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All courses are designed at three different levels:

  1. Beginner: From the first lesson, students are taught the basics of music reading and writing, and the performance of simple compositions and improvisatory techniques.
  2. Intermediate: Students refine their technical and musical competence studying more complex styles. Performances are analyzed from harmonic, rhythmic, and melodic points of view.
  3. Advanced: Repertoire analysis and interpretative studies, including more developed techniques of improvisation.
INSTRUMENTS 2018-11-13T14:06:33+00:00



Students gain a basic understanding of vocal technique and development. They pay close attention to breathing, tone development, and vocal diction.
This course also provides a study of Italian diction and expressiveness of text in songs and arias. Students gain an understanding of sound production and correct pronunciation of the Italian language.

  1. Beginners: breathing techniques, diction, support and development and simple vocalization.
    Repertoire: Arie Antiche, Chamber Music, and Art Song.
  2. Intermediate: a more intensive study of breathing techniques, proper support, diction, and vocalization (scales and arpeggios).
    Repertoire: Bel Canto Art Song and Opera Arias (Bellini, Donizetti, Rossini).
  3. Advanced: refining technique (support and vocal production), lyric diction (including German and French, study of stage craft). Vocalization (advanced scales and arpeggios) and overall song interpretation.
    Repertoire: Lieder; Mèlodies; Italian, French, and German Opera.
OPERA/CANTO LIRICO 2018-11-02T12:40:19+00:00



Silvia Bolognesi was born in Siena, Italy.

She graduated in double bass at the Musical Conservatory “R. Franci ” in Siena with M ° Andrea Granai, while taking in parallel the double bass course held by M ° Alberto Bocini at the Musical Institute” G. Verdi “of Prato.

She started her career in jazz by attending courses held by the Siena Jazz Accademy with M ° Ferruccio Spinetti and attending summer seminars (1998-1999) studying with Furio di Castri, Ettore Fioravanti and Giancarlo Gazzani.

She attended the “European high qualification course for jazz performers” by studying with Furio di Castri, Mario Raia, Stefano Zenni and Francesco Martinelli (1999/2000), the “Trio Master Class” held by Stefano Battaglia, Paolino dalla Porta and Fabrizio Sferra and she was also part of the “Musical Research Lab” directed by Stefano Battaglia.

In 2003 she was selected to be part of Butch Morris‘s orchestra, with which she performed at the XIII edition of Roccella Jonica’s festival, again with Butch Morris she performed in 2010 in Conduction No. 192 “Possible Universe” for the XXV edition of the festival of Sant’Anna Arresi.

Next, Silvia

Since 2004 she has been leading several bands .

In 2010 she founds independent label Fonterossa Records of which she is founder, producer and curator.

She’s artist director of “Fonterossa Day” a venue part of  Pisa Jazz Festival and she curates Fonterossa Open Orchestra Lab (workshop on “non conventional compositions” and improvisation) .

She’s the conductor and leader of the Fonterossa Orchestra.

In 2009 she started her collaboration with the trio Hear In Nowalong with Tomeka Reid (Chicago – U.S.A.) on cello and Mazz Swift (New York – U.S.A.) on violin and voice.

At the same time, a duo project was consolidated with the New York-based instrumentalist Sabir Mateen.

She collaborates with some of Nicole Mitchell‘s bands for her European tours (Black Heart Ensemble – Aperitivo in concerto at Teatro Manzoni 2012 and Nicole Mitchell’s quartet in 2015).

On the occasion of Festival Rumori nell’Isola, she performed in duo with the singer Maria Pia De Vitoin the Borbonic Prison of the Santo Stefano island, from which was released the DVD “Suoni dal Carcere”.

Lately she has been working with the singerDee Alexander(Chicago – U.S.A.) in both America and Europe.

In 2017 she joined Roscoe MitchellSextet, for a tribute to John Coltrane and she performed with Art Ensemble of Chicagoin UK.

She’e part of Art Ensemble of Chicago 50thanniversary group.

