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jazz concert > Make Music Day: Danilo Rea

On the occasion of Make Music Day 2021, Enjoy an exclusive improvised performance by the internationally acclaimed jazz pianist Danilo Rea recorded inside a suggestive Benedictine Abbey near Rome.

Improvised program that includes:
Un giorno dopo l’altro | Luigi Tenco
Hallelujah | Leonard Cohen
Senza fine | Gino Paoli
Intermezzo cavalleria rusticana | Pietro Mascagni
Il pescatore | Francesco De André
Bocca di rosa | Francesco De André

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Special thanks to Rev. Priore Conventuale, Padre Don Eugenio Gargiulo and Abbazia S. Maria di Farfa. An audio and video production by Emme Produzioni Musicali & Spotted Mind Production.


Together with the Italian Cultural Institutes in San Francisco and Washington, we celebrate “Make Music Day” with some great Italian artists on a day-long marathon of music. The lineup of virtual concerts includes performances by jazz stars such as drummer Roberto Gatto (IIC San Francisco) and trumpeter Enrico Rava and guitarist Bebo Ferra (IIC Washington), recorded live from the stunning setting of Lake D’Orta, near Milan, presented in collaboration with the DC Jazz Festival.



DANILO REA is a graduate of the Santa Cecilia music conservatory in Rome.
He made his debut with the “Trio di Roma” (with Roberto Gatto and Enzo Pietropaoli) in 1975.
Rea has performed with Chet Baker, Lee Konitz, Steve Grossman, Mimmo Cafiero, Phil Woods, Art Farmer, Curtis Fuller and Kenny Wheeler. In pop music he has performed with Mina, Domenico Modugno, Pino Daniele, Riccardo Cocciante and Gianni Morandi. He participated in “Requiem for Pierpaolo Pasolini” by Roberto De Simone at the Teatro San Carlo in Napoli.

  • Organized by: IIC Los Angeles
  • In collaboration with: IIC San Francisco and IIC Washington DC, and TEMA The European Music Agency