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Auckland Jazz Festival Presents: Luca Ciarla with Carolina Moon and Nigel Gavin (Italy/NZ) | Sat 15 October

  • Te Uru Waitakere Contemporary Gallery Lopdell House, Titirangi Road, Titirangi Auckland (map)

Auckland Jazz Festival and the Titirangi Festival of Music present:

One of the most creative violinists today, Italian Luca Ciarla creates a moving soundscape in the atmospheric Te Uru Gallery. His sound is a natural synthesis between contemporary jazz and the Italian folk tradition, tempered by a beautiful gypsy touch.

Luca performs solo with loops, then is joined by vocalist Carolina Moon and multi-instumentalist Nigel Gavin, together presenting a program of traditional song from the Mediterranean.

Luca Ciarla - violin (Italy)
Italian violinist Luca Ciarla transcends the boundaries among genres creating a balance between written compositions and improvisation, traditional and contemporary sounds. He has performed in jazz, classical and world music festivals and concert series in more than forty countries and on every continent, from the Montreal Jazz Festival, Melbourne, Singapore, South Africa to Singapore and New York.

“Luca Ciarla has wooed the classical, jazz and folk crowds with his originality” Cover Magazine (Hong Kong)

Carolina Moon - vocals (NZ)
Carolina Moon aka Caro Manins is a UK born singer and composer, whose project palette draws inspiration from a range of medieval, traditional world musics and jazz. Caro has walked a personal and intimate path through the lore and traditions of medieval and world song, traveling and studying in India and France. Her Sephardic CD Mother Tongue has received critical acclaim and has toured nationally and internationally.

Nigel Gavin - guitars (NZ)
Multi-instrumentalist and ex New Yorker, Nigel Gavin is one of New Zealand’s musical treasures. The eccentric range of his musical projects is matched only by his astonishing virtuosity with stringed instruments and his prodigious musical imagination.

A unique and one off collaboration,  this is a meeting of minds that shouldn’t be missed.