Silvia is winner of the “Top Jazz 2010″by the magazine Musica Jazz, as the best new talent, another magazine in the same year awarded her the “In Sound” trophyfor the double bass category.

Among the collaborations there are also dance companies: Company Blue, Ballo Pubblico and Virgilo Sieni dance company, with the latter and Francesco Giomi in electronics, representing the productions of “solo on tenderness”, “visitation”, “concert” – Lille in November 2004.

Numerous experiences in classical music with the orchestra of the Grosseto’s city and the orchestra R. Franci, repertoire for chamber music, symphonies and opera (Cavalleria Rusticana, The Barber of Seville, Madama Butterfly, …).

In theatre performances she has collaborated with David Riondino “La Buona Novella”, Marco Messeri and Liminalia theatre company for “Angeli ribelli”.

She is a professor of double bass, electric bass and combo class at Siena Jazz Accademy and at Mosaico Association of Colle Val d’Elsa, she teaches double bass and combo class at the SJU- Siena Jazz University courses.

Since 2016 she has been part of the “European exchange – Erasmus +” program with the Conservatory of Maastricht (Holland) and Tbilisi (Georgia).

She has held workshops on improvisation and “conduction” since 2008.

She has been performing in several festivals as:

Sant’Anna Arresi Jazz, Vignola Jazz in IT, Roccella Ionica festival, Clusone Jazz, Teano Jazz, Aperitivo In Concerto, Lucca Jazz Donna, “Festival Au Desert” (FI), San Vito Jazz Festival, Festival “Emilia Concerti sul Prato”, Pisa Jazz, Jazz On the Road, Metastasio Jazz, Musicastrada Festival, Lugo Contemporanea, Udine Jazz, Jazz Flirt Festival, CrossRoads, Festival, Festival Rumori dell’Isola, Woma Jazz Festival, Novara Jazz Festival, Festival Ah-Um, La Spezia international Jazz Festival, Madrid Jazz Festival (Spagna), Bansko jazz festival (Bulgaria), Jazz Cerkno (Slovenia), Poznan “Made in Chicago” (Polonia), “Onna Jazz” (Tokyo)..

She has had the pleasure to collaborate with: Ernie Adams, Dee Alexander, Lewis Barnes, Gianni Basso, Jean Paul Bourelly, Joe Bowie, Fabrizio Bosso, Rob Brown, Cristiano Calcagnile, Domenico Caliri, Stefano ”Cocco” Cantini, Roberto Cecchetto, Francesco Cusa, Vincent Davis, Ernest Dawkins, Miquel De La Cerna, Maria Pia De Vito, Hamid Drake, Dimitri Grechi Espinoza, Garrison Fewell, Ettore Fioravanti, Tiziana Ghiglioni, Nico Gori, Mauro Grossi, Jason Hwang, Tristan Honsinger, Pasquale Innarella, Paul Jeffrey, Fred Lonberg Holm, Stefano Maltese, Sabir Mateen, Laurence Butch Morris, David Murray, Nicole Mitchell, Evan Parker, Francesco Petreni, Fabrizio Puglisi, Enrico Rava, Scott Reeves, Ernest Reisenger, Giancarlo Schiaffini, Alan Silva, Achille Succi, Marco Tamburini,Les Tartit, Chad Taylor, John Tchicai, Pietro Tonolo,Gianluigi Trovesi, Ken Vandermark, Ed Wilkinson, Michael Zerangand many others.

