Stefano Bollani (photo: Valentina Cenni)

Chamber Music

Jazz at Berlin Philharmonic

“Mediterraneo II”

Mediterraneo – Italian Night: the Italian pianist Stefano Bollani and his Danish trio enchanted the audience before with this theme in June 2017. Spurred on by its enormous success, there is now a sequel – with music from the entire Mediterranean region. The jazz tour takes us from the Algarve via the Cote d'Azur and the Maghreb to Asia Minor. Accompanying them on their musical tour are the Nice-born accordionist Vincent Peirani, the German trumpeter Julian Wasserfuhr and the NES trio.

Stefano Bollani Trio:

Stefano Bollani piano

Jesper Bodilsen double bass

Morten Lund drums

Vincent Peirani accordion


Nesrine Belmokh vocals and cello

Matthieu Saglio vocals and cello

David Gadea percussion

Julian Wasserfuhr trumpet and flugelhorn

Mediterraneo II

Curated by Siggi Loch

Dates and Tickets

Wed, 19 Sep 2018, 20:00

Chamber Music Hall | Introduction: 19:00

Serie P


The concert entitled MediterraneoItalian Night in the Jazz at Berlin Philharmonic series in June 2017 was not only a great success with the audience, but also so successful artistically that curator Siggi Loch decided to follow it up with a second edition, this time taking in the whole of the Mediterranean. Again, the Italian pianist Stefano Bollani and his Danish trio with bassist Jesper Bodilson and drummer Morten Lund form the backbone of this jazz tour which takes us from the Algarve via the Côte d’Azur and the Maghreb to Asia Minor. And also once again, accordionist Vincent Peirani is the perfect addition, as the playing of the virtuoso from Nice has always combined the strong vocal and melodic Mediterranean preference with improvisation and modern rhythms.

This time, instead of an orchestra, a wide-ranging group of guests provide a chamber music-like framework. First and foremost, two cellists who also sing: the Spain-based Nesrine Belmokh, who studied in Geneva and is at home in all genres, from classical to jazz to theatre music at the Cirque de Soleil – as is the multiple award-winning Frenchman Matthieu Saglio who also lives in Valencia. They recently successfully translated Arabic and Spanish music into ethno-jazz in the trio NES with the percussionist David Gadea. Last but not least, Julian Wasserfuhr, one of the outstanding young German trumpeters, whose playing assimilates all his great predecessors from Chet Baker to Miles Davis, brings the classic jazz element to the mix.

Stefano Bollani (photo: Valentina Cenni)