Ilario Ferrari is an Italian born jazz pianist and composer who will be presenting his brand new UK jazz trio Album called "Childhood Memories" after a successful debut performance at the Lauderdale House in London.
Together with Katie Patterson on drums and Charlie Pyne on double bass they will accompany us in a journey through a series of musical portraits inspired by memories of the composer’s childhood in southern Italy, many of which deeply resonating with the historical moment we are all living in.
An incredible balance between fearless jazz improvisations, meditative atmospheres, structured compositions and sounds from the Mediterranean culture, the Ilario Ferrari trio's "Childhood Memories" is a romantic, searching, tender work but swinging when it needs to be.
“I’ve long listened to Ilario’s compositions, and his latest work is as enjoyable as ever. Rich stories are told through Ilario’s mastery of the keyboard alongside his meaningful explanations of different tracks that make listening to a live show pleasurable and understood. The trio feed off each other effortlessly grabbing cues and developments for great improvisation and undoubtable musicianship.” - Chris Newstead, Watford Jazz Junction
“A performance that makes you travelling with the imagination without the need to book a flight-ticket.” - Enrico Olivanti, jazz guitarist, composer and Professor at the Hochschule für Musik Carl Maria von Weber Dresden
“Works ranged widely, from arresting and bracing to meditative and melancholic. His musical gesture betrays his total artistic integrity and belief in his work, the smiles of all of them was testament to their tight ensemble and groove.”- Rowan Baker, conductor Hitchin Symphony Orchestra and Letchworth Sinfonia