GIUSEPPE DORONZO

baritone saxophone player, composer & educator

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BIOGRAPHY

“One of the most subtly articulate baritone saxophone players in the world.” (Ken Vos, Jazzism)

“One of the most exciting fresh voices in the Dutch jazz and impro scene” (Misha Andriessen, Trouw/Jazz&MO)

As lover of unexplored space , border crossing sounds, Giuseppe focuses his research on the baritone saxophone, constantly expanding a personal vocabulary that goes through his background in contemporary classical music , jazz improvisation and his interest for non-western music.

Giuseppe (1987) was born in Barletta, a very old town on the Adriatic coast of Puglia, Italy.

Recently Giuseppe has been awarded as “Music Revelation 2018” in the International Jazz critic pool “El Intruso” by All About Jazz Journalist Karl Ackermann.

He began studying classical saxophone at the “N. Piccinni” Conservatory in Bari, where he graduated in 2009.
In 2011 he obtained “Master on Saxophone” in classical contemporary music, as soloist at the “N.Rota” Conservatory in Monopoli.
In 2012 he moved in Holland to study jazz and composition, at the Prins Claus Conservatory in Groningen among others with Michael Moore and Kurt Weiss where he graduated Cum Laude in 2015.

In 2015 he recorded a solo piece for the dutch dancer and choreographer Cora Bos-Kroese titled “Two ways towards”, that was performed at the New York University (NYC).

He recently received the BUMA Award Music in Motion 2022, for best film composition in short film.

He can be seen among his current projects as Solo, Falga, AVA Trio, Aterraterr, Michael Moore Bigtet, All Ellington, Raoul van Der Weide XPE.

He has been giving music workshops in several spaces and institutions in Europe and abroad together with the Conservatorium van Amsterdam, Prins Claus Conservatorium (The Netherlands), Arkestra Lab foundation (Italy), Marmara University of Arts (Turkey), New York University (NYC).

He has worked with creative artists covering various fields of the national and international art including:
Michael Moore, Joe Lovano, Chris Potter, Mariem Hassan, Vince Mendoza,Han Bennink, NDR Big Band, João Bosco, Kiko Freitas, Robin Eubanks, Paolo Fresu, Tullio De Piscopo, Taylor Ho Bynum, Steve Potts,Roberto Ottaviano,Ralph Alessi,Gianni Lenoci, Tiziana Ghiglioni, Felice Mezzina,Lothar Sthal, Jens Pollheide, Irene Aebi Lacy, Tiziano Tononi, Daniele Cavallanti, Carlo Actis Dato, Benjamin Herman, Jim Black.

He has played in venues and festivals including OCT LOFT Jazz Festival, Xihu Festival, Shanghai World Music Festival (China); Vahdat Hall (Iran), Bimhuis, Gaudeamus Muziek Week Festival, Doek Festival, Lantaren Venster, North Sea Jazz Festival, Zomer Jazz Fiets Tour Festival (The Netherlands); Novosadski Jazz Festival (Serbia); Sant’Anna Arresi Jazz Festival 2018, Reggia della Venaria (Italy); Die Aegidien church, NDR Funkhaus (Germany); Meutiviti Festival (Denmark); Ljubliana Jazz Festival (Slovenia) and many others. He has been broadcast in various places, including on VPRO, RAI Radio 3, NPO 1, NPO4.

Giuseppe is a Drake Mouthpieces Artist and Wood Wind Design Artist

“… huge sonore sound; his performance is mystic, multilayered and full of secrecy” (W.de Joode)    

“… clear example of reincarneyation” (Duke’s day, Bimhuis)  

“…the most extreme soloist of the bunch with his search along the borders of the baritone, slap tongue-harmonic effects to downpours” (draaiomjeoren.com)  

“… such dynamics! such power! such swing!” (E.Determeyer)

“… Doronzo holds a brilliant argument for the baritone sax as a leading instrument.” (Trouw)

“…Doronzo was certainly the most extreme soloist of the bunch,
with his search along the borders of the baritone,
slap tongue-harmonic effects to downpours.” (www.draaiomjeoren.com)
” …Giuseppe Doronzo starts in the high register, as if he is not aware of the
roaring frequencies below. It lasts for one or two choruses, after which he finally leaps into the depth.
With powerful blows he wades through the notes and the jaws of the gathered people drop in awe:
such dynamics! such power! such swing!..” (Eddie Determeyer)

PROJECTS

SOLO

Giuseppe Doronzo baritone sax,mizmar,bansuri

It’s been said that the improvised solo is the highest form of personal
expression and Doronzo does a first-rate job of articulating his vision.”