SILVIA BOLOGNESI – DOUBLE BASS 2018-10-23T13:46:35+00:00



Michele Staino (Fiesole, 1980), double bass player and composer. He studied with the teachers Furio Di Castri, Paolino dalla Porta, Piero Leveratto, Raffaello Pareti, Buster Williams and William Parker. He played with: Gianni Coscia, Stefano “Cocco” Cantini, Keith Middleton, Alessandro Lanzoni, Simone Graziano, Fabrizio Mocata, Paul Dabiré, Amana Melomé, Bobo Rondelli and Bill Smith (of Dave Brubeck Quartet fame). He has been artistic director of avant-garde jazz festival Jazzando in Rome in the years 2008/2010. In 2009 he played with Lu Colombo in Rai Uno (Italy’s first television channel) show “I migliori anni”. He is the bass player of instrumental folk quartet Baro Drom Orkestar, a band that consistently tours Europe (England, Switzerland, Austria, Germany, Belgium, Hungary, Slovakia, Holland). With this band in 2016 he played in the biggest european festival: Sziget Festival in Budapest. In 2014 he published with Irma Records the first album made with fellow musician and music therapist Renato Cantini: “Ipnotize” was presented with success at the jazz festival Prato Estate 2014. In 2017 he played in the Ariston Theatre (of Festival di Sanremo’s fame) with the singer-songwriter Alessio Arena at the Festival dedicated to the memory of the late Luigi Tenco. He finished composing his second work with Renato Cantini and stand up comedian Arianna Porcelli Safonov, due to be published soon.

MICHELE STAINO – DOUBLE BASS 2018-10-23T12:30:24+00:00



Michele Tino is an Italian jazz saxophonist, composer and instructor born in Naples in 1991. His musical studies began in his very early years, beginning with piano at the age of 3, then switching to alto saxophone at age 11. In 2008, he entered the Ferrara Conservatory studying classical saxophone with M° Marco Gerboni. In 2009, right after obtaining the high school diploma in “classical studies”, Michele began his Bachelor in Jazz Saxophone at the Ferrara Conservatory. In June 2011 he was awarded a scholarship to attend the European Jazz School workshops in Frankfurt, Germany. During the same year he started taking private lessons with Tuscan clarinet player Nico Gori. Then he moved to the F.Venezze Conservatory of Rovigo, where he graduated in 2012 in Jazz Saxophone, with the highest possible grade (110/110, Cum Laude). In Fall 2012, Michele entered the master’s program at the Rovigo Conservatory. In 2013, he was awarded with an Erasmus scholarship, allowing him to study for an entire year in the Conservatorium van Amsterdam (CvA). In 2014, at the end of the Erasmus exchange period, he was admitted to the Master of Music (Jazz Saxophone) at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam. In 2015, while attending the master’s course in The Netherlands, Michele graduated in Rovigo, obtaining his first Master Degree in Jazz Saxophone, with the highest grade (110/110, Cum Laude). That same year he was awarded with two scholarships in The Netherlands (Holland Scholarship and Internationaliseringsfonds AHK), that allowed him to study for a semester at Temple University of Philadelphia, under the guidance of Dick Oatts and Terell Stafford, thanks to an exchange agreement between Temple University and the Amsterdam Conservatory. In October 2016, he concluded his Master in Jazz Saxophone at Conservatorium van Amsterdam. Michele Tino is currently living in Italy, between Florence and Rome, working as a professional musician and regularly performing in many of the most important jazz festivals and venues in Italy, Europe, and abroad.

Education: – Master of music – Jazz Saxophone: Conservatorium van Amsterdam

(Amsterdam, NL). Graduated on 10/10/2016 – Diploma di Biennio in Sassofono Jazz: Conservatorio “F.Venezze” di Rovigo

graduated on 04/01/2015. Grade: 110/110, Cum Laude. – Diploma di Triennio in Sassofono Jazz: Conservatorio “F.Venezze” di Rovigo

graduated on 11/12/2012. Grade: 110/110, Cum Laude.

Michele Tino studied with: Lee Konitz, Dick Oatts, Terell Stafford, Steve Lehman, Mark Turner, Miguel Zenòn, George Garzone, John Clayton, Bobby Watson, Jim Snidero, John Taylor, Anders Jormin, Ben Van Gelder, Avishai Cohen, Bruce Barth, Jasper Blom, Simon Rigter, Ferdinand Povel, Michael Moore, Joris Roelofs, Nico Gori, and Marco Tamburini.

