Life, music and projects
jazzincase means: jazz in a suitcase, a little bit of jazz just enough
Stage name of songwriter Kiki Orsi wich also applies as “collective” for all co-workers that since the beginning in 2016, have given voice and represented the idea, the birth, the path and the growing of a working team that has travelled and keeps on travel, on the wavelength of unpublished songs written by her.
Since the early days, songs are focused on an experimental research, intrusive of various kind of musical genres, multistylistic.
In 2018 the first album “Bonbon City” comes out under Irma La Douce label.
The album is a songbook in four languages, Italian, French, of course English and Portuguese ( the videoclips of singles “Bon Bon” and “Oh Charlie!” are avalaible on jazzincase YouTube channel).
On the record have played fine musicians and great co-workers such as Danilo Riccardi (Piano, Keys co-arranger of “Bon Bon” and “Oh Charly!”), Luca Tomassoni ( electric Bass, Double Bass, sound-engineer), Claudio Trinoli (Drums).
In 2019 is released the cover “Tuca Tuca” rearranged in a jazzy version by this line up.
The song is present on the album “Cocktail Italy n.2” (Irma la Douce Label) featuring world renowed Ben Patterson on Hammond Organ and produced by Nerio PAPIK Poggi.
Always searching for innovation in sound, first keeping the acoustic mood blended with some distinctive and electronic bits.
In 2019 comes out “The Second” for Irma la Douce label as usual
…and Alessandro Deledda (Acoustic piano), Peter De Girolamo (Arranger), Luca Scorziello (Percussions), Massimo Guerra (Trumpet), Nerio PAPIK Poggi ( Arranger on “Slave to the rhythm”) and many others join the “ collective” , the way Kiki Orsi loves to call jazzincase.
More and more musical intrusions, jazzincase becomes really multifaceted and the writing of Kiki Orsi/jazzincase moves toward social themes, finding a way to talk about youth’s problems and ephemeral beauty , nowadays mainly exposed on glossy magazines and social networks (Full album available on Spotify and YouTube clips of the singles “Cover me” and “Beautiful like me (a paper doll)“.
“Cover me” is still on charts between the first thirty tunes of independent artists , mostly from U.S.A.
So many live performance in Italy and foreign countries, so many reviews (see for details www.jazzincase.it), among them one from Mario Luzzatto Fegiz (well knowed Italian journalist, music critic and essayist): He wrote on “Corriere della sera” in January 2020: “An all jazz show” and yet: “A jazz blending various musical genres in a fascinating way “. A brilliant and powerful show bringing you in the world of unpublished and published songs rearranged in the jazzincase style, famous hits as “Back to black” from Amy Winehouse, “Sweet Dreams” from Eurythmics, “Cocaine” made famous by Eric Clapton, “Every breath you take” from The Police, “ Mister Gorgeous and Miss Curvaceous” from Smoke City, “Sing it back” from Moloko and more.
Two years after the release of “The second” is now available on Spotify and YouTube the new single:
“OH OH OH (papadebedibi)”
released October 2021, HIPULP Label, this time the song arrangement has a jazz/house flavour.
Yet a forward move in composition from jazzincase, coming soon a second single “Tongue” and the full album which contains eight songs all unpublished as usual in several languages as English, French, Portuguese and Italian. Great mates and musicians in this brand new work with Kiki Orsi/jazzincase (singer, composer, songwriter): Peter De Girolamo, arranger, keys, piano and programming – Giuseppe Milici, Harmonica – Carlo Maria Micheli, sax – Juan Paradell Solè, tone wheel organ – Massimo Moriconi, Double Bass – Sergio Vitale, Trumpet – Pierpaolo Ranieri, electric and acoustic bass – Roberto Gallinelli, electric bass – Luca Scorziello, percussions – Nicola Polidori, drums.
“Red thread in the lyrics talks about general and love relationship, all lived in every aspect: from contradictions to knowing how to go beyond the obvious, from toxic love to the need of revenge, to rebirth , to a new, desirable beginning”.