Carlos Cippelletti

04.08.2021 – 21:00
Piazza Castello
Alessano (LECCE)


Ernesto Lecuona (1895-1963)

La comparsa
(Original jazz arrangement from a classical piece composed by the legendary Cuban pianist and composer Ernesto Lecuona. Although originally a song, innumerable versions of it have been made, starting with Lecuona’s own version for piano solo.)

Miguel Matamoros (1894-1971)

Son de la loma
(Original arrangement of traditional Cuban son. Miguel Matamoros is known for being the author of popular songs such as the bolero-son ‘Lágrimas Negras’ or the bolero-montuno ‘Son de la Loma’ that he composed with the Trío Matamoros.)

Chick Corea (1941-2021)

Armando’s Rhumba (Arr. For piano by Carlos Cippelletti)

Virgilio Marti (1919-1995)

Cuba linda
(Original arrangement for piano solo of the traditional Cuban theme in guaguancó rhythm entitled “Cuba linda”.)

Chucho Valdés (1941-)

Mambo influenciado
(Piano solo arrangement of the composition of the legendary Cuban pianist Chucho Valdés.)

Osvaldo Farrés (1902-1985)

Quizás quizás quizás
(Piano solo arrangement dedicated to my mentor and outstanding Cuban pianist Pepe Rivero.)

Carlos Cippelletti (1996-)


Carlos Cippelletti

Pianist, composer and arranger Carlos Cippelletti, is a promising young Spanish, Franco-Cuban artist from the last generation of Afro-Cuban jazz musicians born outside the island. He is a two-time winner of the Latin Grammy Cultural Foundation Scholarship, and four-time winner of the AIE Scholarship (artists and interpreters Association of Spain). He was awarded first prize in both the Malaga International Jazz Festival Competition, Portón del Jazz and the international 7 Virtual Jazz Club competition and was awarded for his outstanding academic achievements at the Alfonso X el Sabio University. In 2018 Carlos toured Europe with the JM Jazz World Orchestra — the world!s premiere youth jazz orchestra led by renowned trombonist Luis Bonilla. In 2021 he graduated with a Master’s degree in Latin Jazz from Codarts University of the Arts in Rotterdam. His most recent project and first album entitled HYBRID/C, is a musical and cultural fusion project with a common point that is Afro-Cuban music and jazz. Jazz serves as a vehicle on this journey to the roots of Cuban music and Afro-Cuban culture from a modern musical perspective. Born in Spain to a Cuban father and French mother, Carlos Cippelletti”s compositions reflect his various identities. Afro-Cuban music tradition, Jazz, Neo-Soul and classical music combine to create a sound all its own. This album collects the traditional Afro-Cuban jazz sextet format, (trumpet, tenor sax, piano, double bass, congas/ batá drums and drums) including a seventh element that is electronics and synthesizers, creating a point of union between tradition and modernity. HYBRID/C, is a fusion project that shows how, regardless of our roots and age, beauty always prevails, and unites us through the most universal language we know, music.