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. He has been voted one of the best new jazz talents of the year at the Italian 2022 TopJazz Polls. Sgobbio has earned Master’s Degrees at the Norwegian Academy of Music (Oslo, Norway) and the Parma Conservatory of Music (Parma, Italy), releasing 14 albums as a leader / co-leader. co-leader. Performing internationally as a soloist, duo and with his bands Silent Fires and Hitra, Alessandro Sgobbio has been touring across Europe, Scandinavia, UK, China and the USA. He has received several awards, including the Umbria Jazz Contest and the Padova Carrarese Prize. His recent releases “Forests”, “Transparence” and “Piano Music”  have been “album of the month” on Italian Musica Jazz Magazine, Europe Jazz Network, Jazzism and other international press outlets. His latest album “Piano Music 2” was released in September 2023.

 

“Astonishing piano technique & superb touch. A new star shines in the firmament of Italian Jazz.”
Musica Jazz, IT

“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

 

 


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 2022” – Best Album Toplist
– MusicaJazz “TopJazz 2022” – Best New Italian Talent Toplist

Selected Releases

– A. Sgobbio, “Piano Music 2″ (2023) – AMP Music & Records
– 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)

Photo © Jeff Sales