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Alessandro Sgobbio

Primary Instrument: Piano

Alessandro Sgobbio

Short bio. Pianist, composer, improviser. 1st Prize at UMBRIA JAZZ Festival 2013 and at Padova Carrarese 2012 with his  PERICOPES duo, Alessandro Sgobbio he has been mentioned in the young-new-jazz-talents list by the Italian jazz magazine Musica Jazz. 2nd Prize at “Luca Flores” Piano Competition, he has been selected for the famous “Concours Martial Solal Piano Solo Competition” in Paris. In 2013 he created his new Paris-based trio, CHARM. He graduated from Conservatory of Music in Parma (Italy), studying with Roberto Bonati, Alberto Tacchini, Carlo Morena, Giorgio Tosi. During that period he obtained a Master in Literature and Philosophy. Since  2005 he is an official demonstrator of  Clavinova YAMAHA. In 2010 he released his first piano solo recording and in 2012 his new PERICOPES album, The Double Side....
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Awards

2013 > 1st prize @ UMBRIA JAZZ Festival (Perugia, Italy) \ 2012 > 1st prize @ PADOVA CARRARESE (Padova, Italy) \ 2013 > MusicaJazz Topjazz 2013: Best Italian Jazz Group Toplist w/ PERICOPES \ 2012 > MusicaJazz Topjazz 2012: Best New Italian Jazz Talents Toplist \ 2010 > selected @ MARTIAL SOLAL Piano Solo Competition (Paris, France) \ 2010 > 2nd prize @ LUCA FLORES Piano Solo Competition (Florence, Italy)
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    Pericopes : Frames: A Jazz Evening At Teatro Sociale Gualtieri - Italy

    Parmafrontiere
    2014
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    CHARM

    Gaffe Music
    2013
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    PERICOPES, The Double Side Vol. I - Lights

    Ram Records
    2012
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    PERICOPES, The Double Side Vol. II - Shadows

    Ram Records
    2012
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    Aforismi Protestanti

    Gaffe Music
    2010

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“ The DVD Frames is a wonderful listening experience. If ours not familiar with this group, do yourself a favour and do so. You won't be sorry. “ Dom Minasi (New York City - 2014)

“Melodies that hit all the angles, accentuating crispness over flow, which adds to the intrigue and a compulsion to see where they go, even if there isn’t a lot of melodic development in the process, much how a car chase can be thrilling even if it never leaves a small area of city blocks. All three musicians talkative on their instruments, bolstering the rhythmic elements. Good stuff.”

Dave Sumner (All About Jazz / eMusic Jazz Picks) ”CHARM” album review ( Nov 27, 2013 )

“Parfaite cohésion du trio...

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