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Udin & Jazz 2014

Udine, Italy

Udin & Jazz 2014: Preview the new national tour of the Pat Metheny Unity Group at Villa Manin Passariano June 14, 2014.

The XXIV International Festival Udin & Jazz (in collaboration with the Special Villa Manin) will open with a musical event really special: the national premiere tour of one of the icons of the jazz world, guitarist Pat Metheny, who with his Unity Group, will perform June 14 next, at 21.30, Villa Manin Passariano del Friuli (Codroipo - Ud).

Given the growing number of requests received from Italy and abroad in the seat of Euritmica in Udine, the cultural association, which always organizes Udin & Jazz, spearhead of an offer continuous music and quality in the region, has decided to open the advance bookings from Monday 17th February.

Pat Metheny (old friend of the festival in Udine where he was already a guest in the past two editions) is one of the few jazz musicians who can galvanize and move large audiences and, in more than three decades of his career, he won 20 Grammy Awards , the equivalent of the Oscar for the music, the last just with the Unity Band. The training seems to be up to the legendary Pat Metheny Group, the revolutionary musical project, also the result of the successful cooperation and understanding between the guitarist and pianist Lyle Mays, who has produced albums-masterpiece like "Travels" or "First Circle".

On this tour, which is shaping up to be sold-out, playing along with Metheny: Chris Potter on sax and bass clarinet, Antonio Sanchez on drums and Ben Williams on bass, to which is added the extraordinary multi-instrumentalist Italian Giulio Carmassi, built by the same Metheny after seeing the video for "The First Circle," a small gem in which Carmassi, alone, shows off his incredible talent singing and playing all the instruments!

The first disc of the Pat Metheny Unity Group, "Kin," was released a week ago and the group began its world tour, which will see him in Europe from next April, with as many as 54 concerts; the date of Villa Manin, June 14, is the first of his concerts Italian.
Metheny says of this new group: "The group formed by me, Ben, Chris and Anthony has done over 100 gigs after the release of Unity Band. During that time, the band has become one of those precious combinations of musicians where the sum is better than the individual parts. "

During more than three decades, guitarist Pat Metheny has dominated the international jazz scene, gathering the consensus of the general public and expanding the boundaries and musical styles. He has recorded major works in various formations and hugely successful solo albums, recorded soundtracks for major Hollywood films and collaborated with artists such as Ornette Coleman, Steve Reich, Charlie Haden, Brad Mehldau, and many others. His "Pat Metheny Group", founded in 1977, is the only ensemble in history to have won 7 Grammy Awards with 7 consecutive outputs.

Tickets will be on sale from Monday, February 17th on the site www.euritmica.it and TicketOne www.ticketone.it; There are three types of places: € 27.00 + € 4.00 presale for standing passengers, € 34,00 + € 5,00 for the audience numbered 40,00 € + € 6.00 for the front stalls numbered. About this site Euritmica and number 0432-1744261.

Statement by the festival director Giancarlo Velliscig:
"With the Pat Metheny concert will restart a process that relies on Udin & Jazz event highlights the role of the sector on a national scale for its prestigious history and its standing in the area where the cultural growth has contributed commitment.

We are pleased to open the event at Villa Manin, denying the recent apprehensions and thanks to the efforts of the superintendent Piero Colussi, remains a place where you can listen to great music within the proper limits of a natural coexistence of form and artistic content.

Speaking of location, we are also pleased that the event will grow back in a historic site as the square of the Castle of Udine, which will be staged again next summer, by the Municipal Administration, allowing the use and enjoyment of the public after the emptiness of last season. "

eurhythmic - cultural association
Via Caterina Percoto 2-33100 Udine
Tel: +39 0432 1744261 - Fax: +39 0432 1744262
Art Direction Giancarlo Velliscig
Organizing secretary Angela Di Francescantonio + 39 349 2716 680 / stampa@euritmica.it

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