The TRIBUNAL MIST JAZZ BAND was founded in Naples in 1991 and is composed of twenty elements among musician-professionals and professional-musicians, all united by the pure passion for music and especially jazz. The creator, artistic director, musician and "soul" of the band is the lawyer Paolo Pannella and the conductor is the Maestro Antonio Solimene.
In addition to performances in many venues and national and foreign theaters, the Tribunal Mist Jazz Band, since 1996, has been on the annual jazz billboard of the mythical jazz temple in Paris "Le Petit Journal Montparnasse". From 2003 to 2007, the Band was called to perform at the Umbria Jazz Festival in Perugia.
The uniqueness of this band is that, being composed entirely by musicians from Campania, it was the first big band to reread and reinterpret the traditional Neapolitan songs into jazz. Their musical energy exceeds the bounds of simple "professional" execution becoming a passion for music and involving the listeners-spectators, even those who are not "jazz lovers". They have already recorded two CDs, "Napoli Standard" and "Authorized Notes".
This year, the Tribunal Mist Jazz Band has prepared a new CD that contains Neapolitan songs, belonging to the well-known Neapolitan "Piedigrotta", transformed into jazz. Even before the Festival of Naples, the Piedigrotta Music Festival has always emphasized Neapolitan songs which have then become heritage of international music.The peculiarity of this festival was, that the public (not the record companies at a table) determined the success of a song, crowding the squares to listen and applaud the singers and orchestra.
That is why the Tribunal Mist Jazz Band will pay homage to some of the Piedigrotta songs as well as other Neapolitan songs known throughout the world, though sung in the vernacular.
The show includes the complete TMJB band: 20 musicians, two singers and the conductor.
Palomma e notte, Santa Lucia luntana, Silenzio cantatore, Voce ′e notte, Palummella, Scapricciatiello, Tu vuo fa′ ll′americano, Funiculì funiculà, Munastero ′e santa Chiara, O′ Saracino, Fenesta vascia, Accarezzame, Passione, Tammurriata nera.
And pieces from the great Ellington and Basie orchestras.