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Sun, 26.11. | 16.00
Blue notes are just as much part of the piano summit in Lucerne as Alberti bass figurations or the Neapolitan sixth. Jazz experts also perform: at Piano Off-Stage, the small but fine jazz festival within the festival. We have invited eight internationally acclaimed masters of improvisation who will enchant us late into the night with swing and boogie-woogie, tenderly dreamy or blazing and grooving performances, from Wednesday to Sunday. Their venue will be just where this art is shown to best advantage: in the atmospheric ambience of Lucerne’s bars and restaurants, in other words, “off stage.”
When he was a 13-yearold, Alessandro d’Episcopo decided to devote his life to music. More precisely: to jazz. And so afer he fnished his classical training at the conservatory of his native Naples, he moved to Montreux to earn his degree in jazz. Since then he has become an integral part of the Swiss scene, whether as a member of Jürg Morgenthaler’s J.M. Rhythm Four or as art of a trio with Hämi Hämmerli and Elmar Frey.