Claudio Filippini

Claudio Filippini was born in Pescara, Italy in 1982. He graduated from the Conservatory “GB Pergolesi”, Fermo. During his studies he met musicians like Kenny Barron, George Cables, Jimmy Owens, Joey Calderazzo, Enrico Pieranunzi, Franco D’Andrea, Otmar Ruiz, Stefano Bollani, Stefano Battaglia. He was 17 when he received his first scholarship at Columbia College of Music in Chicago. In 2000, he received scholarships to the Siena Jazz Seminars and Workshops and in 2001 to We Love Jazz with Kenny Barron. In 2002, he also won the European Competition for piano Solo – Yamaha Music Foundation of Europe 2002 and the Massimo Urbani award 2003 (Jury and Audience). He has been a part of many festivals, including Sweet Rhythm in New York, Jazz Showcase in Chicago, Blue Note Jazz Club, Nagoya e Tokyo, Ronnie Scott’s in London, Jazz at Pearl’s San Francisco, Montreux Jazz Festival and Umbria Jazz. He joined the Maria Pia De Vito Quartet and Giovanni Tommaso‚Äôs “Apogeo Quint” in 2007. He recorded “Space Trip”, an electronic jazz trio album, in 2008. It was released at the “Casa del Jazz”, Rome, and received a lot of critical acclaim. He began performing with Mario Biondi in 2010 on his many tours. He also performed in theaters throughout Italy and abroad. He recorded “The Enchanted Garden” with Marcello Di Leonardo and Luca Bulgarelli for the prestigious Cam Jazz label. Enrico Pieranunzi, the pianist wrote in his liner notes that Claudio’s improvisations revealed to us a language full of imagination. Claudio also recorded “Enchantment”, a Nino Rota tribute CD with Fabrizio Bolsso Quartet as well as the London Symphony Orchestra. This CD was recorded in London’s Air Studios. Claudio Filippini’s 2012 was a significant year. He performed in a solo concert in Addis Ababa at the Auditorium of the Istituto Italiano di Cultura (Ethiopia) and he visited Chicago (USA), for several concerts at The Jazz Showcase. His very first quintet, which he founded in 1999, featured Max Ionata (saxes), Giancarlo Alfini (guitar), Maurizio Rollei (bass) and Nicola Angelucci (Nicola Angelucci) on drums). Claudio also published “Through The Journey”, a duo album with Fulvio Sigurta for Cam Jazz. The album was recorded at Bauer Studios, Ludwigsburg (Germany). Claudio released “Facing North” in 2013 on Cam Jazz. The album featured a new European trio that included Palle Danielsson, a Swedish musical legend, on double bass, and Olavi Louhivuori, a young Finnish drummer. This CD received positive reviews from newspapers, magazines, webzines, and radio broadcasting stations. Over the years Claudio Filippini has performed alongside Wynton Marsalis, Palle Danielsson, Donny McCaslin, Ben Allison, Tony Scott, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Mike Stern, Giovanni Tommaso, Maria Pia De Vito, Battista Lena, Enzo Pietropaoli, Francesco Bearzatti, Bebo Ferra, Fabrizio Bosso, Daniele Scannapieco, Lorenzo Tucci, Giovanni Amato, Max Ionata, Maurizio Rolli, Gaetano Partipilo, Nicola Conte, Dario Deidda, Nick “The Nightfly”, Roberto Gatto, Stefano Di Battista, Dario Rosciglione, Fabio Zeppetella, Alfredo Paixao, Israel Varel. Claudio Filippini will embark on a new adventure in 2014 with two outstanding American musicians. Stay tuned. from http://www.cocoprojazz.com

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