February 15, 2020

Pilar Trio

Voice, Guitar and Bass
Moon in Aries. This concert is based on the 4th studio album of the eclectic singer Ilaria Pilar Patassini. The audience will be surrounded by a narration of crepuscular and bare sounds. Echoes from ancient music blend masterfully with the original songs.

Ilaria Pilar Patassini (voice)
Ilaria Pilar Patassini was born in Rome to an Etruscan father and a mother native to the forests of Costa Rica. She has recorded L’Amore è dove vivo (2015), Sartoria Italiana Fuori Catalogo (2011), and Femminile Singolare (2007), along with several other studio collaborations. Songs on her albums have been written both for her and with her by such artists as Bungaro, Pacifico, Mauro Ermanno Giovanardi, Sandro Luporini, Franco Piana, Joe Barbieri, Tony Canto, and Fabio Stassi. Animated by both an academic (she graduated in Voice from the Conservatoire) and free-roaming spirit, her musical path soon intertwined with jazz, songwriting and spoken word. She collaborates with various artists such as Daniele di Bonaventura, Marcello Peghin, the actor Neri Marcoré, Jean-Louis Matinier, Dino e Franco Piana Jazz Orchestra, and Tim Ries (Rolling Stones). Since 2014 she has been working with the guitarist and composer Michael Occhipinti and with the Italian-Canadian group Sicilian Jazz Project. In the last four years, she went on tour in Italy and Canada, performing for important stages and music clubs. In 2018, she became a mother to her first child, Tancredi. She loves the month of September, the roots of centennial olive trees, fireworks, the bow of a sailboat, the smell of oregano and Mediterranean skies. Blood-sworn member of islands and seas, she lives between Rome, Alghero and many airport gates.

Antonio Ragosta (guitar)
Multi-instrumentalist Antonio Ragosta was born in Naples and began playing the guitar at age 13. In 2000 he moved to Rome and graduated from the UM “University of Music”; in 2012 he graduated with a degree in jazz from the S. Cecilia Conservatoire in Rome. He regularly performs in prestigious venues such as: Premio Tenco, European Jazz Expò, Parco della Musica Auditorium, Blue Note in Milan, Casa del Jazz of Rome, Negro Festival, Internet Festival, Mediterranean Cultures Forum, Umbria Folk, World Refuge Day, Ariano Folk Festival, Folk East, Alimentation General (Paris), MuCEM Museum of Mediterranean cul-tures, Acropolis of Carthage for the Italian Cultural Institute of Tunis, and in many other museums, cultural centers, festivals, theaters and clubs. He collaborates with Teresa De Sio, Pilar, Alessio Bonomo, Sandro Joyeux, Pape Siriman Kanoutè and Titti Smeriglio, with the cellist Paolo Damiani, with songwriters Gerardo Casiello and Paolo Zanardi, and with actors Moni Ovadia and Alessandro Haber. He composed the music for two albums, Il mare e l’incanto a Roma est and Dall’infinito al mondo and is now working on his third album.

Andrea Colella (bass)
Born in Lecce, Colella combines a classical education with a fresh approach to jazz, where he pursues a constant sound research. A versatile musician, he has collaborated with Oumou Sangare, Fabrizio Bosso, Javier Girotto, Maurizio Giammarco, Tim Ries, Lucio Dalla, Moni Ovadia, Peppe Servillo and Loredana Bertè. He regularly plays with Pilar, Raffaela Siniscalchi, Andrea Bonioli quartet, Raf Ferrari quartet, Role play trio, No trio for cats, Alessio Bonomo, LeePuma quartet, Suerte loca, and El barro trio.

About This Event:

Date:   February 15, 2020

Time:   6:00 p.m.

Price:   Free

Location:   The Monteverdi Lounge