NEW YORK, TUESDAY OCTOBER 2nd 2012, 6 PM

What: Franco Maresco 2010, documentary projection about the life of Tony Scott,Io sono Tony Scott, ovvero come l’Italia fece fuori il più grande clarinettista del jazz ,with English subtitles.
I am Tony Scott. The Story of How Italy Got Rid of the Greatest Jazz Clarinetist”
Where: at BMCC’s Theater 2 Scheduled time: at 6 PM.

info: The John D. Calandra Italian American Institute Queens College, CUNY

Tel: 212-642-2094 – Fax: 212.642.2030

 

Io sono Tony Scott,

I am Tony Scott. The Story of How Italy Got Rid of the Greatest Jazz Clarinetist”

Tony Scott (Anthony Joseph Sciacca, June 17, 1921 – March 28, 2007) was a jazz clarinetist known for an interest in folk music around the world. Born in Morristown, New Jersey, Scott’s parents emigrated from Sicily at the turn of the century. His mother played violin, his father guitar, and by age 12, Scott began studying clarinet, influenced by the sounds of Clarence Hutchenrider, Benny Goodman, and Artie Shaw. Scott attended Juilliard School from 1940 to 1942, receiving instruction in clarinet, piano, and composition, and building a strong background in classical music. Drafted into the United States Army in 1942, he was stationed at Governor’s Island in New York harbor and spent his spare time immersed in the jazz scene on 52nd Street

In the 1950s he worked with Sarah Vaughan and Billie Holiday. He also had a young Bill Evans as a side-man. In the late 1950s, he won the Down Beat Critics poll for clarinetist in 1955, 1957, 1958, and 1959.

He settled in Italy in the 1980s, working with Italian jazz musicians such as Franco D’Andrea and Romano Mussolini. In later years he began showing an interest in Electronica and in 2002 his Hare Krishna was remixed by King Britt as a contribution to Verve Remixed. In 2010, Italian director Franco Maresco released his documentary about the life of Tony Scott, Io sono Tony Scott, ovvero come l’Italia fece fuori il più grande clarinettista del jazz “I am Tony Scott. The Story of How Italy Got Rid of the Greatest Jazz Clarinetist” (with English subtitles).

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