I have had the pleasure to know the ...Dr? No, the Maestro! Or maybe the businessman...I find this apparent existential schizofrenia a particularly interesting point.
Many great artists of the past started their musical endeavours while still busy in totally different dimensions. And they often lived with both: writers, painters, musicians...soldiers, custom officers...insurers! These are famous examples from the past, and who knows how many exist today. Bongiovanni is one of them. His music score I had the pleasure to conduct, "Prince" is impeccable, also from the standpoint of Professionalism. "Prince" is a piece full of love, fantasy and joy which manage...
From Ulf Ekberg (picture), founder of famous Swedish group ACE OF BASS who sold over 30 million albums: “Francesco B’s natural talent allows him to freely move from classical symphonic to jazz or other genres with his own music as an amazing composer, songwriter, singer and performer”
As many of you already know, due to the tragic events which occurred in Nice on the evening of July 14th, the entire Juan Les Pins Jazz Festival was cancelled. We were supposed to play two sessions, the first one at 6pm took place regularly and went very well, while the 11pm one was interrupted as the tragic news came in, and stopped.
The July 17th classical concert in Monaco was also cancelled to observe several days of mourning and it seems will be rescheduled to July 13th 2017.
Sorry for any inconvenience, and our hearts go to the victims and their families.
"You" was recently recorded in Paris and features 7 original songs which I wrote plus 2 jazz classics, backed by an orchestra comprising more than 20 of the best pro jazz musicians in France. It was hard work, but a fascinating experience! The style is crooner/big band, with with a dynamlic and actual twist. We'll be performing the music from the album at the Juan les Pins Jazz Festival on July 14 (concert info).
Please share it all with your friends. I hope you enjoy the music!
Initial discussions regarding the possibility to conduct again an ensemble from the Singapore Symphony Orchestra (SSO) during gala night at the Marina Bay Sands in Singapore this coming November, always a delightful experience (did it in 2013, picture of rehearsal with SSO). This time we might be performing the first movement of a strings concerto I am currently writing. Timing is a bit tight...