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Ska-J

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SKA-J play jazz music, interpreted in afro-jamaican style. The band live set is mostly acoustic, made up by voice (three singers), drums, guitar, double-bass, Hammond organ, two saxophones and a trombone. In the last two years Ska-j have enhanced the band with a female voice and the Hammond organ. SKA-J have been playing live on both local and national televisions (RAI, RockTv, Sky), various national and independent radio networks: the most important shows are several participations at Caterpillar’s events, a popular show on Rai RadioDue . The band has been broadcasted on Radio jazz 90.1 of Rochester, N.Y. Since the group was born, in 2002, Ska-J have been playing about 300 gigs mostly around Italy and also in Europe, with notable excursions (11 gigs in 2006, two participations in German Jazz Festivals). In 2008 Ska-j have been busy promoting their latest album, ADESSO EH, which came out at the end of 2007. Many events have been taking place to promote the album; a special one is the limited edition of vynil Long-Playings: their covers have been painted by two venetian artists, Serena Nono and Daniele Bianchi. The paintings-records have been exhibited at the cultural centre of the island of S.Servolo, with a concert/performance of the band during the opening. The same year, Doctor Ring-Ding italian tour had SKA-J as backing band. The album TEÈK came out in May 2005, and sold 1500 copies in 7 months, being also distributed in Germany through Mad Butcher. Various italian jazz players collaborated at the recording: Riccardo Tesi from Banda Italiana, Sandro Gibellini and David Boato, and the great “Banda Osiris”.

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