Developed skills: – Soloist and leader of small and large jazz ensembles. – Composing and arranging for small and large ensembles. – Arranging for Big Bands. – Big Band playing (as lead and as 2nd alto). – Basic knowledge of the flute. – Intermediate knowledge of the piano. – Advanced knowledge of music theory, jazz theory, jazz harmony. – Advanced knowledge of the English language. Strong confidence in using it also in a working

and/or musical context. Teaching Experiences: – Advanced improvisation, saxophone and jazz ensemble masterclasses at Accademia Europea di


– Saxophone teacher at Modern Music Institute (Empoli and Cerreto Guidi).

– Saxophone and ensemble teacher at Music Tribe (Poggibonsi).

– Collaboration as a saxophone teacher with Scuola di musica Il Trillo (Florence).

– Music teacher in a public middle school.

– Private teacher for advanced level Jazz studies. Most Relevant Musical Projects:

Michele Tino Quartet: With Simone Graziano, Gabriele Evangelista, and Bernardo Guerra.

Alessandro Lanzoni Quintet: With Alessandro Lanzoni, Alessandro Presti, Igor Spallati, and Ugo Alunni.

Camilla Battaglia Quartet: With Camilla Battaglia, Andrea Lombardini e Bernardo Guerra, (+and guest, Ambrose Akinmusire).

Massimo Nunzi Sextet: With Massimo Nunzi, Simona Severini, Enrico Zanisi, Francesco Ponticelli, and Enrico Morello.

Stefano Tamborrino Large Ensemble

Michele Tino performed in several famous jazz festivals and venues, such as: Jazzhus Montmartre (Copenhagen, DK); Bimhuis (Amsterdam, NL); North Sea Jazz Festival (Rotterdam, NL); North Sea Jazz Club (Amsterdam); Jerusalem Jazz Festival; Chris Jazz Cafè (Philadelphia, US); Central Pennsylvania Friends of Jazz – Festival (Harrisburg, US); TPAC (Philadelphia); Locomotive Jazz Festival (Lecce); Musicus Concentus (Firenze); Viggiano Jazz Festival; Grey Cat Festival (Grosseto); Teatro S. Andrea (Pisa, IT); Novara Jazz; Jazz italiano per le terre del sisma (L’Aquila), Fano Jazz Network (Fano), Casa del Jazz (Roma), Bassano Jazz (Bassano del Grappa), Jazz in’ it (Vignola).

Michele Tino has performed and recorded with: Ambrose Akinmusire, Terell Stafford, Dick Oatts, Justin Di Cioccio, Maurizio Giammarco, Hermon Mehari, Akua Naru, Massimo Nunzi, Marco Tamburini, Nico Gori, Enrico Zanisi, Francesco Ponticelli, Filippo Vignato, Enrico Morello, Alessandro Lanzoni, Camilla Battaglia, Simone Graziano, Roberto Cecchetto, Gabriele Evangelista and many others.

MICHELE TINO – SAX 2018-10-23T12:29:08+00:00



Clarinets, saxes, composer, arranger.
Born in Florence (Italy) on September 13, 1975, started studying clarinet at the age of 6, graduating from the Luigi Cherubini Conservatory in Florence in 1993. He continued to perfect his art by attending seminars held by famous jazz musicians such as Dave LiebmanTony Scott etc., performing, since 1987, in theatres, clubs, festivals, and on Italian RAI Television broadcasts. He has given many concerts as a soloist as well as performing in big bands, symphonic orchestras and jazz groups both as leader or as sideman in situations ranging from classical music to jazz, from funk music to acid jazz.

He has recorded, since 1998, with many jazz, funk and pop groups as well as collaborating in the realization of jingles and tunes for TV. Since 1999 he has been collaborating with famous musicians such as Stefano Bollani and Enrico Rava.

In 2000 he was awarded the “Massimo Urbani Award” as the best Italian jazz talent.

In 2003 he has recorded his first jazz album as a leader the Nico Gori Quartet “Groovin’ High” for the Philology label, with Ellade Bandini, Massimo Moriconi, Sandro Gibellini and Renato Sellani as a guest.

