MARTA ARPINI FOREST LIGHT

"Marta invites the listener into her world of experiences, her own charming microcosm; desirable, tender and heartfelt on the one hand, energetic, fresh and effervescent on the other."​

Forest Light is the name of Marta's debut album and originally also of her quintet. The first line-up consisted of Eduardo Cardinho (PT) on vibraphone, Massimo Imperatore (IT) on electric guitar, Mauro Cottone (IT) on double bass and Giacomo Camilletti (IT) on drums. 

 

Born in Amsterdam at the end of 2017 as an acoustic jazz quintet, the band developed a unique chemistry and an individual sound, connecting the musicians’ imagery and intensive playing.

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The album "Forest Light", a collection of compositions that Marta wrote in 2016-2017, was recorded in January 2018 and released in October 2019 on the label Challenge Records International.

 

In June 2020 it was included as a contestant in one of the most prestigious Italian award for albums and songwriters, “Premio Tenco", in the category "best first work". 

In November 2020 it was nominated to the Edison Jazz/World Award 2020.

Under the name "Marta Arpini Forest Light", the quintet – with Adrian Moncada (ES) on piano instead of Cardinho on vibraphone since the end of 2018 – has been featured in important competitions, events and festivals in the Netherlands and in Italy:

​Keep an Eye International Jazz Award 2018, Crema Film Festival 2018, Uitmarkt 2018, Jazz at the Plantage 2018, Amsterdam Jazz Fest 2019, Rembrandt Festival 2019, Expression of Art Award 2019, Rough Diamonds Series at the Bimhuis 2019, So What's Next? Festival 2019, Injazz 2020, Keep an Eye the Records 2020.

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InJazz 2020
InJazz 2020

Lantaren Venster, Rotterdam © Eric van Nieuwland

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InJazz 2020
InJazz 2020

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InJazz 2020
InJazz 2020

Lantaren Venster, Rotterdam © Eric van Nieuwland

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InJazz 2020
InJazz 2020

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InJazz 2020
InJazz 2020

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InJazz 2020
InJazz 2020

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InJazz 2020
InJazz 2020

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InJazz 2020
InJazz 2020

Lantaren Venster, Rotterdam © Eric van Nieuwland

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InJazz 2020
InJazz 2020

Lantaren Venster, Rotterdam © Eric van Nieuwland

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So What's Next Festival 2019
So What's Next Festival 2019

Meneer Frits, Eindhoven © Max Kneefel

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So What's Next Festival 2019
So What's Next Festival 2019

Meneer Frits, Eindhoven © Max Kneefel

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Master recital Marta Arpini, Jun 2019
Master recital Marta Arpini, Jun 2019

Amsterdam Blue Note © Emanuele Pellegrini

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Rembrandt Festival 2019
Rembrandt Festival 2019

Amsterdam © Nico Alsemgeest & XSAGA

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Rembrandt Festival 2019
Rembrandt Festival 2019

Amsterdam © Nico Alsemgeest & XSAGA

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Rembrandt Festival 2019
Rembrandt Festival 2019

Amsterdam © Nico Alsemgeest & XSAGA

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Album recording, Jan 2019
Album recording, Jan 2019

© Ani Jo Photography

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Album recording, Jan 2019
Album recording, Jan 2019

© Ani Jo Photography

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Album recording, Jan 2019
Album recording, Jan 2019

© Ani Jo Photography

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Album recording, Jan 2019
Album recording, Jan 2019

© Ani Jo Photography

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Album recording, Jan 2019
Album recording, Jan 2019

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Album recording, Jan 2019
Album recording, Jan 2019

© Ani Jo Photography

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Album recording, Jan 2019
Album recording, Jan 2019

© Ani Jo Photography

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Crema Film Festival 2018
Crema Film Festival 2018

Piazza Duomo © Danilo Codazzi

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Crema Film Festival 2018
Crema Film Festival 2018

Piazza Duomo © Danilo Codazzi

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Crema Film Festival 2018
Crema Film Festival 2018

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Crema Film Festival 2018
Crema Film Festival 2018

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Crema Film Festival 2018
Crema Film Festival 2018

Piazza Duomo © Danilo Codazzi

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Crema Film Festival 2018
Crema Film Festival 2018

Piazza Duomo © Danilo Codazzi

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Crema Film Festival 2018
Crema Film Festival 2018

Poster

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Amsterdam Jazz Fest 2019
Amsterdam Jazz Fest 2019
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