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Fabio Morgera

Fabio Morgera is a Grammy nominated trumpeter , composer and arranger well known around the world for his achievements in Jazz and contemporary music . He has played in the most important Jazz Festivals of the world including: JVC New York, Montreaux, Nice, North Sea, UmbriaJazz, Montreal, Madarao. Theatres and clubs including Town Hall, Symphony Space , the Apollo, Blue Note (New York, Tokyo and Nagoya), Birdland, BBKing's, Irving Plaza, New Morning (Paris, France) Paradiso (Amsterdam, Netherlands). He has shared the stage with legends such as Dizzy Gillespie, Clark Terry, Jackie McLean, Cedar Walton, Billy Higgins, Tony Williams. Also played with the Mingus Big Band, the Village Vanguard Orchestra, Groove Collective, Roy Hargrove Big Band,JD Allen, Alvin Queen, Valery Ponomarev Big Band, Jason Lindner Big Band, Urban Tap , Maxwell, Jovanotti. He has recorded and produced over 30 albums of which 8 as a Jazz leader.
EDUCATION
Scuola di Musica di Fiesole, Italy 1981-84
Diploma in Solfege, Conservatory of Livorno, Italy 1983
Diploma in Commercial Arranging, Dick Grove School, Los Angeles 1986-87
Diploma in Performance, Berklee College of Music, Boston 1988- 1990
Diploma in Advanced Brass Master Class with Allen Vizzutti, Santa Fiora, Italy 2008
Private lessons with: Uan Rasey, former lead trumpet of the Metro Goldwin Meyer Orchestra Vince Penzerella, New York Philarmonic and Jazz greats Donald Byrd, Terence Blanchard, Kenny Wheeler, Enrico Rava

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Fabio Morgera: tradizione e progresso

Read "Fabio Morgera: tradizione e progresso" reviewed by Angelo Leonardi

Tornato a vivere in Italia alcuni anni fa, dopo un lungo periodo di studio e attività professionale negli Stati Uniti, Fabio Morgera è uno dei massimi trombettisti della sua generazione e s'è imposto per lo stile estroverso, caratterizzato da intenso feeling e marcato groove. Eclettico per natura, alla leadership in progetti di taglio contemporaneo—anche intrisi di ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEW

Renato Cordovani, Agitatore Jazz

Read "Renato Cordovani, Agitatore Jazz" reviewed by Neri Pollastri

Classe 1946, il sassofonista e clarinettista Renato Cordovani è uno dei musicisti storici dell'area fiorentina, per la sua presenza costante (pur con le pause che si è preso), per l'impulso creativo che ha offerto nei suoi oltre quarant'anni di carriera, per i musicisti che ha contribuito a far arrivare in città dal centro Europa, per il ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Riccardo Fassi: Tankio Band Meets Fabio Morgera

Read "Tankio Band Meets Fabio Morgera" reviewed by Angelo Leonardi

Una degli organici più longevi d'Italia (34 anni di vita!) incontra Fabio Morgera, trombettista nato a Napoli, toscano d'adozione e maturato artisticamente a New York, dove ha vissuto per qualche decennio. La storia della Tankio Band è costellata di collaborazioni con illustri ospiti -da Steve Grossman a Enrico Rava, da Antonello Salis a Dave Fiuczynski--in progetti ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEW

Riccardo Fassi: Tankio Band, Frank Zappa, Antonello Salis e molto altro

Read "Riccardo Fassi: Tankio Band, Frank Zappa, Antonello Salis e molto altro" reviewed by Angelo Leonardi

Fondatore e leader della Tankio Band, una delle più innovative e longeve orchestre italiane, Riccardo Fassi eccelle anche in veste di pianista e tastierista in piccoli organici e come compositore di colonne sonore. L'occasione per quest'intervista ad ampio raggio e ricca di aneddoti, viene dalla pubblicazione con la Tankio Band del secondo capitolo sulle musiche di ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Dida Pelled: A Missing Shade of Blue

Read "A Missing Shade of Blue" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey

Guitarist and vocalist Dida Pelled previous Red Records release, Dida Pelled: Plays and Sings (Red Records, 2011) was one of my pics for Best-of-the-Year in 2011). That recording was so refreshingly organic that it has remained in my listening rotation since that time. Pelled snuck in a self-produced Modern Love Songs (2015) between Plays and Sings ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEW

Dida Pelled: Telling Stories And Serving Songs

Read "Dida Pelled: Telling Stories And Serving Songs" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

When it comes to music, Dida Pelled doesn't discriminate. This young guitarist-vocalist--a doe-eyed ingénue in appearance, a mature artist in reality--has proven to be an inimitable double-threat who's more concerned with serving a song and doing justice to the music than fitting into a neat little stylistic box. She's equally comfortable playing straight-up jazz at Smalls ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Eric Schugren/Vin Scialla/Brian Charette/Mike DiRubbo: Wake Up!

Read "Wake Up!" reviewed by Dan McClenaghan

Wake-Up! is one of those surprises that jazz lovers live for. The names--four of them on the very well-designed, 1960s Blue Note Records-like cover--aren't top shelf in terms of profile. They might even be completely unfamiliar to the less than fanatical jazz fans. But what a band! What a set! There's just something that ...

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I Nuovi Protagonisti dell'Orchestrazione - 1: Darcy James Argue - Ryan Truesdell - Orrin Evans

Read "I Nuovi Protagonisti dell'Orchestrazione - 1: Darcy James Argue - Ryan Truesdell - Orrin Evans" reviewed by Angelo Leonardi

Dopo la morte di Gil Evans e Thad Jones nella seconda metà degli anni ottanta e la progressiva uscita di scena di George Russell, il ruolo del compositore/orchestratore nel jazz ha sofferto di un gap generazionale. Meno marcato di quanto è apparso pubblicamente ma comunque consistente. Anche se negli anni novanta già operavano figure del calibro ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Orrin Evans' Captain Black Big Band: Mother's Touch

Read "Mother's Touch" reviewed by Jack Bowers

New York-based pianist / composer (and two-time Grammy Award nominee) Orrin Evans served notice with his first big-band album for Posi-Tone Records that there was an impressive new ensemble on the scene, a message that is firmly underscored by the second, the cryptically named Mother's Touch, whose tone and temperament mirror Evans' contemporary point of view. ...


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