Maurizio Giammarco, a protagonist of jazz in Italy since the early 1970s, is an accomplished saxophone soloist, composer, arranger and leader of historic groups. With a deep knowledge of all historical jazz and a long experience in other musical fields as well, Giammarco boasts a recognizable style on the solo level as well as compositional, the result of a personal synthesis of his own experience.

He has played with many internationally renowned jazzmen: Chet Baker, Lester Bowie, Dave Liebman, Phil Markowitz, Miroslav Vitous and many others.

Maurizio Giammarco has composed and arranged music for theater, dance, film, symphony orchestra and string orchestra. His work for large ensembles has recently continued with three projects for the Sicilian Mediterranean Jazz Orchestra.

He is the author of a monograph on Sonny Rollins (1996) and a book of his compositions and transcriptions published by Carish (2012).

As Sideman he collaborates in many record productions: StrayHorns (Alessandro Fabbri 7et feat. M.Giammarco, R.Rossi-Caligola, 2012); Love Ballads (with Art Lande, Leveratto, Gatto – Red Records 1999); Song Tong (P.Damiani Ens. feat. Kenny Wheeler, Splash, 1995) 2nd Passage (with Tessarollo, Johnson, Vincent-V.Veneto Records, 1995); Soft Journey (Chet Baker meets Enrico Pieranunzi-1980/IDA).


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Maurizio Giammarco

Maurizio Giammarco