Projects

Zadeno Trio

Claudio Jr De Rosa (IT)

Saxophone

Jacopo Zanette (IT)

Drums

Alessio Bruno (IT)

Double Bass

Zadeno Trio was born in the summer of 2014 at the Royal Conservatory of The Hague in the Netherlands. The group was created with a goal of exploring the language of jazz from the traditional to the contemporary while combining their diverse professional backgrounds and experiences. The group has released two albums featuring original arrangements and compositions by all three members.

The music of Zadeno Trio is inspired by world-famous artists such as Joe Henderson, Sonny Rollins, Mark Turner and Chris Potter, with the aim of creating an intense and peculiar sound for their audiences.

Zadeno Trio

Summer 2014 : Winner, “Terme Preistoriche” prize at “Jazz by the Pool”, Montegrotto Terme
May 2015 : Finalist, pretigious Bucharest International Jazz Competition
July 2015 : Second place, “Tuscia in Jazz, European Jazz Competition” with Claudio Junior De Rosa receiving the prize for Best Soloist
August 2015 : Winner, “Barga Jazz Contest”
November 2017 : Winner, Best Group; European Jazz Contest at “La Casa del Jazz,” Rome
November 2017 : Winner, Best Bass Player; European Jazz Contest at “La Casa del Jazz,” Rome

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Naftule

Emilio Parrilla (ES)

Composer, leader, clarinet

Nadia Basurto (ES)

Vocalist

Yoojin Ko (KR)

Flute

Bernardo Parrilla (ES)

Saxofone

Gon Navarro (ES)

Guitar

Alessio Bruno (IT)

Double Bass

Guillermo Martin (ES)

Drums

Naftule is an energetic cocktail of jazz, klezmer, latin and cabaret. Based in the Netherlands, the international line-up provides an excellent setting for a combination of musical styles. Weaving together different backgrounds through music as storytelling, Naftule connects exuberantly with their audiences during each concert.

In its six years, Naftule has performed in festivals and venues in Asia, Central America and Europe : Yokohama Jazz Festival (Japan), Festival Internacional Cervantino (Mexico), Jeonju Sori Festival (Korea), Jazzolontia (Spain), Jazz in Het Dorp (Netherlands), Kaamosjazz (Finland), Festival Alles Muss Raus (Germany), Altonale (Germany)...

They have recorded two albums: “El viaje de Naftule” (2016) and "Iodosana" (2018).

In 2021 they obtained the I-Portunus grant to record their third album in Sevilla, Spain : scheduled for release in 2022!

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Alessio Bruno Quintet

Wietse Voermans (NL)

Alto and soprano sax

Claudio Jr De Rosa (IT)

Tenor sax / bass clarinet

Albert Kerekeš (SI)

Baritone and tenor sax

Alessio Bruno (IT)

Double Bass

Richie Struck (DE)

Drums

How do you explore the space created in the absence of a traditionally harmonic instrument such as guitar or piano? The Alessio Bruno Quintet takes this opportunity to enhance the identity of each individual line, saxophones in conversation with drums and bass, playing with jazz counterpoint across eight dynamic compositions.

Your Knuckles Speak Volumes

Wietze Voermans Quintet

Wietse Voermans (NL)

Alto saxophone

Michael Moore (NL)

Clarinet / Alto saxophone

Rasmus Svale Kjærgård Lund (DK)

Tuba

Alessio Bruno (NL/IT)

Double bass

Onno Govaert (NL)

Drums

Wietse Voermans Quintet originated due to the success of the Pack Project 2018; an annual project for young talent within Festival Jazz International Rotterdam. This project proved to be very inspirational and therefore it was a shame to leave it at that, hence the Wietse Voermans Quintet was born.

‘’A big part of the joy of going to a festival is the discovery of new names. The music of talented saxophonist Wietse Voermans proved to be one of the highlights of the festival. (…)

In collaboration with the festival, Voermans had put together a group with Michael Moore on saxophone and clarinet, Rasmus Svale Kjærgaard Lund on tuba, Alessio Bruno on bass and Onno Govaert on drums. Together the group moved through free compositions that both had the clear structure of refined pieces and the freedom and space of improvisation. Each composition was a field of possibilities without any interpretation given by a title. Voermans laconically introduced each composition as composition number one, composition number two and so forth. It was especially a joy to hear the fine textures of the instruments where the tuba took the role of the bass. Voermans' approach recalled the free chamber music of Jimmy Giuffre and like Giuffre he can swing. ‘’
-All About Jazz, Jakob Baekgaard

Live at Festival Jazz International Rotterdam
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S'Yo Fang Group

Priscilla Nokoe (NL)

Vocals

Yoojin Ko (KR)

Flute

Emilio Parrila (ES)

Clarinet

Albert Kerekeš (SI)

Saxophone

Dimitri Elegheert (BE)

Guitar

S’yo Fang (TW)

Piano/Composition

Alessio Bruno (IT)

Double Bass

Richie Struck (DE)

Drums

“The music I composed is a mix of music genres ranging from modern classical music to jazz. I want music to reveal the complex range of human emotions by translating them into a sound which is both classic and modern” - S'Yo Fang

S'Yo Fang Group - more info
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Yiannis Karygiannis Trio

Yiannis Karygiannis (GR)

Piano/Composition

Alessio Bruno (IT)

Double Bass

Richie Struck (DE)

Drums

Pianist and composer Yiannis Karygiannis’ debut album "Retrospection", brings his background of classical and jazz together with his Mediterranean roots to deliver a richly layered and narrative contemporary work. Each member brings their passions for diverse and challenging repertoires and genres to the trio. Instilling a depth and sensitivity into the dramatic melodies and interlocking rhythms, they create a uniquely enjoyable, immersive experience that highlights each musician's skills as much as it reveals the intricacies of Karygiannis’ emotionally attuned and technically demanding compositions.

"Yiannis Karygiannis releases his debut album 'Retrospection'. Refined jazz, based on personal themes, brought sublime with complex rhythms, sparkling piano playing and a strong emotional charge."
-Opduvel

Retrospection album
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Breathing Mechanics

Wietse Voermans (NL)

Alto and tenor sax

Luca Perciballi (IT)

Guitar and electronics

Alessio Bruno (IT)

Double Bass

Onno Govaert (NL)

Drums

Improvisational band based both in the Netherlands and in Italy.

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