While we await news of future dates for Mr Mojo Risin’: a celebration of Jim Morrison, in pictures, words, and music, here’s a quick preview:
The show, which premiered at the B612 bar in Penasca, at San Fermo, Varese in September 2011, and has since also been seen at the MiV Café in Varese, is organized by DecimaMusa, a not-for-profit association created by Monica Merlo, Veronika Bögl, Alberto Frigo, and Marco Nappa Nasoni.
Renato Bertossi, the producer of Mr Mojo Risin’, has been active on the live-music scene in the Milan/Varese area for many years, with a special interest in jazz. Upcoming concerts are here: SalvaLaVitaAllaMusicaLive.
As far as the artistes are concerned:
Ivan Carletta, who lends his voice to the songs of Jim Morrison performs regularly in Varese and environs, both as a solo performer and with his trio Killing Me Softly.
Marco Rodio, who recites Jim Morrison’s poems is an actor and theatre director who works with, among others, the Accademia Teatro Franzato.
Alessio Penzo provides keyboards and Hammond organ accompaniment to the show Mr Mojo Risin’. A multi-faceted musician whose work spans many genres, with a particular interest in jazz, Alessio Penzo is considered one of Italy’s premier improvisational musicians.
Mike Snyder, painter, illustrator, portrait artist, and cartoonist, created the images that form a moving backdrop to Mr Mojo Risin’: a celebration of Jim Morrison in pictures, words, and music, exhjbits his work in the area of Varese and Milan, with plans afoot for shows in the Ticino area of Switzerland.