Alessandro Sgobbio

Composer, Pianist, Producer.

Short Bio

b. 1982, Alessandro is born in Italy. Pianist, composer, improviser, 9 albums released as a band leader, co-leader, composer 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 leads an Oslo-based electroacoustic project called “Silent Fires” (featuring Karoline Wallace, Hilde Marie Holsen and Håkon Aase).

“Alessandro Sgobbio offers fascinating compositions that sound familiar and yet not. Regular irregularity.”
Jazz’N’More, CH

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

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

“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