Messina Sea Jazz Festival 2013
But the most moving moment was when, in the balmy Sicilian night, the 18 year-old Nicola Caminiti picked up the soprano and let "My Favorite Things" rip out, channeling John Coltrane
in such a way as to floor me. The following performance, with Donato, Cucchiara and versatile drummer Emanuele Primavera, was one of the highlights of the festival, rife with the freedom and love for the tradition that are the trademarks of great jazz. Caminiti was awarded the scholarship for under 21 students, and he's clearly a name to watch.
Arriving in Messina, the first thing noticeable on the sea are the unique structures of the feluccas
, hunting for swordfish, and the festival closed with an unheard-of jazz party on one of them, moored in the tiny harbor of Ganzirri. A fitting conclusion, symbolic of the concept of the festivals visionary director, Giovanni Mazzarino.Photo Credit
All Photos: Francesco Martinelli