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Eva Slongo & Giovanni Mirabassi

Eva Slongo

“Eva Slongo is one of the rising stars in the jazz violin world.” Bireli Lagrene Eva Slongo is in the new generation of jazz violinists. Originally from Switzerland, she began as a classical violinist, but her best instincts told her Jazz would be her calling, first with Pierre Blanchard at the Music Conservatory of Lausanne, and later on at the CMDL in Paris where she soon became one of Didier Lockwood´s most stunning students. She created a new educational concept on the internet, the blog “Learn Jazz Violin” which has become the 1st Google search result in French jazz violin, and finally a method “The new way to learn jazz violin.” Eva Slongo’s new album “Souffle” was recorded in collaboration with pianist Giovanni Mirabassi, as well as live album releases from Switzerland, Spain and France...artist website

Giovanni Mirabassi

Giovanni Mirabassi is a Paris-based Italian jazz pianist, born 4 May 1970 in Perugia, Italy. Self-taught, he learned by listening to Bud Powell, Art Tatum, and Oscar Peterson. He is strongly influenced by Enrico Pieranunzi. At seventeen, after a few important experiences in Italy (he played with Chet Baker in 1987 and with Steve Grossman in 1988), he settled in Paris in 1992. In 1996, he recorded his first album with Pierre-Stéphane Michel on upright bass and Flavio Boltro on trumpet, winning the grand prix and the best soloist prize at the Concours International de Jazz d'Avignon,[1] presided by Daniel Humair. In 2001, Giovanni Mirabassi released his first solo album, Avanti!, a collection of songs about revolutions, which he had been thinking of for years. This record was an important milestone in his career (Django d’Or of the best young talent and a Victoire du Jazz in 2002). Mirabassi began touring regularly, as part a trio or alone. He became very popular, especially in Japan. In 2005, he released a new CD, Prima o poi, featuring a trio and a quartet, on the Minium label. A year later, he released another record of standards of French chanson, Cantopiano, which brought together his two preferred musical universes. Those two CDs, still saluted by public and media, anchored his unusual position in the world of jazz. Over a period of ten years, Giovanni Mirabassi has produced a dozen CDs and DVDs (some of them concerts released only in Japan) and performed all around the world.artist website