Jazz & Jazz-Blues
Formation: Guitar, Double-Bass, Drums
trios formation is typical of a modern jazz outfit,
where the electric guitar
plays the main harmonic and melodic role,
over the rhythm base of the drums and
double-bass, which is free to follow
melodic lines in counterpoint with the
trio offers a repertoire of original compositions influenced
by various sources,
but also recreations of contemporary compositions
and classic jazz standards,
using modern sound and special arrangements
while giving space to improvisation.
style and compositions are testimony to his thorough jazz grounding and
interest in ethnic music and European and Mediterranean culture. He studied jazz guitar harmony and
improvisation with the maestro Tomaso Lama.
He has attended seminars held by Pat Metheny and Bill
He is a SIAE composer, author of the original compositions played by the
He played in Paolo Contes Orchestra on the 1983 and 1984 tours. In 1986
he founded together with Felice Del Gaudio and Sergio
Piccinini, the jazz
group Time Trio. He then went on to form, in 1991, the Acoustic
Guitar Duo together with the guitarist Stefano Mirandola and they
recorded the Vagogirando cd in 1997. In 1993 he founded the ensemble
of contemporary acoustic music
Next with Enrico Guerzoni on cello and Luigi Albertazzi on drums. Finally,
in 1994, together with Gilberto Grillini and Alessandro Dalla he founded
the contemporary jazz group Premuda-Grillini-Dalla. In Basle (Switzerland)
in 2009 he created an acoustic duo (classical guitar & English horn)
with the English musician Katherine Pigott.
double-bassRecently he has set up a
first approach to music was in the 70s, when he began playing guitar in
various rock and pop groups, to then move on to the bass guitar in local
jazz rock groups (Business Group). At the beginning of the 80s he got closer to jazz and began studying
double-bass under the guidance of the maestro (double-bassist/lutist)
In that period he began studying theory of classical and jazz harmony.
He played in various blues and rock-blues groups (Modern Blues
Orchestra) and started a collaboration with guitarist Guido
and together with drummer Alessandro Dalla, founded the homonymous group
in 1994. For several years he has collaborated with guitarist Marco Librio
and drummer Stefano Pantaleoni and together they founded a jazz fusion
collaboration with guitarist Marco Bittelli, with saxophonist
Scippa and with Mauro Rolfini (bass-clarinet/guitar).
began studying drums in 1980 with the drummer Alberto Montalbini, while at
the same time getting involved in jazz music, becoming an expert.
He played with various local rock groups (Luca Testoni rock band, Sergio
Miali group), blues (B.B.B. Band) and jazz (Claire Cosma,
Cavallari-Mazzoni Quartet, Marco Bittelli Trio). He then went on to
broaden his jazz drumming studies with the maestro Carlo Chiarelli.
Interested in Afro-American culture, he developed a personal
rythmic-percussional style that is well suited to a trio.
Meeting guitarist Guido Premuda and double-bassist Gilberto Grillini was
important as they founded the homonymous group in 1994.
2005 he has occasionally collaborated also with American singer-pianist
Irene Robbins, with saxophonist Stefano Scippa, with guitarist
Bittelli and with Mauro Rolfini (bass-clarinet/guitar).
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