Luca Luciano at Jazznights with the Roger Odell Jazznights Trio, Simon Brown, Bernie Hodgkins and vocals from Larraine Odell at The Bell Hotel Sunday 4th February 2018

“Masterful Clarinet! Luca is a noted Italian clarinettist and composer who now makes his home in London, having developed an enviable reputation as an instrumental virtuoso around the UK and overseas via recordings and concert hall appearances” – The Musician. Described by BBC Radio as “one of Europe’s leading exponent of jazz clarinet”.
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A D’Addario Artist and a former clarinet professor at the Leeds College of Music (UK), Luciano is one of the few specialists of classical, jazz and contemporary music at HE level and has held the only existing position of jazz-clarinet lecturer in the UK for several years. His areas of research include extended techniques and new compositions for solo clarinet also presented during his master-classes andJazznights Luca Luciano 040218 (72) lecture-recitals (in the UK, Europe and South America) and regularly premiered at St Martin in the Fields in London, Cambridge University and overseas. Over the past decade, Luca has found himself increasingly in demand as a soloist and has pursued a career as a solo artist touring extensively Europe and South America, focusing primarily on his own music and performing at venues as diverse as: the South Bank Centre, Barber Institute of Fine Arts, Edinburgh Festival, King’s Hall, SESI International Series and the Centro Cultural in Sao Paulo, European Clarinet Festival, St David’s Cathedral Festival in Wales, Politeama Theatre in Naples, American Cathedral in Paris.

Aside from his renowned solo clarinet work, Luca has appeared on TV programs nationwide (RTE Ireland, SKY Brazil, RAI Television Italy), collaborated with orchestras Jazznights Luca Luciano 040218 (151)also as a soloist (Italy, Republic of Ireland, Brazil) and with chamber music ensembles (also recording live for BBC Radio 3 at the Royal Festival Hall).
As a recording artist, Luciano’s solo albums have received much critical acclaim in three continent gaining him appearances on the front page of music magazines. He has been interviewed by the press, on TV and on radio with broadcasts nationwide including the BBC Radio and whole radio programs in the US on contemporary music dedicated to his work. In particular, his last releases, featuring music part of his research, have been praised by some of the major publications on clarinet such as The Clarinet Journal (USA/worldwide), Clarinet & Saxophone Magazine (UK), Rohrblatt (Germany), De Klarinet (The Netherlands/Belgium).

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Simon Brown, Bernie Hodgkins, Roger Odell and Luca Luciano

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Simon Brown

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Larraine Odell with the Jazznights Trio

Sunday 18th February 2018 – ANDY PANAYI (saxes & flutes) will be at Jazznights

Andy Panayi is an exceptionally gifted jazz musician who plays all the flutes, all the saxophones and he currently leads his own groups. Andy has received The Marty Paich Arranging Award, The John Dankworth Soloist Award, The Worshipful Company of Musicians Jazz Medal and the British Jazz Awards for his Jazz Flute performances.



The Bell Hotel. Clare, Suffolk. CO10 8NN

Admission £10. Doors open 7.00 pm. Music 7.30 – 10.00 pm.

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