Emiliano Vernizzi - Saxophones
From 2000, Vernizzi has been invited to festivals in Italy, Europe and USA, and has been actively involved in several original projects: including European modern jazz, hiphop, jazz -prog, nu-jazz, and avant-garde. He has authored more than thirty recordings as a performer. Also in 2012, he was listed by TopJazz among the new talents of Italian jazz. In 2013 he won the first prize of Umbria Jazz Contest 2013 with jazz project called “Pericopes”. He has attended seminars by John Taylor, Gideon Levensohn , Steve Coleman, Graham Collier; and obtained his M.S. in Jazz Music (cum laude). He played and made several recording with the "Civica Jazz Band of Milano", who has invited prestigious guests such as Eddie Daniels, David Raksin, D. Liebman, M.
Roach, Bobby Watson, David Murray, Evan Parker, Paolo Fresu, Enrico Rava, among many others.
Some of Emiliano’s international collaborators are: Bobby Durham, Paul Jeffrey, Steve Grossman, Tommy Campbell. For many years he has been member of the sestet of G.Cazzola. Since 2011 he plays in an American band led by Izzy Zaidman, recording three CDs and participating in several tours across the U.S., and in Europe. He is currently Professor of jazz saxophone at the Conservatory of Music of Parma "A. Boito" (Parma, Italy)