Participants | Chiara Corradi, Rich Muscat, Ronan Perrett, Tamar Osborn, Sara De Santis, Riccardo Castellani, Emanuela Monni, Charlie Cawood, Jin Theriault

November 2021 Residency Film

Digital Festival of New Film

“Change!” is a concept that combines original jazz and contemporary dancing and it is inspired by the exploration of the human condition through its adaptation to change. The band and the dancer will communicate on stage through interplay and improvisation to generate a unique performance. The music will be created during the week residency; it will take its inspiration from each of our diverse backgrounds and cultures: modern Rave Jazz, Latin/Mediterranean rhythms and Indian Classical Music. The choreography will be created alongside the music: expressive and powerful movements will offer the audience’s imagination a totally diverse and unusual way of experiencing a live gig. The inspiration for the show comes from the word “change” itself and how climate change, political change and personal changes affect our individual and social lives.

The Creative Team

Join The Din is a modern international Rave Jazz ensemble formed in 2018 and based in London. Since the release of their first EP, the band has played many gigs all around the Capital, establishing itself has one of the main act of the new vibrant UK Jazz scene. Driven by intricate rhythms interaction and melodic improvisations, the band offers a unique live experience which surprises and catches audience imagination. The band is currently writing its new Album which is estimated to be released this coming Spring.

Chiara Corradi | Dancer

Chiara Corradi is a young professional dancer based in Rome, Italy. She has performed in many european and international festivals as solo dancer and as part of ensembles. Chiara has worked for the national TV and from 2014 she is a permanent creative member of the AKLAN Arts Factory directed by Erika Silgoner.

Rich Muscat | Alto Sax

Rich Muscat studied at Middlesex University (London) and at the University of New Orleans where he got a Degree in Jazz Music. Rich is a very versatile musician, a strong improviser and sight reader with a great ear. Rich has been playing the Sax for the past 20 years and has been gigging extensively for the past 10 years.

Ronan Perrett | Tenor Sax

Originally from a small town in Cornwall, Ronan is a London based saxophonist, composer and bandleader. Ronan regularly performs in a wide range of bands such as the Adam Teixeira Trio, Backbeat Soundsystem, the Alex Mendham Orchestra, the Samba Stones, Nana y la Esencia and Ok Aurora.

Tamar Osborn | Baritone Sax

Since graduating from the Guildhall School of Music & Drama in 2000 Tamar Osborn has been working as a freelance saxophonist and multi-wind specialist. She works in a wide range of fields including pop/soul (Kelis UK & Europe tour 2014), theatre/dance (such as Akram Khan’s XENOS worldwide tour and the acclaimed production of FELA! at Sadler’s Wells and the National Theatre, London), TV (Jools Holland,) and world music.

Sara De Santis | Keyboard/Producer

Sara De Santis is a keyboardist and producer based in London. She worked and performed for many local and international artists such as Kindness, Tupac Martir, Tricky, Francesca Belmonte, Dagny, Gazel, Sundara Karma, Mai Kino, The Big Smoke Family, Claudia Kane, Dane Rumble (Fast Crew), Speech Debelle, Myriam Solomon, and Peak Labs.

Riccardo Castellani | Drums/Percussion

Riccardo Castellani was born in Rome and his musical training began at the age of 14. In 2010 he graduated from Conservatorio Licino Refice (Italy) with a BA(Hons) in Jazz Music. Then he moved to London where he has pursued a career as a drummer, percussionist and teacher. He intensively toured UK, Europe and USA with many bands as drum kit player as well as a percussionist.

Emanuela Monni | Drum Kit

Emanuela Monni is a professional drummer based in London. In 2010 she graduated from Conservatorio Licino Refice (Italy) with a BA(H3ns) in Jazz Music. She moved to London in 2014 and she is currently working as a live and studio drummer. She performed in many festivals including Manchester Jazz Festival (UK), Lovebox Festival (UK), Tampere Beatles Happening (Tampere,FI), Cambridge Folk Festival,Harlequine Fair (UK), Beatles Happening (France).

Charlie Cawood | Bass

Charlie Cawood is an English multi-instrumental musician, composer and music journalist, known for his cross-disciplinary musical skills as well as his work with a wide variety of projects and artists. An active member of Knifeworld, Mediaeval Baebes, My Tricksy Spirit and Tonochrome, Cawood has worked in art rock, pop, folk and early music as well as Indian, Chinese and Balinese music and a variety of other forms.