Papik feat. Alan Scaffardi
Papik musical project sprouts from an “eureka moment” of Nerio Poggi, composer and musician. The group is named after a nickname that Nerio’s mother gave him after having noticed a resemblance between her child and the newborn Papik in Nicholas Ray’s The Savage Innocents film. In 2009 the band registered its first album; since then the number of albums and both national and international projects on stage has greatly multiplied. Many musical projects of the group, from pop to nu jazz, bossa nova and soul, have been dedicated to great musicians, both Italian authors such as Mina and Bruno Martino, and international interpreters as Bacharach. The concert for Jazz by the Pool is a tribute to several great performers and will lead the audience through a musical journey through the best-known songs by Battisti, Tony Bennet, Barry White, Mina and many other main artists.
Alan Scaffardi is one of the group’s lead voices of the band: Papik’s singer since the group’s first debut with “Rhythm of Life” Irma Records – including the single “Staying For Good”, hit of nu-jazz broadcast in heavy rotation on major national radio networks – Alan also took part in the final phase of Xfactor in 2014 with Elio’s team.
The leader of the band, Nerio “Papik” Poggi, has worked with Mario Biondi in his first 2 discs (Handful of soul and I love you more) as arranger and author. He also worked with British bands: Matt Bianco, Sarah-Jane Morris, Jason Donovan, Frank Mc Comb, Tom Gaebel. In 2015 he composed with the band the soundtrack of the Japanese manga “LUPIN III The Italian adventure”.
In 1985 Fabio Tullio took part to the jazz festival of Roccella Jonica with Mario Schiano, A.Vannucchi, G.Rosciglione, G.Munari and other musicians working for the RAI television channels. In 1986 he won the Rai3 and ISMEZ New Talents contest and he participated one more at the Jazz Festival of Roccella Jonica. After collaborating with Paolo Fresu, Tiziana Ghiglioni, John Arnold, Massimo Urbani, Massimo Moriconi, Cosmo Intini, Fabrizio Sferra, Paolo Damiani, Ettore Fioravanti, Tony Formichella, Cicci Santucci he started recording light music with Parisi, Papa Son Style, Gilda Giuliani. In 1995 he recreated the quartet News with Pierpaolo Principato, Piero Simoncini and Gigi Zito, playing in clubs, and he took part at the San Remo Jazz Festival with pianist Claudio Passavanti.
Massimo Guerra has played with many internationally renowned Jazz and Latin artists such as Tullio de Piscopo, Celia Cruz, Josè Feliciano, Josè Alberto el Canario,Tito Nieves, Giovanni Hidalgo, Dave Valentin, Bob Mintzer, Miroslav Vitous, Lester Bowie, Ely Bruna, Matt Bianco on of some of the world’s most prestigious stages: Blue Note in Tokyo, Montreux Jazz Festival, Midem in Cannes, Eilat Jazz Festival, Umbria Jazz. In 2016, he published his first solo work, “azz Mine” with Massimo Guerra Xtet.
Guitarist Alfredo Bochicchio begun approaching guitar as a teenager, first as self-taught and later as a pupil of various well-known teachers. He soon started working with M° Franco Micalizzi in the production of soundtracks, LPs and sound music. At the same time, he started his live and studio activities with various Italian and international artists (including Bungaro, Mario Biondi, Giorgio Panariello, Orietta Berti etc.) and various bands (Bianca Blues & 7 soul, Samsara, Let’s Groove, Doctor Sax etc.). He is a member of the “Big Bubbling Band” directed by M° Franco Micalizzi and the Pop Orchestra directed by Gerardo di Lella, band and orchestra who have played with several famous artists such as James Taylor, Tiziano Ferro, Raffaella Carrà, Claudio Baglioni, Biagio Antonacci, Edoardo Bennato, Cesare Cremonini, Jarabe De Palo and many more. He has participated in various Italian television programs and, in addition to being a musician, he is also a composer of soundtracks for the industry’s leading labels, jingle advertising, television broadcasts, radio and music networks for theater, CD-ROMs and websites and he has also occasionally worked with the magazine “Guitars” and been editor of “FortePiano” and “Musical Textures” music web-magazines.
Alessandro Sanna approached music at the age of ten, after having studied classical guitar for two years he discovered the wonderful sound of the electric bass. After having studied double bass at Santa Cecilia Conservatory, he attended several bass-technique courses for Pop, Jazz and Funk styles. During the years he got to work with several well established musicians both live and in studio: Mario Biondi, Mario Lavezzi, Ron, Moreno, Briga, Anastacia, Nek, Arisa, Bianca Atzei, Roberto Angelini, Paolo Vallesi, Gianni Togni, Sandro Giacobbe, Scialpi, Edoardo Vianello, Donatella Rettore, Fio Zanotti, Gegè Telesforo, Mimmo Cavallo, Jerry Marotta, Robbie Dupree, RachelZ, Marcello Cirillo, Paolo Mengoli, Milk Coffee, Carlotta, Tom Griesgraber, Orchestra Sinfonica Renato Serio, Luca Napolitano, Giulio Todrani, Giordana Angi, Barbara Cola, Viola Valentino, Crystal White, Mark Hanna, Alessandro Pitoni, Nerio Poggi, Daniele Vit, Simone Patrizi, Alessandro D’Orazi, Arnaldo Santoro, Frank McComb and many others. He has also worked at the project La Voce della Luna, official tribute dedicated to Alex Baroni (sponsored by Rai Radio Due and Radio Italia e Video Italia) and has worked with the music school in Rome School of Rock.
Gianni Polimeni and his drummer appear next to many artists: Mike Francis, Nicola Piovani, GenStella, Francesca Allotta, Aleandro Baldi, Corona, Silvia Salemi, Cristal White, Alberto Laurenti, Frankie & Cantina Band, SamSara, Seven Days, 4 Jackson, Claudia Arvati Band and many more.
September 1 2017 – Program – Terme Preistoriche, Montegrotto Terme (PD)