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.
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.
Teaching & Masterclasses
Kathmandu Jazz Conservatory (Nepal)
Midi Music School
Beijing Contemporary Music Academy
Yunnan Art University (China)
Calcutta Music School
Global Music Institute Delhi
One World College of Music Delhi
True School of Music
American Embassy School Delhi (India)
Tafe Perth (Australia)
Escola Comuniçao e Arte Maputo (Mozambique)
University of Kwazulu Natal Durban (South Africa)
Main festivals and venues
Opéra de Nice (France), Auditorium Rai, Piccolo Teatro Milano, Auditorium Parco della Musica Roma, Roccella Jazz Festival, Piacenza Jazz Festival, Torino JF, Teatro NohMa Milano, Jazzit Festival,Villa Celimontana Festival Roma (Italy), RendezVous Festival Delhi, Antaragni Festival Kanpur, Kolkata Book Fair, American Embassy Theatre Delhi, Bar Palladio Jaipur, Kolkata Club, Jamsteady&Plush Kolkata, Kashiyatra Festival Varanasi, Goa Central Library, Villa Shanti Pondicherry, Houz of Blues Hyderabad, Blue Frog Mumbai, Blue Frog Pune, S.K.Memorial Hall Patna, Delhi Art Fair (India), Centre Culturel Douta Seck Dakar, Le Must Club Dakar, Just 4U Club Dakar (Senegal) , Jazzmandu Festival, Reconception of Jazz Festival (Nepal), Spazio Italia Beijing, East Shore Jazz Club Beijing, Yue Fu Jazz Club Beijing, AO club Beijing, Auditorium Ambasciata Italiana Beijing, Western Art Shore Salon Tianjin, Midi Festival Shanghai, Music China Expo Shanghai, Yunnan Art University Kunming, Jz Club Shanghai, On Stage club Shanghai, T Union Guangzhou,On Stage Shenzhen, Golden Jazz Zhuhai (China) Y Theatre, Orange Peel Club (Hong Kong) Smalls Club e 55 Bar Club (NYC), Ostroda Reggae Festival (Poland) Overjam Festival (Slovenia) Radio Suisse,Chorus Jazz Club (Switzerland)Perth International Jazz Festival, Italian Club Perth, Italian Consulate Perth (Australia) Jazz Festival Italia-Mozambique Maputo (Mozambique) Orbit Club Johannesburg, Dante Alighieri Johannesburg, University of Kwazulu Natal, The Chairman Durban, Jazzy Rainbow Durban (South Africa)
Artist in residence
Gallery Central, Perth (Australia)