(All about Jazz)

“..Doronzo was certainly the most extreme soloist , with his search along the borders of the baritone, slap
tongue-harmonic effects to downpours.”

( http://www.draaiomjeoren.com)

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“As one of the most exciting fresh voices in the Dutch jazz and impro scene”, Italian born, Amsterdam based musician and composer Giuseppe Doronzo, focuses his solo research on the baritone sax. His solo work, gives you a polyphonic vision from a monodic instrument. The performance consists of pieces and improvisations that combine contemporary classical music, jazz improvisation and non-western music traditions. He gets inspired by urban and natural environments, electronic sounds and spaces, that all converge into an introspective experience of the baritone sax sounds. He experiments with multiphonics, amalgams of different sound layers, that open up to a microtonal, polyphonic and polyrhythmic music field. Last year with his solo project, Doronzo has been nominated Music Revelation and Best Debut Album 2018 by All About Jazz on the international jazz critic pool “El Intruso”. Furthermore, he had the possibility to present his debut solo album “GOYA” at various venues and festivals in Europe including Sant’ Anna Arresi Jazz Festival, Bimhuis, and Gaudeamus Muziekweek Festival. Russian film director Roman Ermolaev made a 40’ experimental film based on Doronzo’ s baritone sax solo album “GOYA”, gaining a relevant attention from Film Festivals and Contemporary Art Museums in Europe. His first solo album “GOYA” was released in August 2018 on his record label, Tora Records.


ATERRATERR

Giuseppe Doronzo baritone sax; mizmar (north african flute); bansuri (traditional indian flute)
Pino Basiletamburrello; Cupa cupe (southern italian friction percussion); canne (italian ephemeral reed instruments); Bubbù (ocarina from Puglia)

aterraterr

Aterraterr is a meeting between two friends coming from the same land, Puglia (south of Italy), living at two extremes of Europe, the Netherlands and south of Italy.
Through their music they narrate past and present tales, perhaps totally abstract and utopian. Their language is inspired by the nature of their instruments, wind and percussive.
The soundscapes are influenced by the geographical and rural areas of Puglia, pastoral minimalism and traces of ancient mediterranean rituals.


AVA TRIO

Giuseppe Doronzo baritone saxophone
Esat Ekincioglu bass
Pino Basile percussion

“…a masterful job of blending regional influences as well as balancing ethnic inspirations with free improvisation…” 4**** ½ (All about Jazz)

((All about Jazz))

“…Their playing is intelligent but fulfilled also with emotion and enthusiasm…” 4****

(De Trouw)

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AVA embarks on an ethno-musical expedition to document the musics of this imaginary land and its folk. Formed just over a year ago, AVA had an exciting first year with some 40 concerts in the Netherlands, Belgium and Italy, receiving a phenomenal response from all types of audience.
AVA’s debut album, Music From an Imaginary Land is the grand result of the past year’s work.
They invite you on an ethnomusical expedition to the imaginary land and beyond. The album was released in spring 2017 on Trytone Records.


FALGA

Giuseppe Doronzo baritone saxophone
Lucio Tasca guitar
Federico Pozzer piano
Andrea Caruso doublebass
Aleksandar Škorićdrums

Falga already
sounds like itself”

(De Trouw)

“Falga is a
transformational recording
where each player is given
a distinctive voice”

(Allaboutjazz)

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FALGA was born in October 2013 in Groningen, NL. Its members met and started first playing improvised music in duo or trio, in various combinations; subsequently they decided to blend their strong spiritual connections into a quintet.
The crusade of the ensemble is compelling a musical language which is the synthesis of the personal background of each member, the tradition of jazz music which is innovation, and last but not least the cathartic power of the moment.
Following to mantra of “now”, the band has been working with perseverance on original music; every composition is a different and always intimate story, but at the same time it’s nothing more than a piece of clay ready to be shaped into something radically different, according to the free will of any/every member.
Therefore, what the audience should be ready to attend to is a process of constant metamorphosis and creative flow, a research for the less traveled path and the enjoyment of a friendship facing endless unresolved questions.


