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Guido Santoni

Guido Santoni started piano lessons when he was eight years old, and studied music at the G. Rossini Conservatoire in Pesaro, in Italy, during the ‘80s. After some years of electric Jazz, Soul and Funk, at the beginning of 2000 he decided to concentrate himself on his personal vision of music and find his true identity as a pianist, in solo and trio sessions. His live concert at the Muse Theatre, Ancona, Italy on October 16th, 2005 led to his first album self-produced “Cinque Atti Del Tramonto Di Un Giorno”. In 2007, Guido met Stefano Amerio, a highly skilled sound engineer and producer who leads Artesuono, one of the reference studios of the German label company ECM. With Stefano, Guido formulated his concept for a piano trio which includes Danilo Gallo, double bass, and U.T. Gandhi, drums, and in October 2010, a dream came true with Inside a Dream, which was produced and distributed by the prestigious label Artesuono, available in Japan from 2011. Immediately, the cd won the 2011 “Jazz Audio Disc Silver Award” from Jazz Tokyo - Jazz Critique Magazine. The critics wrote: “An awesome piano trio from Italy with a beautiful melody line which is generated by deep piano sounds, improvisation with unleashed exuberance and a wonderful rhythm section. A masterpiece of piano trio improvisational work which combines the sophistication of modern European style with the energy of traditional jazz”. In 2012 the Vol.5 compilation of the famous producer Mr. Terashima came out in Japan and he selected one of Santoni's songs entitled My Father from Guido Santoni trio album -“Inside a Dream”. The second work of the piano trio led by Guido Santoni, long awaited in Japan, is titled “Fit To Fly” and was released by Artesuono in 2015. With the album “Fit To Fly “, Guido Santoni confirms expectations and consolidates critical success in both Italy and Japan. He was awarded in 2015 by the authoritative Italian magazine Jazzit Award 2015-Jazzit 100 Greatest Jazz Album and interviewed in 2016. At the same time he achieved first place in Japan with the best-selling record in several months.

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Fit to Fly

Artesuono
2016

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FIT TO FLY

Artesuono
2015

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Inside A Dream

Artesuono
2010

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