He has been a member of Stefano Bollani’s New Quintet since 2004, performing in Festivals and Theatres all over the world: Umbria Jazz in Melbourne (Australia)Dinant Jazz Festival (Belgium)TIM Festival in Rio de Janeiro and S. Paolo (Brazil)Umbria Jazz in YugoslaviaUmbria Jazz Summer 2005Umbria Jazz Winter 2011, Ginza Jazz Festival in Tokyo (Japan) and many others. In 2005 he recorded with the Stefano Bollani Quintet the double CD “I Visionari”, with guest violinist Mark Feldman, for the French label Label Bleu. He collaborated, again with Bollani, on the projects: “Nuvole”, and the new edition of “Gnosi delle Fanfole”.

Since 2007 Nico is a member of the trio “Band au Neon”, based in Copenhagen with the two Italian musicians Paolo Russo and Francesco Calì. With Band au Neon he did many concerts in Denmark and Sweden and he recorded the album “Il Segreto” for the Danish label Bro-Recordings by Christian Brorsen.

In 2008 he recorded again with the Bollani Quintet “I Visionari” on a new album, “Ordine Agitato”. He also recorded in Rio de Janeiro the album “BollaniCarioca” for the Universal label. This project included some of the greatest Brazilian musicians: Marco PereiraJorge Helder, Ze Nogueira, Armando Marcal, Jurim Moreira, Ze Renato and Monica Salmaso.

Since 2005 Nico Gori is the leader of a quartet formed by French musicians, frequently performing all over Europe, and has recorded a CD “Alien in your head” for the Double Stroke Record label. Nico Gori is also a member of an Italian-Hungarian Quartet with the well known musicians K.Olah, J. Egri and P.Borri.

Since 2004 he has been leader, along with Stefano Onorati, of the “Millenovecento”. The quartet has recorded their debut CD for the Double Stroke Records label, with the same name “Millenovecento”.

In 2006 he became clarinet and first alto sax soloist in the Vienna Art Orchestra conducted by Mathias Rüegg. He toured with the band for three years in all European countries and in Cuba, performing several concerts and giving many workshops.

In July 2008 Nico Gori toured with the Stefano Bollani Carioca project and he performed in most of the major Italian jazz festivals. With the same band he did two concerts with the legendary Brasilian vocalist Caetano Veloso as a guest at Umbria Jazz and at the Cagliari Jazz Festival.

Since 2009 Nico Gori started collaborating with two American legends of jazz, trumpeter Tom Harrell and pianist Fred Hersch. He recorded the album “Shadows” with his quartet featuring Tom Harrell, released for Universal Music. With the duo project with Fred Hersch, they have performed all over Europe and in New York’s best venues, like Caramoor Jazz Festival, Kitano Jazz Club and The Falcon. They have released on March 2012 their first CD “Da Vinci” for the French label “BEEJAZZ” for Europe and NAXOS for U.S.A. and Canada. Nico Gori and Fred Hersch recently toured for the presentation of the album “Da Vinci”. They performed at the prestigious and historic Montmartre  jazz club in Copenhagenand at the Sunset/Sunside in Paris.

In 2013 Nico Gori moved to Copenhagen, Denmark, where is playing many concerts with the greatest danish musicians like Ole Kock Hansen, Jesper Bodilsen, Morten Lund, Jacob Christoffersen, Simon Spang Hensen, Jacob Fischer, Jesper Lundgaard, Thomas Clausen. He is also doing concerts all over Denmark with Band Au Neon together with wonderful italian musicians Paolo Russo and Francesco Calì, both living in Copenhagen.

Since February 2015 he moved back to Italy where he recorded the new album of his own compositions “Il Gioco dei Contrasti”, leading the quartet with Alessandro Lanzoni, Gabriele Evangelista and Stefano Tamborrino. The album was released in March 2015 attached to the prestigious italian magazine Musica Jazz. It marks the beginning of a long series of concerts of in Italian jazz festivals including Vicenza Jazz FestivalSerravalle Jazz Festival with guest Flavio BoltroMassarosa and Giotto Jazz Jazz Festival.

