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Gianni Bardaro

Primary Instrument: Saxophone

Gianni Bardaro

Gianni Bardaro, Italian saxophonist, composer and sound therapist, has been shaping for many years, the infinite possibilities of sounds. With a special focus on jazz, his saxophone performances have touched international audience as well as many projects and albums. The major “Universal Music” published in 2012 his latest album “Soul Blueprint” recorded in New York, featuring Multi-Grammy Award Randy Brecker and Colombian percussionist Samuel Torres. Gianni's history is as varied as it is distinguished. Born in Italy to a drummer-playing father, Gianni's musical skills were nurtured and naturally encouraged from an early age. Already at the age of 11, he began playing in local bar bands and in a traditional Italian “banda”. By then, Gianni discovered the Be-Bop language listening to a vinyl of Charlie Parker and Dizzie Gillespie and Jazz became an irreversible love accompanying his journey in music. Those are also the years approaching music composition, where Gianni creates and shapes the first melodies and experiments with chord progressions and simple polyphonic lines....
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”Gianni Bardaro is an excellent musician, soloist, composer and arranger. His music is fresh, exciting and yet mellow and groovy. His group is tight and cohesive, complimenting each other throughout the CD. All the compositions will take you on a trip and adventure of musical delight. Any avid fan of jazz will be greatly entertain with this CD”

—CARLOS GARNETT (M.Davis, C.Mingus, F.Hubbard, A.Blakey)

“Bardaro’s music, even while rooted in the tight, collaborative combo approach, is still fresh and new; this is no nostalgia trip or return to some “golden jazz age”. When put into the context of Euro nu-jazz,something like Scandinavian tango (as in “Scandango”) is almost revolutionary. This “sinestetic jazz” should appeal to a wide jazz audience...” or, as tenor saxophonist Carlos Garnett, a veteran of bands led by the likes of Miles Davis, Pharaoh Sanders, Art Blakey, Andrew Hill, and Charles Mingus, says, “I recommend this CD to all fanatics of jazz worldwide.” So be it.

—BILL SIEGEL, Jazz reviewer - 21 October 2007 USA

”Italian composer and saxophonist Gianni Bardaro just released “Overflow”, an album full of surprises for modern jazz fans. Featuring musicians from Italy, Norway and Denmark the quintet has built a distinct jazz vocabulary based around Gianni Bardaro's compositions. Balancing between lyricism and swing the album has plenty of memorable moments. The sax-piano-trumpet interactions backed by a bold bass-drum section is clearly a winning formula either drawing melodic lines on Song For Dicembre or blending energetic sax- trumpet grooves on Supernova Latina”. —STEPHEN BOCIOACA - JazzWorldQuest, Canada

”The Italian saxophone player Gianni Bardaro is an artist who likes to integrate all the emoctional and material vibes of his creation (in this case the Jazz) in order to generate results which go over the simple empatia and applause: energy that flows freely...” —CAROLINA PROANO WEXMAN - La Prensa national newspaper, Panama

“...the concert impressed me so much with the combination of several amazing features, such as Gianni's own lyricism and inspiration, the fresh compositive wave, the energy of the band yet its fine dynamic approach, and last but not least the joy he and his band can spread around through playng, definitely an unforgettable experience...” I really suggest all jazz lovers to get his release, Overflow, to start a pleasant journey through one of the most interesting ways of jazz evolution!” —G. CARUSO, Scarlet Balanga, Italy

As a Leader

Phil Woods Sonata
Finisduo
Gateway Music
2009

Overflow
Gianni Bardaro Sinestetic Jazz
Gateway Music
2007
Tracks: Scandango; Cool Mouse; The Breath Of The Escaping moment; El "Son" de Paola; Overflow Lille Suite; Song For Dicembre; One Bar And...; Supernova Latina. As A Side Musician

Gateway music Presents Danish Jazz
GM
Gateway Music
2008

Balticness
RGE
Ze Pirats
2008

Italian Swing
Walter Clerici
Indipendent
2007

Specula&Gemini
Bruno Tommaso, Roberto De Simone, Orchestra Jazz A Majella.
Suonidelsud, Rai Trade
2004

Lettere da Orsara
Orchestra Jazz A Majella, Maria Pia De Vito, Vittorino Curci.
Polosud
2002

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