Friday 20th Oct 2017

Roberto Gatto PerfecTrio

Roberto Gatto - drums
Alfonso Santimone - piano, fender rhodes
Pierpaolo Ranieri - electric bass
11 October | 18h00 for 18h30
SABC Auditorium (entrance on St. James Rd.) Sea Point

Cari Connazionali, dear Friends of Italy,

I am particularly glad to announce that - for the Consulate of Italy 2017 Spring Jazz Concert - we have been able to bring to Cape Town the great Roberto Gatto, undisputedly the most important Italian jazz drummer as we speak.

For such an occasion we wanted a special venue, one that could provide both novelty (as you may have noticed, we like searching for new venues for our events, in order to explore Cape Town as much as possible) and absolute quality of sound. And we found the best combination in the SABC Auditorium: for those who have never been, it’s a wonderful, cosy wooden space with top-quality instruments and great acoustics.

In light of the calibre of the band, and thanks to Shado Twala’s enthusiastic involvement, the concert will be recorded and broadcasted on SAfm

Seats are limited: to book your free ticket, please register at this link, it’s very quick:

Below you can find some more info on the musicians and the concert:

During a long and successful career that has taken him to the summit of Italian jazz, Roberto Gatto started to move from the role of luxury-sideman to that of a leader, creating a number of groups that have always collected great success. Without ceasing to enrich his list of collaborations, in which names such as Johnny Griffin , George Coleman, Curtis Fuller, Joe Zawinul, Pat Metheny, as well as the main Italian musicians, Roberto now lives in Rome and New York and cultivates his own music.

The sidemen of the drummer are the leading pianist and keyboarder Alfonso Santimone - one of the most enterprising and creative musicians in the Italian music scene - and Pierpaolo Ranieri on bass - an extraordinary young musician and connoisseur of new trends. Without losing the link to tradition, this trio creates a multi-faceted performance, carrying the audience into the world of electronics and improvisation. Moments of great energy and groove are alternated with moments of high lyricism and progressive sounds. The sound of the trio is characterized by Fender piano, analog synthesizers, loops and the use of live electronics by all three musicians. Indicating the formation in which he is currently more at ease and that allows him to play music in absolute freedom, Roberto Gatto gave it the name of “PerfecTrio”.

This is just the first of many events coming on in the next few months. You will have more information through our new Newsletter (Il Punto a Capo), to be released soonest!

With my kindest regards,

Alfonso Tagliaferri
Consul of Italy