In the summer of 2015 Nico Gori, collaborating with the Association Pisa Jazz and Francesco Mariotti, starts a new project called “Nico Gori & Pisa Swing Cats”. It is a “small band” composed of 10 musicians that presents a repertoire of original compositions and arrangements of “swing hits” by the leader, referring to the dancing nights in America during the 40’s and 50’s.


Since 2000 Nico Gori is active in the field of education, teaching all over Italy: at New York University in Florence, at the La Spezia Conservatory of Music, at the University of Siena Jazz and at the Rovigo Conservatory of Music.

In 2003 he was invited to hold a seminar and three concerts in the Washington University in St. Louis, U.S.A., performing with American artists including Dave Weckl and Tom Kennedy.

In March 2004 he held several seminars and concerts in Turkey with his own quartet for the Italian Cultural Institute in Ankara and Istanbul, during the Italian Jazz Week in Turkey. He gave in the same tour also a masterclass at the Bilgi University of Istanbul.

In 2007 he perfomed and hold a seminar with the Vienna Art Orchestra at the Conservatory of Music “Amadeo Roldán” in L’Havana, Cuba.

In March 2013 he gave a weekly masterclass and concerts in Izmir, Turkey, for the Izmir Jazz Festival.

From September 2015 Nico Gori is professor of “Jazz Improvisation” at the Accademia Europea of Florence and continues an intense activity of private education, master classes in Conservatories and Universities and informative meetings for middle and high school.

NICO GORI – SAX 2018-10-23T12:28:02+00:00



Privately with Simone Squarzolo (Sanremo Orchestra).
Jazz Improvisation with Nico Gori.
Classical and Jazz at the Conservatory of Livorno with Marco Nesi.
Siena Jazz with Marco Tamburini, Bruno Tommaso, Mario Raja, Giancarlo Schiaffini,
Gianpaolo Casati, Stefano Zenni
Nuoro Jazz with Paolo Fresu, Maria Pia De Vito, Luca Bragalini

Current Commitments:
Trumpet teacher of the school “Il Trillo”
Music Therapist and Teacher
Producer and Home Producer

Neverwhere – (elettrojazz) Eveneightsrecords
The Fish – (Chillout ) Eveneightsrecords
Soluclash combo orchestra – (elettrojazz) Playa music
The shadow of the tree – (Chillout) Federighi editors
Ipnotize – (elettrojazz) IRMA Records
Love Story – (House Lounge Music) Lovestore digi label
Urban Collection – (Lounge music) Eveneightsrecords
Music & Colors lounge collection – (Chillout Lounge Music) Madamadorè publishing
Under the Stars – (Big Room House) – IRMA Recoed Dancefloor

Film & Spot Soundtrack:
Submarine – Mediaset
Red Lands – Mediaset
Conception (M.Ramunni) – RAI Trade
Villa la Maschera – Cecchi Gori group
Orfeo e Euridice – Toscana Film Commission

RENATO CANTINI – TRUMPET 2018-10-23T12:26:10+00:00



From 1996 to 1998 he studied under the guidance of Flavio Cucchi at the Mascagni Institute in Livorno. He continued at the Conservatory of Florence in the classes of Alfonso Borghese (guitar) and Riccardo Riccardi (composition). He studied jazz with Jim Hall, David Liebman, Barry Harris, Agostino di Giorgio, Fabio Zeppetella, Dario Lapenna. In 2000, during a trip to France at the Django Reinhardt Festival in Samois Sur Seine, he fell in love with the music of Manouche and quickly became one of the most original and prepared performers in Italy.

He has played and recorded with: Angelo Debarre, Enrico Rava, Stefano Bollani, Tiziana Ghiglioni, Nico Gori, Franco Nesti, Emanuele Parrini, Antonello Salis, Nicola Vernuccio, Raffaello Pareti, Gianluigi Trovesi, Stefano Cocco Cantini, Franco Cerri, Fabrizio Bosso, Claudio Fasoli, Lee Konitz, Giancarlo Schiaffini, Alfio Antico, Tino Tracanna, Alberto Tacchini, Matcho Winterstein, Tony Scott, Antonio Licusati, Andy Aitchison, Lollo Meier, Simone Zanchini, Paolo Ghetti, Mirko Guerrini, Philip Catherine, Andrè Minvielle, Titta Nesti, Claudia Tellini.

