Margin Notes


Margin Notes is a trio which represents well the young Dutch avant-garde scene. Giacomo Caruso (Italy – piano), Kristijan Krajncan (Slovenia – drums) and George Dumitriu (Romania – guitar, violin and live electronics), are three young musicians who met in Groningen during their studies at Prins Claus Conservatorium with Ralph Peterson, David Berkman, Freddie Bryant, Alex Sipiagin and many other American and European jazz players. Their music stands on multiple bases, like jazz, classical, electronic, post-rock and Balkan music, taking different paths performance by performance. Their repertoire and their sound are extremely wide-ranging: besides original compositions they also play Carla Bley’s, jazz standards and totally improvised pieces. Each of them, despite his young age, has started a notable music career. Kristijan Krajncan, semi-finalist of the Thelonious Monk Drums Competition 2012, has released his first album as leader (Siberian Bear), featuring Jimmy Greene and Ambrose Akinmusire, he played in the most prestigious venues world-wide (Tokyo Jazz Festival, Carnegie Hall, Bimhuis, Jakarta Jazz Festival); George Dumitriu collaborated with Dick Oatts, Peter Herbolzheimer, Ack van Rooyen and the Brussels Jazz Orchestra, he also won more than fifteen prizes as classical violinist; Giacomo Caruso played in important European festivals and theaters (ELBJAZZ festival, Aarhus Jazz Festival, Swingin’ Groningen Festival, Stadschouwburg De Harmonie) with musicians such as Joris Teepe, Steve Altenberg, Francesco Cusa, Jimmy Weinstein, Signe Bisgaard and Anna-Lena Schnabel. Margin Notes had its first tour during summer 2012 in Sicily, having a great success of public on the occasion of Modica Miete Culture Contaminazioni Festival.

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Giacomo Caruso – piano
Kristijan Krajncan – drums
George Dumitriu – guitar, violin and live electronics

Download four promo pictures (8×10, 300dpi) from here.

Scroll down for listening to some tracks of Margin Notes‘s concert in Modica.

For more info contact Giacomo through the page Contact.