Help Scanzonati, an original music album project fiscally sponsored by NEMPAC, reach its goal to record the band’s first album and a video concert at WGBH Fraser studio. The project is being directed by NEMPAC’s teaching artist and artistic director, Stefano Marchese, and bassist and composer/arranger Berklee faculty Andrea Pejrolo. The goal is to raise $22,240. At the moment the band raised $17,000. Your donation goes directly to the Scanzonati Project and can be made via check made payable to “NEMPAC” with “Scanzonati Project” in the memo line. Checks should be mailed to NEMPAC | 50 Tileston Street | Boston, MA 02113.


The purpose of the project is a recorded concert that will reach out to a diverse cultural audience to help an understanding of the ways in which music can bring people together. Its unique cultural value is a musical concert that blends jazz and Italian style. It will have educational importance in merging old Italian traditions with newer music, in a way that unites different cultures and age groups. The original compositions exalt the originality of Scanzonati’s Mediterranean sound, a blend between the melodic beauty of Canzone with contemporary harmonies and grooves. The compositions leave space for the artistic creativity of the featured artists, which will greatly contribute to the cultural richness of this project. 

The concert will be recorded and made available free of charge to all who have access to the internet, and its availability will be advertised on the official websites and social media of the project’s partners.


Scanzonati is a Boston-based Jazz band that wants to be the flagship of Italian-Jazz in the US, a model that can greatly contribute to the international jazz scene recognizing the great value of language inclusion and cultural diversity. Originated by the collaboration between award-winning Jazz vocalist Stefano Marchese and bassist, arranger/producer, and Berklee College of Music faculty Andrea Pejrolo, the project exalts the melodic beauty of the traditional Canzone fused with contemporary harmonies and grooves. 

Founded in 2016, Scanzonati performed mainly in the New England area and collaborated with many international artists such as the greatest Italian songwriter Mogol, award-winning singer-songwriter Carmen Consoli, and Colombian vocalist Naty Hernandez, among others. The band participated in Jazz festivals like Jazz in the Park as well as performed on several occasions for institutions such as the Consulate General of Italy in Boston and Berklee College of Music. 

The Scanzonati Project is proudly supported by the Consulate General of Italy in Boston.