Tekna. Electronic and jazz at Spazio Collicola

TEKNA. Electronic-jazz fusion at COLLICOLA JAZZ CONNECTION

4 September at h 21 – free admission

The Collicola Jazz Connection programme continues with TEKNA, a fusion of electronic music and jazz, on Saturday 4 September at 9 pm. The line-up consists of Greg Burk (keyboards and piano), John B. Arnold (drums, electronics) and Fabio “Reeks” Recchia – electronics.

Tekna is an acoustic anomaly, combining the percussive structure of electronic music with the improvisation of jazz, borrowing from both but belonging to neither. The brainchild of New York City drummer John B. Arnold, Detroit pianist Greg Burk and Roman electronic musician Fabio “Reeks” Recchia, TEKNA pushes into new territory with a sound that can only be described as “hypnotic”. Frustrated by the lack of innovation in modern jazz, John created TEKNA to embody the drive of techno with the soul of jazz composition, which is why the piano and drums are recorded live. But more than anything else this project, is a tribute to both jazz and electronic music, and strives to answer the question “what’s next?”. Arnold’s vision for Tekna is to create a fusion of acoustic and electronic music by combining elements of Jazz and Ambient music along with the many nuances of Techno music.

Composer/drummer John B. Arnold, nephew of American songwriter Hoagy Carmichael (Georgia on my Mind, Stardust, The Nearness of You), has long had a foot in both worlds: a long discography as a jazz artist, but also a great passion for electronic music that inspired him to create “Calcatronica”, a three-day electronic music festival in Italy.

Pianist/keyboardist Greg Burk is a bandleader and composer in his own right who has worked extensively with Detroit DJ Carl Craig. Fabio Recchia, a sound designer, is a notable musician and producer on the Italian and international electronic scene.

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