Ivan Valentini

Primary Instrument: Saxophone

Born: July 17, 1955    


After searching for the most suitable way of expression, he devoted himself to music attending seminars and getting diplomas in Saxophone and Jazz Music. Since the early 90s he has been leading figure within music groups comfortably moving from improvised music to other forms of art, always proposing his own compositions. He reinforces his musical activities by devoting time to Zen phylosophy. He performed with Henry Threadgill, Mathias Ruegg and Bruno Tommaso’s orchestras.

He played also with: Franco D’Andrea Steve Bernstein, Enrico Rava, Roberto Dani, Tito Mangialajo, Giancarlo Bianchetti, Achille Succi, Lorena Fontana, Attilio Zanchi, Simone Guiducci, Marco Detto, Massimo Manzi, Enrico Merlin, Paolo Botti, Alberto Capelli …and others… Since 1987 he has been regularly performed in music and poetry in collaboration with the poets Alberto Bertoni, Enrico Trebbi, Gaspare Bernardi, occasionally with Maurizio Cucchi, Giovanni Giudici, Gianni D’Elia, Giancarlo Sissa, Giovanni Lindo Ferretti, Laura Betti, Mauro Macario, Emilio Rentocchini. In the first 90ties he used to played with the Italian song writer Vinicio Capossela....
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Primary InstrumentSaxophone

Willing to teachIntermediate to advanced students

Soprano sax Selmer Super Action II + RPC 80 mouthpiece + Vandoren Classic n2
Alto sax Selmer Reference+RPC 90 mouthpiece + Rico Jazz select n2
Tenor sax Selmer Super Action II + RPC 125 mouthpiece + Rico Jazz select n2
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