Rough Diamonds Around Midnights are short, free admissible sets after the regular program. The series allows you to discover the talents of the Conservatorium of Amsterdam. This edition: the Marcello Cardillo Trio, featuring drummer Marcello Cardillo, guitarist Massimo Imperatore and double bassist Jort Terwijn.

The music of Marcello Cardillo is rooted in the American jazz tradition and provides its own original and contemporary take on it. Marcello was born in Naples and started playing drums at the age of five by watching his father. He already had a fair amount of live experience at the age of eighteen, when he moved to Amsterdam to study at the conservatory. Even before finishing his education he has won important prizes, such as the Keep an Eye Award. In 2019 he studied at the New School in New York for five months.