Monday, December 31, 2007

Till Bronner @ Casa del Jazz

The Casa del Jazz in Rome used to be a villa owned by a Mafia boss but then was seized by the state and remodeled into a jazz club, recording studio and concert hall, as Ralf Dombrowski reports (Spiegel Online). Rome's mayor Valter Veltroni is a jazz fan and used his power to make the Casa del Jazz into a major performance space. Over Christmas German trumpeter Till Brönner was programmed to play there together with the trombonist Nils Landgren, the vibraphonist Christopher Dell as well as an Italian rhythm section. The concert was moved to the larger auditorium of Rome's Goethe-Institut instead, Germany's cultural institution which started a regular concert series with German jazz at the Casa del Jazz last summer.

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