Mirko Fait, Italian, was born in Milan on 3rd June 1965 in a family of artists.
Mirko started playing the guitar at a young age, from the early 1970s, but it
was only later that he realised that his cultural ground was jazz music. This is
why in the 1990s he chose the contralto saxophone. He started his studies in
Bergamo with Alberto Nacci, moving back to Milan he continued studying the
tenor saxophone with the maestro Michele Bozza, with Giulio Visibelli and
Emanuele Cisi at the centre “Civica di jazz” run by Franco Cerri and Enrico
Intra, until his last lessons with the American Michael Rosen.
He played straight away in different bands and he performed from the very
first years also in jam sessions and with various jazz groups in a few Milanese
clubs (Capolinea, Scimmie, Tangram, Aquatica, Mirasol, le Trottoir, Ittolittos,
Ca’Bianca, Santa Tecla).
In January 2002, with the Cuban trumpet player and pianist Gendrickson Mena
Diaz, he was asked to play for a renowned stylist group at the Pitti Uomo club
and in 2003 he founded the jazz band Five for you