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Alessandro Fabbri

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Jazz drummer, arranger and composer. In 1987 begins studying arrangiament with Bruno Tommaso and, later, with Giancarlo Gazzani. Then he approaches classical composition. He regulary writes and arrange for the groups he plays with. From 1984 he plays in different italian Big Bands. Since 1983 he has been writing and arranging for some of the groups which he works with. He was finalist in "Scrivere in Jazz", a competition for big band arrangers held in Sassari, Sadegna, Italy in 1992 and in 1994. In 1998 he won first prize in the "Barga Jazz" : a competition for original compositions. In 1992 he begins to direct and arrange for the "Duke of Abruzzi student Big Band", later "Jazz Camtet". He is teaching Jazz at the Conservatory of La Spezia (Italy) in 2003-2010 and, as associated, at The Conservatory of Florence (Italy)in 2005-2010 SELECTED RECORDINGS: "STREAMS" (Tiziana Ghiglioni sextet, 1984, SPLASC(H) Records) "BARGA JAZZ" (Barga Jazz big band conducted by Mo Bruno Tommaso, 1986, Piras s.a.s.) "BARGA JAZZ 2'" conducted by Mo Bruno Tommaso,1987,SPLASC(H) Records) "BOBERA" (Libens quintet, 1988, Phrases-Clac records) "IF SIX WAS NINE", "the music of Jimi Hendrix for jazz ensemble" (SPLASCH records CDH 376.2, 1992) "OZIO" (Libens quintet with Jean "toots" Thielemans; Via Veneto Jazz records VVJ004, 1994) "BATTISTI" with Tiziana Ghiglioni ( Philology) W133.2 1998 "IF SIX WAS NINE" "allegro andante con testo a fronte" Splasc(h) records CDH 663.2 1998 "A taste of Cannonball" - Alkaline Jazz trio guest artist Mike Turk (armonica) Organic music ORG 9708 1999 "Echoes of MJQ" with Paolo Birro Alessandro Di Puccio, Paolo Ghetti (Caligola 2039-2) "Quarte" with Dave Liebman; Via Veneto Jazz 043 "BargaLee" BargaJazz_2003 with LeeKonitz and Bruno Tommaso Philology W506.2 "Rosso Fiorentino" - Alessandro Fabbri 4tet (Caligola 2059) "BARGA JAZZ sounds & score" (Philology W 731) "Pianocorde" - Alessandro Fabbri (Caligola 2119)

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