Francesca Gaza

Francesca Gaza


Francesca Gaza, voice, compositions, arrangements
Jacopo Fagioli
, trumpet, flugelhorn
Francesco Panconesi, tenor sax
Federico D’Angelo, baritone sax, bass clarinet
Lorenzo Pellegrini
, guitar, voice
Luca Sguera,
keyboard, electronics
Alessandro Mazzieri
, bass, electric bass
Mattia Galeotti
, drums



When & where

Thursday 23 July, 9.00 pm
Stresa, Lungolago La Palazzola

*In case of bad weather the concert is moved to the Convention Centre. Ticket holders must wear masks.

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Lilac for people

Lilac for People, a production by the singer and composer Francesca Gaza, uses a modern ensemble with its roots in jazz, but nourished on pop and electronics to create an original, dreamy chamber jazz-pop. The compositions represent dense sound trips described by Francesca, backed by a variegated, changing group of musicians, where brass, drum-skins and strings are subtly manipulated electronically. This invention is inspired by proudly cross-over female figures, whose true gender it is impossible to label, embracing an all-round idea of contemporary music, respectful of the past while launching themselves into the future.
Francesca Gaza started what she calls a project in early 2017 with seven friends and study-mates, and soon attracted the attention of specialized critics (All About Jazz and Downbeat). In July 2017 her project came first in the national composition contest run by MIDJ (Musicisti Italiani di Jazz) – Italian jazz musicians). Then in May 2018 she was awarded the first prize in JazzAlguer Mediterrani, directed by Paolo Fresu.



€ 20 + € 1,50 d.p.
Under 26: free entry




This concert is part of the subscription Midsummer Concerts (3 concerts at your choosing): € 40





  • Ticket office in the concert hall opens and public can enter one hour before the concert starts.
  • Body temperature can be detected, preventing access in the event of temperature > 37.5 C.
  •  Please keep at least one meter from each other.
  • Go to your seat immediately.
  •  Seats available: max 200.
  • Purchase in advance is highly recommended to guarantee the assigned seat: on website, writing an email to boxoffice@stresafestival.euor by telephone on +39 0323.31095.
  • Avoid forming groups.
  •  At the end of the concert, please leave the hall in an orderly manner.
  •  No cloakroom or bar service.



Stresa, Lungolago La Palazzola

The Promenade La Palazzola is situated at the end of the new promenade in Stresa, facing Isola Bella and its beautiful gardens, and few meters from Carciano pier and from the departure of the cable car to the Mottarone.