Fabio Morgera

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Born: April 24, 1963    Primary Instrument: Trumpet

Fabio Morgera

Fabio Morgera is a Grammy nominated trumpeter , composer and arranger well known around the world for his achievements in Jazz and contemporary music . He has played in the most important Jazz Festivals of the world including: JVC New York, Montreaux, Nice, North Sea, UmbriaJazz, Montreal, Madarao. Theatres and clubs including Town Hall, Symphony Space , the Apollo, Blue Note (New York, Tokyo and Nagoya), Birdland, BBKing's, Irving Plaza, New Morning (Paris, France) Paradiso (Amsterdam, Netherlands). He has shared the stage with legends such as Dizzy Gillespie, Clark Terry, Jackie McLean, Cedar Walton, Billy Higgins, Tony Williams. Also played with the Mingus Big Band, the Village Vanguard Orchestra, Groove Collective, Roy Hargrove Big Band,JD Allen, Alvin Queen, Valery Ponomarev Big Band, Jason Lindner Big Band, Urban Tap , Maxwell, Jovanotti. He has recorded and produced over 30 albums of which 8 as a Jazz leader.
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Grammy Nomination with Groove Collective for Best Contemporary Jazz Album 2006
2nd prize at the Barga Big Band Arranging Competition Barga, Italy, 1988
2nd prize at the Leverkusen Jazz Competition for Newcomers Leverkusen, Germany 1982
”Morgera's focus is tight and clear on Neapolitan Heart, and the album is enhanced by his considerable production talent and his wispy melodic sense.” Michael.C. Bailey, All About Jazz

“Morgera is an excellent instrumentalist and most of his tunes leave a lasting impressions.” —Ken Dryden, All Music Guide

“An excellent post-bop trumpeter with a flexible style, Fabio Morgera has been gaining more recognition lately due to his versatility” Scott Yanow, “Trumpet Kings”.

“Morgera is, in the vernacular, a talent deserving of more attention. He is no Miles Davis rip-off, being as much his own musician as alto saxophonist Art Pepper was in the shadow of Charlie Parker. Need For Peace is a shining example of great, great jazz smothered in a commercial market place. Let Fabio breathe!” C. Michael Bailey, AllAboutJazz

“Italian trumpeter Fabio Morgera became known around town as a member of the acid-funk band Groove Collective, but that represents only a fraction of what he can do. At Smalls his quartet will offer up some old-school-jazz barn burners, as well as ballads like those on Morgera’s recent Need for Peace . “ Time Out , New York

“Italian trumpeter Fabio Morgera has a mastery of the hard bop vocabulary, possesses a lyrical and appealing sound and is willing to take chances during his solos.” Scott Yanow, All Music Guide

TAKE 1 w/George Garzone, Christian Jacob, Gildas Bocle, Marcello Pellitteri (1988)
THE PURSUIT w/ Jesse Davis, Geoff Keezer, Peter Washington, Billy Hart and Leon Parker (1991),
THE PURSUIT w/ Jesse Davis, Geoff Keezer, Peter Washington, Billy Hart and Leon Parker (1991),
BE HIP w/ Mark Turner, Steve Turre, Kevin Hays, Dwayne Burno, Billy Hart, DJ Smash (1993) ,
SLICK w/ JD Allen, Jason Jackson, Bill Ware, Peter Griesinger, Eric Revis, Alvester Garnett (1999),
NEW HOPES w/ JD Allen, J. Jackson, Jesse Chandler, A. Garnett (2001),
COLORS feat. Steve Turre and JD Allen, James Hurt, Joe Ashlar, Eric Revis, A. Garnett (2002),
RED STARS feat. Victor Lewis and JD Allen, J.Jackson, Eric Lewis, Raymond Angry, Eric Revis (2004),
THE VOICE WITHIN w/ Krystle Warren, Stefano di Battista, Josh Roseman, J.Jackson, Gregoire Maret, Joe Ashlar, Barney McAll, Jonathan Maron, Bruce Cox , Saul Rubin, Dionysus, Bruno Briscik (2005),
NEED FOR PEACE (2007) w/ K. Warren, Miles Griffith, Antonio Barbagallo, J. Jackson, Joe Ashlar , Gregg August, Joseph Lepore, Bruce Cox.
NEAPOLITAN HEART w/ Stacy Dillard, Gary Valente, Jason Jackson , Christos Rafalides , Craig Hartley, Gregg August, Gianluca Renzi , EJ Strickland , Antonio Barbagallo ( 2009)

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New York, NY

Willing to teach:
Intermediate to advanced students

Morgera is a dedicated teacher of trumpet, improvisation and music in general. Since the beginning of his long performing career he has enjoyed sharing his knowledge of the instrument and of the art of improvisation . He has written his first Method for Improvisation for all instruments ( published in 2008) and he is planning to write more. He is very patient and understanding in dealing with any difficulties his pupils might encounter, and as a result they always enthusiastically overcome them.
Languages: English, Spanish, Italian
fee: $50 per hour EDUCATION
Scuola di Musica di Fiesole, Italy 1981-84
Diploma in Solfege, Conservatory of Livorno, Italy 1983
Diploma in Commercial Arranging, Dick Grove School, Los Angeles 1986-87
Diploma in Performance, Berklee College of Music, Boston 1988- 1990
Diploma in Advanced Brass Master Class with Allen Vizzutti, Santa Fiora, Italy 2008
Private lessons with: Uan Rasey, former lead trumpet of the Metro Goldwin Meyer Orchestra Vince Penzerella, New York Philarmonic and Jazz greats Donald Byrd, Terence Blanchard, Kenny Wheeler, Enrico Rava

Clinic/Workshop Information:
CAM school of music, Florence , Italy 1982-86 trumpet teacher
UmbriaJazz Festival, Italy 1989-91 Berklee Clinics Trumpet Teacher Assistant
New York 1993-2006 private lessons , trumpet and improvisation teacher
Music Farm University, Empoli Italy 2005 Trumpet and Improvisation Master Class , Teacher
Universita' della Musica, Rome, Italy 2005 Improvisation Master Class , Teacher
Taranto, Italy 2006 Improvisation Master Class , Teacher
Smalls Jazz Club, Tokyo, Japan 2007 Improvisation Master Class , Teacher
Tel Aviv, Israel February 2009 trumpet and improvisation Master Class , Teacher
CAM school of music, Florence , Italy February 2009 improvisation Master Class , Teacher
Centro Didattico Produzione Musica, Bergamo, Italy February 2009 trumpet and improvisation Master Class , Teacher
Languages: English, Spanish, Italian

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