|Gianni Bardaro (Denmark/Italy)
Gianni Bardaro, with his intense and original playing/composing, has been described several times as an artist particularly able to create a delicious mix of overflowing energy and vibrant melody at the same time. Inspired by the dynamic power of sounds, he is always unpredictable, whether in a meditative mood or a playful one, inviting the odience to keep ears wide open and to live in the escaping moment.
Born in Formia, Italy and based in Copenhagen, Denmark since 2002, he started to play the saxophone at the age of 11, behind the steps of his father, amatorial drummer. Since then Gianni dedicated himself completely to music. He is educated both in classical music (Conservatorio O. respighi, Latina, diploma 10/10 year: 1995; teacher: Mauro Zazzarini) and in Jazz Music (Conservatorio San Pietro a Majella, Napoli, diploma 10/10 year: 2002; teacher: Bruno Tommaso).
In 2002/03, guest student at the Rytmisk Musikkonservatorium (RMC) of Copenhagen, as a winner of a scholarship obtained from GAI “Association for Young Italian Artists”. In the RMC of Copenhagen, Bardaro studied with well-known Danish musicians such as Lars Møller, Jasper Bodilsen, Morten Lund, Niels Thybo, Christina Von Bülow, Thomas Agergaar, Birthe Skou.
Gianni is performing professionally since the age of 14, going across many countries like Italy, Spain, Denmark, Switzerland, Germany, Greece, Tunisia, Colombia, collaborating and recording with several well-known jazz musicians. He performed as additional member for the “Philharmonic Orchestra of Plovdiv and for world-known composers such as Goffredo Petrassi and Roberto De Simone.
In Denmark, Bardaro had the opportunity to play also for the Danish Royal Family and the national Danish TV channel DR2.
In 2001, he founded the Project Sinestetic Jazz, playing mostly his own compositions. One of them, Song for Dicembre, has been licensed to the English Philips. The jazz ballad was distributed from the Philips company in September 2001, in 20.000 copies all over Europe.
In 1999, Gianni won the national jazz competition “Baronissi 1999” with the “Afro Jazz quartet" in the category New talented Musicians and obtained the second place in the same competition in 2001 in the professional category with the Jam Orchestra
Right now, Bardaro is also very active as composer and performer, in other sectors of the music industry. He composes, arranges and records for different projects of electronic music, collaborating with an internacional network of artists and labels such as l´Escalier Srl (Warner Bros Chappel Italy)" and MODERNactivism records by “Italian Association of Electronic Culture”
|Gianni Bardaro : "Sinestetic Jazz" Overflow
Track List :
02. Cool Mouse
03. The Breath Of The Escaping Moment
04. El Son de Paola
05. Overflow Lille Suite
06. Song For Dicembre
07. One Bar And...
08. Supernova Latina
Gianni Bardaro - Sax
Lars Søberg - Trumpet
Francesco Cali - Piano
Andreas Hatholt -A.Bass Denmark
Jacob Hatholt - Drums Denmark
Sinestetic Jazz is an open and itinerant Jazz Project, created and lead by the Italian saxophonist Gianni Bardaro, based in the City of Copenhagen.
The Project, started in Naples in 2001, has already changed 3 formations and moved to Copenhagen in 2003 to "wear" a Danish/Scandinavian mood.
The Sinestetic Jazz Vibes attract strong audiences for each show both locally and internationally, and have received positive reviews from the media including airplay on the following national radio stations:
UN 98.5 Fm Colombia, show "Jazz la hora" Denmark Radio - Radium show M.E.T.O. 103.5 FM Panama, show "Jazz en Vivo” JazzWorldQuest, live365 Internet Radio, Canada Radio 95.9 Laser Street life, show "The Jazz suite”
Participation in international events: International Copenhagen Jazz Festival, Denmark Nova Festival II, Denmark Cortona Jazz, Italy Boquete Jazz festival, Panama Teatro Colon, Vestïbulo,Bogota, Colombia
The Project plays mostly Bardaro’s compositions, one of which (Song for Dicembre) has been licensed for the English Philips Company. The jazz ballad was distributed from the Philips Company in September 2001 with 20.000 copies distributed all over Europe.
Bardaro will release a new CD with Sinestetic Jazz in the beginning of 2007. Behind the concept Sinestetic Jazz is a good example of new jazz vibes and offers a young, fresh but precise sound with a clear understanding of its musical direction.
Sinestetic Jazz is a good example of new jazz vibes and offers a young, fresh but precise sound with a clear understanding of its musical direction.
The synestethesia can involve any of the senses and it can be defined as an emotional experience which causes a confusion of the senses.
Is it possible to taste a colour? To touch a smell? And can you see the sound of the music? With this meaning, Gianni Bardaro tries to translate the synestetic experience into music. He is interested in adopting the emotional atmosphere in music, to create an overflow of a strong energy.
The "Overflow" would then provoke and lead a conscious confusion of the senses, towards which the music is not just heard but even seen, touched, smelled and tasted. With Sinestetic Jazz, Bardaro focus mostly on original compositions.
Technically, he uses the compositional parameters of electronic music, in particular he is interested in the exploration and evolution of the concept of "loop" translated into acoustic music.
The main compositional influence remains jazz with shadows of Latin, Mediterranean and Scandinavian sounds. One of the most important points of Sinestetic Jazz is the Improvisation Moment of each soloist.
It can be considered the "breath of the escaping moment" where a clear and distinctive sound is communicated with emotion through unconventional colourful improvisations.
A contagious energy is generously spread out with imagination and passion, whether in a meditative mood or a playful one.