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Carla Marciano
alto and sopranino saxophones, composition

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Carla Marciano is an Italian musician and composer from Salerno. She started studying music at the age of eleven, first playing the piano and then the alto saxophone and she took her diploma in clarinet at the State School of Music in Salerno.
"Trane's Groove" (with Alessandro La Corte-piano, Aldo Vigorito and Dario Deidda-bass, Donato Cimaglia-drums) is the title of her first cd, released by DDQ (Black Saint/Soul Note - IREC) in 2002. Thanks to this project she wished to pay homage to the great John Coltrane, with original compositions and some standards, exploring and re-examining his instrumental language with a particular attention to his modal period.

Her second cd "A Strange Day" has been released in 2005 by BLACK SAINT, Bonandrini's prestigious, as well as historical Italian label, so much appreciated in USA. Few Italian musicians record for this label and Carla Marciano is one of them.
With the precious collaboration of Alessandro La Corte on piano, Aldo Vigorito on bass and Gaetano Fasano on drums, the project develops a personal discourse, mainly through original compositions. With a precise sketch at the bottom, the quartet proposes a passionate and instinctive music, sometimes impetuous and vehement and sometimes interrupted by spiritual atmospheres and moments of meditation and reflection. You can pass from the modal pieces, which are the right ground to express a liberty of phrasing that often pushes on to extreme harmonic solutions, to the soft and seductive ballads.

In 2006 Carla Marciano introduced this cd in USA, performing, with her quartet, at three famous jazz festivals: the HARTFORD INTERNATIONAL JAZZ FESTIVAL, the FIREHOUSE 12 Jazz Festival in New Haven and the "ITALIAN WOMEN IN JAZZ FESTIVAL" (produced by Italian Cultural Institute of New York) at Symphony Space Theatre on Broadway in New York.

"Change Of Mood" is the title of her third cd, recently released by BLACK SAINT. She plays with the same quartet (La Corte - Vigorito - Fasano) and this is the first cd that contains only her compositions.

Carla Marciano has attracted attention from some of the major jazz magazines and websites, such as: JAZZ TIMES, CADENCE MAGAZINE, MUSICA JAZZ, JAZZ IT, JAZZ MAGAZINE, JAZZ REVIEW, JAZZ REVIEW, ALL ABOUT JAZZ, JAZZ MONTHLY, SUONO, JAZZITALIA, MUSIC BOOM, KATAWEB/MUSICA, SLAGWERKKRANT, etc.. and her cds have received extremely positive reviews.

Moreover her cds have been introduced in some national and international radio and TV programmes (RAI 1, RADIO 1 RAI, RADIO 3 RAI, SAT 2000, CONTO TV (Italy) - RTSI (Switzerland) - WRTC, WWUH, WPKN, WNUA, KLCC, WICN (USA) - SMOTH FM (UK) - BAYERN 2 RADIO (D), etc.)

The cd "A Strange Day" has been included in the prestigious American CADENCE MAGAZINE's TOP TEN CDs' list for 2006.

Already included in the TOP TEN of the "Best Italian New Talent" category of the TOP JAZZ 2005, Carla Marciano is in the fourth position in the same category of TOP JAZZ 2007, the critics' poll organized by the MUSICA JAZZ Italian magazine.

Carla Marciano has performed her music projects, with her quartet, in numerous and remarkable national and international jazz festivals and clubs, among which:
HARTFORD INTERNATIONAL JAZZ FESTIVAL '06, Hartford (USA) - FIREHOUSE 12 '06, New Haven (USA) - ITALIAN WOMEN IN JAZZ '06, New York (USA) - EUROPEAN JAZZ EXPO' '06, Cagliari - INTERNATIONAL MUSIC FESTIVAL of Montenegrin National Theatre '05, Podgorica (MONTENEGRO) - VICENZA JAZZ '04 - CLUSONE JAZZ FESTIVAL '05 - BOLZANO "JAZZ & OTHER" '04 - ISEO JAZZ '06 - VILLA CELIMONTANA JAZZ FESTIVAL '06 and '08, Roma - OVER JAZZ E CONTAMINAZIONI '04 Milano - PINOCCHIO JAZZ LIVE '07, Firenze - PORDENONE JAZZ KOINE' '07 - LA PALMA/"JAZZITA' '06, Roma - BEAT ONTO JAZZ FESTIVAL '03, Bitonto - Eddie Lang JAZZ FESTIVAL '04, Monteroduni - LA SOSTA/JAZZMIN '06, Villa S.Giovanni (RC) - ESPERANTO JAZZ FESTIVAL '04 Roma - DONNE IN JAZZ '04 - '05 (International Adkins Chiti Women in Music Foundation), Frascati - BLUE BRASS '06 (The Brass Group), Palermo - LUCCA JAZZ DONNA '05 and '08 - OKTOBER JAZZ '06, Benevento - OVER JAZZ '03, Salerno - INCONTRI INTERNAZIONALI DELLA MUSICA '07, Salerno - PAESAGGI SONORI '07,(MT) - TEATRO COMUNALE REGINA MARGHERITA '07, Caltanissetta - POMIGLIANO JAZZ FESTIVAL '07 - ATELIER MUSICALE '07 (with Cerri-Intra Doppio Trio), Milano - CASA DEL JAZZ '08, Roma - ALEXANDERPLATZ '08, Roma - PIACENZA JAZZ FEST '08 - TOSCANA JAZZ FESTIVAL '08 - Nick La Rocca JAZZ FESTIVAL '08 - FANO JAZZ BY THE SEA '09 - FESTIVAL DELLE SERRE '09 (CS) - and others...

She has occasionally played with: Enrico Intra, Franco Cerri, Victor Bailey, Hiram Bullock, Bill Evans (sax), Ettore Fioravanti, Ernst Reijseger, Wolfgang Haffner, Carl Anderson, Dario Deidda, John B.Arnold, Tony Arco, Karl Potter, Giovanni Amato, Antonio Onorato and many others.

"Trane's Groove" Carla Marciano DDQ 2002
"A Strange Day" Carla Marciano 4tet Black Saint 2005
"Change Of Mood" Carla Marciano 4tet Black Saint 2007

Carla Marciano
Trane's Groove

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