Jammin’ is the show promoted by the Saint Louis College of Music, dedicated to emerging artists and the discovery of new talents in every musical field.

Jamming 2022 reached its twentieth edition, the Festival, with the artistic direction of Stefano Mastruzzi and Francesca Gregori, over the last twenty years has promoted the experimentation at the international level and the best emerging Italian artists, giving room to the most varied musical offer of multi-verse sounds. Javier Girotto and Natalio Mangalavite will be the Special Guest of the Jamming 2022 edition, three nights of concerts – September 14, 15 and 16 – on the stage of the Auditorium Parco della Musica.


The Concerts

14 September

Michele Frascà’ presents “ALMA”
Special Guest Javier Girotto & Natalio Mangalavite

Michele Frascá Guitar & voice, Sofia Ara Sax&Flutes, Emanuele Guarnieri Piano, Marco Amarelli Basso, Marco Motta Batteria, Lorenzo Gurini Percussioni, Adriana Marinucci Viola, Giulia Anita Bari Violino, Susanna Rubi Garcia Violoncello, Carla Mulas Violino.

The record project “Alma”, released for the label of Saint Louis “Camilla Records”, is the fruit of the work of a “young” life. Michele Frascá, guitarist and leader of the Romanian ethno-jazz band, began composing the first tracks of the debut album at the age of sixteen. In November 2022 he entered the recording studio with the arrangements written by his fist. He writes for the archery quartet a ballad, “Aliz” and “Once”, the most jazzistic song of the project. The songs like and have the particular attention of two giants of Latin Jazz in Italy: Javier Girotto and Natalio Mangalavite. On November 14 the group entered the studio and with the active collaboration of Mangalavite as artistic director and Girotto al Sax, “ALMA” was born.

15 September

Martina Petracca – “Empatia”

Martina Petracca voice, Miriam Petitta electric guitar, Massimiliano Martinelli acoustic guitar, Sara Annecchini keyboard, Laura Candela bass, Ruben Mammano drums.

Empathy means “entering the feeling”, and what more can a musician desire when playing in front of an audience?
Martina Petracca, in art Empatia, is a Roman singer-songwriter, class 2000, who begins as a child to become passionate about music.
He began studying singing at the age of 9 and then guitar and piano.
After high school, he enrolled in the Faculty of Modern Letters at La Sapienza in Rome and simultaneously studied singing in the Jazz department of the Conservatorio Saint Louis College Of Music.
He began writing songs as a teenager, taking inspiration from his readings, Italian singers and scenes of daily life he breathes in his Roman neighborhood.
She cultivates various passions, including painting, photography and a strong environmental propensity.


Beatrice La Sala

Beatrice La Sala voice and guitar, Andrea Rosatelli bass, Bernardino Ponzani drums

Beatrice La Sala, class 1998, became passionate about music as a child by choosing the guitar as her instrument. From the early years of high school he sought the possibility of expressing himself through music, so he began to write and compose.
After his first experience as a band, he flew to Rome to undertake studies at the Saint Louis College of Music.
Starts an intense activity of growth, live experience in clubs and social work; On the latter she is noted by Andrea Rosatelli, who proposes her a production. Bernardino Ponzani eventually joined the drums, giving the project a distinctly rock sound.
From this artistic connivance the project begins to take shape and immediately becomes noticeable for its originality and energy, several brands come forward to support the production, including D’Angelico Ny Guitars and Anatomy of Sound. Recently selected as the opening of the Live Rock Festival in Acquaviva (Siena).
“A sharp voice, a guitar that knows how to be rough and passionate, Beatrice La Sala is comfortable with both black music styles and European echoes. A solid and well-rolled trio.”
Today the singer has her first pre-produced album and is ready to enter the studio.



Silvia Iannacci guitar, piano and voice, Natascha Giustini guitar, Andrea Rosatelli bass, Roberto Palladino drums.

Sils, art name of Silvia Iannacci, is a Terracina singer-songwriter, class ’96. Since childhood she has shown a great inclination to art and especially to music. This passion drives her towards the study of music and writing. It has always been divided into different instruments such as drums, guitars, piano and voice.
He is working on his first album and the first unreleased one will be released soon.


16 September

Urban Quartet

Gianluca Robustelli Guitar, Giuseppe Sacchi Piano, Vincenzo Quirico Contrabasso, Federico Balestra drum

Jamming 2022 presents, Urban Quartet is a group formed by Gianluca Robustelli (guitar), Giuseppe Sacchi (pianoforte), Vincenzo Quirico (contrabass) and Federico Balestra (batteria).
Born between the encounter of the four during the various roman jam sessions, the sound of the group has its roots in the mainstream jazz, but does not exclude the door to any kind of contamination. The repertoire consists of standards drawn from the American song book, the original of the great jazz masters and original compositions.


Alessio Mazzei Quintet

Alessio Mazzei guitar, Emanuel Bono piano, Emanuela Maglione voice, Ludovico Aru bass, Federico Balestra drummer.

Formed among the ranks of the Saint Louis, the guitarist Alessio Mazzei immediately cemented himself in the composition of original songs and slowly refined his writing. His style starts from jazz but moves decisively towards other genres such as rock/pop/progressive, moving away from the tradition of bebop. Through his songs the composer paints images taken from his life and experiences collected around the world.

A Quintet

“A” Quintet

Emanuela Maglione voice, Valerio Apuzzo trumpet, Emanuele “Manny” Fioretti piano, Vincenzo Quirico bass, Federico Balestra drummer.

“A” Quintet is a formation that is proposed at Jamming 2022, composed of young Italian musicians active on the Roman scene, born in 2021 from an idea of Emanuela Maglione (voice) and Valerio Apuzzo (tromba).

The organic is completed by pianist Manny Fioretti and the consolidated rhythmic section consisting of Vincenzo Quirico (contrabass) and Federico Balestra (batteria).
The quintet ranges from the interpretation of sought-after jazz tunes to the poliedricity of contemporary jazz, also combined in original tracks with individual and collective signatures.
The main focus of the group is undoubtedly improvisation, here instrument of dialogue declined in its multiple forms and articulated in a path that, starting from the jazz of the American tradition, leads us to the sound of the first twenty years of this new millennium.

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