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Alessandro Sgobbio

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 12 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. 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. In February 2021, Alessandro releases Hitra‘s new album “Transparence” under AMP Music & Records.

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“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

Awards

– 1st prize Umbria Jazz Festival (Perugia) – 1st prize Padova Carrarese (Padova) – 2nd prize at Luca Flores Piano Competition (Florence) – Selected for the ‘Martial Solal Piano Competition’ (Paris) – MusicaJazz “TopJazz ’13” – Best Group of the year Toplist – MusicaJazz “TopJazz ’12” – Best New Italian Talents Toplist


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”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 blocks

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Primary Instrument

Piano

Location

Paris

Willing to teach

Intermediate to advanced

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Albums

Transparence

Amp Music & Records
2021

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FEED

Digginmusic Prod
2021

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Up

Losen Records
2020

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Forests

Amp Music & Records
2019

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What What

Unit Records
2018

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Legacy

Auand Records
2017

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