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Torna la all star band di 10 elementi formata da top players della scena musicale italiana che miscela in modo unico Soul, Funk, e Jazz e che ha già suonato a due edizioni di Umbria Jazz (2010/11) ed aperto per grandi artisti come Chaka Khan, Maceo Parker e Tower of Power.
Un repertorio composto da brani originali scritti da SirJo (aka Sergio Cocchi) per il primo (AS IT USED 2B) ed il secondo album di Founda(c)tion (AS IT IS, in fase di mix), interpolati a classici del repertorio Soul-Funk e strumentali con groove contagiosi, creando una miscela assolutamente originale di canzoni e momenti d’improvvisazione che trascendono le barriere dei generi musicali
A creative unit of 10 musicians that mixes in a unique and original way a tasty soul flavour with pop, funk, jazz and rock.
The Foundation: a handful of great songs by SirJo, creator and lead singer, that were arranged with the contribution of the explosive band. The group is made up by some of the top players of the italian music scene who have also worked a great deal with international artists.
Action: Songs will be mainly taken from the first album of the band , AS IT USED 2B, but the band will also offer some previews of the upcoming album AS IT IS. A live show different atmospheres alternate, with intense moments of pure improvisation morphing into stomping grooves and then again into swing funk: a groovy and soulful experience, that takes the audience on a joyful journey. This can be testified by some 10000 fans that have witnessed their performances at Umbria Jazz and other top Italian Festivals, where they opened for great acts like Chaka Khan, Maceo Parker and Tower of Power.
SirJo (aka Sergio Cocchi) - Leadvox, Keys
Isabella Casucci - Vocalist
Elisa Rosselli - Vocalist
Pancho Ragonese – Keys
Lorenzo Poli - El.bass,
Giovanni Giorgi - Drums
Alex Usai - El. Guitar
Pepe Ragonese – Trumpet , horn arrangements
Valentino Finoli – Sax & reeds