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Alessandro Carabelli

A jazz pianist and composer with strong background in the fields of classical music, jazz music, music history, harmony and composition, Alessandro Carabelli has over 25 years experience as a performer in international jazz events.

After M.S. in Economics from Milan University, Alessandro Carabelli received a solid musical training, obtaining his Diploma in jazz piano, harmony and composition from the Milan Jazz School, and he has attended of seminars in harmony and composition led by major musicians: Ennio Morricone, Chick Corea, Lee Konitz, Barney Kessel, Marco Detto.

Between 1987 and 1993 he earned important awards in the field of piano improvisation, taking part in international competitions in Stresa (Italy).

After an experience in NYC at Juilliard School of Music, he performed in international concerts and festivals in Europe as in Wien, Luzern, Lugano, Utrecht, Dortmund, Monaco, Menton, Roma, Sanremo, Milano, Orvieto, Varese, Castellanza, Piacenza, Tourin and in the most prestigious clubs touring the U.S. and Europe.

One of Italy’s leading jazz pianists, over the course of his career he has performed and recorded with some of the most important musicians such as Bob Mover, John Arnold, Gary Windo, Sheila Jordan, Franco Ambrosetti, Lee Konitz, Rosario Bonaccorso, Bobby Durham, Flavio Boltro, Manu Carré, Tino Tracanna, Franco Cerri, Enzo Scoppa, Dodo Goja, Giulio Visibelli, Emanuele Cisi, Carlo Atti, Stefano Bagnoli, Attilio Zanchi, Marco Ricci, Gianni Cazzola, Tony Arco, Mauro Battisti, Andrea Dulbecco, Bebo Ferra, Paolino dalla Porta, Marco Ricci, Giovanni Falzone, Marco Vaggi, Marco Micheli, Lucio Terzano, Maxx Furian, Massimo Morriconi among them.

Very active even as a composer, in February 2004, he realized his CD “Over and Out”, with Splasc(h) Records, In September 2006 he realized his CD “Aphrodite” with Nagel Heyer Recods, and was considered among the best jazz CD of the year 2006 by a referendum carried out by the Canadian National Radio and numerous journalists. In March 2017 he realized his CD “Indaco” with Nagel Heyer Records.

He is also a piano teacher, art director and editor for several national magazines and he is co-founder and general manager in the project "Crossroads in Arts, Music and Science" in collaboration with the Italian Institute of Technology and the Cariplo Foundation.


Top Jazz Production of the Year 2006 Radio Canada; Ranked second in the "International Piano Competition of Stresa" 1993; Win the "International Piano Competition of Stresa"1992; Ranked third in the "International Piano Competition of Stresa" in 1989; Ranked third in the "International Piano Competition of Stresa" in 1988


Album Review

Alessandro Carabelli Group: Over and Out

Read "Over and Out" reviewed by Eric J. Iannelli

Going by its title alone, Over and Out sounds as if it's aiming to be a definitive farewell to something--traditionalism, perhaps, in these avant- and post-everything days of ours--but in actuality this is a polite, mild-mannered affair, the kind you can bring home to your parents and not worry about any crazy outbursts spoiling the otherwise routine dinner conversation.

While pleasant, the disc suffers from this restraint at times. Saxophonist Diego Mascherpa and guitarist Luciano Zadro never quite match pianist ...

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RTSI, Rete Due - (Radio-TV) - Switzerland - December 2006

‘[….] Alessandro Carabelli is a refined pianist and composer, able to proportion technical skill and lyricism. [….]. Carabelli’s music is harmonious and creates fantastic rhythm and atmosphere, fighting spirit and simplicity; the themes flow naturally, and their musicality is wonderful [….] Alessandro Carabelli’s group sounds like an experienced ensemble, especially thanks to Luciano Zadro’s guitar, Diego Mascherpa’s and Franco Ambrosetti’s precision, and Alessandro Carabelli’s lyricism: the result is an uncommonly pleasant CD [….] Alessandro Carabelli is one of the most interesting representatives of contemporary jazz.”

All About Jazz - Usa - November 2006

The group led by pianist Alessandro Carabelli confirms being an excellent modern jazz ensemble, that we already appreciated in their previous album, “Over and out”; here, in addition, the presence of Swiss trumpeter Franco Ambrosetti stands out in few tracks. The band keeps the same natural, though fresh and sincere musical style, through songs mostly composed by Carabelli; the tracks are highly dynamic, versatile but never banal, and a bit of a “Jarrett-style” atmosphere animates tracks drawing inspiration from our tradition, in which each component can amply express his skills as a soloist

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Recordings: As Leader | As Sideperson


Nagel Heyer Records



Nagel Heyer Records


Over and Out

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From: Aphrodite
By Alessandro Carabelli


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