All About Jazz

Home » Musicians » Unscientific Italians

Unscientific Italians

Unscientific Italians is an 11-piece collective band dedicated to investigating the music of jazz luminary Bill Frisell, created by some of the most gifted performers and bandleaders on the Italian creative scene.

Born in 2008 for a small feature of the Italian collective/label El Gallo Rojo at Centro D'Arte in Padova, this project went into hibernation for more than 10 years and came back in 2020, with a revised lineup and repertoire which led to the release of their first work ‘Unscientific Italians Plays the Music of Bill Frisell Vol.1’ released in May 2021 for HORA Records.

Musically speaking, Unscientific Italians is not a tribute or an orchestral rendition of Frisell’s music, but rather an idiosyncratic rewriting and orchestration that borrows his compositional and instrumental language.

UNSCIENTIFIC ITALIANS Mirco Rubegni trumpet, flugelhorn, french horn Fulvio Sigurtà trumpet, flugelhorn Filippo Vignato trombone Federico Pierantoni trombone Cristiano Arcelli alto sax, soprano sax, bass clarinet Piero Bittolo Bon alto sax, clarinet, bass clarinet Francesco Bigoni tenor sax, clarinet, live electronics Rossano Emili baritone sax, bass clarinet Alfonso Santimone piano, arrangements, conduction, live electronics Danilo Gallo double bass Zeno De Rossi drums


Bill Frisell
guitar, electric


Play the Music of...

Hora Records



Shop Amazon

All About Jazz needs your support

All About Jazz & Jazz Near You were built to promote jazz music: both recorded albums and live events. We rely primarily on venues, festivals and musicians to promote their events through our platform. With club closures, limited reopenings and an uncertain future, we've pivoted our platform to collect, promote and broadcast livestream concerts to support our jazz musician friends. This is a significant but neccesary step that will help musicians and venues now, and in the future. You can help offset the cost of this essential undertaking by making a donation today. In return, we'll deliver an ad-free experience (which includes hiding the sticky footer ad). Thank you!

Get more of a good thing

Our weekly newsletter highlights our top stories and includes your local jazz events calendar.