Tribute to Wes Montgomery
6 January 2023 @ 20 h 30 min18€ – 20€
Alessio Menconi (guitar), Mimi Verderame (drums), Sal La Rocca (bass)
Alessio Menconi born in Genoa, he approaches music at the age of 8 studying drums, which he leaves two years later to devote himself to the study of the guitar as a self-taught. At 16. he undertakes his professional activity and, considered a prodigy, he very soon begins to be called by the best Italian and foreign musicians. In 1992 he took part in the competition “Gran Prix du Jazz” in which the “AICS” award. Later in 1993 he participated in the most prestigious national jazz guitar competition: “Eddie Lang ” winning the 1st prize (Best young Italian jazz guitarist) In the following years, there are countless collaborations with the greatest Italian and international artists. From 1995 he begins to play in various formations of the drummer Billy cobham and from 1995 to 2004 collaborates with Paolo Conte, playing on various world tours in the most important theaters and festivals in the world and recording four CDs. In 2000 he was selected a Paris from the ONJ (orchester national du jazz) In 2003 he participated as single Italian to a compilation dedicated to Jimi Hendrix (“Voodoo crossing”) in the company of Robben Ford, Steve Lukather, Hiram Bullock, Larry Coryell and many others. He has participated in numerous TV broadcast and various scores of films and theatrical performances. In 2009 Alessio Menconi was awarded the “Jazz Lighthouse Award” to career. In 2012 it was included as single Italian in a compilation attached to “La Stampa” intolata “The greatest guitarists in the world” and in 2014 his cd “Sketches of Miles” was featured on “Jazz It” among the 100 best jazz records of the year. It’s teaching with chair of jazz guitar at Conservatory “G.Puccini” of La Spezia . In the past he has also taught in the conservatories of Genoa, Cuneo and Livorno. He has performed concerts in theaters and jazz festivals in over 40 countries and has recorded over 50 records.
TICKET: 18€ Members – No Members 20€