BIOGRAPHY

Alessandro Sgobbio

Composer, Pianist, Producer.

Short Bio

Composer, Pianist, Producer, Alessandro Sgobbio keeps expanding his own personal vocabulary of compositions, improvisations and spiritual explorations throughout music. Sgobbio has earned Master’s Degrees at the Norwegian Academy of Music (Oslo, Norway) and the Parma Conservatory of Music (Parma, Italy), releasing 13 albums as a leader / co-leader with his Scandinavian ensembles Silent Fires & Hitra, the bands Pericopes, Debra’s Dream and Charm. He has received several awards, including the Umbria Jazz Contest and the Padova Carrarese Prize. He regularly tours in Europe, Scandinavia, China and the US. Sgobbio’s recent releases “Forests” and “Transparence” have been chosen as “album of the month” on Italian Musica Jazz Magazine and Europe Jazz Network. In 2022 Sgobbio makes return to his primal vocation with a new solo album, “Piano Music”.

“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

– A. Sgobbio, “Piano Music” (2022) – AMP Music & Records
– Hitra, “Transparence” (2021) – AMP Music & Records
– Silent Fires, “Forests” (2019) – AMP Music & Records
– Pericopes+1, “Legacy” (2017) – Auand
– Debra Shaw, “Debra’s Dream” (2015)
– Charm, “Charm” (2013) – Gaffe Music 

Photo © Jeff Sales