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BIAGIO ORLANDI

Italy

He graduated in saxophone under the guidance of Maestro Eugenio Colombo at the "L. Refice" Conservatory of Music in Frosinone, obtaining the II level academic diploma in Didactics of Music.

He also graduated in Ethnomusicology at the Faculty of Letters of the University of Rome 'La Sapienza' (from which the university publication "Traits of the Anthropological Research by Diego Carpitella" was born) and then obtained a master's degree in Jazz Composition with Maestro Furio di Castri at the “G. Verdi "in Turin, obtaining the academic honourable mention.


He attended jazz and improvisation seminars with artists such as Bob Mover, Pietro Tonolo, Claudio Fasoli, Giovanni Maier, Roberto Ottaviano, Maurizio Giammarco and chamber music with Fabrizio Paoletti and Alfonso Padilla. Naturally a "crossover" musician and dedicated to border musical territories, he has always collaborated with musicians Kent Carter, Gabriele Mirabassi, Gianfranco Tedeschi, Davide Santorsola, Paolo Fresu, Ettore Fioravanti, Mimmo Locasciulli, Roberto Kunstler, William Parker, Francesco Locascio , Gianni Lenoci and others.

With Eugenio Colombo he participated in the 44th Festival of Nuova Consonanza in Rome with the "Vento d’Autunno" project. Currently he collaborates as a musician and arranger with various music groups including “Entropia” and “Pegasys Quintet”, respectively of electronic music and free jazz, with which he has recorded several discs. With the “Pegasys Quintet” in 2016 he played for Radio 3 in the “Materadio” review. In 2015 he participated in the Turin Jazz Festival at the Egyptian Museum with the project by and with Anthony Braxton named “Sonic Genome” in a European exclusive. With the songwriter Piji (Pierluigi Siciliani) he has obtained numerous awards in important contexts among which the “Tenco Award” at the Ariston Theater in Sanremo stands out. With “Color Duo”, a formation dedicated to contemporary chamber music, together with the pianist Massimiliano Chiappinelli at the piano, he has been playing continuously since 2009 and in 2016 he recorded a disc produced and made by the London College of Music. In 2019 he joined the Onix Jazz Club Collective (“Collettivo Onyx”) and played in Matera and Saluzzo as part of a production of the Matera 2019 Foundation - European Capital of Culture entitled “Suono del Futuro Remoto” (Sounds of the Remote Future) with the participation of Paolo Fresu trumpet player.