Gianni Denitto

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Adjudged one of the best Italian jazz musicians according to  “Musica Jazz” magazine, Gianni Denitto is a proud artist of Universal Music Italy since 2012, of Roland Europe for the loop machine RC 505 and Rampone & Cazzani Italian Handmade Saxophones.

Gianni is an eclectic musician with a wide experience in different musical genres. He completed his Bachelor’s Degree with honours both in classical and jazz music after 11 years of studies at Turin Conservatory, Italy.

From 2013 he started travelling around the world giving his solo saxophone performances mixed with electronics, working on jazz concerts with local musicians and teaching in music academies and universities. He also collaborated with the Italian Institutes of Culture in Athens, Beijing, Shanghai, Mumbai, Hong Kong, Delhi and Pretoria, as well as with the Italian Embassies in Dakar, Beijing and Maputo; Calcutta, Perth and Canton Italian Consulates.

Gianni has played in a large number of festivals as a solo artist and collaborating with with Orchestra Sinfonica Rai, Ike Willis (Frank Zappa), Elio (Elio e Le Storie Tese), Furio di Castri, Fabrizio Bosso, Indian Oceans, Zion Train, Luca Aquino, Nicolai Lilin.


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Tra i migliori musicisti italiani secondo la storica rivista “Musica Jazz”, già tra i migliori talenti emergenti nel 2010-2011.

Artista della Universal Music Italia, Roland Europe, sassofoni Rampone & Cazzani.

Da sempre appassionato di improvvisazione jazz, world music, elettronica e sound design.

Musicista eclettico con esperienze in diversi generi musicali. Laureato con il massimo dei voti in in Classica e in Jazz dopo 11 anni di Conservatorio a Torino.

Ha insegnato e tenuto masterclasses in accademie internazionali come il Kathmandu Jazz Conservatory (Nepal) Midi School of Music, Beijing Contemporary Music Academy e Yunnan Art University (Cina) Global Music Institute e True School of Music (India), Tafe Institute Perth (Australia) University of Kwazulu Natal Durban (South Africa), Escola Comunicaçao e Arte Maputo (Mozambico).

Ha suonato in prestigiosi festival ed eventi in Europa, Usa, Australia, Nepal, Cina, Sud Africa, Mozambico, Senegal, Hong Kong.

Ha collaborato con l’Ambasciata Italiana a Pechino, Dakar e Maputo, l’Istituto di Cultura di Pechino, Shanghai, Delhi, Hong Kong,  Mumbai, Atene e Pretoria; il Consolato di Calcutta, Canton e di Perth.

Già esibitosi con artisti tra cui Orchestra Sinfonica Rai, Ike Willis, Elio delle storie Tese, Furio di Castri, Fabrizio Bosso, Indian Oceans, Aida Samb, Zion Train.

www.giannidenitto.com

Teaching & Masterclasses

2014
Kathmandu Jazz Conservatory (Nepal)
Midi Music School Beijing (China)
One World College of Music Delhi (India)
American Embassy School Delhi (India)

2015
Calcutta Music School
Beijing Contemporary Music Academy
Yunnan Art University (China)
True School of Music Mumbai (India)
Tafe Perth (Australia)
Escola Comuniçao e Arte Maputo (Mozambique)
University of Kwazulu Natal Durban (South Africa)

2017
Conservatori Superior de Musica de les Illes Balears (Spain)

Main festivals and venues

2007
Piacenza Jazz Fest Italy – Welcome Furio di Castri

2008
festival Villa Celimontana Roma – Hermeto Furio di Castri

2009
55 bar New York – Jazz Trio
Chorus Jazz Lausanne – w/Andrea Esperti & Massimo Manzi
Radio Suisse – w/Andrea Esperti & Massimo Manzi

2010
Auditorium Rai Torino – W/Orchestra Nazionale Rai
Auditorium Parco della Musica Roma – Zapping Furio di Castri

2012
Piccolo Teatro Milano – Kora Beat
Centre Culturel Douta Seck Dakar (Senegal) – Kora Beat

2013
Roccella Jazz Festival Italy- Gianni Denitto Trio
Rendez Vous Festival Delhi India – w/Mike del Ferro
Antaragni Festival Kanpur India – w/Indian Oceans
Jazzmandu Festival Kathmandu Nepal – guest Jazz Conservatory

2014
Torino Jazz festival – Brain on a Sofa
Kolkata Book Fair – Brain on a Sofa
Reconception of Jazz Festival Kathamnd Nepal – Brain on a Sofa
Spazio Italia Beijing – Brain on a Sofa
East Shore Jazz Club Beijing – Jazz Quartet
Western Art Shore Saloon Tianjin – China – Brain on a Sofa
Ostroda Reggae Festival Poland -w/Zion Train
Overjam Festival Slovenia – w/Zion Train

2015
American Embassy Theatre Delhi- Brain on a Sofa
Bar Palladio Jaipur – India – Brain on a Sofa
Plush Kolkata – Brain on a Sofa
Kashiyatra Festival Varanasi- Brain on a Sofa
Goa Central Library – Brain on a Sofa
Blue Frog Mumbai – guest Kefaya
AO club Beijing – Jazz Quartet
Auditorium Ambasciata Italiana Beijing – Brain on a Sofa
Music China Expo Shanghai – endorsement Rampone saxes shows
Yunnan Art University China – Brain on a Sofa
JZ Club Shanghai – Jazz quartet
Y Theatre Hong Kong – Brain on a Sofa
Orange Peel Club Hong Kong – Brain on a Sofa
Perth International Jazz Fest – Australia – Brain on a Sofa
Consolato Perth – Brain on a Sofa
Jazz Festival Italia-Mozambique Maputo – Brain on a Sofa
Orbit Jazz Club Johannesburg South Africa – Brain on a Sofa
Kwazulu Natal University Durban South Africa – Gianni DenittoJazz Quartet

2016
Villa Shanti Pondicherry (India) – Brain on a Sofa
Houz of Blues Hyderabad (India) – Brain on a Sofa
S.K.Memorial Hall Patna (India) – Kora Beat
Maharaja Agrasen College Delhi – Kora Beat
Just 4U Club Dakar (Senegal) – Brain on a Sofa
Ambasciata a Dakar (Senegal) – Brain on a Sofa
Poona Music Society (India) – Gianni denitto Jazz Trio
Symbiosis Art Festival Lesvos Grecia – Brain on a Sofa

2017
Festival del Sax Mallorca Spain – Brain on a Sofa
Jazz Club Torino – Kora Beat
International Jazz Day Unesco Kathmandu – w/Dark Magus Orchestra

Artist in residence

2015 Gallery Central, Perth (Australia)

2017 Kathmandu Jazz Conservatory (Nepal)

Artistic Director

2017  Torino Jazz Night, Narrazioni jazz Festival, Torino

Speech

2017 TEDx Torino: Il viaggiatore col sax

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sxZQVufalgE