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Roberto Magris

International jazz pianist and composer Roberto Magris (b. 1959) from Trieste, Italy, has over 37 recordings to his credit and has toured in over 42 different countries in Europe, America, Asia, Africa and Australia, performing at top jazz clubs, theatres and festivals around the world. Since 2006, Magris has mainly focused his musical interests in the USA by becoming the leading recording artist and musical director of JMood Records, the Kansas City jazz label, releasing 21 CDs under his name (“Suite!”, “Shuffling Ivories”, “Sun Stone”, "Duo & Trio", “World Gardens”, “Roberto Magris Sextet Live in Miami @ The WDNA Jazz Gallery”, which was chosen by Down Beat magazine as one of the best recordings of 2018, “Enigmatix”, “Aliens in a bebop planet” and “Morgan Rewind”, among the others). In the USA, Magris has performed in Los Angeles (The Jazz Bakery and Catalina Jazz Club in Hollywood), Kansas City (The Blue Room), Miami (WDNA Jazz Gallery, FIU Music Festival at Wertheim Performing Arts Center), Chicago (The Jazz Showcase), Milwaukee (The Jazz Estate), St. Louis, Omaha, Des Moines and Ft. Lauderdale. In 2007 he was honored by the City Council of Kansas City for his contribution to jazz music and performance at the American Jazz Museum. In Europe, Magris has performed at festivals and jazz clubs with the MUH Trio (Roberto Magris/ František Uhlíř/Jaromir Helešic Trio), which has its base in Prague and has recorded the albums “Prague After Dark” and “A Step Into Light”. Throughout his career, Magris has performed and recorded with a who’s who list of jazz legends and outstanding musicians, including Art Davis (bassist for John Coltrane), Herb Geller, Albert Tootie Heath, Idris Muhammad, Ira Sullivan, Sam Reed, Brian Lynch, Tony Lakatos, Mark Colby, Eric Hochberg, Chuck Bergeron, Paul Carr, Philip Catherine, Franco Ambrosetti, Bill Molenhof, Janusz Muniak, Bosko Petrovic, Kai Winding, Eddie Lockjaw Davis, Sal Nistico, and with a bunch of rising stars such as Hermon Mehari, Logan Richardson, Kendall Moore, Brandon Lee, Eric Jacobson, Shareef Clayton, Jim Mair, Matt Otto, Elisa Pruett, Peter Schlamb, Dominique Sanders, Brian Steever, Alfredo Chacon, Rodolfo Zuniga, Pablo Sanhueza a.o.. During his career, Magris has also directed the Europlane Orchestra (a central-European jazz venture sponsored by INCE-Central European Initiative), the Gruppo Jazz Marca, the acid-jazz bands Dma Urban Jazz Funk and Alfabeats Nu Jazz, and his Italian quartet, also recording 3 CDs issued by the renowned Italian jazz label Soulnote and one issued by Velut Luna, entitled “Big Band Ritmo-Sinfonica Città di Verona plays the music of Roberto Magris/Restless Spirits”. Over the years, Magris’ interviews and CD reviews have been published in the main international jazz magazines, books and websites such as Down Beat, Jazz Hot, JazzTimes, Cadence, All About Jazz, New York City Jazz Record, Jazzwax, Rifftides, Chicago Jazz Magazine, Jazz Inside, Jazziz, Jazz Journal UK, Jazz Podium, Concerto, Jazzwise, Orkester Journalen, Jazzrytmit, Jazzflits, Jazzmozaiek, Jazz’Halo, Doctor Jazz, World Music Report, Salt Peanuts, The Walker’s, Jazz Life, Disk Union, Jazz Magazine, Musica Jazz, Jazzit, Music Magazine, The Jazz Stories Project and many others.

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“The most interesting bop/post-bop pianist on the current European scene” (Brian Morton, Jazz Journal)

“One of the finest piano players on the planet” (Edward Blanco, All About Jazz)

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Recordings: As Leader | As Sideperson

Duo & Trio

JMood Records
2022

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Shuffling Ivories

JMood Records
2021

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Match Point

JMood Records
2021

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Suite!

JMood Records
2020

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A Step Into Light

JMood Records
2020

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Yours Is The Light

From: Match Point
By Roberto Magris

Sunset Breeze

From: Suite!
By Roberto Magris

Sun Stone

From: Sun Stone
By Roberto Magris

World Gardens

From: World Gardens
By Roberto Magris

Joycie Girl

From: Prague After Dark
By Roberto Magris

African Mood

From: Roberto Magris Sextet Live In...
By Roberto Magris

Need To Bring Out Love

From: Need To Bring Out Love
By Roberto Magris

Fire waltz

From: One Night In With Hope And...
By Roberto Magris

Dianna

From: One Night In With Hope And...
By Roberto Magris

Mating call

From: Mating Call
By Roberto Magris

Optional man

From: Mating Call
By Roberto Magris

Ceora

From: Morgan Rewind: A Tribute To Lee...
By Roberto Magris

Lee-Too

From: Morgan Rewind: A Tribute To Lee...
By Roberto Magris

The Swagger

From: Ready For Reed
By Roberto Magris

Jungle strut

From: Ready For Reed
By Roberto Magris

Keep headed in the right direction

From: Cannonball Funk'n Friends
By Roberto Magris

Sticks

From: Cannonball Funk'n Friends
By Roberto Magris

Exotique

From: Morgan Rewind: A Tribute to Lee...
By Roberto Magris

A bid for Sid

From: Morgan Rewind: A Tribute to Lee...
By Roberto Magris

After you

From: An Evening With Herb Geller &...
By Roberto Magris

9:20 special

From: An Evening With Herb Geller &...
By Roberto Magris

A night in Cydonia

From: Aliens in a bebop planet
By Roberto Magris

Aliens in a bebop planet

From: Aliens in a bebop planet
By Roberto Magris

Sat

From: Aliens in a bebop planet
By Roberto Magris

Kansas City Outbound

From: Kansas City Outbound
By Roberto Magris

Iraqi blues

From: Kansas City Outbound
By Roberto Magris

Happy hour

From: One Night In With Hope And...
By Roberto Magris

Do it again

From: Enigmatix
By Roberto Magris

Sendai

From: One Night In With Hope And...
By Roberto Magris

No sadness

From: Enigmatix
By Roberto Magris

Parker's Pen

From: Il Bello Del Jazz
By Roberto Magris

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