Elio Coppola Trio feat. Eric Alexander: Peperoncino Jazz Festival @ Rizzoli

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Elio Coppola Trio feat. Eric Alexander: Peperoncino Jazz Festival @ Rizzoli

Rizzoli Music Aperitivo partners with the Peperoncino Jazz Festival to host Neapolitan drummer Elio Coppola.

By Rizzoli Bookstore

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Sunday, June 4 · 4:30 - 6:30pm EDT


Rizzoli Bookstore 1133 Broadway New York, NY 10010

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  • 2 hours
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Rizzoli Music Aperitivo partners with the Peperoncino Jazz Festival to host Neapolitan drummer Elio Coppola, with two great New York-based musicians: Eric Alexander and bassist Alexander Claffy.

Tickets include a glass of wine, provided by Field Blend Selections. Seating is limited and is first come, first served. Doors open at 4:15 pm.

Rizzoli Music Aperitivo is delighted to partner again with the Peperoncino Jazz Festival to build another bridge between the Italian and the New York jazz scenes. A Calabrian aperitivo will showcase the traditions of Calabrian hospitality and wine on the occasion of this exciting performance by the Elio Coppola NY Trio featuring Eric Alexander.

On 4 June, Rizzoli Bookstore will host the talented Neapolitan drummer Elio Coppola, who, despite his young age, is well established on both the Italian and the international jazz scenes. His resume reads like a Who's Who, and includes prestigious collaborations with the likes of Enrico Rava, Benny Golson, Peter Bernstein, David Kikoski and Ronnie Cuber just to name a few.

Coppola will be joined by two great New York-based musicians: saxophone giant Eric Alexander, who is internationally-recognized for his sophisticated hard- and post-bop style and has appeared on countless albums as leader, sideman, composer and producer and in-demand bassist Alexander Claffy, who has played with artist such as Jimmy Cobb, Kurt Rosenwinkel, Christian Scott, Wallace Rooney etc.

The trio's repertoire will include standards from the American songbook, original songs, and of course some of the Italian classics known and loved throughout the world.


From Francis Scott Fitzgerald to Jack Kerouac, from Toni Morrison to James Baldwin, from Philip Michael Ondaatje to Geoff Dyer, from Julio Cortazar to Boris Vian, from Amiri Baraka and Ishmael Reed to Jayne Cortez, the list of international writers and poets inspired or intrigued by jazz and other musical genres goes on. Since New York City’s Rizzoli Bookstore has a long tradition of building bridges between arts genres, international scenes, and creative people, we wanted to turn our gorgeous space in NoMad into an experimental living room where live jazz and other music can be enjoyed. The Rizzoli Music Aperitivo is sponsored by Field Blend Selections and is curated by Mondo Jazz, the weekly Radio Free Brooklyn show dedicated to international jazz


Mondo Jazz is a weekly program on Radio Free Brooklyn dedicated to the proposition that jazz is an international language. It is hosted every Wednesday night from 8 to 10 PM by Ludovico Granvassu, the founder and editor in chief of All About Jazz Italia. All archived episodes are available here.


Founded in January 2017, Field Blend Selections is a new wine importing and distribution company based in New York City, serving the New York and New Jersey markets.

In both name and practice, Field Blend Selections celebrates agricultural traditions and diversity. The name is an homage to the nineteenth-century immigrants who co-planted an assortment of grape varieties in vineyards throughout the United States, many of which survive today. Alongside their vines, they often co-planted other crops, including fruits, grains, and legumes. This approach of co-mingling various plantings to achieve balance in the vineyards is now referred to as polyculture, and it is widely recognized as one of the best methods for naturally enriching soils and reducing disease. Polyculture, by replicating nature’s diverse ecosystems, produces healthier fruit without the necessity of artificial herbicides or pesticides.

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