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Giovanni Guidi

Born in Foligno 1985, meets Enrico Rava during a Workshop in Siena. Rava notices his talent and decides to include him in “Rava Under 21” project, that would become “Rava New Generation” after a little time. With this group Guidi will record two CDs , in 2006 and in 2010, for “ESPRESSO” magazine.

At the moment, beyond the partnership with Gianluca Petrella and the long time collaboration with Enrico Rava (PM Jazz Lab – Tribe), his own personal trio with Luca Aquino and Michele Rabbia “Thanks For The Fire”, the duo “Netsuke” with Daniele Di Bonaventura (bandoneon), Guidi is always leader of his own groups as his new quartet with the trumpet player Mirco Rubegni, the bassist Joe Rehmer and the drummer Fabrizio Sferra.

He took part to a very large number of important jazz festivals all around the world. We may mension Umbria Jazz, Vicenz New Conversation, Zurich Nu Jazz, Umbria Jazz Balcanic Windows, Stavanger Mai Jazz, Jazzlandia, Noth Sea Jazz Festival, San Francisco Jazz Festival, Molde Jazz, Portland Jazz Festival, and many others. Moreover , he performed in many clubs and theatres in New york, San Paolo, Rio De Janeiro, Buenos Aires, Brasilia, Slavador De Bahia, Berlino, Parigi, Londra, Monaco, Dublino, Seoul, Hong Kong.

His first album as a leader is “Tomorrow Never Knows”, recorded by the japanese label VENUS, receiving five stars in a review by the “Swing Journal” magazine.

After that he released other four albums for CAM JAZZ label: “Indian Summer” and “ The House Behind This One” recorded with his quartet, “The Unknown Rebel” with a band of ten elements and “We Don’t Live Here Anymore” recorded in New York with Gianluca Petrella, Michael Blake, Thomas Morgan and Gerald Clever.

His first album as leader released by the prestigious ECM label is dated 2013: “City of Broken Dreams”, recorded in trio with Thomas Morgan and Joao Lobo.

Guidi had just recorded previously two other albums for ECM: “Tribe” and “ On The Dance Floor”, both by Enrico Rava.

Guidi won, moreover, several awards, such as the “TOPJAZZ “ award by “Musica Jazz” magazine. In that occasion the young pianist is been named by a 58 members jury the best talent of 2007. On March 2015 ECM released “This Is The Day” recorded with Thomas Morgan and Joao Lobo.

On Autumn 2016 will be released a new ECM album “Ida Lupino” with Gianluca Petrella, Louis Sclavis and Gerald Cleaver.



Album Discography

Recordings: As Leader | As Sideperson

Ojos De Gato

CAM Jazz


Edizione Speciale

ECM Records


For Mario (Live)

Accidental Records


Avec le temps

ECM Records


Ida Lupino

ECM Records


This Is the Day

ECM Records



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