Women for Freedom in Jazz

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Free Each One


the most beautiful female voices in jazz sing for the women of the world in need

8th edition of the concert and solidarity marathon, in support of the humanitarian organization Women for Freedom

From 4 July to 12 September 2024, 6 appointments under the stars
At the Top of the Carlton Sky Lounge – Rooftop Terrace on the Grand Canal

Sara Longo, Ginga, Malika Fé, Perla Palmieri, Sara Fortini and Lara Ferrari will be the female voices protagonists of the eighth edition of Women for Freedom in Jazz, the Venetian summer marathon of dinner concerts and solidarity in support of the humanitarian organization Women for Freedom. The event will be held at the Top of The Carlton Sky Lounge, the panoramic rooftop terrace of the Hotel Carlton on The Grand Canal in Venice, from 4 July to 12 September. The 2024 billboard wants to pay homage to the artists of the past who fought for their emancipation and freedom of expression.


• JULY 4th 9pm SARA LONGO: Sara Longo, a talented Italian-French singer, will open the dinner concerts of Women For Freedom In Jazz on July 4th with the new project “Mystery Tour”, together with double bass player Alvise Seggi. The concert and the album were born from the two artists’ passion for the music of the Beatles, reinterpreted with a personal and delicate style. In addition to the Beatles, they will also pay homage to great women of jazz such as Carla Bley, Mercedes Sosa and Cesaria Evora. The duo stands out for its essentiality, allowing musicians to explore musical territories that recall Mississippi blues.

• JULY 11th 9.00pm GINGA: Ginga, the extraordinary queen of gospel, will lead us on a journey through the colors of soul, neosoul and jazz with the project “Deep in My Soul”, accompanied by pianist Alessandro Omiciuolo. All the nuances of his voice come together in a single concert that ranges from the great classics reinterpreted in a contemporary key to songs by emerging artists who are writing the history of these musical genres.

• JULY 18th at 9.00pm MALIKA FE’: “Song and story: jazz and feminism” will see the Parisian singer, but Venetian by adoption, Malika Fé, on stage together with Dario Zennaro on guitar and Lello Gnesutta on bass. This project, developed in collaboration with the Anti-Violence Center of the Municipality of Venice, is inspired by a work by the writer Angela Davis. From Gertrude Ma’ Rainey to Aretha Franklin, with her anthem “Respect”, Malika tells the story of the women who were precursors of the African-American female emancipation movement and their songs of rebellion which bluntly address the problem of male violence.

• JULY 25th 9.00pm PERLA PALMIERI: Another project born during the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women concerns the young jazz singer, composer and author Perla Palmieri. On July 25th at 9pm, during the presentation of her artistic journey “My Jazz Identity”, she will share the song “The Dry Cleaner From The Moines” by Joni Mitchell, which she reinterpreted together with 25 other artists for the “Women in Jazz Unite” project ! Italy” by Rossana Casale.

• SEPTEMBER 5th 8.30pm SARA FORTINI: In September, it will be time for another record release by Caligola Music, on 5/9 at 8.30pm. It is “Songs from a Window” performed by the singer Sara Fortini and the pianist Federico De Vittor, who form a duo that ranges from jazz to Afro-Latin rhythms, proposing original songs and arrangements of songs from their respective musical repertoires.

• SEPTEMBER 12th at 8.30pm LARA FERRARI: The event will end on September 12th at 8.30pm with Lara Ferrari, the lead singer of Sugarpie and the Candymen, who together with guitarist Michele Corcella will pay homage to the female voices of the American Songbook in a jazz concert influenced by blues and gospel.

The concerts will be held at the Top of the Carlton Sky Lounge,  from 8.30pm / 9pm to 10pm / 10.30pm.

Access to the concerts will be with dinner and reservations required, choosing from the specialties of the à la carte menu.

In case of bad weather the concerts will be held at the La Cupola Restaurant, on the groundfloor of the Hotel Carlton on the Grand Canal.

In collaboration with Women for Freedom and Caligola Music.
Media partner GDM Giornale della Musica
Radio Base Venezia

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Here is the calendar of Summer 2024 evenings:

4 – Sara Longo with multi-instrumentalist Alvise Seggi
11 – Ginga with Alessandro Omiciuolo pianist
18 – Malika Fé with Dario Zennaro on guitar and Lello Gnesutta on bass
25 – Perla Palmieri

5 – Sara Fortini with Federico De Vittor pianist
12 – Lara Ferrari with Michele Corcella guitarist

“Women for Freedom in Jazz” is a music festival born in 2017 with the aim of supporting Women for Freedom, a humanitarian organization based in Bassano del Grappa that deals with helping women and their children with jazz and music from the world in the most disadvantaged conditions and countries through, for example, microcredit, job placement, cultural training.

Since 2017, the best voices of the Italian jazz scene have alternated on the terrace of the Hotel Carlton on the Grand Canal, who have embraced the project with their hearts, embraced with conviction by the owner of the hotel, Mrs Paola Cori.  Thanks to the concerts of the previous five years, a total of € 30,000 was donated by the Hotel Carlton to Women for Freedom. During the concerts, information material is distributed and we talk about the projects of the humanitarian organization and at the end of the exhibition we proceed with the donation.

For more information: http://www.womenforfreedom.org/en/