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NICOLA FAZZINI (alto & soprano sax)

Nicola was born in Milan in 1970 but grew up in the Veneto. He studied in Graz (Austria) at the Musikhochschule Jazz Department from 1992 to 1997 where he graduated (B.M.) in Saxophone. He also graduated (Jazz Diploma) from the Castelfranco Veneto G. Steffani Conservatory with full marks.

He's now Director of the Thelonious Monk School of Music, a prestigious institution located in Mira (Venezia), and Artistic Director of the JAM Jazz Festival.

Nicola recorded more than 20 albums, 5 as bandleader, with Italian labels (Splas(h), Caligola, Blue Serge, nBn, Artesuono, Radar) and with a German label (Jazz & Arts).

He's been performing with Enrico Rava, Mark Murphy, Peter Erskine, Steve Swallow, Carla Bley, Don Moye, Chris Speed, Eliott Zigmund, Pietro Tonolo, Danilo Gallo, Zeno De Rossi, Ron Horton, Tony Moreno, Jack Walrath.

Nicola has performed at jazz festivals and venues in Italy, Austria, France, Germany, Netherlands, Belgium, Croatia, Bosnia, Slovenia, Hungary, Peru and the United States.