Unfortunately, due to health reasons Buddy DeFranco won't be able to come to Rotterdam. He will be replaced by Joe Lovona as special guest.
The first is 88 years old, the latter 46. They share the stage together. Clarinetist Buddy DeFranco began his career in the swing era and later was the one who forged a place for the clarinet in bebop. He started playing with the Count Basie Septet in 1950, and has played with everyone from Blakey to Parker and Getz. He has to date recorded over 160 albums. The Italian pianist Antonio Faraò began his career quite some time later, but he was recognized as a considerable talent at an early age. His first love was also swing, and this was later supplemented abundantly with bebop. The old clarinet master and one of the most remarkable pianists of recent years join forces, supported by Dejan Terzic (drums) and Martin Gjanonovsky (bass), in what promises to be a very special concert.