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SIDEMAN PROJECTS

 

Michael Moore Bigtet

 

Michael Moore alto sax,clarinet Eric Boeren cornet Wolter Wierbos trombone Giuseppe Doronzo baritone sax Kaja Draksler keyboards Jorrit Westerhof electric guitar Arjen Gorter bass Michael Vatcher percussion

 

Lyrisch Laag contemporary ensemble

 

Fie Schouten bass clarinet, contrabass clarinet Jelte Althuis bass clarinet, contrabass clarinet Giuseppe Doronzo baritone sax

 

Raoul van Der Weide “Xavier Pamplona Ensemble”

 

Raoul van der Weide contrabass,percussion Michael Moore clarinet Alistair Payne trumpet Ziv Taubenfeld bass clarinet Giuseppe Doronzo baritone sax MArta Warelis piano George Hadow drums

 

All Ellington

 

Jodi Gilbert vocals Gideon Tazelaar clarinet, alto saxophone Natalio Sued tenor saxophone Jimmy Sernesky trumpet Giuseppe Doronzo baritone sax Joost Buis trumpet
Eric Boeren cornetOscar Jan Hoogland piano Wilbert De Joodedouble bass Michael Vatcherdrums

CONCERT SCHEDULE

Upcoming Concerts

10 Dec 2022 NIEUWE NOTEN: JANSSEN, DORONZO, POORE & SCHOUTEN Haarlem, NL Pletterij Pletterij Buy ticket
30 Dec 2022 All Ellington Amsterdam, NL Bimhuis Bimhuis
12 Jan 2023 AVA Trio Amsterdam, NL De Ruimte De Ruimte
13 Jan 2023 AVA Trio Eindhoven, NL POM POM Buy ticket
14 Jan 2023 AVA Trio Hamburg, DE White Cube Bergedorf White Cube Bergedorf
15 Jan 2023 AVA Trio Feerwerd, NL Jazz in Feerwerd Jazz in Feerwerd
24 Mar 2023 recording w/ Fie Schouten, Guus Janssen, Vincent Courtois Amsterdam, NL TBA TBA
25 Mar 2023 w/ Fie Schouten, Guus Janssen, Vincent Courtois Amsterdam, NL Orgelpark Orgelpark
04 Jun 2023 w/ 31-tone organ / Pimp my organ Amsterdam, NL Muziekgebouw Muziekgebouw Buy ticket

