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Roberto Magris

Born: June 19, 1959    Primary Instrument: Piano

Roberto Magris

Born in Trieste (Italy) in 1959 and began his jazz career in the late ‘70s.

He has recorded 23 albums with his own groups and has played concerts in 41 different countries in Europe, America, Asia, Africa and Australia, also performing at several top jazz festivals and jazz clubs in the world, including “Catalina Jazz Club” in Hollywood, “The Blue Room” in Kansas City, “The Jazz Bakery” in Los Angeles, “Porgy & Bess” in Vienna, “Unterfahrt” in Munich, “Nardis” in Istanbul, “Parnas” in Prague, “Muniak Jazz Club” in Krakow, “Jazz Club Gajo” in Ljubljana, “Half Note” in Athens, “Atlantis” in Basel, “Bennett’s Lane” in Melbourne, “Thelonious” in Buenos Aires, “Montreal Jazz Festival”, “San Sebastian Jazz Festival”, “Ocho Rios Jamaica”, “Toronto Downtown”, “Summer Jazz Krakow”, “Atlantic Jazz Festival Halifax”, “Galway Jazz Festival”, “Jazz at Hermitage Moskow”, “Jazzkaar Tallinn”, “Ecuador Jazz”, “Jazz en Lima”, “Gulf Jazz Festival” and many others...
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Awards:

Kansas City, U.S.A., honorary citizenship in 2007

Mar del Plata, Argentina, honorary citizenship in 2003

About Magris’ style, jazz critic Ira Gitler wrote: “as a pianist he reflects some of his most admired models - Wynton Kelly, Tommy Flanagan, Bill Evans, Kenny Drew, Jaki Byard, Randy Weston, McCoy Tyner, Andrew Hill, Paul Bley, Don Pullen and Steve Kuhn (a varied group indeed) - in his own way. There is a quick, supple right hand and the rich harmonies of the two-handed transitions in his playing that don’t necessarily summon up instant comparisons to any of the above or others.”
  • Roberto Magris Trio / One Night In With Hope And More, Vol. 2 (JMood Cd 2013)
  • Roberto Magris Quintet / Cannonball Funk’n Friends (JMood Cd 2013)
  • Sam Reed Meets Roberto Magris / Ready For Reed (JMood Cd 2013)
  • Roberto Magris Space Trek / Aliens In A Bebop Planet (JMood Cd 2012)
  • Roberto Magris Trio / One Night In With Hope And More, Vol. 1 (JMood Cd 2012)
  • Roberto Magris Quintet / Morgan Rewind: A Tribute To Lee Morgan, Vol. 1 (JMood Cd 2011)
  • Roberto Magris Quartet with Voice / Canzoni Italiane In Jazz (Pop-eye Cd 2011)
  • Roberto Magris Quintet / Mating Call (JMood Cd 2010)
  • Roberto Magris & The Europlane Orchestra / Current Views (Soulnote Cd 2009)
  • Big Band Ritmo-Sinfonica Città di Verona plays the music of Roberto Magris / Restless Spirits (Velut Luna Cd 2009)
  • Kansas City Outbound / Roberto Magris Trio (JMood/PCAMI Cd 2008)
  • Roberto Magris Europlane a.o. - Jazz Magazine N. 55 (Cd compilation 2007)
  • Roberto Magris Europlane feat. Herb Geller - Il Bello del Jazz (Soulnote Cd 2006)
  • Alfabeats Nu Jazz - Stones (Oasis Cd 2006)
  • Roberto Magris Europlane feat. Tony Lakatos - Check In (Soulnote Cd 2005)
  • Europlane Orchestra - Plays Kurt Weill (Pull Cd 2000)
  • Europlane Orchestra - Live at Zooest (Zooest Cd 1998)
  • Dma Urban Jazz Funk (Map Cd 1998) reissued as "Up to the beat!" (Map Cd 2003)
  • Dma Urban Jazz Funk a.o. - Acid Jazz Magazine N. 77 (Cd compilation 2003)
  • Dma Urban Jazz Funk a.o. - New Age & New Sounds Magazine N. 126 (Cd compilation 2003)
  • Dma Urban Jazz Funk a.o. - Vocal Groove & Jazz Dance (Srazz Cd 1996)
  • Roberto Magris Quartet a.o. - Trieste e il Jazz (Ed. Fenice - book/Cd 2002)
  • Roberto Magris Quintet a.o. - Live al Vapore (Srazz Cd 1995)
  • Roberto Magris Quartet - Maliblues (MAP Cd 1994)
  • Roberto Magris & The D.I. Project - Music of Today (Splasch Cd 1992)
  • Roberto Magris Israsextet - Life in Israel (Jazzis Cd 1990)
  • Gruppo Jazz Marca - Mitteleuropa (Gulliver Lp 1986) reissued by Arision (Cd 2006)
  • Gruppo Jazz Marca - Aria di Città (IAF Lp 1983) reissued by Arision (Cd 2009)
  • Gruppo Jazz Marca - Comunicazione Sonora (IAF Lp 1982) reissued by Arision (Cd 2005)

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Featured recording “One Night In With Hope And...”

One Night In With Hope And...
Jmood Records (2014)
Download jazz mp3 “Parker's Pen” by Roberto Magris Europlane featuring Herb Geller
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