PAOLO PROFETI EUROPEAN COLLECTIVE
Florian Radu - trombone
Sorin Romanescu - guitar
Davide Incorvaia - piano
Cristiano Da Ros - bass
Alessandro Rossi - drums
Paolo Profeti graduated with honors at the Conservatory Giuseppe Verdi in Milano. He also received a diploma at the Accademia Internazionale della Musica directed by M. Enrico Intra and Franco Cerri. He studied further with great saxophone players such as Jesse Davis, Rosario Giuliani, Billy Harper, Orazio Maugeri and Mauro Negri. Paolo has performed for several years in the Civica Jazz Band directed by Enrico Intra. He has collaborated with the Time Percussion, a project of Tony Arco, and the Contemporary Ensemble directed by Giovanni Falzone. He has performed with Daniele Cavallanti, Simone Daclon, Gianluca Di Ienno, Michele Franzini, Giulio Libano, Tito Mangialajo Rantzer, Catalin Milea, Sorin Romanescu, Fabrizio Spadea, Alberto Tacchini, Attilio Zanchi. He was the first alto for the Artchipel Orchestra, which won the prestigious award "TOP JAZZ 2012" as "Best Italian band of the year" held by the Musica Jazz magazine. With Artchipel Orchestra he has recorded the album Never Odd Or Even. He also plays with Mamud Band, an afro-funk ensemble founded in the 90's by percussionist Lorenzo Gasperoni alongside, most notably, Giovanni Venosta. As a member of Camilla Battaglia's To Book A Rest Quintet he was a finalist of the Barga Jazz Competition in 2012. He also composed the movie soundtrack for Primary Needs by Argentinian director Gabriel Pujia.
A soloist of the National Radio Orchestra since 2008, Florian Radu is a graduate of the Music University in Bucharest. As a student, he had a wide range of artistic activities on the capital's jazz scene, collaborating with established musicians like Garbis Dedeian, Decebal Bădilă, Johnny Răducanu and Harry Tavitian
A guitar player, jazz musician and sound designer, Sorin Romanescu is a key figure of the Romanian jazz scene, having worked with prestigious Romanian jazz musicians - such as Marius Popp, Mircea Tiberian or Garbis Dedeian - but also with many colleagues of his generation, among which Vlaicu Golcea, Maria Răducanu, Marta Hristea, Iordache, Cristian Soleanu, and Vlad Popescu. He has also collaborated with Romanian choreographers as composer and sound designer for several contemporary dance works. Since 1994 he is the audio producer of Start Rec Studios in Bucharest.
Davide Incorvaia is one of the few pianists who has deeply studied both the European tradition of the classical piano, as well as modern jazz. Both musical genres, jazz and classical music, are alive in his improvisations and meet, in a wise mixture that represents a genuine European style of jazz piano. He studied jazz piano in Milan for five years with the iconic Italian jazz pianist Franco D'Andrea and also studied classical piano for ten years at the Conservatory of Milan. Since 2008 he has played with many of the most important jazz musicians in Italy, like Franco Cerri, Enrico Intra, Giulio Visibelli, Roberto Rossi, Mattia Cigalini, Barbara Casini, Emilio Soana, Gianni Coscia, Andrea Dulbecco, Mauro Ottolini, Mauro Negri, Sandro Cerino and Enrico Rava. He has also played several concerts with famous international jazz musicians such as George Gruntz, Franco Ambrosetti, Javier Girotto, Michael Blake, Randy Brecker, Bob Mintzer and Dee Dee Bridgewater. He was 2010-2013 the pianist for Enrico Intras Civica Jazz Band and Sandro Cerinos Quartet. He also played regularly in a duo with the singer Simona Severini and, between 2011-2013, with the Big Band Orchestra of Monday Luca Missiti. He has given concerts in several major theaters in Italy, such as the Piccolo Teatro Strehler, the Conservatorio Verdi, Teatro Anteo and the Teatro degli Arcimboldi in Milan, the Auditorium Ranieri of Monaco, the Teatro Manzoni Monza, and the Coccia Theatre of Novara. With its Davide Incorvaia Trio (with Emanuele Garro on double bass and Paolo Zucchetti on drums) he played at various jazz festivals in northern Italy, and in the summer of 2012 played with the trio in the two most important jazz festivals in Italy, Iseo Jazz and Umbria Jazz. At the same time he has also composed soundtracks for short films, theater and television, such as "W la crisi" for the Italian State Television Stations Rai3 and "Il Naturalista" by Gianluca Lo Presti (which won prizes for Short Film at the Nastro d'Argento Festival 2008, the Festival Internazionale del Cinema di Venezia in 2009, and the National Film Board of Canada 2009).
