Composer, pianist, producer Alessandro Sgobbio keeps expanding his personal vocabulary of compositions, improvisations and spiritual explorations throughout music. He has been voted one of the best new jazz talents of the year at the Italian 2022 TopJazz Polls. Sgobbio has earned Master’s Degrees at the Norwegian Academy of Music (Norway) and the Parma Conservatory of Music (Italy), releasing 13 albums as a leader / co-leader. Performing internationally as a soloist, duo and with his bands Silent Fires and Hitra, Alessandro Sgobbio has been touring across Europe, Scandinavia, UK, China and the USA. His recent releases “Forests” (2019), “Transparence” (2021) and ‘Piano Music (2022) have been albums of the month / album of the year on Musica Jazz, Europe Jazz Network, Jazzism Magazine and several international press outlets. He releases his second solo album “Piano Music 2” in September 2023.
A new star shines in the firmament of Italian Jazz.
MUSICA JAZZ - IT
Sgobbio is a poet of rank and an exceptionally skilled pianist.
SALT PEANUTS - NO
Fascinating compositions. Regular irregularity.
JAZZ'N' MORE - CH
Modern jazz that’s heavy on intelligent melody and spirited improvisation.
DOWNBEAT - USA
An immeasurable talent.
UK VIBE MAGAZINE - UK
1st Prize Umbria Jazz Festival (Perugia, IT)
1st Prize Padova Carrarese (Padova, IT)
2nd Prize Luca Flores Solo Competition (Florence, IT)
Selection Martial Solal Piano Competition (Paris, FR)
Best Album of The Year Jazzism Magazine (2022, NL)
Musica Jazz (IT) TopJazz 2022 – Best Album of The Year Toplist
Musica Jazz (IT) TopJazz 2022 – Best New Talent Toplist
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A perfect fusion of contemporary acidifications and North-European melodic masses. Alceste Ayroldi (Musica Jazz Magazine – IT) This is music with a great sense of musicality and sophistication. Ettore Garzia (Percorsi Musicali —IT) "Great record. Wonderful music with a very diverse repertoire, played flawlessly. You can hear the spirit and mutual respect the three musicians have for each other and the music. These guys have a history to be sure ." Dave Liebman ("These Human Beings" liner notes - 2015) “Melodies that hit all the angles, accentuating crispness over flow, which adds to the intrigue and a compulsion to see where they go, even if there isn’t a lot of melodic development in the process, much how a car chase can be thrilling even if it never leaves a small area of city blocks
Willing to teach
Intermediate to advanced