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Stefano Falcone

Stefano Falcone is an Italian pianist and composer. Based in Naples (IT) he currently works in in Italy and Europe as pianist, composer and bandleader. Falcone’s pianism is never short of lyricism or drama, but these qualities generally come unexpectedly and silently, filtered through an adventurous sensibility and the strategic use of silence that indicates its reflective - although never passive - nature. A versatile and sought-after professional, he has so far performed on many European stages (Italy, Sweden, Scotland, Denmark, England, Faroe Islands, Belgium, Portugal).

In 2021 he was selected by the Obras Foundation to develop a solo piano composition project in the context of an artistic residence in the heart of Portugal.

In the last years he has been busy composing and releasing music as part of a duo with bass player Ilaria Capalbo (Invisible Atlas, Skidoo Records, 2017), as a solo artist (Obras, Workin' Label, 2023 - Telos, Solitunes/Jazzit Records, 2016) and as a member of co-lead trio KÓSMOS (Averno, 2023 - Back Home, Jazzit Records, 2019).

His latest releases have been enthusiastically received by critics and have led him to perform at Royal Albert Hall (UK), Casa del Jazz (IT), Pomigliano Jazz (IT), Edinburgh Fringe Festival (SCO), Torshavn Cathedral (FAE) ), Wunderkammer Music (IT) and New Sound Made Jazz Festival (SE).


Album Review

Kósmos: Averno

Read "Averno" reviewed by Chris May

Formed in 2015 in Naples, though its individual members have long since gone outernational, piano trio Kósmos debuted with Back Home (Jazzit) in 2019. The album was composed of reworkings of five tunes by Lennie Tristano plus one original each by pianist Stefano Falcone, bassist Ilaria Capalbo and drummer Giuseppe D'Alessandro. The follow-up, Averno, is a different kettle of fish, devoid of any discernible links with Tristano's austere cerebralism. It has no apparent connnection, either, to ancient ...

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"Falcone's piano style is reminescent of both John Lewis and Bill Evans; he maintains an air of majesty in his approach"
-All About Jazz-

"Falcone si esprime snocciolando un discorso improvvisativo pregno di pathos e spirito narrativo"

"An outstanding record debut"

"Falcone innesca un racconto del tutto unitario e conseguente, senza interruzioni emotive, sempre pacato. La dimensione essenziale viene messa a frutto con coerenza"



Recordings: As Leader | As Sideperson


Workin' Label



Self Produced


Back Home

Jazzit Records


Invisible Atlas

Skidoo Records



Jazzit Records



From: Obras
By Stefano Falcone


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