Nico Gori

Born in Florence (Italy) on September 13, 1975, started studying clarinet at the age of 6, graduating from the Luigi Cherubini Conservatory in Florence in 1993. He continued to perfect his art by attending seminars held by famous jazz musicians such as Dave Liebman, Tony Scott etc., performing, since 1987, in theatres, clubs, festivals, and on Italian RAI Television broadcasts. He has given many concerts as a soloist as well as performing in big bands, symphonic orchestras and jazz groups both as leader or as sideman in situations ranging from classical music to jazz, from funk music to acid jazz.

He has recorded, since 1998, with many jazz, funk and pop groups as well as collaborating in the realization of jingles and tunes for TV. Since 1999 he has been collaborating with famous musicians such as Stefano Bollani and Enrico Rava.

In 2000 he was awarded the “Massimo Urbani Award” as the best Italian jazz talent.

In 2003 he has recorded his first jazz album as a leader the Nico Gori Quartet “Groovin’ High” for the Philology label, with Ellade Bandini, Massimo Moriconi, Sandro Gibellini and Renato Sellani as a guest.

He has been a member of Stefano Bollani’s New Quintet since 2004, performing in Festivals and Theatres all over the world: Umbria Jazz in Melbourne (Australia), Dinant Jazz Festival (Belgium), TIM Festival in Rio de Janeiro and S. Paolo (Brazil), Umbria Jazz in Yugoslavia, Umbria Jazz Summer 2005, Umbria Jazz Winter 2011, Ginza Jazz Festival in Tokyo (Japan) and many others. In 2005 he recorded with the Stefano Bollani Quintet the double CD “I Visionari”, with guest violinist Mark Feldman, for the French label Label Bleu. He collaborated, again with Bollani, on the projects: “Nuvole”, and the new edition of “Gnosi delle Fanfole”.

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Discography

Opposites

Opposites

Philology Jazz Records
2017

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Da Vinci

Da Vinci

Bee Jazz
2012

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Shadows

Two for the Show Media
2012

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Eden

Abeat Records
2012

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Telesio Sessions

Point of Departure, WMPG-FM
2011

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