Marco Marconi Trio

Marco Marconi Trio

 Perugia, Umbria, ITA
BandJazz

Fast becoming an important name on the Italian jazz scene, the Marco Marconi Trio plays jazz standards and original compositions. Combining influences from the past with contemporary ideas, creating swing in a timeless way. Music from the heart bringing a smooth, sophisticated jazz for today’s listeners....

Biography

An inspirational, upcoming talent on the international jazz scene, Italian composer and pianist Marco Marconi played at Umbria Jazz, the Umbria Film Festival, Monterchi Festival, Arezzo Jazz, Festival of Nations and the Valmarecchia Festival in 2011 and in October went to the UK in to play in piano solo at the Lancaster Music Festival (booked through Sonicbids) to great success.

In 2010, Marco was chosen by the prestigious Italian piano makers, Fazioli, to record a jazz CD in piano solo in their incredible concert hall near Venice, and “Mosaico” was launched to great success in January 2011.

Marco spends much of his time writing jazz which he regularly performs in concert. Originally, Marco composed many of his pieces for solo piano but having met fellow Italians, Mauro Giorgeschi and Giulio Angori, the music gradually took on a new form and in 2007 the Marco Marconi Trio evolved.

The Trio had great response from audiences around Italy and launched their first CD, Keep the Way Clear in February 2010, to great acclaim selling copies worldwide, in particular in Japan.

The Trio took part in two international competitions, the Mediterranean Jazz Contest (Elba Island) in July 2009 and the Barga Jazz Contest (Tuscany) in August 2010, both times finishing among the last three finalists.

In its fourth year (2011), the Trio changed formation and the line up now includes the exceptional double bass player Graziano Brufani and the hugely talented and experienced Alberto Argirò on drums.

The Trio performs regularly in festivals, events, private parties and corporate events throughout Italy and their music has also been selected through Sonicbids for radio airplay on Jazz City (Radio NEO), Indie Jazz Cafe Podcast, KMHD Jazz Radio Portland, Que 98.2 FM Smooth Jazz, indie104 & Jazz.com (Radio ARA Luxembourg).

Review of "Keep the Way Clear" by Editor of JazzIt, Luciano Vanni:

"The timbre of Marco Marconi’s piano playing is sharp and cutting edge, far from the usual soft, opaque sounds of contemporary jazz. On this foundation the pianist takes us inside a repertoire which has its roots deep in classic and modern jazz standards, with reworkings of pieces like Beautiful Love, Time Remembered, Take the “A” Train and ‘Round Midnight."

Discography

Keep the Way Clear (Sept 2009) - Self published
Foolish Things (June 2011) - awaiting release