NovaraJazz | Clock's Pointer Dance (IT)

Opus Jazz Club
  • Paolo Malacarne - trumpet
  • Andrea Catagnoli - alto saxophone
  • Andrea Baronchelli - trombone
  • Michele Bonifati - guitar
  • Filippo Sala - drums

Clock’s Pointer Dance, an Italian quintet from Lombardy, was formed in October 2015, on occasion of the first JazzForum in Annecy, where they represented ClusoneJazz Festival, one of the most important jazz events in Italy. Since then they have worked and played intensly and meanwhile recorded their eponymous first album, released on the Italian label UR Records in May 2017.

The bassless quintet pairs a strong winds frontline, typical for jazz, with an unusual rhythm section of guitar and drums, distinguished by more resonance for rock music. Clock’s Pointer Dance is a true collective, all members are composers as well, working together on the arrangements to find the sound they are looking for and to make the best possible out of each one of them. Thus the music is the result and synthesis of all members' musical past experiences and influences. Their wide repertoires ranges from more traditional jazz compositions, both in form as in sound, to more rock and open improvising forms. 

“The quintet explores an energetic mix of the varied stylistic experiences of its members in the fields of jazz, rock and funk. […] While the front line achieves particular effectiveness in producing interesting polyphonies and vibrant unisons, which nevertheless keep the different voices well recognizable, equally remarkable appear the work of connection and harmonic texture of the guitarist Bonifati (with digressions in the most visceral rock), and the rhythmic and tonal contribution of Sala, skillful in the use of the drums, even with bare hands.” wrote jazz journalist Ernesto Scurati about their first album.

The members of the group, still all under the age of 35, have already had artistic and professional experiences that made them collaborate with many important musicians on the international jazz scene like Dave Liebman, Dave Douglas, Aruan Ortiz, Cyro Baptista, Mike Westbrook, Adam Rudolph, Keith Tippett, Chris Cutler, Karl Berger, Stefano Battaglia, Paolo Fresu, Giovanni Falzone, Paolo Botti, Tino Tracanna or Roberto Bonati.

The concert is organized with the support of I-Jazz association

Tickets are available for 1500 HUF on the spot,
online at, and at InterTicket Jegypont partners across Hungary.

Please don't forget to reserve a table after purchasing your ticket, as seating at Opus Jazz Club can only be guaranteed in this case.

We hold reservations until 8pm. Remaining tables are assigned on a first-come, first-served basis.

For reservations, please call +36 1 216 7894 and have your ticket or voucher at hand.


2018 December 14 Friday