Max Ionata

Born: August 29, 1972    Primary Instrument: Sax, tenor

Max Ionata

Born in 1972, Max Ionata is considered as one of the most important jazz saxophonists in contemporary Italian Jazz scene. Although his late debut after having moved to Rome in 2005 and started his living only by music, Ionata has already gained a considerable reputation by international jazz critics and audience.

He played at some of the most important jazz clubs and festivals in the world, also in collaboration with : Alvin Queen, Lenny White, Robin Eubanks, Reuben Rogers, Clarence Penn, Steve Grossman, Mike Stern, Bob Mintzer, Bob Franceschini, Hiram Bullock, Joel Frahm, Miles Griffith, Andy Gravish, Anthony Pinciotti, Roberto Gatto, Dado Moroni, Giovanni Tommaso, Flavio Boltro, Lorenzo Tucci, Furio Di Castri, Fabrizio Bosso, Rosario Bonaccorso, Mario Biondi, Gegè Telesforo and many others....
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AS LEADER Two For Duke Jandomusic 2013 Kind of trio Ionata/Penn/Rogers Jandomusic 2012 Max Ionata Quartetto “DIECI” Via Veneto Jazz 2011 Max Ionata Organ 3 + Fabrizio Bosso “Coffee Time” - Albòre Jazz Records Japan – 2010 Max Ionata Quartet “Inspiration” - Albòre Jazz Records Japan – 2009 Ionata/Scannapieco/Rogers/Penn “Tenor Legacy” - Picanto Records – 2009 Max Ionata/Giovanni Amato “Organic” – Picanto Records – 2007 Max Ionata/Luca Mannutza “Lode 4 Joe” - Wide Sound - 2006 Max Ionata Quartett “Little Hand” - Abeat - 2003 Max Ionata/Claudio Filippini “Zaira” - Wide Sound - 2001 AS SIDEMAN Roberto Gatto Quintet “Remembering Shelly Vol 2” - Albòre Jazz Records Japan – 2010 Tri4th special guest Max Ionata - P-Vine records Japan - 2010 Luca Mannutza/Andy Gravish Sound Advice “The Round About” - Schema Records – 2010 Gegè Telesforo “So Cool” - Groove Master Edition - 2010 Tatsuo Sunaga “Club Jazz Digs Lupin The Third” - JVC Japan - 2010 Guido Pistocchi “Spring Time” - Norma Blue Japan – 2010 Gerardo Bartoccini “Bye Bye Lazybird” - Dodicilune - 2010 Rosalia De Souza “D'Improvviso” - Schema Records - 2009 Pietro Ciancaglini “Reincarnation Of A Lovebird” - Schema Records - 2009 Lorenzo Tucci “Touch” - Schema Records – 2009 Luca Mannutza “Sound Six” - Albòre Jazz Records Japan - 2009 Roberto Gatto Quintet “Remembering Shelly” - Albòre Jazz Records Japan - 2009 Fabrizio Bosso “Black Spirit” - Pony Canyon Japan – 2009 Quartetto Trevi Featuring Max Ionata “Night Walk” - Norma Blue Japan – 2009 Massimo Nunzi “Jazz Istruzioni per l'uso” DVD Repubblica-L'Espresso - 2009 “L'Amore nascosto” Colonna sonora originale “La Croisette” - 2009 Gianluca Renzi All Stars Orchestra “Charles and Joe”- Wide Sound - 2008 Marcello Rosa “Jass e Jazz & More” - Pentaflowers - 2008 Pietro Lomuscio “Suite Standars in Bb maggiore” - Philology - 2008 Andy Gravish/Luca Mannutza “Sound Advice” – Wide Sound - 2007 Berardi Jazz Connections “Do It” - Flaminio Jazz - 2007 Roberto Spadoni “Panta Rei” - Wide Sound - 2007 Marcello Rosa “A Child Is Born” – Philology - 2007 Daniele Luttazzi “Money For Dope” - Emi - 2005 Miles Griffith & Tony Pancella Quartet - “Smile Again” - Griffith Records - 2005 Loredana Lubrano “Smile” - 2004 Andy Gravish Quintet “New York/Rome Hook Up” - 2003 Gianluca Renzi Sextet “Looking From The Right Line” - Wide Sound - 2003 Pino Jodice “Suspended” - U.M. Records - 2003 Walter Gaeta “Oktogon” - Mobydick editore - 2003 Ada Montellanico “Suoni Modulanti” - Abeat - 2002 M. Rolli e A.M.P. Big Band Feat. MIKE STERN “Moodswing” - Wide Sound - 2001 Pier Francesco Loche “Tetanic” - 2001

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Primary Instrument:
Sax, tenor


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