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International jazz pianist and composer Roberto Magris (b. 1959) from Trieste, Italy, has over 39 recordings to his credit and has toured in over 42 different countries in Europe, America, Asia, Africa and Australia, performing at top jazz clubs, theatres and festivals around the world. Since 2006, Magris has mainly focused his musical interests in the USA by becoming the leading recording artist and musical director of JMood Records, the Kansas City jazz label, releasing 23 CDs under his name (“Suite!”, “Shuffling Ivories”, “Sun Stone”, "Duo & Trio", “World Gardens”, “Roberto Magris Sextet Live in Miami @ The WDNA Jazz Gallery”, which was chosen by Down Beat magazine as one of the best recordings of 2018, “Enigmatix”, “Aliens in a bebop planet” and “Morgan Rewind”, among the others). In the USA, Magris has performed in Los Angeles (The Jazz Bakery and Catalina Jazz Club in Hollywood), Kansas City (The Blue Room), Miami (WDNA Jazz Gallery, FIU Music Festival at Wertheim Performing Arts Center), Chicago (The Jazz Showcase), Milwaukee (The Jazz Estate), St. Louis, Omaha, Des Moines and Ft. Lauderdale. In 2007 he was honored by the City Council of Kansas City for his contribution to jazz music and performance at the American Jazz Museum. In Europe, Magris has performed at festivals and jazz clubs with the MUH Trio (Roberto Magris/ František Uhlíř/Jaromir Helešic Trio), which has its base in Prague and has recorded the albums “Prague After Dark” and “A Step Into Light”. Throughout his career, Magris has performed and recorded with a who’s who list of jazz legends and outstanding musicians, including Art Davis (bassist for John Coltrane), Herb Geller, Albert Tootie Heath, Idris Muhammad, Ira Sullivan, Sam Reed, Brian Lynch, Tony Lakatos, Mark Colby, Eric Hochberg, Chuck Bergeron, Paul Carr, Philip Catherine, Franco Ambrosetti, Bill Molenhof, Janusz Muniak, Bosko Petrovic, Kai Winding, Eddie Lockjaw Davis, Sal Nistico, and with a bunch of rising stars such as Hermon Mehari, Logan Richardson, Kendall Moore, Brandon Lee, Eric Jacobson, Shareef Clayton, Jim Mair, Matt Otto, Elisa Pruett, Peter Schlamb, Dominique Sanders, Brian Steever, Alfredo Chacon, Rodolfo Zuniga, Pablo Sanhueza a.o.. During his career, Magris has also directed the Europlane Orchestra (a central-European jazz venture sponsored by INCE-Central European Initiative), the Gruppo Jazz Marca, the acid-jazz bands Dma Urban Jazz Funk and Alfabeats Nu Jazz, and his Italian quartet, also recording 3 CDs issued by the renowned Italian jazz label Soulnote and one issued by Velut Luna, entitled “Big Band Ritmo-Sinfonica Città di Verona plays the music of Roberto Magris/Restless Spirits”. Over the years, Magris’ interviews and CD reviews have been published in the main international jazz magazines, books and websites such as Down Beat, Jazz Hot, JazzTimes, Cadence, All About Jazz, New York City Jazz Record, Jazzwax, Rifftides, Chicago Jazz Magazine, Jazz Inside, Jazziz, Jazz Journal UK, Jazz Podium, Concerto, Jazzwise, Orkester Journalen, Jazzrytmit, Jazzflits, Jazzmozaiek, Jazz’Halo, Doctor Jazz, World Music Report, Salt Peanuts, The Walker’s, Jazz Life, Disk Union, Jazz Magazine, Musica Jazz, Jazzit, Music Magazine, The Jazz Stories Project and many others.


Love Is Passing Thru

Label: JMood Records
Released: 2024
Track listing: Hair, Bea, Knee, Calls, Two-Sided Love, Love Has Passed Me By Again, You Don't Know What Love Is, Mi Sono Innamorato Di Te, Estate, In the Days of Our Love, Love Came, Jitterbug Waltz, Orson, Lush Life take 1, Lush Life take 2, Ontet.


