OF ARTISTS FOR THE LAST EVENING OF MUSIC AT THE WORLD FESTIVAL ON THE
THE ORCHESTRA, JAZZ, NICK THE NIGHTFLY AND POP MUSIC GIVE THE CLOSING
UNTIL THE 20TH EDITION
– 21st MAY – The closing evening of entertainment, planned for
saturday the 22nd of May at the 19th Edition of the
World Festival on the Beach.
A great evening of entertainment that will involve all ages of the
audience from youngsters to adults, thanks to the different types of music
the evening has to offer.
It will begin at 10.00pm in Valdesi Square with the New Jazz Festival,
also this year it had great success from the audience, with concerts from
Marcia Maria and Sarah Jane Morris.
On Saturady, on the stage set up in the Village,we will see the Sicilian
Jazz Orchestra go on stage conducted by Ignazio Garsia.
“L’ensemble” in Sicily represents the first example of a big
band, made up and founded by Ignazio Garsia in 1973.
The musical performances will be really hot with a line-up of latin jazz
pieces that will make the evenings atmosphere magical.
The guest star of the evening is Nick the Nightfly, a music artist
who is in love with Mondello and with the World Festival on the Beach, he
never misses an occasion to be here.
The voice of “montecarlo night” comes back to World Festival on the
Beach for the third year after christening the New Jazz Festival and
giving advice on how to organize it.
Apart from presenting the evening, Nick the Nightfly will present a few
famous songs such as Fly to the Moon, Moondance and Michael Bublee’s
last hit My Funny Valentine.
After the jazz performances, there will be more music on the stage set up
on the beach, for the evening of the Summer festival in Sicily, organized
by the Sicilian Regional Tourism Department.
The guests of the evening will be music artists daniele Groff, DB
Boulevard MadreBlu, Delta V, Riccardo Coraro, Apple Scruffs and Las Congas.
They came together in 2001 as a production team in the Pop House Music
sector. The group is composed
of Diego Broggio (famous dj in Italy and Europe), Alfredo Azzetto (famous
international and national house music producer for many years), Roxy (
manager and producer of numerous productions and remixes known around the
world) and Alessio Ventura (musician and singer in “Dhamm”).
After a few months work, in december 2001 their single “Point of View”
was released, sung by Moony, which left a permenent sign on the charts
around the world. It became
No.1 in the Italian charts (gold and platinum disks), third place in the
British charts and first in the American Billboard.
In that same year DB Boulevard won the Italian Dance Awards and
were candidates at the MTV Music Awards in 2002 at Barcellona.
In September they brought out their second single “Believe” (sang
by Louise Rose) with no delusions, The
song became No.1 in the Australian Dance Chart, and 3rd in the
MTV Dance Chart and in the European Top 20. DB Boulevard become once again candidates at the Italian
dance Awards. In October 2003
they released thier 3rd single “Hardfrequency” with Alessio
The song becomes the track to the Garnier T.V advertisment and takes third
place in the MTV chart and All Dance Chart.
DB Boulevard along with Alessio Ventura presented themselves at he 2004
edition of Sanremo, this time with an Italian song titled “Basterà”.
Madreblu got together in 1995 with the getting together of Raffaella
Destefano singer, Gino Marcelli piano and keyboards, Valerio Artusi
keyboards, who left the group in 1998.
Thier debut album “Prima dell’ Alba” was published in October
1997. From thier Album 3 songs became extracted
“Gli Angeli” “Orlando” and “Ego”.
They participated at the Sanremo Festival with “Gli Angeli”, at
the Neapolis Tuborg Festival, at the Night Express with Simple Minds
singing the cover version “Don’t You”, in Montecarlo having Trilok
Gurtu as special percussion guest. “Gli
Angeli” wins the Titano Prize in San marino as the best song of the year,
and for many months it was one of the most frequently played songs on the
During their tour Madreblu began to compose songs for their new album,
which is then completed in January 1999. On the 13th of April 1999 their new single
“Reiko” is released. NECESSITA was edited on April the 29th
1999 with the CHRYSALIS record company, the first time they have used
Italian productions. Madreblu
feel the need after 4 years to write more songs.
The new single called “Il Sogno” a dream that becomes reality in a
good video by the group. This
single is a kind of introduction that leads us to their new album,
“L’EQUILIBRIO”, that doesn’t represent an important turning in
their story, but more of a third chapter of their career.
It’s like going one step ahead and keeping you’re eyes fixed on
the starting point.
The third discographic work from Daniele Groff came out on the 5th
of March and is called “Mi Accordo”. The disk is produced by Marco
Patrignani, RoadHouse record label and distributed by Universal, managed
by Daniele Groff with help from Marco Bosco and Marco Patrignani and the
sound from Alessandro Benedetti. Marco Bosco is playing the guitar once
again after being part of Variatio 22, in the USA he became a guitar and
solo singer. He and another collaborator of “Mi Accordo” Costa
Paganelli accompanied Daniele Groff on stage at the Ariston Theatre in
Riccardo Coraro is from Palermo,he’s in love with music, through the
years music became his job. He has excellent vocal abilities, he made
himself known through his performances played around venues in Sicily and
Milan where he lived for a few years bringing his abilities to perfection.
He was back up singer to music artists such as Paolo Belli, Mario Venuti,
Michele Zarillo and Neri per Caso, and sang last year at the opening of a
concert by Antonello Venditi. The
artist from Palermo will present a national preview of three songs written
and sung by him, “Basta aver Coraggio”, “In Fondo” and “Adesso
Vivo”. With him on stage there will be Totò Orlando (percussion),
Rosario Gagliardo (drums), Gaetano Basso (base), Luigi Di Napoli (electric
Guitar), Joe Gagliardo (piano).
A band from Palermo formed by Alessandro, Bruno, Mirko Cirrone and Toti
Denaro. It will be possible
to listen to other than a few cover versions, the new songs composed by
the Apple Scruffs, the band were the winners of a competition in Italy
“Demo 2004” with Radio Uno Rai.
The Apple Scruffs in the past few years have recorded in Palermo “all
sold out” in a series of concerts held on some of the most important
stages in Palermo ( Teatro Politeama, Lo Spasimo, Villa Trabia etc..).
They are back from a tour of Milan’s and Rome’s most famous venues.
The Group Las Congas got together in spring 2000, formed by two
brothers Enrico and Daniele Taormina, percussionists who began to play
percussion instruments to house music. While Enrico remained with the
percussion instruments Daniele moves on to guitar and sole singer and are
joined by Ivan Philogene (drums) and Bartolo Ferrante (Base).
During the followinf summer the group is completed by the guitar player
Manuele Lindo, Italian/Swiss. The
group then went towards Latin Music and Flamenco Rumba.
After a year and a half they met the Davi brothers, Antonio (piano) and
Samuele (trumpet), the groups sounds became a lot more variant, by
inserting Cuban music into their footage, and styles like the Salsa and
the Montuno Son, the group are begining research towards Arab and
In 2003 Salvo Papale (keyboard) and Vincenzo Gervasi (Saxophone) become
part of the group.
The evening will continue at the Sea Club disco at Terrasini for the fifth
party from the All Night Long Club.
The artistic director of the World Festival on the Beach is Mauriziotto.