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Guerrini, Mirko

Guerrini, Mirko, saxophones and flutes; b. Florence, Italy, 28 April 1973. He comes from a family of musicians and his father, clarinet player, led him very young to the music.

In 1991, he got his diploma in saxophone at the Conservatorio of music in Florence and started studying composition and jazz music. In July 1997, he was selected by Dave Liebman to attend his annual saxophone's masterclass in Pennsylvania (U.S.A.). He studied with Bruno Tommaso, Mauro Grossi, Paolo Fresu, Pietro Tonolo, Gianluigi Trovesi, Franco D'Andrea, Maurizio Giammarco, Paolino Dalla Porta and Dave Liebman.

He has performed with the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino's Orchestra, under the conducting of Zubin Metha, George Pretre, Zoltan Pesko, Yoel Levi, Gianadrea Noseda and John Neschling. He has also performed with Kenny Wheeler, Dave Liebman, Phil Markovitz, Ron Vincent, Matthias Schubert, Ed Neumeister, Orchestra Giovanile Italiana (guests : Peter Erskine, Palle Daniellson, John Taylor), Roberto Gatto, Stefano Battaglia, Gianluigi Trovesi, Paolino Dalla Porta, Marco Tamburini, Fabio Morgera and others.

He performed in the best known Italian clubs and in the jazz festivals of Doetinchem (Netherlands), Antverpen (Belgium), Ferrara, Siena, Prato, Musicus Concentus (Firenze), Bergamo, Lucca.

Tornando a casa (1994)
As sideperson:
Lavori In Corson: Summertime in Jazz (1994); Quodlibet: Esperanto (1994); Timet: Quadri di schermo vivo (1996), Colazione con la pietra (1997); Theatrum: Gesti (1997), Mut(e)azioni (1997); Bollani-Altomare: Gn'si delle fanfole (1998)

Projects in progress:
Triodegradabile: with Ares Tavolazzi (double bass), Roberto Gatto (drums);
Stefano Battaglia Quartet: with Stefano Battaglia (piano), Paolino Dalla Porta (double bass), Roberto Gatto (drums);
Theatrum: 15 Italian players conducted by S.Battaglia 

Contact information:
PHONE : 0039+55+781890  -  0039+347+3352101(cell.)
e-mail: mirko.guerrini@dada.it

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