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Damiano Niccolini / Bio

DAMIANO NICCOLINI Alto, Soprano and Tenor Saxophones, E.W.I. (Eletric Wind Instrument) Born in Rimini (Italy) in 1976, Damiano started playing the Clarinet at the age of 11, entering immediately in the "Filarmonica G. Garibaldi" of La Maddalena (Sardinia, Italy). Just one year later, he discovered his true vocation for alto Saxophone and participated in a 5 months internship, at the Conservatory of Livorno "P. Mascagni" under the guidance of Professor Federico Mondelci. At the same time, Damiano followed private lessons with the Jazz musician Dimitri Grechi Espinosa. Later, Damiano moved to London for a year where he attended private classes and studied the basics of the English language. Continuing to devote much of his time further broadening and developing his expertise, in 1994 he attended the "Scuola Popolare di Musica di Testaccio" in Rome and the following year, the school "Birdland". Since 1996, he began his current and more intense professional activity as part of the group "Altroquando" which participates, among other many other venues, in the noted International Festival "FIMU" in France. In 2001 Damiano won a scholarship at the workshop "Nuoro Jazz" directed by great trumpeter Paolo Fresu. In 2002, he participated in the group "Crossnotes" at the International Festival "Time in Jazz", directed by Paolo Fresu. The following year, always in Nuoro Jazz ", he won a second scholarship, in which they reached the finals of the "Massimo Urbani national” prize. During these years he continued his professional education, attending various courses and master classes with Miroslav Vitouš, Airto Moreira, Butch Morris, George Garzone, URI Caine, Bruno Tommaso and Tino Tracanna. Since 1997 Damiano has been living between Tuscany and Sardinia, alternating his time between teaching and performing. Not to mention his continued interest and participation in numerous artistic collaborations with worldwide
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General Info

Artist Name
Damiano Niccolini
Home Page
Jazz / Bossanova / Pop

Contact Info

Firenze, FI, IT