As part of the 2023 edition of the Detroit Jazz Festival, the Italian Cultural Institute of Chicago is presenting a performance by the quartet made up of the Milan-based group “Hurricane Trio” – Roberto Mattei on bass, Lorenzo Blardone on piano and Massimiliano Salina on drums – together with Detroit saxophonist Chris Collins, who is internationally recognised for his role in the global jazz scene.
This powerful quartet, which will perform on 3 September, acts as a centre of gravity, bringing together artists and traditions from both cultures. Known individually for their extraordinary creative and technical skills, the ensemble collectively produces refined, dynamic, communicative, unified and modern jazz performances. The band presents original compositions and sophisticated improvisations, born out of cross-cultural inspiration and the study of each other’s jazz traditions. Built on engaging sounds and complex metrics, with a powerful inventive lyricism and new harmonic dimensions, their music captures the emotion, artistry, intellect and legacy that defines the great art of jazz while displaying the wonders that come from true cultural collaboration.
The event – the world’s largest free jazz festival – is organised by the Detroit Jazz Festival Foundation, which has been celebrating the rich history of Detroit and jazz music for over 40 years, presenting concerts throughout the year with world-class talent.