Primary Instrument: Saxophone
Franck TASCHINI was born in Monaco, began studies of classic saxophone, but very soon turn into jazz with Roger Grosjean. His first inspirations were Stan Getz, Sonny Rollins and Archie Shepp. It is at this period that he met the very young Thierry Chauvet-Peillex. At the beginning of the 90s he suspends his musical activities and even intends to stop them. Diverse come together bring him to start everything again « at zero » and for ten years he participated in numerous projects. First of all, several experiments with Italian musicians : « Di Gregorio-Taschini quintet » with the saxophonist turinois Gigi di Gregorio, the « Italian trio » with Riccardo Anfosso and Fabrizzio Bruzzone, « Hertask » then « Life Cycle » with Alberto Micciche, and also Massimo Dal Pra quartet with the pianist Massimo dal Pra and double bass player Giuliano Raimondo. But also in the French side plays in trio or quartet with Linus Olsson, participates in the diverse groups of Jacques Ferrandez among whom very recently « Miles Aboard » with François Chassagnitte, Linus Olsson, and Laurent Sarien or Piergiorgio Marchesini. He also collaborates with Eddy Gaulein Steff, and in 2008 plays in particular with him within « French Riviera Big Band » consisted among others of Pietro Tonolo, Flavio Boltro, Mario Stanchev, Philippe Petrucciani, Paolo Porta. He participates in the following festivals: Nice Jazz Festival Off (2010 ROG), Jazz à Ramatuelle off (2010 ROG), Festival de Jazz à Juan Off (2010 French Riviera Middle Band) Jazz Sotto le Stele (2009 R.O.G.), Jazz Alta (2009 Franck Taschini quartet); Monte-Carlo Jazz Festival (2009 ROG - 2007 Di Gregorio Taschini quintet); San Remo Jazz Jubilee (2006 Massimo Dal Pra quartet); Jazz off Antibes (2005 2006 Franck Taschini trio italien, 2007 Hertask); Festival Antichi Borghi di Liguria (2007 French Riviera Small Band); Vitrolles (2003 Jacques Ferrandez quartet Mille Sabords) ; La Gaude (2002 Mille Sabords, 2004 Greor, 2005 Gigi di Gregorio Franck Taschini quintet, 2007 Notask).