He has performed at various international festivals in Italy, England, France, Argentina and the USA. He has been a guest on various radio broadcasts, including for Rai 3: Il terzo nel, Fahrenheit and Dottor Djembè (with Stefano Bollani, Davide Riondino and Mirko Guerrini), Jazz Radio Fm (London), live from Boisdale of Canary Wharf.

He was the first Italian guitarist to be invited as a teacher and performer to the campus (Django In Junne) at Smith College (Northampton) USA.

JACOPO MARTINI – GUITAR 2018-10-23T12:25:02+00:00



The award for “Top Jazz 2013” as best new talent of the year, decided by the most qualified Italian journalists on behalf of the Musica Jazz magazine, recognizes Alessandro Lanzoni as one of the great personalities of Italian jazz . With his impressive curriculum, having experiences of absolute prestige, Alessandro has for a number of years now come to the attention of the world of music.
Alessandro, already at a very early age, showed himself to also be a successful leader and he can by now be proud of important international experiences in Europe, Latin America, Israel and the USA, where he has received very gratifying reviews otherwise not so common for a foreign artist. (Ira Gitler, after having heard him in Piano Solo at the UN Building, stated from the heights of his seventy years’ of pure jazz history in his column for Jazzimprov. NY:” He shouldn’t be judged as a young musician. He is already exceptional and with every probability he will become even more so”).
The new album “Dark Flavour”, produced together with his Trio, recently released by Cam Jazz, has been received by critics as proof of artistic development, making the epithet of “enfant prodige” out of place. This “title” was acceptable when it referred to the initial period of a career which started at the early age of just 14, confirmed with the “Premio Massimo Urbani “(2006) and then reconfirmed with the “Primo Premio” dedicated to “Luca Flores” of Florence (2008), until being awarded the “Best Young Soloist” at the prestigious “Martial Solal” of Paris (2010) competition.
His training as a musician is the result of an intense journey, developing in two directions:
His “classical” studies, leading to his Diploma of Piano obtained in 2012, gaining the highest marks, namely Distinction and Honourable Mention at the Cherubini of Florence Conservatory with Giovanna Prestia as the music instructor. After this came a period of further jazz studies under the watchful eye of L. Pieri and M. Grossi, which was followed by summer courses of Siena Jazz and those of Berklee at Boston and the two-year course In Jam, also part of Siena Jazz, where he was able to take advantage of high level teaching by Masters of the caliber of Danilo Perez, Kenny Werner, Aaron Goldberg, Steve Kuhn, John Taylor, Franco D’Andrea, Stefano Battaglia, Danilo Rea.
Also, as proof of an unusual versatility as a musician, Alessandro took up the study of cello and composition which will lead to a specialist Degree in Composition and Jazz Arrangement at the Conservatory of Florence.
Visible from a very young age in the posters of the most important Italian music festivals (Umbria Jazz, Ravello Festival, Roma Casa del Jazz, Moncalieri Jazz, Roma Auditorium Parco della Musica, Metastasio Jazz , Dolomiti Ski Jazz, Umbria Jazz Winter, Finestra Jazz, Pescara Jazz Festival, Musicus Concentus, Ancona Jazz Summer Festival, Forma e Poesia nel Jazz (Cagliari), Festival Letterature di Roma, Sudtirol Jazz Festival Alto Adige, Bologna Jazz Festival, Padova Jazz Festival, Grey Cat Festival, Festival Pianistico di Trieste, Music Pool Network Sonoro, Estate Fiesolana, Novara Jazz, Festival Mundus, Etruria Jazz, Chianti Festival, Odio l’estate Festival -Roma Villa Carpegna-, Vicenza Jazz, Festival Crossroads….), his career has lead him to play side by side with the most prestigious musicians such as Kurt Rosenwinkel, Lee Konitz, Aldo Romano, Roberto Gatto, Jeff Ballard, Larry Granadier, Ambrose Akinmusire, Aaron Goldberg, Miguel Zenon, Michael Blake, Barbara Casini, Ares Tavolazzi, Nico Gori, Walter Paoli, Lello Pareti, Cocco Cantini, Maria Pia De Vito, Fabrizio Bosso, Fabrizio Sferra, Gianni Basso, Renato Sellani, Tiziana Ghiglioni, Nick Myers and many more.
Abroad he has already been able to show his talent in Germany, Austria (Porgy and Bess Jazz Club-Wien), Israel (Haifa e Festival Internazionale di Eilat), Colombia, Panama Jazz Festival, the USA (Morgan Library Auditorium New York), France (Parigi-Sunset Sunside, Savoie Jazz Festival, Les Mans….), and recently in Spain, where he played Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue with the Oviedo Philharmonic Orchestra directed by Marzio Conti.
Alessandro collaborates on a regular basis with Roberto Gatto, with whom he has recorded together with his Trio, the album Replay for the Auditorium Parco della Musica label (and in Otteto the album “Pure Imagination”, Albore), and with Aldo Romano who asked him to participate in his group “New Blood” (together with Michel Benita and Baptiste Herbin) so as to produce the “Connection” CD (Dreyfuss), and for a long series of concerts in the most important French Festivals.
After the first albums recorded with Philology (“Should I care”, “On the Snow” and “Poetical Lee” with the participation of Lee Konitz), the recent release of “Dark Flavour” for the CAM JAZZ label, recorded together with his Trio (Matteo Bortone double bass and Enrico Morello drums), has created interest on behalf of the Press and music critics. They have defined this production a “crystalline beauty” (Jacopo Cosi – L’Unità)in which “the pianist masters and controls the structures with creativity, he shapes the musical material and he forms it again following the fertile inspiration of his very own sensibility”.(Paola Parri . Pianosolo.it)
His activity is followed with attention by the Media: his partecipations in Rai radio programmes are frequent (“La stanza della musica”, “Piazza Verdi”, “Doctor Djembé”, Radio Tre “Radio3 Suite”, Radio Due “Rai Tunes”).
Lots of newspapers (Corriere della Sera, La Repubblica, Il Tirreno, Il Resto del Carlino, La Nazione, L’Unità and so on) have dedicated him several articles and the eminent, specialized magazines (Jazzit, Musica Jazz, Jazz Magazine, the American “Jazz Times”, the French “Jazz Hot” and the German “Neuen Musik Zeitung”) have reviwed his recording production. The monthly “Jazz Magazine” dedicated him its cover and a long interview.

