Since his debut piano solo album “Aforismi Protestanti”, Alessandro keeps expanding his own personal vocabulary of compositions, improvisations and spiritual explorations throughout music. He’s earned master’s degrees at the Norwegian Academy of Music (Oslo, Norway) and the Parma Conservatory of Music (Parma, Italy). Alessandro has released 11 albums as a leader, co-leader, composer, pianist and producer, including the Debra’s Dream Sextet and the CHARM trio. He regularly tours Europe, China and the US with his co-led project Pericopes+1, recognized as “a cleverly unorthodox trio” (Musica Jazz) as well as “an authentic surprise” (All About Jazz). Alessandro’s newest release “Forests” (with his Oslo-based quartet called “Silent Fires”) is a collective exploration around the theme of Spirituality in its multiple meanings.
“Fascinating compositions. Regular irregularity.” Jazz’N’More, CH
“Modern jazz that’s heavy on intelligent melody and spirited improvisation.” DownBeat, US
“With his many projects, Alessandro Sgobbio is almost indispensable to the Italian scene.” Concerto, AT
“Excellent quality of the music, with an impeccable interplay.” Musica Jazz, IT
“Alessandro Sgobbio is a musician we hope to see in the future more exposed, because the music he composes as well as his luminous playing deserve to be shared with the broadest possible audience.” Mozaïc Jazz, FR
Great record. Wonderful music with a very diverse repertoire, played
flawlessly. You can hear the spirit and mutual respect the three musicians
have for each other and the music. These guys have a history to be sure .
Dave Liebman (These Human Beings liner notes - 2015)
“Melodies that hit all the angles, accentuating crispness
over flow, which adds to the intrigue and a compulsion to see where they
go, even if there isn’t a lot of melodic development in the process, much
how a car chase can be thrilling even if it never leaves a small area of city
Willing to teach
Intermediate to advanced