Alber by Alberto Racanati
Wednesday, July 20th, 5:30 – 8:00 pm
Oppenstein Brothers Memorial Park
12th Walnut, Downtown Kansas City, Missouri
Alberto Racanati is a contemporary jazz musician originally from Italy and now working and living in Kansas City. Performing under the moniker “Alber,” Alberto’s music is deeply influenced by his connection to the city and his survey of its various musical cultures. A studious evaluation of these cultures creates a cohesive composition that tells the story of Kansas City’s musical history. A synth-heavy electronic beat describes the bright lights of downtown and playful trumpet melodies gestures to the rich jazz history. Music that engages many generations and many cultures can culminate in a musical cocktail that pushes the boundary of what music can be. Hopefully, eventually, this boundary pushing will provide a foundation for future musicians.