Giacomo Ancillotto: guitar
Igor Legari: double bass
Federico Leo: drums

Sunday, 3 April, 2016 - 21:00
20/15 PLN

I once read that our Sages of Blessed Memory had the idea that we have one tiny bone in the body, above
the end of the spine – they call it the “Luz”. You can’t kill it, it doesn’t crumble after death and can’t be
destroyed by fire.
(David Grossman, Be My Knife)

LUZ was born in 2011 as a collaboration between Giacomo Ancillotto, Igor Legari and Federico
Leo, all members of the improvisation collective FRANCO FERGUSON, based in Rome.
LUZ's debut album “Polemonta” has been released in March 2014 by the Italian label AUAND,
with the collaboration of cellist Tomeka Reid, one of the most distinctive voices of today’s
avantgarde scene in Chicago (Anthony Braxton, Nicole Mitchell, Mike Reed).
Since now, LUZ has performed over 130 concerts in 8 different countries in Europe (Italy,
Switzerland, Slovenia, Austria, Czech Republic, Hungary, Germany and Netherlands), both in
clubs and festivals (Jazz al Popolo 2012, NOLEBOL Music Fest 2, Peperoncino Jazz Festival
2012-13-14, Rumori nell’Isola 2012, La Strada in Jazz, Jazzflirt 2013, SoundRes 2013, San Leo
Fest 14, Terracina Jazz 14).
LUZ has been broadcasted by several radio stations in Italy and abroad. Their performance at
JazzFlirt Festival 2013 has been entirely broadcasted by the prestigious Rai Radio 3 (Italian
National Broadcasting Company), and their music it’s been used for several documentaries and
films, now presented on festivals worldwide.
In 2014 "Top Jazz" Critics Poll by the Italian magazine "Musica Jazz", LUZ ranked fifth and
Polemonta ninth in the "Band Of The Year" and "Best Album Of The Year" categories.