Alessandro Sgobbio

Pianist, composer, improviser

About Me

b. 1982, Alessandro is an Italian pianist, composer and improviser. He has released 9 albums as a band leader, co-leader, composer and producer. His co-led project “Pericopes” has won the 1st Prizes “Umbria Jazz Festival” and “Padova Carrarese” (6 albums, over 150 concerts around Europe, USA and China). Mentioned in the young-new-jazz-talents list by the Italian “Musica Jazz” Magazine, he has been selected for the “Martial Solal Piano Competition” in Paris. Alessandro leads an Oslo-based electroacoustic project called “Silent Fires” (featuring Karoline Wallace, Hilde Marie Holsen and Håkon Aase). “Fascinating compositions. Regular irregularity.” Jazz’N’More, CH “Modern jazz that’s heavy on intelligent melody and spirited improvisation.” DownBeat, US “With his many projects, Alessandro Sgobbio is almost indispensable to the Italian scene.” Concerto, AT “Excellent quality of the music, with an impeccable interplay.” Musica Jazz, IT “Alessandro Sgobbio is a musician we hope to see in the future more exposed, because the music he composes as well as his luminous playing deserve to be shared with the broadest possible audience.” Mozaïc Jazz, FR

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