Bio

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Named as one of the best italian jazz trumpet players by the magazine Musica Jazz, his sound and approach are unique and you can hear it wherever he may be involved: from free improvised music and avant-garde (Opacipapa, Bruit 4, Super Jazz Sandwich and many others) to lead trumpet in large ensembles (Abbey Town Jazz Orchestra, North East Ska*Jazz Orchestra, Udin&Jazz Big Band and many others).

In 2018 he released two albums as leader: La Notte (Creative Sources Recordings/Umland Records), a study on acoustic solo trumpet, and Born Baby Born (Clean Feed Records) with his trio Opacipapa along with Piero Bittolo Bon on alto sax and Marco D’Orlando on drums. The latter was voted among the best international jazz albums of 2018 according to the website jazz.pt.

Between 2004 and 2013 he played with the band Arbe Garbe all over Europe (Italy, Slovenia, Bosnia, Serbia, Croatia, Austria, Switzerland, France, Spain, Sweden) and overseas (Argentine,  Uruguay, Australia) and released five albums for which he treat composition, arrangement and production. In two of these played Eugene Chadbourne, the famous american singer and guitar player.

Between 2007 and 2015 he has been lead trumpet of the Abbey Town Jazz Orchestra with which he cooperated with various international artists as Michael Abene, Kyle Gregory, Mauro Ottolini, Marco Tamburini, Emilio Soana, Jamie Davis, Tre Allegri Ragazzi Morti, Ray Gelato, Klaus Gesing and many others. This band played for many years in the main event of the Summer Jamboree in Senigallia accompanying sundry singers guests of the festival, often with more the 10.000 people in the audience.

Between 2011 and 2018 he’s member of the jazz band Francesco Cusa & The Assassins, one of the most active italian bands requested in all Europe. They realized four albums, the first one (The Beauty and The Grace) considered one of the 100 best jazz productions in 2012 according to the magazine Jazzit.

He played in festivals and clubs such as: A L’ARME (Berlin), International Jazz Festival (Münster), Zomer Jazz Fietstour (Groningen), Jazzy Colours (Parigi), Catania Jazz, Udin&Jazz, Süd Tirol Jazz Festival (Bolzano), Cormons Jazz & Wine, Trentino in Jazz (Trento), Pordenone Blues Festival, Veneto Jazz, Tarcento Jazz, Issue Project Room (Brooklyn), B-flat (Berlino), Casa del Jazz (Roma), Jazzstudio (Norimberga), Bunker Ulmenwall (Bielefeld), Domicil (Dortmund), Projazz Festival (Dortmund), Jazz Club (Ferrara), Jazz Wide (Pisa), Novara Jazz and many others.

He played with Francesco Cusa, Cristiano Arcelli, Marco Tamburini, Andrea Toffanelli, Fabrizio Puglisi, Luca Dell’Anna, Euegene Chadbourne, Kyle Gregory, Michael Abene,  Emilio Soana, Giorgio Pacorig, Giovanni Maier, Sebastian Gramss, Ryan Carnieaux, Giulio Stermieri, Giovanni Benvenuti, Paolo Sorge, Zlatko Kaucic, Axel Dörner, Torben Snekkestad and many others.

EDUCATION

In 2009 he has obtained the Bachelor in Jazz in the Conservatory of music “Tartini” in Trieste.

Later he moved to Essen, Germany, where he obtained the Master Improvising Artist at the Folkwang Universität der Künste in 2013.

In 2017 he obtained the Master in Jazz in the Conservatory of music “Tartini” in Trieste.

In 2020 he has obtained the Master in Classical Trumpet in the Conservatory of music “Tomadini” in Udine.

As lead trumpeter he studied with Andy Haderer (lead trumpet of the WDR Big Band), Kyle Gregory and Rudiger Baldauf.

For improvisation among the most influential teachers there have been Uli Beckerhoff, Hugo Read, Bruno Cesselli, Giovanni Maier, Kyle Gregory, Klaus Gesing.