Acoustic and electric bass player, composer and music teacher, Cristiano Da Ros has been playing the electric bass since 1989 and the double bass since 1999. In 1998 he attended a summer course held by the Manhattan School of Music in Castelfranco Veneto. Thanks to a scholarship in 2002 he attended a summer clinic in Perugia, where he got another scholarship which enabled him to attend the Berklee College of Music in Boston. He was a student at the Experimental three-year jazz course at Conservatorio "G. Tartini" in Trieste, where he is in touch with some of the most influential Italian jazz players; moreover, he studied Computer Engineering at Padua University. He has been working in the fields of blues, rock and black music for quite a long time, has been a member of several bands and has taken part in numerous music festivals. He has also played an active role in many projects which combine music, poetry and painting. He was a regular member of ONE FOOT IN THE BLUES, often plays with jazz guitarist Giovanni Buoro and took part in the theatrical production of the show "La Signora Canta il Jazz" of playwright and director Mario Perrotta, dedicated to Billie Holiday. He also teaches electric bass, solfeggio, music theory and ensemble in several music schools such as Associazione "La Sordina", "Riviera del Brenta" in Mira (VE) and Associazione "A.F.M." in Marcon (VE).
Alessandro Rossi was born in 1989 and started studying drums at age 6 under Gio Rossi, then studied classical percussions at the "Giuseppe Verdi" Conservatory under Andrea Dulbecco. In 2011 he graduated with honours from the "Jazz Masters" course at "Accademia Del Suono" in Milan. He studied privately with Stefano Bagnoli and Enzo Zirilli and in 2012 He spent a short period of time in New York where he was able to study with Clarence Penn, Nasheet Waits and Jeff Ballard. In 2008 he was among the finalists of the "Chicco Bettinardi" national competition in the "new talents of italian jazz" category. In 2010 together with Paolo Costa and Giorgio Cocilovo he collaborated with italian singer Malika Ayane, for her debut album launch. In 2007 he joined "Chicago Stompers", the youngest hot jazz orchestra in Italy. This still lasting collaboration gave him the chance to perform all around Europe in prestigious festivals and venues such as "Ascona Jazz Fest New Orleans & Classic" (CH) and "Breda International Jazz Fest". In 2009 he recorded the album "Burning The Iceberg", which was officially launched at the "Whitley Bay" International Hot Jazz Festival in England. In 2010 Chicago Stompers won the "prix de public" for best band at the Ascona International Festival. In 2011 he performed with New Orleans singer Steven Mitchell, during the final night of the "Swing Crash 2011 Festival. In 2012, together with Riccardo Lovatto, Jacopo Mazza and Giacomo Tagliavia he co-founded the band "Wolf-Gang 4et" with which he toured Japan. From 2011 on he collaborates with vibraphonist Gabriele Boggio Ferraris, with whom he recorded "Penguin Village" (UR Records). He's part of the Giovanni Falzone "Acoustic 4et" with Giacomo Tagliavia and Gianluca Di Ienno. With Di Ienno he collaborates with Falzone in his new project "Liner Trio". He collaborates with pianist Gianluca Di Ienno in the "Keys" project, together with Massimiliano Milesi. He's also part of the "dBus Project" sextet, with which he recorded "Live @ Santa Maria Gualtieri" (Teriaky Records 2015). He actively collaborates with singer Camilla Battaglia in the "Tomorrow" project, together with Andrea Lombardini. With Camilla he played with the Carlo Morena Quartet, performing at "Iseo Jazz". He also performed with Andreu Panagiotis as a guest for Battaglia's project. With Camilla Battaglia and Gianluca Di Ienno he contributed a track to the record "Hunger and Love " (Dodici Lune 2015) produced by Dodici Lune Records. With vibraphonist Cristiano Pomante he recorded "La Storia" (Alfa Music, 2015). He collaborates with guitarist Roberto Cecchetto, with whom he performed at Spazio Tadini in Milan as part of the "New Bottle Old Wine" exibition. From 2014 on he's part of Simona Parriniello's "Con Alma" project, together with Gianluca Di Ienno and Marco Micheli, with which he recorded the homonymous record. A very busy sideman, he boasts collaborations with illustrious artists such as Enrico Rava, Paolo Fresu, Achille Succi, Tino Tracanna, Marco Micheli, Roberto Rossi, Max De Aloe, Carlo Morena, Alfredo Ferrario, Paolo Tommelleri, Matteo Bortone, Marco Ricci, Andrea Di Biase, Alex Orciari, Dario Trapani, Nicolo' Cattaneo, Simona Parrinello, Mauro Porro, Simona Severini, Carlo Gravina, Daniele Gregolin, Michele Tacchi, Leonardo Corradi, Mauro Porro, Andrea Lombardini.