Born: July 23, 1971 Primary Instrument: Sax, alto
Achille Succi Saxophonist, bass clarinetist born in Modena on 1971. Mainly self-taught, he attended Siena Jazz and D.Liebman's Masterclasses. Together with Fabrizio Puglisi and Alberto Capelli he founded the Atman group, with whom he performed with famous guests such as Louis Sclavis, Ab Baars and Ernst Rejiseger. Beside his own Ensemble and duo with bass player Salvatore Maiore, Achille Succi takes also part in many musical projects, among those the “Othello Suite” of Uri Caine, “Circulez!” of Louis Sclavis, Belcanto of Ettore Fioravanti, Gramelot ensamble of Simone Guiducci, “Urban Raga” of Paolino Dalla Porta, Nexus di T.Tononi e D.Cavallanti, Dolmen orchestra of Nicola Pisani, P.Centauri Orchestra of Giorgio Gaslini and the Eleven of Franco D'Andrea; he also took part in many CD and concerts in Europe and in the world with various groups and musicians, italians and foreigns. As winner of the Pépinières Europeénnes pour jeunes artistes he had been guested by the Copenhagen rhythmic conservatory, where he began a collaboration with the danish composer Pierre Dorge and his New Jungle Orchestra, who brought him touring in Scandinavia, Brasil and Australia. As bandleader Achille Succi released two cds, Shiva’s dance” and Terra, he also take part of a duo project with bass player Salvatore Maiore, with whom released Pequenas flores do inferno.All of those works got many positive critics from all national newspaper and Jazz magazines. He is teaching saxophone and clarinet at the civic school of Nonantola (Modena), and held jazz improvisation workshops and masterclasses at the Roccella Jonica Jazz Festival, Tonelli musical institute(Carpi), in Tollo (Pescara), Corropoli (Teramo), Lecco and Ferrara. Since 2001 he is among the teachers of the famous SienaJazz summer workshops and since 2006 he is teaching improvisation techniques on clarinet at the Conservatory of Ferrara.