“North Clouds” by Fabio Giachino. Class of 1986, is considered one of the most promising talents to appear on the Italian music scene in the past few years. Born in Alba, but taking Turin as his home town, he was awarded important Italian and European prizes, gaining recognitions both nationally and internationally. As a soloist he won the “Premio Internazionale Massimo Urbani 2011”, the “Premio Nazionale Chicco Bettinardi 2011”, and the “Revelation of the year 2011″JazzUp Channel Red Award. With his trio he was awarded Special Prize as “Best Band” at the “Bucharest International Competition 2014”, the “Fara Music Jazz Live 2012” prize (as best soloist and best band), the “Barga Jazz Contest 2012” prize and the “Premio Carrarese Padova Porsche Festival 2011”.
In 2013, 2012 and 2011 he was among the best 10 Italian pianists according to the “JazzIT Awards” referendum, organized by the magazine JAZZIT. In 2013 his trio was also among the best 10 Italian bands. His debut album “Introducing Myself”, recorded with his trio and featuring the sax player Rosario Giuliani, was included in the 2012 “100 Greatest Jazz Album” selection, compiled by the magazine JAZZIT.
In parallel with his accademic classical studies, which led to a Music Diploma in Organ in 2006 and a second level Music Degree in 2009, he also sudied jazz, through private lessons and workshops with the following musicians: A.Faraò, D.Moroni, R.Zegna, D.Rea; F.D’Andrea, S.Battaglia,G.Trovesi, P.Tonolo, F.Di Castri (Siena Jazz 2007, where he was awarded a scholarship for 2008); B.Harris (Felt Club Roma), J.Calderazzo, K.Rosenwinkel, S.Colley, J.T.Watts, S.Bonafede (Saint Louis College Rome). In 2012 he got a Master of Jazz Music Degree at the “G.Verdi” Conservatory of Turin, with F.Di Castri e D.Moroni. In 2011 he flew to Detroit with Emanuele Cisi on a study exchange trip between the Jazz Department of the Conservatory of Turin and the Wayne State University of Michigan, where he performed with the University’s big band and their professors.
In 2012 and 2009 he took private lessons from Fred Hersh e Hal Crook. He has performed in festivals and clubs in France, Belgium, Switzerland, England, the Czech Republic, Poland, Turkey, Rumania, U.S.A. and in innumerable places in Italy.
Matthias Flemming Petri (double bass)
Espen Laub Von Lillienskjold (drums)
Benjamin Koppel (saxes)
Paolo Russo (bandoneon)