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Jacopo Ferrazza

Jacopo Ferrazza was born in 1989 in Frascati, a city near Rome. Jacopo is an acoustic and electric bass player and pianist as well. He's graduated in classical bass and classical piano from the italian conservatory of Frosinone "Licinio Refice”.  He also studied bass with John Patitucci, Ares Tavolazzi, Marco Panascia, Aldo Perris, Luca Cola and with his father Angelo.  In the meantime he studied also classical piano with Annalaura Cavuoto, Pablo Tellez and Carlo Negroni. Jacopo started to play jazz in Rome in 2003 and during these years he has performed as sideman with some of most acclaimed musicians such as: David Liebman, George Garzone, Nicola Piovani, Maurizio Giammarco, Fabrizio Bosso, Enrico Rava, Enrico Pieranunzi, Greg Hutchinson, Paolo Fresu, Logan Richardson, Roberto Gatto, Antonello Salis, Ada Montellanico, Paolo Silvestri, Lorenzo Tucci, Flavio Boltro, Jorge Vistel, Amana Melomè, Fabio Zeppetella, Roberta Gambarini, Salvatore Bonafede, Adam Pieronczyk Marcello Rosa, Andrea Pozza, Pino e Pietro Iodice, Max Ionata, Barbara Casini, Harold Bradley, Claudio e Mario Corvini, Massimo Nunzi and many others.  He also played with pop musicians such as Karima, Erminio Sinni, Simona Bencini, Mario Rosini, Vittorio Nocenzi, Eric Daniel, Giuseppe Cionfoli and with actors such as Sergio Rubini, Nino Castelnuovo, Leo Gullotta, Licia Maglietta, Riccardo Rossi. In 2006 he was selected as one of the best young musician in Lazio and he won a scholarship for the project called "Musicorienta". In 2007 he was selected as one of the best european young bass player during the "Eurobassday contest". In 2011 he won the Jimmy Woode Award as the best bass player of Tuscia in Jazz festival. In 2018 he was selected as one of the 3 best italian talent by Musica Jazz "Top Jazz in 2018 he won the SIAE prize as one of the best italian jazz talent. Jacopo has performed in some of most important italian festival and in clubs and festival of New York, Germany, Washington, North Carolina, Illinois, China, Finland, Marocco, South Corea, Turkey, Japan, Czech Republic, Poland, Switzerland, Spain, Belarus… Jacopo has recorded two album as a leader for CAM jazz label. He has also collected various experiences as composer and teacher.

Take Five with Trio Lisipi

Read "Take Five with Trio Lisipi" reviewed by Lisipi

About Trio Lisipi

Sometimes jazz happens to you as something least expected. Exactly as it happened to Liliya Akhmetzyanova, the pianist from the jazz trio Lisipi. She started playing piano at age of six and, as many decent Russian pianists, graduated from a conservatory 20 years later. Then years of happy sight reading and ...

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Luca Dell'Anna

Born in Ferrara, Italy

Luca Dell'Anna has published 3 award-winning albums as a leader and several others as a sideman.

His long-time career and versatility as a pianist, keyboardist and hammond organ player led him to play around the world in countries such as Canada, Japan, China, Ethiopia, all around Europe.

His stylistic influences range from mainstream Jazz to the afro-cuban roots , to avant-garde, that live together in his unique style clearly recognisable in his works.

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Joshua Espinoza

An avid performer and educator, Baltimore pianist Joshua Espinoza balances his time sharing music on the stage and off. As a performer, Espinoza has played with renowned artists including Warren Wolf, Dezron Douglas, Jerome Jennings, Paul Bollenback, Miho Hazama, Alex Norris, John D’earth, Mike Pope, Kris Funn, Brian Settles, Todd Marcus, Chuck Redd, Ryan McGillicudy, Eugene Goss, and Gail Wynters, and on national stages including the Piccolo Spoleto Festival, The Kennedy Center, the Barns at Wolftrap, the Smithsonian American Art Museum, and Keystone Korner Baltimore. With a style that is tastefully modern yet firmly rooted in the jazz tradition, Espinoza blends and bends genres into original compositions and arrangements that are immediately relatable, yet hard to define.

Currently a member of the music faculty at the Peabody Institute of The Johns Hopkins University, Espinoza was a finalist in the 2018 Ellis Marsalis International Jazz Piano Competition, and was named "Most Promising Semi-Finalist" in the UNISA International Jazz Piano Competition in Pretoria, South Africa (2016)

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Billy Prim

Billy Prim was born in Larisa , Greece in 1997. He started playing drums at the age of 15. His musical studies include 6 years of classical piano lesson. Billy he finished his basic education in Greece but after all that the music placed him somewhere else. He moved to Hungary and there he studied the drums. During and after his studies Billy was joining several musical projects, recordings and tours with different ensembles of different genres of music. Billy keeps going on with his musical journey, improvement, looks forward to new challenges, experiments for a better and newer experience

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Yaniv Taubenhouse

Having received his first piano lessons at the age of six, Israeli native Yaniv Taubenhouse graduated from the Thelma-Yellin high school of the arts in Tel Aviv. Upon graduation, he went on to study with gifted Israeli instructors such as Dr. Assaf Zohar, Ms. Hanna Shalgi, and Prof. Benjamin Oren. Master classes and lessons in the U.S. and Europe included work with jazz and classical pianists such as Richard Goode, Brad Mehldau, Robert McDonald, and Sonia Rubinsky. In December 2009. Yaniv came to New York to study with pianist Pavlina Dokovska and in the fall of 2010, he moved to Fayetteville, Arkansas to study with pianist Jura Margulis in the piano performance program at the University of Arkansas

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Sebastiaan van Bavel

Sebastiaan van Bavel is a pianist and composer combining the jazz tradition with elements from Indian and Western classical music. Although you will find his compositions to resemble a classical symphony more than a jazz standard, improvisation and swing always prevail in his music. Sebastiaan is in love with the piano trio format but is also praised when performing solo or as part of The Edison Duo with renowned jazz pianist Rob van Bavel (who just happens to be his dad). Sebastiaan likes to experiment with sound and timbre by occasionally expanding his trio with vocals, strings and/or horns

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Bruce Barth

Jazz pianist and composer Bruce Barth has been sharing his music with listeners the world over for more than twenty-five years. In addition to traveling widely performing his own music, he has also performed with revered jazz masters, as well as collaborated with leading musicians of his own generation. And in a recent review in the Newark Star-Ledger, Zan Stewart writes "No one sounds quite like Barth. His solos are characterized by robust swing, his ability to tell a story, and by his rich, beguiling sound." Bruce has performed on over 125 recordings and movie soundtracks, including fifteen as a leader