MOCATA SCAGLIA WERTICO TRIO
in Toronto and Waterloo
Fabrizio Mocata | Piano
Gianmarco Scaglia | Double Bass
Paul Wertico | Drums
Part of the Columbus Centre Jazz Series
Wednesday, April 26
Doors 7:00PM | Concert 7:30PM
Joseph D. Carrier Art Gallery
901 Lawrence Ave W | Toronto ON
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Thursday, April 27
Doors 6:30PM | Concert 8:00PM
The Jazz Room
59 King Street North | Waterloo ON
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The audience will be taken on an amazing musical experience through the musicians’ original compositions, including special versions of G. Puccini’s and G. Verdi’s famous arias.
Presented by the Istituto Italiano di Cultura Toronto and Villa Charities, with the support of Davies Spina Falquez LLP
Pianist, composer, Sicilian and citizen of the world, Fabrizio is widely recognized as one of the most innovative and promising talents of the international Tango scene thanks to his ability to combine authenticity, classical training and refined jazz influence. His sunny and original Tango has become a recurrent highlight of all the major Tango festivals (Buenos Aires, Montevideo, Granada, Medellin), where he shared the stage with several of the living greats of the genre. His recent discography includes “Swango” and “Cruzando Aguas,” and he is currently the musical director of “Recital Cantango” and “Tango Argentina”.
Gianmarco Scaglia was born in Caorso (PC) on june 22th 1957. He is a double bass player and composer. Since 1984 he has worked with some important Italian and American musicians: Joe Diorio, Skip Hadden, Paul Wertico, John Helliwell, Danilo Rea, Paolo Fresu, Franco Cerri, Max DE Aloe, Marco Tamburini, Massimo Manzi, Claudio Fasoli, Ettore Fioravanti, Giulio Stracciati, Daniele Malvisi, Mauro Beggio, Ada Montellanico, Stefania Rava, Piero Odorici, Nico Gori, Andrea Marcelli, Fabrizio Bosso and someone else. He also played with Orchestra Nazionale di Sofia, Jazz Art Orchestra, and Arturo Toscanini Orchestra Ritmica. He is active with 20 recordings, of which 5 bear his name. In January 2011, Gianmarco recorded “Body and Soul,” playing with Joe Diorio and Ettore Fioravanti. Currently, he is playing with Daniele Malvisi on the Carla Bley project and Fabrizio Mocata on the Puccini Moods project.
Hailed in the press as “One of the most versatile and musical drummers in music today”, Paul Wertico was born on January 5, 1953, in Chicago. He gained worldwide recognition as a member of the Pat Metheny Group from 1983 to 2001. During his tenure with Metheny, Wertico played on ten recordings and four videos, appeared on numerous television shows, and frequently toured around the world. He also won seven Grammy Awards (for “Best Jazz Fusion Performance,” “Best Contemporary Jazz Performance,” and “Best Rock Instrumental Performance”), magazine polls, and received several gold records. In recent years, Wertico has continued to tour and perform around the world, as well as around the Chicago metropolitan area, where he is based. This led to the creation of his own band (the Paul Wertico Trio) and collaborations with jazz notables such as Larry Coryell, Kurt Elling, and Jeff Berlin. Among the musicians, he has played with are: Eddie Harris, Lee Konitz, Dave Liebman, Sam Rivers, Bob Mintzer, Terry Gibbs, Buddy DeFranco, Roscoe Mitchell, Evan Parker, Jay McShann, Herbie Mann, Randy Brecker, Jerry Goodman, Ramsey Lewis, David Bowie, Charlie Haden, George Coleman, Diane Schuur, Nelson Riddle, Sonny Fortune, Ken Nordine, Tierney Sutton, and many others. When not touring, Wertico divides his career doing session work, producing, composing, and leading his own groups, as well as teaching.