BIOGRAPHY

Alessandro Sgobbio

Composer, Pianist, Producer.

Short Bio

Since his debut piano solo album “Aforismi Protestanti”, Alessandro keeps expanding his own personal vocabulary of compositions, improvisations and spiritual explorations throughout music. He’s earned master’s degrees at the Norwegian Academy of Music (Oslo, Norway) and the Parma Conservatory of Music (Parma, Italy). Alessandro has released 11 albums as a leader, co-leader, composer, pianist and producer, including the Debra’s Dream Sextet, the CHARM trio and the Hitra Quartet. He regularly tours Europe, China and the US with his co-led project Pericopes+1, recognized as “a cleverly unorthodox trio” (Musica Jazz) as well as “an authentic surprise” (All About Jazz). His latest release “Forests” by his Oslo-based ensemble “Silent Fires”, has been chosen as “album of the month” on Musica Jazz Magazine and Europe Jazz Network.

“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

 

 


Awards

– 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

– Silent Fires, “Forests” (2019) – AMP Music & 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 © Jeff Sales