Emilano Vernizzi

Published : 06/15/2023 11:30:04
Categories : zArtists , zSAXOPHONE , zU - Z

“I choose BG because variety and persistence must be at the top of any player's gear choice”

Saxophonist, composer, touring musician, modern music educator, best characterized as a versatile and reliable sideman, co-leading several original projects marked by a blend of influences that range from jazz, rock to funk, hip-hop, American roots, electronic and pop.

During his career, Emi is credited on more than fifty recordings and toured the USA, Asia and Europe dozens of times, performing at hundreds of prestigious venues in London, NewYork, Philadelphia, New Orleans, Chicago, Paris, Berlin, Prague, Budapest, including eminent festivals as JIM Festival (China), Gateshead (New Castle, UK), Summer Fest (San Francisco, USA) and Umbria Jazz (IT).

Emiliano has collaborated with the Civica Jazz Band (fest. Eddie Daniels, David Raksin, Dave Liebman, Max Roach, Bobby Watson, David Murray, Evan Parker) and Bobby Durham, Anthony Wellington, Tommy Campbell, Fabrizio Bosso, Enrico Rava, Gianni Cazzola.

He’s a member of American band led by guitarist Izzy Zaidman, leader of the multi-award-winning group Pericopes which won first prize of both the Umbria Jazz Contest and Padova Carrarese and was listed by Italian TopJazz and magazines on both sides of the Atlantic (DownBeat, Jazzthetik, Jazz ‘n’ More).

He balances his own projects and popstar tours with presenting masterclasses (Royal Conservatoire of Scotland in Glasgow-UK, RNCM of Manchester, University of Aberdeen-UK); and teaching roles as Professor of Jazz Saxophone at both music Conservatories in Parma and Cesena (Italy).

His composing and production commissions/credits include soundtracks for short movies (Civica Cinema, Milan), commercial television (Pagani Zonda for Motor&Life magazine and Japanese Rosso), and radio programs (RaiTrade, Rai Radio Uno).


In his youth, he was awarded in the Verbania’s National Youth Contest (IT), obtained his M.S. in Jazz Music (cum laude) from Parma, attended  seminars by John Taylor, Gideon Levensohn, Steve Coleman, Graham Collier, Barry Harris, Giorgio Gaslini, Berklee Clinics of Boston and continued private studies in New York with luminaries Walt Weiskopf, Dave Liebman, Joel Frahm and Melissa Aldana.

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