Jazz Opening Evenings on Campus 2007 Evenings on Campus will be launched in style this year with a Jazz night on Saturday 30th June at 8.30pm. The festival, which is in its 15th edition, will be held on Campus at Atriju Vassalli.
Marc Galea Elektric Band is opening with a 45 minute performance. Marc’s EP ‘My Journey’ is being launched on the night.
Marc is a session guitarist, RGT Registered Tutor, and Principal at the Euro Institute of Music in Hamrun. Besides teaching, he’s involved in recording and playing in several musicals and concerts.
The band is made up of Marc's closest friends who had always ended up jamming on occasions when they got together. However, they just made their name official now! The communication and optimistic vibe when they play is evident in the music. They will be playing Marc's own compositions and arrangements of the bands' influences, such Pat Matheny, Miles Davis, Herbie Hancock, etc.
Luigi Tessarollo will open the second part of the concert in a Guitar Duo. Luigi Tessarollo is a prominent figure in the Italian jazz scene. LUIGI TESSAROLLO,a guitarist and composer from Turin, has performed in U.S.A. (New York and Boston), in Europe (Festival International de Liege, Gouvy Festival, Comblain La Tour - Belgium, Grenoble Jazz Festival, Switzerland National Radio, Italian RAI, Ajaccio Jazz...) and in the most important Italian Jazz Festivals (Umbria Jazz, JVC Festival, Jazz & Image in Rome, Festival Internazionale di Cagliari, Verona Jazz Festival, EuroJazzFestival d’Ivrea, Jazz In'It in Vignola, Clusone Jazz, Bordighera Jazz & Blues...).
Marc Galea and Luigi Tessarollo will play several of Luigi’s compositions and other jazz standard numbers.
Jimi Savage Band will close the concert with its unique style. Jimi has played with many celebrity guitarists like Steve Vai, Joe Satriani, Yngwie Malmsteen and others. He was awarded the RGT Guitar Tutor of the Year in 2005 and was a leading contributor to Total Guitar magazine.
Mr Savage has travelled throughout the world, performing in gigs, master class seminars, workshops and master sessions as a musician/guitarist, and performing at many guitar shows.
After a sold out concert with Marc Galea in Malta last February, Jimi Savage is now performing with his band playing fusion and funk numbers.
After the 3 performances there is going to be a jamming session of 15 minutes by the 3 guitarists.