Giovanni Guidi Trio: A Jazz Odyssey

Celebrating Jazz Across Continents

Band members: Giovanni Guidi (Piano), Joe Rehmer (Bass), Enrico Morello (Drums) & in Namibia, Guidi will be accompanied by a well-known local artist Erna Chimu and her band (Brandon Gregory & Samuel Batola).

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The Italian Cultural Institute in Pretoria, in proud collaboration with the Italian Embassy in South Africa and the Journey to Jazz festival, is thrilled to present Giovanni Guidi Trio’s African Tour.

Giovanni Guidi Trio

The Italian Cultural Institute in Pretoria, together with the Italian Embassy in South Africa and in celebration of International Jazz Day, is thrilled to announce an unforgettable journey through music and heritage: the African tour of the renowned Giovanni Guidi Jazz Trio. Join us as we traverse the vibrant landscapes of South Africa and Namibia, experiencing the universal language of jazz in a fusion of cultures, rhythms, and melodies.

We invite you to be part of this extraordinary tour, that connects continents, cultures, and hearts. Whether you’re drawn to the intimate setting of the Karoo or the vibrant energy of Windhoek, this tour promises unforgettable moments and musical mastery that will resonate long after the final note fades.

Book your tickets now, and be part of a celebration that transcends boundaries, united by the soul-stirring power of jazz

Nicola Conte

About Giovanni Guidi Trio

Born in 1985, Giovanni Guidi has emerged as a beacon of contemporary jazz, renowned for his delicate yet technically profound approach to the piano. Whether captivating audiences as a soloist or weaving intricate harmonies as an accompanist, Guidi’s touch is unmistakable, leaving a lasting impression that transcends the boundaries of jazz music.

Guidi’s partnership with bassist Joe Rehmer and drummer Enrico Morello forms the backbone of the Giovanni Guidi Trio. Celebrated for their innovative sound that dances along the lines of jazz, classical, and improvisation, the trio brings a unique auditory experience to every performance. Their discography, rich with diverse albums and collaborations, speaks volumes of their journey and evolution on the global stage.

Opening Act

Before the Giovanni Guidi Trio takes the stage, immerse yourself in the rich tapestry of Namibian jazz with Erna Chimu and her band. Celebrated jazz singer and songwriter Erna Chimu, heralded for her soulful voice and multiple wins at the Namibia Annual Music Awards, sets the tone with her mesmerising vocals. She’s joined by the vivacious beats of Brandon Gregory /Nanub, a drummer whose church-honed skills promise to make you move, and the international artistry of Samuel “Samio” Batola, a Congolese-born, Namibian-renowned guitarist and composer whose strings have serenaded audiences worldwide. Together, they weave an opening act that’s as unforgettable as the landscapes they call home.

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Prince Albert


3 May – 19:15

Prince Albert

NG Kerk

4 May – 16:15


National Theatre of Namibia

6 May – 18:00

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Group Profile

Group Profile

The Giovanni Guidi Trio, a luminous beacon in the jazz cosmos, is an ensemble that harmoniously blends the old soul of jazz with ceaseless innovation. Led by the prodigious pianist Giovanni Guidi, born in 1985, the trio is revered for its lyrical and explorative compositions, which have reverberated throughout jazz halls and beyond.

Guidi, whose fingers dance with grace and fervour over ivory keys, has earned acclaim not only for his deft touch and emotional depth but also for his formidable skill in both solo and ensemble settings. His vision is amplified and meticulously grounded by the profound synergy he shares with bassist Joe Rehmer and drummer Enrico Morello. Rehmer, with his resonant strings, converses in deep, melodious tones that both challenge and complement Guidi’s lead, while Morello’s percussive brilliance provides the heartbeat to their music, intricate and expressive.

The trio’s identity is a tapestry of sound, woven with threads of classical finesse, the raw spontaneity of jazz, and the daring spirit of improvisation. This sound signature has captivated audiences globally, marking their place in the international jazz scene. Their discography is a testament to their artistry, with several albums and collaborations that have not just charted their evolution but have also contributed to the evolution of contemporary jazz.

The accolades they have gathered along their journey – praise from critics, adulation from audiences, and nods from prestigious institutions – are marks of their talent and dedication. Yet, it is in the live arena that the Giovanni Guidi Trio truly mesmerises. Each performance is a realm of discovery, a chance encounter with the sublime, where listeners are invited to experience the spectrum of human emotion, from the introspective whispers to the exuberant highs.

Their narrative is more than a chronicle of concerts and releases; it is a story of continual transformation and the relentless pursuit of musical excellence. The Giovanni Guidi Trio does not merely perform; they invite us into a conversation that transcends language and time – a dialogue between the past, present, and future of music.


Tomorrow Never Knows (2006)

  • Sleep Safe And Warm
  • Turnaround
  • Joga
  • By This River
  • Back in the USSR
  • Begatto’s Kitchen
  • Tomorrow Never Knows
  • Bella
  • Motion Picture Soundtrack
  • Norwegian Wood
  • Duff
  • Alice In Neverland
  • Girotondo Per Francis

City of Broken Dreams (2013)

  • City Of Broken Dreams
  • Leonie
  • Just One More Time
  • The Forbidden Zone
  • No Other Possibility
  • The Way Some People Live
  • The Impossible Divorce
  • Late Blue
  • Ocean View
  • City Of Broken Dreams, Var.

This Is The Day (2015)

  • Trilly
  • Carried Away
  • Game Of Silence
  • The Cobweb
  • Baiiia
  • The Debate
  • Where They’d Lived
  • Quizas Quizas Quizas
  • Migration
  • Trilly Var.
  • I’m Through With Love