ALESSANDRO LANZONI – PIANO 2018-10-23T12:24:10+00:00



Her musical studies began in her adolescence by studying Classical Guitar and Piano.She has studied voice and specialised in the stylings and language of jazz with some of the more notable figures of international jazz : Avishai Cohen, Jeremy Pelt, John Taylor, Steven Bernstein, Diana Torto, Bob Stoloff, Barry Harris, Stefania Scarinzi, Jay Clayton, Maria Pia De Vito, Sheila Jordan, Rachel Gould, Cameron Brown, Francisco Mela. Singer, composer and arranger, graduated with honors at Conservatory of Bologna in 2013 studying with Diana Torto. She partecipated in many Italian jazz competitions and won the first Prize in The “Festival Delle Arti” (BO), “Best Artist” in the Fara Sabina Summer School (2011), Best Soloist in the Solevoci International Contest (2016) and was finalist in the prestigious jazz contest “Scrivere in Jazz” in 2012. In 2013 was one of the students of the European Jazz School, performing in Bordeaux and Frankfurt. After trading a path of intense on-stage activity all over Italy and abroad as singer and backvocalist, participating with the ONJGT orchestra in the most important jazz festivals such as Umbria Jazz, Iseo Jazz, Nantes Jazz Festival, Torino Jazz festival and sharing the stage with prominent musicians such as Rosario Giuliani, Gianluigi Trovesi and Enrico Rava, is now presenting her latest work where she is composer and author.

ELISA MINI – CANTO 2018-10-23T12:23:10+00:00
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