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Giancarlo Tossani

Winner of the Italian Top Jazz 2006 (“Musica Jazz” Annual Critics Pool) as ” Italian Rising Star”, and well placed in more categories in subsequent years. Second and best placed in JazzIt Awards, Keyboard category, in the last years. His recordings as leader, with the band “Synapser”, are released by Auand label. More projects: – Opus Soup, a kind of open-space where musicians with different styles, cultures and backgrounds (jazz, hip hop, blues, pop, prog, contemporary music) come together. – co-founder with Enrico Merlin of Molester sMiles, dedicated to Miles Davis electric period. His last Cd as leader is “Newswok” featuring the NY trumpet player Ralph Alessi. He played with several musicians and in festivals and clubs (included the Blue Note in NYC) His last, solo, album is “Strange Spy”, 2019.

His latest album is "Knots and Notes" (Auand Records) - march 2021. Halfway between a musical investigation and a sociological experiment aims to put five musicians of different generations face to face with the repertoire of an eclectic of free jazz (and not only) as the double bassist William Parker. “Knots and Notes” was born this way, with a strong drive generated not only by curiosity but by what binds (and unties) human beings with different backgrounds, lived in eras that have only a few decades in common, sometimes even just a few years.Leading the Big Monitors, a quintet that sees Gabriele Mitelli (trumpet, alto flugelhorn, synth), Tobia “Bobby” Bondesan (alto sax), Michele Bondesan (double bass), Andrea Grillini (drums), and the participation of the young Amanda Noelia Roberts (on vocals in two tracks).


Tim Berne
saxophone, alto
Paul Bley
Ornette Coleman
saxophone, alto


Recordings: As Leader | As Sideperson

Strange Spy

Auand Records



Auand Records


Opus Soup

Self Produced


Coherent Deformation

Auand Records



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