Federico Calcagno

Federico Calcagno

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The 2020 Premio Internazionale Giorgio Gaslini winner Federico Calcagno is a clarinet and bass clarinet player, creative jazz musician, improviser and composer from Milano, Italy, and currently based in Amsterdam. The artist released his first album with his Italian band The Dolphians. This first recording is dedicated to Eric Dolphy and his music – “From Another Planet” [Emme Label] – which has been catalogued in the list of the best 100 albums of the 2019 by JAZZIT magazine. The second album “Liquid Identities” (Aut Records, 2020) underlines the recent artistic evolution characterized by clear compositional abilities, remarkable rhythmic variety and strong interplay between unique international artists. The last EP “Introspection” (Unite Jazz, 2020) marks the discographical debut of Fade In Trio, in which Federico works as co-leader. <> won the first prize at the “Premio del Consevatorio di Milano 2018” with his chamber project Tri(o)ttico, the critics award and 2nd prize in the prestigious Italian jazz competition dedicated to Massimo Urbani (Premio Internazionale Massimo Urbani 2019), and other two 2nd prizes: the Keep an Eye International Contest 2019 with his quintet Liquid Identities, and another one as jazz soloist in “Concorso Bettinardi 2020”. www.federicocalcagno.com

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