The Luca Ciarla Quartet will stop in Gympie next weekend.
The Luca Ciarla Quartet will stop in Gympie next weekend. Contributed

Discover Italian groove

DIRECT from Italy for the Melbourne International Jazz Festival, the Luca Ciarla Quartet will be stopping into Gympie next weekend for one night only as part of their Australian national tour.

Luca Ciarla is one of the world's most exuberant and acclaimed violinists, appreciated by audience and critics around the world for his highly original tunes and arrangements.

His quartet blends contemporary jazz and ethnic music together, creating an irresistible Mediterranean jazz sound with a gypsy touch.

Described as "one of the most creative and surprising violinists currently performing" Ciarla's music is said to "transcend the boundaries of jazz and classical, traditional and contemporary". Hailing from Italy, the musician has studied in his home country and in the US, and achieved the degree of Doctor of the Musical Arts from the University of Arizona. The quartet plays a range of tunes, effortlessly blending contemporary jazz with ethnic and world styles. In the band, Ciarla is joined by Vince Abbracciante on accordion, Francesco Savoretti on percussion and Nicola Di Camillo on double bass.

This is Italian virtuosity at its finest. Open your mind to a musical journey of discovery and get on board with colourfully cladded gypsies on Ciarla's express train to experience a wonder world of interesting sounds and new melodies.

Heritage Theatre, Saturday, May 19. Tickets $35, concession $30, youth $15 at Bags & Gifts in Mary St.

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