Alessandro Sgobbio

Composer, Pianist, Producer.

Short Bio

b. 1982, Alessandro Sgobbio is an Italian composer, pianist, improviser. He has released 9 albums as a band leader, co-leader and producer. His co-led project “Pericopes” has won the 1st Prizes “Umbria Jazz Festival” and “Padova Carrarese” (6 albums, over 150 concerts around Europe, USA and China). Mentioned in the young-new-jazz-talents list by the Italian “Musica Jazz” Magazine, he has been selected for the “Martial Solal Piano Competition” in Paris. Alessandro is going to release soon a new album from his Oslo-based quartet called “Silent Fires” — a contemporary exploration  of Spirituality in all its declinations and meanings.

“Alessandro Sgobbio is a musician we hope to see in the future more exposed, because the music he composes as well as his luminous playing deserve to be shared with the broadest audience possible.”
Mozaïc Jazz, FR

“Fascinating compositions. Regular irregularity.”
Jazz’N’More, CH

“Modern jazz that’s heavy on intelligent melody and spirited improvisation.”
DownBeat, US

“A balanced collection of chamber music, between introspection and avant-garde.”
Jazz thing, DE

“With his many projects, Alessandro Sgobbio is almost indispensable to the Italian scene.”
Concerto, AT

“Excellent quality of the music, with an impeccable interplay.”
Musica Jazz, IT


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– 1st prize Umbria Jazz Festival (Perugia)
– 1st prize Padova Carrarese (Padova)
– 2nd prize at Luca Flores Piano Competition (Florence)
– Selected for the ‘Martial Solal Piano Competition’ (Paris)
– MusicaJazz “TopJazz ’13” – Best Group of the year Toplist
– MusicaJazz “TopJazz ’12” – Best New Italian Talents Toplist

Selected Releases

– Pericopes, “What What” (2018) – Unit Records
– Pericopes+1, “Legacy” (2017) – Auand
– Debra Shaw, “Debra’s Dream” (2015)
– Pericopes+1, “These Human Beings” (2015) – Alfa Music
– Charm, “Charm” (2013) – Gaffe Music
– Alessandro Sgobbio, “Aforismi Protestanti” (2010) – Gaffe Music

Photo © Chiara Esposito