Roberto Magris

International jazz pianist, composer and arranger Roberto Magris (b. 1959) from Trieste, Italy, has over 30 recordings to his credit and has toured in over 41 different countries in Europe, America, Asia, Africa and Australia, performing at top jazz clubs, theatres and festivals around the world. He has performed and recorded with a who’s who list of jazz legends in the USA and Europe, including Art Davis (bassist for John Coltrane), Herb Geller, Albert “Tootie” Heath, Idris Muhammad, Sam Reed, Brian Lynch, Mark Colby, Chuck Bergeron, Tony Lakatos, Philip Catherine, Franco Ambrosetti . Throughout his career, Magris has directed different groups such as the Gruppo Jazz Marca, the Roberto Magris Trio/Quartet/Quintet/Europlane, the Dma Urban Jazz Funk, the Alfabeats Nu Jazz and the Europlane Orchestra (a central-European jazz venture sponsored by INCE-Central European Initiative) and has recorded 3 CDs for the legendary Italian jazz label Soulnote

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About Roberto Magris’ style, jazz critic Ira Gitler wrote: “as a pianist he reflects some of his most admired models - Wynton Kelly, Tommy Flanagan, Bill Evans, Kenny Drew, Jaki Byard, Randy Weston, McCoy Tyner, Andrew Hill, Paul Bley, Don Pullen and Steve Kuhn (a varied group indeed) - in his own way. There is a quick, supple right hand and the rich harmonies of the two-handed transitions in his playing that don’t necessarily summon up instant comparisons to any of the above or others.”

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