Giovanni Guidi

 

Born in Foligno 1985,  meets Enrico Rava during a Workshop in Siena. Rava notices his talent and decides to include him in “Rava Under 21” project, that would become  “Rava New Generation” after a little time. With this group Guidi will record two CDs , in 2006 and in 2010, for “ESPRESSO” magazine.

At the moment , beyond the partnership with Gianluca Petrella, his own personal trio with Luca Aquino and Michele Rabbia, his quartet  leaded with the young sax “enfant prodige” Mattia Cigalini, Guidi is always leader of his own groups.
He took part to a very large number of important  jazz festivals all around the world. We may mension Umbria Jazz, Vicenz New Conversation, Zurich Nu Jazz, Umbria Jazz Balcanic Windows, Stavanger Mai Jazz, Jazzlandia, Noth Sea Jazz Festival, San Francisco Jazz Festival, Molde Jazz, Portland Jazz Festival, and many others. Moreover , he performed in many clubs and theatres in New york, San Paolo, Rio De Janeiro, Buenos Aires, Brasilia, Slavador De Bahia, Berlino, Parigi, Londra, Monaco, Dublino, Seoul, Hong Kong.
His first album as a leader  is “Tomorrow Never Knows”, recorded by the japanese label VENUS, receiving  five stars  in a review  by the “Swing Journal” magazine.
After that he released other four albums for CAM JAZZ label: “Indian Summer” and “ The House Behind This One”   recorded with his quartet, “The Unknown Rebel” with a band of ten elements and “We Don’t Live Here Anymore” recorded in New York  with Gianluca Petrella, Michael Blake, Thomas Morgan and Gerald Clever.
His first album as leader released by the prestigious ECM label is dated 2013: “City of Broken Dreams”, recorded in trio with Thomas Morgan and Joao Lobo.
Guidi had just recorded previously two other albums for ECM: “Tribe” and “ On The Dance Floor”, both by Enrico Rava.
Guidi won, moreover, several awards, such as  the “TOPJAZZ “ award by “Musica Jazz” magazine. In that occasion the young pianist is been named by a 58 members jury the best talent of 2007.

Guidi is now recording a new album that was out last march. “This Is The Day”, released by ECM is recorded with  Thomas Morgan and Joao Lobo.

 

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