Federico Calcagno (1995) is a clarinet and bass clarinet player, creative jazz musician,
improviser and composer from Milano, Italy. He studied classical and jazz clarinet at
Milan Conservatory, and in 2019 he graduated in Jazz Master in bass clarinet at
Amsterdam Conservatory and attended the International Workshop in Jazz and Creative
Music at Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity (Canada), directed by Vijay Iyer and Tyshawn
In February 2019 Federico released his first album with his Italian band The Dolphians.
This first recording is dedicated to Eric Dolphy and his music – From Another Planet
[Emme Label] – which has been catalogued in the list of the best 100 albums of the
2019 by JAZZIT magazine.
Federico won the first prize at the “Premio del Consevatorio di Milano 2018” with his
chamber project Tri(o)ttico, the critics award and 2nd prize in the prestigious Italian jazz
competition dedicated to Massimo Urbani (Premio Internazionale Massimo Urbani 2019),
and other two 2nd prizes: the Keep an Eye International Contest 2019 with his quintet
Liquid Identities, and another one as jazz soloist in “Concorso Bettinardi 2020”.
Federico has been active between Amsterdam, Milan and Bruxelles