Born: June 3, 1965 Primary Instrument: Sax, soprano
Mirko Fait, Italian of Turkish origins, was born in Milan on 3rd June 1965 in a family of artists. Mirko started playing the guitar at a young age, from the early 1970s, but it was only later that he realised that his cultural ground was jazz music. This is why in the 1990s he chose the contralto saxophone. He started his studies in Bergamo with Alberto Nacci, moving back to Milan he continued studying the tenor saxophone with the maestro Michele Bozza, with Giulio Visibelli and Emanuele Cisi at the centre “Civica di jazz” run by Franco Cerri and Enrico Intra, until his last lessons with the American Michael Rosen.
He played straight away in different bands and he performed from the very first years also in jam sessions and with various jazz groups in a few Milanese clubs (Capolinea, Scimmie, Tangram, Aquatica, Mirasol, le Trottoir, Ittolittos, Ca’Bianca, Santa Tecla).
In January 2002, with the Cuban trumpet player and pianist Gendrickson Mena Diaz, he was asked to play for a renowned stylist group at the Pitti Uomo club and in 2003 he founded the jazz band Five for you. In 2004, with the international concert performers Danilo Manto and Max Patrick, he took part in the contemporary music project Mantic Ensemble. In 2007, he founded the Fait Club Quintet, a name that still accompanies him today.
In 2008, the CD by trumpet player Mena came out. Presented at the Blue Note club and called All I missed, it takes its title from a ballad written by the Milanese saxophonist and the trumpeter himself.
2008 was also the year that saw the artist commit himself to an intensive disco graphic activity. Thanks to John Toso and the Italian Way Music production house, he produced several works in a style mixing jazz, ambient and contemporary music.
In 2009 he was chosen as artistic director of the project United Jazz Artists of Milan. Now is also the artistic director for jazz of Italian Way Music label company.
In 2010 the french label company Believe chosen the song Sex for money from the album with John Toso Just for you for the great summer jazz compilation 70 relaxing holiday masterpieces. A compilation with Miles Davis, Louis Amstrong, Billie Holiday, Chet Baker, Toquinho, Stefano Bollani, Enrico Rava, Franco Cerri and many others giant jazz musician!
Gendrickson Mena Diaz, Giorgio Vogli, Angelo Bifezzi, Gigi Cifarelli, Germano Zenga, Gianluca Di ienno, Paolo Manasse, Mario Manducci, Monica Vignetti, Ezio Salfa, Gianluca Alberti, Marcello Cerra, Mauro Bodini, Nicola Bordino, Enzo Lavenia, Nicolò sala, Giorgio Bellachioma, Niccolò Bonavita, Michele Bozza, Stefano Sernagiotto, Roberto Piccolo, Marco Mistrangelo, Claudio Savoldi Bellavitis, Roberto Agostinelli, Emilio Zilioli, Bob Lopez, Paolo Traino, Marco Panascia, Stefano DiGrigoli, Daniele Gorgone and many others.
Céline Capon - France
Without a doubt, Mirko Fait's music dares your soul to surrender. Not one
note is insignificant... his music whispers tranquility and you find yourself
becoming intimate with each song. It is sensual, mysterious, and
captivating.... only Mirko Fait can weave each note to create poetry for the
heart. Molto appassionato.... bravo!
Joyce Sanders, California - USA
The music of Mirko Fait is very uplifting. It relaxes me. When I'm having a
bad day I listen to his music and it uplifts me, takes me to a very nice and
relaxing place and I forget about all my troubles. He is one of the best
musicians i have ever had the honor of listening to, and to know. He inspires
me. May his music go on forever.
Connie Pearson, New Jersey - USA
Mirko Fait... a gifted artist. His music evokes so many beautiful scenes of
peace, beauty, and joy in my mind. There are artist who play music and that's
what they do, just play music. Although musical, it is flat in the lack of
connection they have with the listener. But then there are artists who ARE
music. Capable of breathing life experiences into every musical nuance.
Evelyn Esi Arthur - Canada
La musique de Mirko Fait est une belle expérience pleine de sérénité et de
bien-être. Il est un artiste de talent, créant sa musique avec amour et
générosité et vous fait voyager au fond de vous même.
Anne Murez - France
Tracks: LastLove; Sad Eyes'Child; Lallallà.
Mirko Fait: tenor sax and voice
Gendrickson Mena: piano, bass, voice, trumpet and arrangiaments.
Jorge Gonzales: percussions.
Tracks: Terra; Il sogno dell'elfo; Il canto di Ganimede; Eclissi; Il profeta e l'Angelo; Gocce di stagioni.
Mirko Fait: soprano sax.
Danilo Manto: piano.
Max patrick: percussions.
In a whisper
Tracks: My whisper for you; Take my hands; It’s Not my way; Biloute; You apologized; Mind away; Open the shell.
Mirko Fait: soprano sax.
Gino Fioravanti: piano.
John Toso: arrangiaments.
Just for you
Tracks: A new morning is coming; And the sun shines on you; Roxy life; Misunderstandings; The little one is here; Sex for money; Lives ago, far away; Painting dreams; Loving Céline; I said “Je t’adore”.
Mirko Fait: tenor sax and voices.
John Toso: piano.
Tracks: Sexy sax, Time out, Timo&Soia, Western life, Independent, Dark sea, Now ’n’ ever, Bright Clouds, Vulcanopoli.
Personnel: Atlantis Music Project.
Mirko Fait: soprano, alto and tenor sax.
Alessio Croci: guitars, bass, programming.
Davide Quaglia: guitars, bass, programming.
Stefano Carpani: piano, rhodes, programming.
United Jazz Artists of Milan
1. Softly as a morning sunrise (Romberg)
2. Per Carla (Tognoli)
3. Sometime ago (Mihanovich)
4. Allippando (Daloiso/Cerra)
5. A night in Tunisia (Gillespie)
6. Song for Viky (Di Serio)
7. Never alone Melita (Fait)
8. No More (Crucitti-Cavenati-Dassi-Tosi)
9. Beautiful love (Young)
10. O sole mio (Di Capua)
11. Reflections (Monk)
12. Voyage (Barron)
13. Nothing else (Fait-Mena)
14. Blues criminal (Di Virgilio)
15. Inside (Crucitti-Cavenati-Dassi-Tosi)
16. Humpty dumpty (Corea)
17. Oleo (Rollins)
18. 2012 (Fait)
3pm Jazz Trio
Di Virgilio/Sala Quartet
DF meets Dynamic Quartet
Fait Club Quintet
Gioel Severini Trio
Jazz for You
Just ‘n time
Progressive Jazz Quartet
70 relaxing holiday masterpieces A compilation with Miles Davis, Louis Amstrong, Billie Holiday, Chet Baker, Toquinho, Stefano Bollani, Enrico Rava, Franco Cerri and many others!
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