Italian pianist-composer Stefano Bollani considers music a fun game to be re-invented time after time, and he has played the ever-changing game improvising in the moment with his different bands and with great artists like Richard Galliano, Bill Frisell, Paul Motian, Chick Corea, Hamilton de Holanda, Caetano Veloso, Hector Zazou, Chucho Valdés and his noble mentor Enrico Rava. The essence of Bollani’s comic wit, joyous spirit and versatile music making, though, is maybe best revealed when he performs solo. No wonder that his solo performances are the most popular of his concerts: for that is when his freedom is total, when Bollani’s quality as merry entertainer has a central role, when his audiences are involved the most. The event at Flagey revolves around his album release: Blooming (2023, Sony Music).
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