Emi Vernizzi - Pericopes+1, Paris 2016PERICOPES (IT/USA)

Alex Sgobbio – piano, Emi Vernizzi – sax
feat. Nick Wight – drums

Pericopes is an acclaimed jazz duo project that began in Italy in 2007. One would best describe their style as ‘New Jazz’, with roots in the European tradition, Afro-American music, and improvisation, and an affinity for melody and compositional structure. Pericopes has already participated in many important jazz festivals in Europe – the Umbria Jazz Festival (Perugia, Italy), Parma Jazz Frontiere (Parma, Italy), Jazz Pas Grave and Unesco International Jazz Day (Paris, France), BurgJazz (Münster, Germany) where they have presented their acclaimed double-debut CD “The Double Side”.

In 2014 Pericopes released also his DVD “Frames” and a digitial audio version. In Paris, Pericopes began collaborating with New York based drummer Nick Wight, marking the inception of a “transatlantic” musical direction. With a third voice, Pericopes’ style incorporated new elements of groove, avant-garde jazz, and post-rock interplay without loosing its integrity for melody and compositional structure. Fuelled by this support and enthusiasm, this trio-project performed for a U.S. tour and recorded a new album “These Human Beings” in NYC.

With the help of widespread media attention Pericopes+1 successfully made seven tours since 2014, performing more than 200 shows (USA, China, UK, France, Germany, Italy, Austria, Slovenia, Croatia, Switzerland, Belgium, Czech Republic) including Gateshead Int’l Jazz Festival and Sound Scotland (UK), Sunside Jazz Club (FR), JIM Festival (China), Jazz Dock on5 Festival (CZ), Burg Jazz (DE) and many more. The third trio albums have been released in 2020.


“These guys have a history to be sure” – Dave Liebman –
“Three excellent musicians” – Enrico Rava –
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Winners of Umbria Jazz Contest 2013
TopJazz 2013: Best Italian Jazz Group Top List
TopJazz 2012: Best New Italian Jazz Talents Top List
Winners of Padova Carrarese Prize 2012
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Jazziz, JazzTime, Herrald Scotland, JazzViews,…
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Emiliano Emi Vernizzi - Fabrizio Bosso


feat. Fabrizio Bosso

Emi Vernizzi – sax
Fabrizio Bosso – trumpet
Alberto Gurrisi – hammond organ
Michele Bianchi – guitar
Michele Morari – drums

This bassless quartet features the legendary italian trumpet player Fabrizio Bosso. As one of the most in-demand soloist on the international music jazz scene, Fabrizio recorded more than fifty album including three release for the prestigious record label Blue Note as a bandleader and collaborated with the main worldwide performer such Enrico Pieranunzi, Charlie Haden, Carla Bley and the London Symphony Orchestra. Borned on 2009, the BlueMoka nucleus is recognised as one of the new italian’s distinctive, creative and talented post-bop project, which includes influences from R’n’B to contemporary jazz, and marked by a blend of tradition and modernity. The quartet has started writing a new repertoire of original pieces and touring extensively in clubs and theatres around Italy.


Emi Vernizzi - Izzy and the catastrophics 2010Izzy & the Catastrophics (USA)

Izzy Zaidman – lead guitar/vocals
Emi Vernizzi – sax
Chapman Sowash – trombone
Max Johnson – bass
Gasper Bertoncelj – drums

Stitching together rock n’ roll, swing, surf, honky-tonk, and bebop, Izzy and the Catastrophics are a profoundly exciting and challenging group. Rooted firmly in traditional American roots music with the chops to nail it and the grit to deliver it, Izzy and his boys have toured constantly since 2008, playing over 250 shows per year in America and Europe. They have shared the stage with everyone from Snoop Dogg and Reverend Horton Heat in Orlando to the unmentionable punk bands of Anaheim. Izzy Zaidman is the veteran guitarist of Wayne “The Train” Hancock’s band. Fronting the group with swagger and zest, his masterful guitar playing is surpassed only by his witty songwriting and razor-sharp stage banter.


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“If Izzy and the Catastrophics had been the band on the Titanic
they’d have blown that iceberg into cubes
or drinks on the ledo deck.”
– Brian Baker – Citybeat Cincinnati, OHIO –

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