Past Shows

03 Dec 2022 AVA Trio Bielefeld, DE Bunker Ulmenwall Bunker Ulmenwall
02 Dec 2022 AVA Trio Aachen, DE Musikbunker-Aachen Musikbunker-Aachen
01 Dec 2022 AVA Trio Wiesenbach, DE Antoniushof Museum und Kulturzentrum Antoniushof Museum und Kulturzentrum
29 Nov 2022 w/ Reed-Boeren-warelis-de joode - buis- dijkman-lumley Amsterdam, NL Zaal 100 Zaal 100
18 Nov 2022 SOLO Amsterdam, NL MolkFactory/ Plantage Dok MolkFactory/ Plantage Dok
29 Oct 2022 Miguel Santaella BIM50 Tour Rotterdam, NL Lantarenvenster Lantarenvenster
19 Oct 2022 Ab Baars, John Dikeman, Ada Rave, Giuseppe Doronzo, Keefe Jackson Amsterdam, NL De Ruimte De Ruimte
07 Oct 2022 Miguel Santaella BIM50 Tour Haarlem, NL Pletterij Pletterij
01 Oct 2022 Miguel Santaella BIM50 Tour Amsterdam, NL Bimhuis Bimhuis
23 Sep 2022 w/ Oene van geel / Setareh Nafisi Amsterdam, NL De Ruimte | NEBULAR SESSIONS De Ruimte | NEBULAR SESSIONS
13 Sep 2022 trio with Michael Moore / Sun-Mi Hong Amsterdam, NL EYE Film Museum EYE Film Museum
12 Sep 2022 Aterraterr Amsterdam, NL HUIS DE PINTO HUIS DE PINTO
04 Sep 2022 All Ellington Baarle Nassau, BE PlusEtage PlusEtage
30 Jul 2022 Aterraterr feat. Rocco De Santis Martignano (Lecce), IT Malva Music Festival Malva Music Festival
28 Jul 2022 Aterraterr Matera, IT Multiculti Festival Multiculti Festival
27 Jul 2022 Masterclass Matera, IT Multikulti Festival Multikulti Festival
15 Jul 2022 AVA Trio Regensburg, DE Regensburg Jazz Festival Regensburg Jazz Festival
14 Jul 2022 AVA Trio Regensburg, DE Regensburg Jazz Festival Regensburg Jazz Festival
29 Jun 2022 AVA Trio Castiglioncello (Livorno), IT Inequilibrio Festival Inequilibrio Festival
21 Jun 2022 All Ellington Amsterdam, NL Zaal 100 Zaal 100
16 Jun 2022 AVA Trio Leiden, NL Jazz in de Kamer 2022 Jazz in de Kamer 2022
12 Jun 2022 w/ Amsterdam Improvisers Orchestra Amsterdam, NL De Tanker De Tanker
11 Jun 2022 AVA Trio Groningen, NL Jazz Te Gast Festival Jazz Te Gast Festival
10 Jun 2022 SOLO - Contemporary music program Stiens , NL Sint-Vitus Church / Pakhûs Sint-Vitus Church / Pakhûs
08 Jun 2022 4et w/ Niels Brower/ ernst reijseger / Jamie Peet Amsterdam, NL Owlfest / Roze Tanker Owlfest / Roze Tanker
07 Jun 2022 w/ Mike Reed group Amsterdam, NL Zaal 100 Zaal 100
03 Jun 2022 Trio with Andy Moor - Frank Rosaly Amsterdam, NL Bimhuis - Red Light Jazz Festival Bimhuis - Red Light Jazz Festival
01 Jun 2022 SOLO Amsterdam, NL Aslan Muziekcentrum Aslan Muziekcentrum
29 May 2022 AVA Trio Enkhuizen, NL Drommedaris, Stichting De Gitaarsalon Drommedaris, Stichting De Gitaarsalon
26 May 2022 SOLO Rotterdam, NL Oude Klooster Noord Oude Klooster Noord
18 May 2022 w/ Jarno van Es Orkesterra Amsterdam, NL Splendor Splendor
08 May 2022 Turkish Pumpkin Groningen, NL Brouwerij Martinus Brouwerij Martinus
07 May 2022 Turkish Pumpkin Gedelitz, DE Wendlandjazz Wendlandjazz
03 May 2022 with Fie Schouten | Guus Janssen | Wilbert De Joode Amsterdam, NL Zaal 100 Zaal 100
25 Apr 2022 Miguel Santaella BIM50 Tour Amsterdam, NL Bimhuis Bimhuis
23 Apr 2022 Zebra / Solo extravaganza night Amsterdam , NL Bimhuis Bimhuis
26 Mar 2022 Transition Festival | BIM50 Tour Utrecht, NL Tivoli Vredenburg Tivoli Vredenburg
24 Mar 2022 MARC Amsterdam, NL W139 W139
23 Mar 2022 All Ellington Zandaam, NL TBA TBA
22 Mar 2022 All Ellington Amsterdam, NL Zaal 100 Zaal 100
15 Mar 2022 Eric Boeren/ Mike Reed / Marta Warelis / Giuseppe Doronzo Amsterdam, NL Zaal 100 Zaal 100
04 Mar 2022 SOLO s-Hertogenbosch, NL Willem Twee / de Toonzaal Willem Twee / de Toonzaal
26 Feb 2022 AVA Trio Düsseldorf, DE Subsol Subsol
25 Feb 2022 AVA Trio saarbrücken, DE terminus terminus
24 Feb 2022 AVA Trio Ladenburg, DE Leicht & Selig Jazz Club Leicht & Selig Jazz Club
23 Feb 2022 AVA Trio Volyne, CZ Museum Volyne Museum Volyne
22 Feb 2022 AVA Trio Villach, AT Kulturforum Kulturforum
