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«The musical world of Gabriele Pezzoli

is so creative and full of tension.»

Jazz n’ More, Switzerland

Photo: DueMani&UnClick
Who I am

I live in Locarno, Switzerland, and I'm active as a pianist, composer, producer and teacher. Here, a stone's throw from Italy, surrounded by forests, mountains and lakes, is where I get and develop the ideas that flow into my music. Although mainly active in jazz and improvisation, I also like to blend contemporary, electronic and near-classical sounds into my music. And in some cases, reminiscences of alternative rock or minimalism may also mysteriously emerge.

Growing up musically between French-speaking Switzerland and Ticino, my international record debut as a leader took place in 2006 with the piano trio album «Improvviso». I have performed at international clubs and festivals in Switzerland, Italy, Germany, Czech Republic, Finland, Estonia, Greece and Madagascar, and had the opportunity to work with international, national and regional artists such as Olivier Ker Ourio, Tino Tracanna, Nils Wogram, Domenic Landolf, Reto Suhner, Max De Aloe, Taavo Remmel, Brian Quinn, Mauro Fiero, Max Pizio, Sandro Schneebeli and the BLUE 2147, /q3/ and Final Step collectives, among many others. 

I have been teaching piano for more than 20 years: a job which, over time, has proved to be one of the most valuable to me and which I carry out with dedication and enthusiasm. Beside musical activities, I have collaborated in the organisation of local musical events, including Jazzinfabbrica, Six O'Clock and Jazz nelle nostre piazze.