Article: Radio & Podcasts

Music From Lori Bell, Margaux Oswald, Tierney Sutton, Allen Dennard & More

Read "Music From Lori Bell, Margaux Oswald, Tierney Sutton, Allen Dennard & More" reviewed by Bob Osborne

On this show music from Lori Bell, Margaux Oswald with Oscar Andreas Haug & Axel Filip, Tierney Sutton & San Gabriel 7, Allen Dennard, Daniel Bennett, Gauno Padano featuring Bill Frisell, Joel Futterman, Roberto Magris, Matt Anderson, Pedro Molina, The Crypt, Tomeka Reid, Tragic Assembly & Tatsuya Nakatani, The NJE featuring Mike Garson, and, David Nájera ...


Article: Album Review

Roberto Magris: Love Is Passing Thru

Read "Love Is Passing Thru" reviewed by Jack Bowers

Love Is Passing Thru, by Italian pianist Roberto Magris and his quartet, was actually recorded almost two decades ago, in January and February 2005, shortly after a concert tour in the Far East, and was to be released on the Black Saint/Soul Note label before it was sold and went under. Fast forward to 2024, and ...


Article: Album Review

Roberto Magris: Love Is Passing Thru

Read "Love Is Passing Thru" reviewed by Dan McClenaghan

Italian pianist Roberto Magris started his jazz journey on his home turf, notably with a trio of albums on the Soul Note label: Check-In (2005), Il Bello del Jazz (2006) and Current Views (2009). But his profile rose substantially when he got involved with JMood Records, beginning with Kansas City Outbound (2008). He offered his masterpiece ...


News: Recording

JMood Records Releases 'Love Is Passing Thru' by Roberto Magris

JMood Records Releases 'Love Is Passing Thru' by Roberto Magris

JMood Records is pleased to announce the CD release of Love Is Passing Thru by Roberto Magris. “Love Is Passing Thru” is a project recorded by Roberto’s Italian quartet after a concert tour in the Far-East almost 20 years ago. “This music is still so fresh with outstanding musicianship and musical ideas recorded at the Grammy-award ...


Article: Radio & Podcasts

From Tony Bennett to Mehmet Ali Sanlikol

Read "From Tony Bennett to Mehmet Ali Sanlikol" reviewed by Jerome Wilson

This show is a mixture of vocals, flutes, Middle Eastern jazz, and much more. Artists heard on the show include Mehmet Ali Sanlikol, Tony Bennett, Myra Melford, Lew Tabackin, and Cal Tjader. Playlist Henry Threadgill Sextett “I Can't Wait Till I Get Home" from The Complete Novus & Columbia Recordings of Henry Threadgill & ...


High Quote

Label: JMood Records
Released: 2023
Track listing: High Quote; Together In Love; Black Coffee; Hong Kong Nightline / The Island of Nowhere; Steps In The Dark; The Endless Groove; Naked Tina Serenade; The Changing Scene.


Article: Radio & Podcasts

Stan Getz, Jeremy Pelt & Roberto Magris

Read "Stan Getz, Jeremy Pelt & Roberto Magris" reviewed by Joe Dimino

We start the 826th Episode of Neon Jazz with Italian pianist & composer Roberto Magris with music from his 2023 release High Quote. He has always had a distinct and deep Kansas City connection and off this latest album, it is finally seeing the light of day after over a decade of being in the can ...


Article: Album Review

Roberto Magris & The JM Horns: High Quote

Read "High Quote" reviewed by Jack Bowers

Italian-born pianist/composer Roberto Magris, a paradigm of kinetic energy, records so many albums they can't seem to release 'em fast enough. Although High Quote, on which Magris leads the JM Horns (for JMood Records), was recorded more than a decade ago--in November 2012--its release date was for purposes unknown delayed until 2023. Whatever ...


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