Italian Food & Jazz at Lucciola NYC
Beloved Upper West Side Italian restaurant, Lucciola, kicks off the new decade with its first-ever Jazz Night, which will take place on January 16 starting at 7:30pm.
The first in a new series of musical soirees, Thursday’s event will feature live jazz music by the Stefano Doglioni Trio and guitarist Pasquale Grasso.
Born in 1986 in Feltre, Italy, jazz bass clarinetist Stefano Doglioni has performed in Italy, Holland, Switzerland, France, Africa, and the US, and has had the privilege to work with notable musicians such as Freddie Redd, Franz Elsen, Charles Davis, Leroy Williams, Jimmy Wormworth, Ari Roland, Chris Byars, Sacha Perry, John Mosca, Clifford Barbaro, Luigi Grasso, Pasquale Grasso, Zaid Nasser, Keith Balla, Alex Hoffman, The Mingus Orchestra, William Ash, Neal Miner, Tyler Mitchell, Tardo Hammer, Billy Drummond, and Grant Stewart.
Pasquale Grasso comes from Ariano Irpino, Italy. He has been living in New York since 2012, where he quickly made a name for himself in the city's vibrant jazz scene. Grasso became part of the Ari Roland Quartet and the Chris Byars Quartet, performing in clubs and music festivals, and recording in the studio regularly. Later that year, Pasquale was named a Jazz Ambassador with the U.S. Embassy, going on to tour extensively across Europe, Kuwait, Kazakhstan, Cyprus, Lithuania, and Ukraine, among others.
He has performed with many leading musicians of the international jazz scene such as Barry Harris, Charles Davis, Freddie Redd, Frank Wess, Leroy Wiliams, Ray Drummond, Murray Wall, Steve Grossman, Tardo Hammer, Jimmy Wormworth, John Mosca, Sacha Perry, Ari Roland, Luigi Grasso, Chris Byars, Zeid Nasser, Bucky Pizzarelli, China Moses, Harry Allen Quartet, Grant Stewart, Stepko Gut, Nicolas Dary, Dado Moroni, Agostino di Giorgio, Michel Pastre Big Band, Gianni Basso Big Band, Joe Cohn, Oscar Zenari, and Luca Pisani.
The two have already performed together and now you have a chance to listen to their wonderful music as you enjoy a delicious Italian meal in the restaurant’s intimate and romantic setting.
Opened in November 2017 by Michele Casadei Massari, Alberto Ghezzi and Gianluca Capozzi, with co-founders Erica Monti and Luca Filicol, the restaurant is dedicated to the city of Bologna. It takes inspiration specifically from Pupi Avati’s 1985 film “Graduation Party” and to actor Nik Novecento, who “embodied the values of Bologna, from his passion, soul, courageousness, and kindness.” Lucciola wants to honor the memory of Novecento, who passed away at a young age, by creating a space in New York “where he could have come and spent time.”
For more information on the performers, check out their respective websites:
Lucciola is located at 621 Amsterdam Avenue in Manhattan’s Upper West Side.