19 Feb 2022 AVA Trio Budapest, HU Opus Jazz Club Opus Jazz Club
18 Feb 2022 AVA Trio Brno, CZ Pomezi Pomezi
17 Feb 2022 AVA Trio Pardubice, CZ Divadlo 29 Divadlo 29
16 Feb 2022 AVA Trio Prague, CZ Punctum Punctum
08 Jan 2022 All Ellington Baarle Nassau, BE Plus Etage Plus Etage
30 Dec 2021 All Ellington Amsterdam, NL Bimhuis Bimhuis
18 Dec 2021 Makram Aboul Hosn 5et Salerno, IT Teatro Ghirelli Teatro Ghirelli
11 Dec 2021 Maze Ensemble Amsterdam, NL Orgelpark Orgelpark
21 Nov 2021 5et Courbois-GORTER-fuchs-Klein-Doronzo Amsterdam, NL Bimhuis Bimhuis
16 Nov 2021 Solo live sonorization for silent film Amsterdam, NL EYE Film museum/ Cinema Ecologica EYE Film museum/ Cinema Ecologica
14 Nov 2021 AVA Trio Rotterdam, NL De Machinist De Machinist
13 Nov 2021 AVA Trio Groningen, NL Rockit festival Rockit festival
11 Nov 2021 AVA Trio Amsterdam, NL Mezrab Mezrab
10 Nov 2021 AVA Trio Enschede, NL Het Vestzaktheater Het Vestzaktheater
09 Nov 2021 AVA Trio Zutphen, NL It's Time For Jazz It's Time For Jazz
06 Nov 2021 AVA Trio Göhrde, DE Wendlandjazz Wendlandjazz
05 Nov 2021 AVA Trio Utrecht, NL Museum Speelklok Museum Speelklok
31 Oct 2021 AVA Trio Eindhoven, NL SO What's Next Festival SO What's Next Festival
30 Oct 2021 AVA Trio Neeritter, NL JazzBlazzt JazzBlazzt
29 Oct 2021 Duo with Mike Reed Amsterdam, NL De Ruimte De Ruimte
22 Oct 2021 Strijkkwartett biennale Amsterdam, NL Muziekgebouw Muziekgebouw
05 Sep 2021 Solo Amsterdam, NL Sexyland Sexyland
31 Aug 2021 Sound-Lee!: Dijkstra/Guus Janssen/Vd Weide/ Wim Janssen/ Sued/ Doronzo Amsterdam, NL Zaal 100 Zaal 100
29 Aug 2021 All Ellington Koog aan de Zaan, NL Jazz Inverdan / Koogerpark Jazz Inverdan / Koogerpark
31 Jul 2021 een harp onder de riem Amsterdam, NL AÄRONKERK AÄRONKERK
22 Jul 2021 Giuseppe Doronzo Solo Amsterdam, NL Bimhuis Bimhuis
17 Jul 2021 een harp onder de riem Amsterdam, NL AÄRONKERK AÄRONKERK
04 Jul 2021 Voronoi Collective Rotterdam, NL Het O-tje Het O-tje
29 Jun 2021 All Ellington Amsterdam, NL Zaal 100 Zaal 100
27 Jun 2021 All Ellington Amsterdam, NL De Ruimte/Sexyland De Ruimte/Sexyland
26 Jun 2021 Boeren/Warelis/Van hulzen/Doronzo Amsterdam, NL MARC MARC
17 Jun 2021 Curated Reality Exhibition - Sound Installation: I wish I could hear it Amsterdam, NL MARC MARC
12 Jun 2021 Short film GOYA Amsterdam, NL EYE Film museum EYE Film museum
30 May 2021 BIPOD Festival (Live Streaming)- Genesi Bari, IT Fortino di Sant' Antonio Fortino di Sant' Antonio
28 May 2021 Genesi Bitonto, IT Chiesa San Francesco Chiesa San Francesco
27 May 2021 Genesi Terlizzi, IT MAT - Laboratorio Urbano MAT - Laboratorio Urbano
26 May 2021 Genesi Terlizzi, IT Chiostro delle Clarisse Chiostro delle Clarisse
15 May 2021 Curated Reality Exhibition - Sound Installation: I wish I could hear it Amsterdam, NL MARC MARC
25 Apr 2021 OMI Architecture/Musicographics Rotterdam, NL LIVE STREAM @ OMI LIVE STREAM @ OMI
23 Apr 2021 Zebra Amsterdam, NL Bimhuis Bimhuis
25 Oct 2020 Genesi Bari, IT Teatro Abeliano Teatro Abeliano
25 Oct 2020 Aterraterr Bari, IT Teatro Abeliano Teatro Abeliano
08 Oct 2020 Genesi Ruvo di Puglia, IT Talos Festival Talos Festival
08 Sep 2020 Genesi Bari, IT Chiesa San Sabino Chiesa San Sabino
08 Aug 2020 Sanem Kalfa/ Giuseppe Doronzo Amsterdam De Tanker De Tanker
14 Jun 2020 w/ Michael Vatcher /Marta Warelis Amsterdam, NL De Tanker De Tanker
02 Jun 2020 Genesi Firenze, IT Fabbrica Europa Festival Fabbrica Europa Festival
25 May 2020 Giovanca Amsterdam De Kleine Komedie De Kleine Komedie
10 May 2020 Genesi Bisceglie, IT Prospettiva Nevskij Festival Prospettiva Nevskij Festival
09 May 2020 Giovanca Dordrecht Schouwburg Kunstmin Schouwburg Kunstmin
05 May 2020 w/ Mike Reed/Eric Boeren/Marta Warelis Amsterdam, NL Zaal 100 Zaal 100
28 Apr 2020 Genesi Bari, IT Teatro Abeliano Teatro Abeliano
17 Apr 2020 Giovanca Almere Kunstilinie Almere Flevoland Kunstilinie Almere Flevoland

