Kekko Fornarelli Trio (IT), ZEEG

2400 HUF / in advanced booking: 1900 HUF (the first 100 tickets)
Trafó Passes are accepted

Kekko Fornarelli piano, synth, samples

Federico Pecoraro electric bass

Dario Congedo drums

KEKKO FORNARELLI TRIO // is currently one of the most widely appreciated jazz band internationally. The tour that has brought their performances to almost 50 countries all over the world in the last five years is a huge success everywhere. An original interpretation of the most classical jazz formations, this ensemble featuring three Italian jazz virtuosos (Kekko Fornarelli, piano & synth // Federico Pecoraro, el. bass, Dario Congedo, drums) embodies Fornarelli’s idea of a music to observe, more than just to listen to.

ABATON // An intense work beyond schemes. A visionary idea beyond genres, beyond form, beyond the music itself, but faithful to Kekko intense soul and his innate vocation to express and communicate it. Meeting Kekko Fornarelli today and let your emotions to dance with his music, is an experience coloured of truth and beauty. The one of liquids smiles, ok kind gestures, of silent and passionate dialogues at the same time that Kekko opens with the audience at each performance, where his notes are offered to the sensitivity of listening souls. In the story of a life born for music and that today restarts from music - after a year of intimacy - more mature, visionary and determined than ever.

“I love being raptured by music. I am a tool in its hands, but at the same time music lets me express my life with an authentic language made of cells, muscles, emotions, a language able to translate my silence too. My curiosity is a never ending journey, that takes me beyond any shapes, surprising my breath every time in a different way, always worth living and telling.” - Kekko Fornarelli

Kekko Fornarelli (Francesco Fornarelli – Bari, Italy – 1978) is a pianist, composer and producer. With six albums released and more than 250 concerts in almost 50 countries around the world over the past five years, Kekko Fornarelli is currently one of the most widely appreciated artists internationally. He has developed a unique style, characterized by the attempt to create music to observe, more than just to listen to. A peculiar and personal way to tell stories, to express emotions and paint situations. His music is a mellow combination of modern northern European ideas and neoclassical lyricism, filtered by his warm and extremely personal Mediterranean background. “Fornarelli is a skilful instrumentalist with classical roots and a subtle improviser's mind. After 10 minutes, it was evident that this classy threesome had very different stories to tell [...] It was resoundingly obvious why this close-knit, thoughtful and viscerally exciting new trio are winning acclaim across Europe

John Fordham, The Guardian

“A near-perfect balance of tension and freedom. Fornarelli’s music has a pared-down yet catchy style that draws on his classical roots, with influences from pop to trip-hop to gospel”

Alison Gunn, Financial Times

“An incredibly personal and introspective release that with the brilliance of Kekko's harmonic movement takes one to places that can touch your heart and set your hair on fire, often at the same time. Italy is a variable gold mine for improvisational music. Kekko Fornarelli is a master but more so, he is an artist” - Brent Black,

“I can't stop listening to the CD: a fusion of Romantic classical music, modern jazz and 21st century dance rhythms, played with Italian brio from the heart”

Alison Bentley, London Jazz Blog

Support act: ZEEG

Tibor Eichinger – guitar

Marton Eged – bassguitar

Csaba Gavallér – drums

Zsombor Zrubka – vibraphone


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