woodwind instrumentalist | composer | arranger


Using S4 mixing headphones

"My S4 give me a reliable and consistent way of working on my music.
I also use them for tracking: they sorted the unpleasantness that most headphones have when recording saxophone."

Saxophone player, based in London since 2004, where he played and recorded with Jake Vegas, Hot Orange Big Band, Jay Craig, Ian Pierce, Frank Griffith, Guillemots, Paloma Faith, his own sextet, Willie Garnett, Ray Gelato, Mitch Winehouse, Stan Reynolds, Ronnie Wood, Denmark Street Big Band, Ronnie King, Tatiana Okupnik, Krystyna Pronko, Julian Stewart-Lindsay, Roberto Pla…. He regularly collaborates with John Eacott’s Floodtide project. Since 2009 resident saxophone teacher in Hampton Court House, Surrey. Visiting lecturer at Goldsmith College and Westminster University.

Born in Trieste, Italy, in the second half of the XX century. Attended classical studies at the Music Academy “G. Tartini”. After some experience in theatre and classic music, he developed a strong interest in jazz in 1985. Following a theatre season as a stage musician in 1988 with “Veneto Teatro”, in 1990, he moved to Florence where he could work across a wider variety of music, ranging from jazz to ethnic, to rock and fusion. he had also started his career as a saxophone teacher at the Music Academy. During those years He also played with many bands and musicians including the Michael Allen Band, “Grand Wazoo Orchestra”, Leonardo Pieri’s “Lo squalo giallo” (The Yellow Shark), Stefano Bollani and more. Baritone sax player with the OFP Orchestra S.Lazzaro in Bologna, directed, amongst the others, by Carla Bley, Steve Swallow, Steve Coleman and Bruno Tommaso.

He has been involved in gigs with italian TV artists, advertisement jingles and the resident band at the Forte Village Resort in Sardinia. He also played, arranged and produced several records, including two solo album, obtained extremely favourable reviews. The first album, Refuso (Typo) was released in 1998. Twentysix Three (2016) has been listed among the best jazz albums 2016 by The Telegraph. In 1995, MA in Political Studies at the University of Florence. Really. During the last years, He has taken part in numerous studio sessions playing flute, clarinets (and trombone too). He also works as a producer, as well as a playing in a wide range of live projects.