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meet GIUSEPPE live or online!

Would you like to book me for a concert with one of my bands?

Do you have an interest in expanding young creatives ideas through an informative education workshop, residency or lecture?

Would like to develop your sonic palette on the saxophone or you have other question?

Please send me an email at: giusdoronzo@gmail.com

AVA Trio – “Digging the Sand” |NEW REVIEWS|

“Whether you call this jazz, Balkan or Middle Eastern music – it’s really all of the above – it’s one of the most delightful albums of recent months.” (New York Music Daily, NYC)

“L’ultimo album del trio, dal titolo Digging the sand, è molto di più di un normale turkish o mediterranean jazz, perché ha un’ottica che mira allo sfruttamento delle risorse tecniche degli strumenti, al limite dell’equilibrio della musica improvvisata.” (Percorsi Musicali, IT)

“It is a special record with unique music, with which AVA Trio has firmly established itself in contemporary modern music. Excellent!” (JazzFlits, NL)

AVA Trio – “Digging the Sand” |NEW ALBUM|

AVA Trio is  releasing our second album “Digging the Sand” on November 29th on Marocco Music!
📀CD and Digital copy are up for sale at avatrio.bandcamp.com 📀

It was a pleasure to work with the great Stefano Amerio at Artesuono Recording Studios. We are very happy and proud of this record!

 

"Digging the Sand" Album Trailer

We are releasing our second album "Digging the Sand" on November 29th on Marocco Music! 📀CD and Digital copy are up for pre-sale at avatrio.bandcamp.com 📀🔥Get 50% off for all your purchases with the code: blackfriday🔥(Valid until 03/12/2019) ❤️It was a pleasure to work with the great Stefano Amerio at Artesuono Recording Studios. We are very happy and proud of this record! ❤️

Pubblicato da AVA Trio su Lunedì 25 novembre 2019

ATTERRATERR – NEW VIDEO!

We recorded this video during the sunset after a sunny day in the murge area a short while ago and we are very happy to share it with you!

Click here to watch the full video

Aterraterr – Calasole (Sunset)

NEW Aterraterr VIDEO! We recorded this video during the sunset after a sunny day in the murge area a short while ago and we are very happy to share it with you!Click on this link to watch the full video:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dt-JuosMI7ESaluti da Giuseppe Doronzo / Tora Records e Pino Basile 🙂

Pubblicato da Aterraterr – Contemporary Apulian Music su Domenica 10 novembre 2019