LIVE: The Luca Ciarla Quartet @ the Van Dyck, 6/23/12

June 28th, 2012, 4:00 pm by Greg
Luca Ciarla and Vince Abbracciante

Luca Ciarla and Vince Abbracciante

Review and photographs by Rudy Lu

The quintessentially American musical genre known as jazz has a worldwide musical form, taking on the various influences of the many countries it has spread to.

Co-sponsored by A Place for Jazz and the Swingtime Jazz Society, the Luca Ciarla Quartet from Italy graced the stage of the Van Dyck in Schenectady last Saturday to perform their interpretation of the genre, playing several standards and a Thelonious Monk medley, as well as Southern European folk music – all performed with great gusto and feeling.

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