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Giancarlo Mazzu/Luciano Troja Duo Giancarlo Mazzu/Luciano Troja Duo

Giancarlo and Luciano play together on the international jazz scene since 2002. Together they released a dozen of CDs. Their music is mainly based on the search for new forms and expressions, related to tradition with a solid jazz background, mixed with folk music, classical forms and free improvisation. They performed and toured together in several festivals and jazz-club in Europe and U.S.A.

Composers and players of creative music ensemble Mahanada Quartet, they toured in Europe and USA. With Mahanada they released three critically acclaimed CDs (Critic’s Choice Top Ten 2006, Cadence Jazz Magazine ; Best Albums Of 2006, All About Jazz Italy). With the quartet, they represented Italy at XI Athens Biennial of European Art 2003. 



Luciano and Giancarlo released in duo 'Seven Tales About Standards' (2006) and 'Seven Tales About Standards Vol.2' (2009), for SplascH Records label. 
Both the CDs have received great reviews and awards internationally (“Top Ten CDs 2006” El Intruso Jazz Magazine, “Best Album of 2009” All About Jazz Italy, and mentions for the categories CD of the Year, Group of the Year, and Instrumentists of the Year, on Top Jazz Poll 2009 of Musica Jazz magazine). 



Together, they performed with several master of creative music as Barre Phillips, Globe Unity Orchestra, Karl Berger, Ingrid Sertso. Blaise Siwula, Michael Wimberly, Instant Composers Pool, Dave Burrell, Salvatore Bonafede, Rocco John Iacovone.

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Seven Tales About Standards Vol.2 (SplascH 2009)

“BEST ALBUMS OF 2009”
ALL ABOUT JAZZ, Italy
Aug.2009

“A work of rare elegance and intelligence, and dialogic fineness. A continuous pleasure for ears and mind”
Four Stars ****
-Neri Pollastri, ALL ABOUT JAZZ Italy
Aug.2009

“The duets between guitarist Mazzu and pianist Troja made me sit up straight in my chair. Inventive, probing, and winding lines are traded back and forth with lightness and wit

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Primary Instrument

Band/orchestra

Credentials/Background

In 2005 they together taught at the University Of Messina, at UniversiSonori, Laboratory For Improvised Music. Giancarlo Mazzù teaches also Jazz Guitar and Jazz Harmony in Trapani at Conservatory of Music “A. Scontrino”.

Clinic/Workshop Information

Spontaneous Composition and Great American Songbook Contact: [email protected]

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Albums

Album Any Morning by Giancarlo Mazzu/Luciano Troja Duo

Any Morning

Slam Productions
2019

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Album Broad-Ways by Giancarlo Mazzu/Luciano Troja Duo

Broad-Ways

Ack Records
2017

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Album Tasting Beauty by Giancarlo Mazzu/Luciano Troja Duo

Tasting Beauty

Slam Productions
2015

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Album Live at The Metropolitan Room NYC by Giancarlo Mazzu/Luciano Troja Duo

Live at The...

Slam Productions
2013

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Album Seven Tales About Standards Vol.2 by Giancarlo Mazzu/Luciano Troja Duo

Seven Tales About...

Splasc(H) Records
2009

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Album Seven Tales About Standards by Giancarlo Mazzu/Luciano Troja Duo

Seven Tales About...

Splasc(H) Records
2006

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