1st December 2019 Projects

The Elusive

… unites a collective of musicians around the idea of cross-pollination. Their eclectic compositions – though rooted in jazz – explore a plethora of stylistic influences, geographic confluences and mood-swings.

The group was founded in 2016 by Sicilian jazz guitarist Fabrizio Brusca (Manziluna) and German vocalist Sylvia Schmidt who provide the compositional food for the band. However, the destinct artistic voices of pianist Maria Chiara Argiro (Liran Donin’s 1000 Boats, Kinkajous, These New Puritans), bassist Thodoris Ziarkas (Valia Calda) and drummer Riccardo Chiaberta (Kino Trio, Kettle of Kites) unmistakingly shape the sound of the quintet.

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