1st part - The Man Overboard Quintet
Infectious, melodic swing
The Man Overboard Quintet adds its own stamp to a repertoire of tunes made famous by the likes of Billie Holiday, Django Reinhardt, the Mills Brothers, Duke Ellington and Fats Waller. The chemistry between these superb musicians and their audience makes every performance a magical occasion.
The Man Overboard Quintet has recorded music for television, and has appeared several times on BBC Radio 3’s ‘In Tune’. The quintet recorded their first album in September 2012 at Champs Hill studios, releasing it in July 2013. Their second album ‘Down in the Deep, Deep Blue’ was also recorded at Champs Hill and was released in August 2015. Both albums received national and international acclaim, and both made it into All About Jazz’s “top ten albums of the year” list.
The Man Overboard Quintet has performed live extensively in the UK and on the continent.
The band comes to Blauzac as a quartet with:
Louisa Jones (Londres) – vocal / double bass
James Scannell (Berlin) – clarinet
Christian Ludwig Meyer (Bavaria) – accordion
Jean-Marie Fagon (Londres/Paris) – guitar
Gypsy Jazz plus a twist
Filippo Dall’Asta is an Italian Gypsy jazz guitarist, composer, bandleaderand arranger, mixing the sounds of Gypsy jazz with traditional Indian music and with the melodies of his native Italy, to
forge his own style of progressive guitar playing. Filippo began playing at the age of 5 in Parma, Italy, and studied music in his native country as well as Germany, France, Holland and India. In
2010, at the age of 23, he arrived in the UK. He has toured and recorded with hundreds of artists such as Mozes Rosenberg, Lollo Meier, Giacomo Smith, John Wheatcroft, Gypsy Dynamite, Harp Bazaar,
(Björk), Mehboob Nadeem, The Onironauts and many more. His touring resume covers Germany, India, Italy, France, Spain, England, Malta and Russia, with notable appearances at The Royal Albert Hall, the House of Parliament, the Tower of London, the Union Chapel, and many festivals in France and Italy. Filippo released his first solo album in December 2018: “Mediterasian”, innovative album featuring over 20 musicians in which the erratic energyof Gypsy jazz combine with the meditative sonorities of Indian music. The album was praised as "one of the best instrumental albums of
2018" by LA Music Critic Awards.
Filippo Dall’Asta - lead guitar
Sebastian Peszko - viola
Ducato Piotrowksi - rhythm guitar
Umberto Calentini - double bass
Keval Joshi - tabla