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Michele Mazzola

Michele Mazzola, Sicilian saxophone player and composer, is born in Palermo in October 1982. He graduated in classical Saxophone at conservatory “V.Bellini” in Palermo supervised by M. Gaetano Costa, with full marks. In the same conservatory he graduated as a Master in jazz biography1 saxophone supervised by M. Daniele Antinoro, with magna cum laude and permission to teach. He took part of “The Berkelee Summer School at Umbria Jazz 2004” and of 1°, 2°, 3° “Balarm Sax Festival” organised from the Conservatory V.Bellini of Palermo, supervised by great musicians such as Bob Mintzer, Ernie Watts, Dave Liebeman, Breedly Wheeler and Dan Moretti.

During the summer in 2011 he attended Saxophone's Master classes during the first “Castellammare Jazz Festival” arranged by Seamus Blake and Mark Turner. He was engaged as Sax Soprano in the ensemble at theatre Biondo, Palermo, taking part of the theatre play “Assassinio nella Cattedrale”, that was played in the following theatres: Biondo in Palermo, Carignano in Turin, Piccolo in Milan, Storchi in Modena, Argentina in Rome.

For the INDA foundation(Old drama national institution) of Siracusa, Michele played in the famous greek theatre in Siracusa for the XLIV cycle of classic shows, and he contributed to the success of the big trilogy of Eschilo: the Orestea.(Agamennone, Coefore and Eumenidi).

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