moved the audience with its enchanting voices. The surprise guests added a special touch to an already unforgettable event. The enveloping harmonies and engaging melodies made this a unique and memorable evening, celebrating the beauty of choral music and leaving a lasting impression in the hearts of those privileged to attend.

15 May

Rock’n Blues Guitar Nightmare:
Lello Panico, William Stravato, Giacomo Anselmi, special guest Marco Sfogli

Rock’n Blues Guitar Nightmare” rocked the stage with the explosive fusion of Lello Panico, William Stravato and Giacomo Anselmi, accompanied by the special talent of Marco Sfogli. The strings of the guitars vibrated in unison, creating an atmosphere of pure power and passion. Spectators were transported on a sweeping journey through rock and blues as virtuosic notes created an unforgettable experience for electrifying music lovers.

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Giacomo Anselmi

25 May

“Mimì” the music of Mia Martini with Antonella De Grossi and the Saint Louis Pop Orchestra.

“Mimì,” the show dedicated to the music of Mia Martini, enchanted the audience with the extraordinary voice of Antonella De Grossi and the masterful accompaniment of the Saint Louis Pop Orchestra. Martini’s emotions are relived through every note, transporting viewers on a journey of intensity and beauty. A moving tribute to one of the most iconic voices in Italian music, which made this evening an unforgettable experience for all fans of her art.

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"Ink" è un viaggio sonoro unico, un concerto per orchestra d'archi che mescola composizioni originali e sonorizzazioni coinvolgenti. Le note fluide e avvolgenti dipingono immagini vivide e emozioni profonde nell'immaginazione degli ascoltatori. L'orchestra d'archi crea un'intensità emotiva straordinaria, trasportando il pubblico in un mondo di suggestioni e sensazioni. Un'esperienza musicale coinvolgente che incanta e ispira, lasciando un'impronta indelebile nel cuore di chi ascolta.

4 June

Ink, concert for string orchestra, Original compositions and soundtracks

“Ink” is a unique sonic journey, a concert for string orchestra that mixes original compositions and immersive soundtracks. The smooth, enveloping notes paint vivid images and deep emotions in listeners’ imaginations. The string orchestra creates an extraordinary emotional intensity, transporting the audience into a world of suggestions and sensations. An immersive musical experience that enchants and inspires, leaving an indelible imprint on the listener’s heart.

16 June

Vince Mendoza conducts Saint Louis Big Band

At the 2017 Special Guest edition, the exceptional direction of Vince Mendoza led the Saint Louis Big Band in an extraordinary concert. His conducting skills resulted in a unique musical experience where jazz notes come to life with vibrant intensity. The overwhelming energy of the orchestra, under its expert guidance, captivated the audience, transporting them on a compelling sound journey. An unforgettable event celebrating the unparalleled talent of Mendoza and the ensemble.

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30 June

Jazz Factory, review of young composers and arrangers

“Jazz Factory” is a festival celebrating the creative genius of young composers and arrangers in the world of jazz. This event provides a unique platform to explore new ideas and innovations in the contemporary music scene. Through their original works and bold arrangements, these up-and-coming talents transform the stage into a true jazz factory, creating an engaging and inspiring experience for music fans.

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