Stichting Unlimited Europe Presents: Tea Pot Jazz

11,18,25 Noviembre 2007

Stichting Unlimited Europe announces Teapot Jazz, a series of concerts on Sunday's afternoon of every week featuring young talented Jazz musicians.

WHEN: First concerts Sunday 11, 18, 25 November 2007

TIME: 14.00 – 17.00

WHERE: Hotel NH Schiller, Rembrandtplein, 26, 1017CV, Amsterdam, Holland, The Netherlands.

Brasserie Schiller is at the heart of the hotel. The brasserie is in real Parisian style with many original Jugenstill and Art Deco details that echo the style of the hotel. The atmosphere is enhanced by the collection of paintings from former owner Mr. Frits Schiller.

For breakfast, lunch, High Tea, a reception or drinks you can enjoy classical or contemporary dishes created in the Schiller kitchen. The professional and hospitable staff will serve you, at a pace that suits your schedule.

The Brasserie has an outdoor terrace and is open throughout the day for a meal for two or a group of up to 150 people (for which a reservation is needed).

The High Tea is served throughout the day, you will be served a delicious selection of cold, warm, sweet and savory dishes. There is also a chocolate fountain with a variety of sweets and fruits. Tea and coffee are served unlimited during the High Tea. The cost of the high tea is 21.50 euro per person.

The next two concerts feature top class performers:

Sandro Fazio & friends

Sandro Fazio: guitar

Marie Guilleray: voice

Fabrizio La Piana: guitar

Oliver Naumann: sax

Pawel W. Pastuszka: double bass

Kaspars Kudeko: drums

Sandro Fazio:

Known as the "Chemical guitarist" (Il Chimico) Sandro was born in France and raised in Sicily. After showing early musical promise he became a recognised figure on the jazz scene in Catania, playing regularly in the town's jazz bars and clubs. It was good preparation for his next calling: the highly regarded Jazz Conservatory in Amsterdam. There he studied with Jesse Van Ruller, Maarten Van Der Grinten, Martijn Van Iterson and Ed Verhoeff; he followed masterclasses (by Mike Stern, Shawn Lane, Leonardo Amuedo, Victor Baley, Bill Stewart, Pat Martino, John Scofield, Richard Bona, and Nguyên Lê); recorded a live CD and graduated, not only from the conservatory, but also with a PhD in Chemistry - a course he had been concurrently following. And so the Chemical guitarist was born...

Main influences: Several artists. Among others John Coltrane, Wes Montgomery, Pat Metheny , Nelson Veras, Adam Rogers and Jesse Van Ruller . Above all Nguyên Lê and John Scofield .

Marie Guilleray:

Born in 1978 in Bretagne, France. At 6 she started piano and later she learned to sing with the choir of her city. After her studies at the university, she decided to work on theater at the Internation Studio of Blanche Salan in Paris. Fervent of jazz for a long time, she decided to take some jazz singing lessons and entered a conservatory in Paris where she took lessons with Guylenn Delassus. Rapidly she created the jazz quartet Heyoky with Nicolas Fabre on piano, Jeff Pautrat on double bass, and Rafaël Meyrier on drums. After that, she created a new band with Virginie Daïdé on tenor saxophone, Agnes Imbault on piano, and Helene Nouaux on double bass, which the name is "Ladies and Jazzwomen". Her repertoire is composed of jazz standards, and also originals. Actually she continues her studies at the Royal Conservatory of Den Haag, in Netherlands. She is also interested in improvised music, composition, poetry, dance.

Fabrizio La Piana:

Born in 1976 he started playing guitar at the age of 11 and learned the basics of the guitar from his father Vittorio La Piana. In 1992 he graduated in theory and solfege and in 1994 he took the V° year classical guitar diploma at the Conservatory of Catania(Italy). In those years he also studied electric guitar at Lizard School of Music in Florence,Italy,with famous players as :M.Mellner and G.Castellano. In 1998 he start teaching at Lizard and together with the school teaching staff he wrote "Scuola di chitarra elettrica",a guitar method edited in Italy by BMG|Ricordi. In 1999 he moved to Milan, where he studied with D.Minotti (Baglioni,CPM) and G.Monteforte(F.Cerri,L.Konitz).also he teached at 2 Yamaha music schools. In 2000 he got accepted at the Conservatory of Amsterdam (Nethelands). Here he had the opportunity to study with H.Sprenger,M.Van Iterson,E.Verhoef,M.Van Der Grinten and also to attend several clinics of many famous jazz musicians.During that time he performed all over the Netherlands in various formations going from Pop to Jazz. In 2005 ,after he graduated at the Conservatory of Amsterdam,he performed in Italy all over Sicily and he teached at Schizzi Sonori school of Music in Catania(Italy). Currenty he is teaching at Forte Muziek School in Zaandam,(Netherlands) and he's starting a quintet project with guitar player S.Fazio.

Sandro Fazio (website): www.sandrofazio.com
Sandro Fazio (myspace): myspace.com/sandrofazio
Marie Guilleray (myspace): http://www.myspace.com/marieguilleray
Marie Guilleray http://marieguilleray.com/
Fabrizio La Piana (myspace): http://www.myspace.com/fabriziolapiana

For more information contact:
Juan Carlos Castellitto on unlimitedeurope@gmail.com

Hotel NH Schiller
E-mail: nhschiller@nh-hotels.com
Tel.: +31 (0)20 554 0700
Fax: +31 (0)20 624 0098

Juan Carlos Castellitto
Stichting Unlimited Europe
La Gaceta Europea
Postbus 14530
1001LA Amsterdam

Stichting Unlimited Europe, es una Fundación sin fines de lucro con inscripción en la Cámara de Comercio de Amsterdam (KvK) 34227470, Postbank: 4075218