Gianni Vancini at Caffè Centrale

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The most incredible jazz rhythm highlights the Venetian nights..

On July 24th, Caffe Centrale will hold the curtains with the sound of one of the greatest representatives of Italian contemporary jazz music , Mr GIANNI VANCINI… stay tuned!

 

..Gianni is a tremendous blessing to the U.S. music industry and worldwide..” – Kirk Whalum

 

 

 

 

BIOGRAPHY:

Albums
2014: “Get Your Groove On,” recorded in Los Angeles – Gianni reaches the top of the list of the most popular saxophonists in the States.
2011: “United Souls” made in Amsterdam. The album has received excellent feedbacks, entering in different American charts (Billboard chart, Smoothjazz.com, Smoothindiestar.com, etc).

 

Italian artistic collaborations
Umberto Tozzi (Gianni is his official saxophonist since 2002), Andrea Mingardi (he is his official saxophonist since 1997), Antonella Ruggiero, Spain, Fausto Leali, Enrico Ruggeri, Ron, Amedeo Minghi, Mortal Coil, Gianni Morandi, Stadium, Barbara Cola , Katia Ricciarelli, Luisa Corna, Lucio Dalla, Marco Masini.

In chamber music he had many experiences in duo with pianists Carlo Guaitoli and Paolo Andreoli, performing in prestigious Italian stages.

 

International artistic collaborations
Ami Stewart, Carl Anderson, Kid Creole & the Coconuts, Ricky Lawson (Michael Jackson, Witney Houston), Alex Al (Michael Jackson), Gerald Albright, Dave Koz, Jeff Lorber, Greg Manning, Michael Lington, James East, Brad Rambur, Bono (U2), Sting, Andrea Bocelli and Zucchero Fornaciari, Ricky Lawson (Michael Jackson, Whitney Houston, Phil Collins), Alex Al (Michael Jackson, Mariah Carey, Herbie Hancock), Sheldon Reynolds (Earth Wind & Fire), Kirk Whalum , Jeff Lorber, Kenya Hathaway, Selina Albright.

 

TV Shows
Sanremo 2005, Pavarotti International Festival of San Remo, “Angels in ’98 square”, Roxy Bar, Italy Video, Support, Domenica In, One of Us, The Zecchino d’Oro, a disc for the summer, Saint Vincent, Scalo 76, Sunday 5 and many others.
As the only Italian saxophonist, in 2013 he had the privilege of being part of the “Dave Koz & Friends at sea”, the coveted cruise sponsored by the famous saxophonist Dave Koz (the same has a “star” in the prestigious Walk of Fame in Hollywood) to which annually gathers the greatest exponents of contemporary American jazz.

 

Teaching

Currently he holds master classes in Italy and abroad.

 

Education

2000: Diploma with honors at the “Old Tonelli” Conservatory of Modena.