As lover of unexplored space , border crossing sounds, Giuseppe focuses his research on the baritone saxophone, aiming to explore a vocabulary that goes through his background in contemporary classical music , jazz improvisation and his interest for non-western music.
He began studying classical saxophone at the “N. Piccinni” Conservatory in Bari, where he graduated in 2009.
In 2011 he obtained “Master on Saxophone” in classical conteporary music, as soloist at the “N.Rota” Conservatory in Monopoli.
In 2012 he moved in Holland to study jazz, at Prins Claus Conservatory in Groningen, with Michael Moore, Miguel Martinez, Kurt Weiss, Steve Altenberg, David Berkman, Robin Eubanks, Alex Sipiagin, Freddie Bryant, where he graduated Cum Laude in 2015.
In 2015 he recorded a solo piece for the dutch dancer and coreographer Cora Bos-Kroese titled “Two ways towards”, that was played and performed at the New York University (NYC).
He can be seen among his current projects as Solo, Falga, AVA, Michael Moore Bigtet, All Ellington, XP7.
He has been giving music workshops in several spaces and institutions in Europe together with the Conservatorium van Amsterdam, Stedelijke Muziekschool (The Netherlands), Arkestra Lab foundation (Italy), Marmara University of Arts (Turkey).
He has worked with creative artists covering various fields of the national and international art including:
Michael Moore, Joe Lovano, Chris Potter, Mariem Hassan, Vince Mendoza,Han Bennink, NDR Big Band, João Bosco, Kiko Freitas, Robin Eubanks, Paolo Fresu, Tullio De Piscopo, Taylor Ho Bynum, Steve Potts,Roberto Ottaviano,Ralph Alessi,Gianni Lenoci, Tiziana Ghiglioni, Felice Mezzina,Lothar Sthal, Jens Pollheide, Irene Aebi Lacy, Tiziano Tononi, Daniele Cavallanti, Carlo Actis Dato, Don Braden.
with his search along the borders of the baritone,
slap tongue-harmonic effects to downpours.” (www.draaiomjeoren.com)
roaring frequencies below. It lasts for one or two choruses, after which he finally leaps into the depth.
With powerful blows he wades through the notes and the jaws of the gathered people drop in awe:
such dynamics! such power! such swing!..” (Eddie Determeyer)
Giuseppe Doronzobaritone sax,mizmar,bansuri
tongue-harmonic effects to downpours.”
“I focus my solo performance on the baritone saxophone. I aim to explore a vocabulary that brings together contemporary classical music, jazz improvisation and non-western music traditions. I get inspired by urban and natural environments, electronic sounds and spaces, that all converge into an introspective experience of the baritone sax sounds. I am experimenting with multiphonics – amalgams of different sound layers – that open up also to a microtonal and polyrythmic music field.” His solo album will be released in June 2018.
Giuseppe Doronzo baritone sax; mizmar (north african flute); bansuri (traditional indian flute)
Pino Basiletamburrello; Cupa cupe (southern italian friction percussion); canne (italian ephemeral reed instruments); Bubbù (ocarina from Puglia)
Aterraterr is a meeting between two friends coming from the same land, Puglia (south of Italy), living at two extremes of Europe, the Netherlands and south of Italy.
Through their music they narrate past and present tales, perhaps totally abstract and utopian. Their language is inspired by the nature of their instruments, wind and percussive.
The soundscapes are influenced by the geographical and rural areas of Puglia, pastoral minimalism and traces of ancient mediterranean rituals.
Giuseppe Doronzo baritone saxophone
Esat Ekincioglu bass
Simon Leleuxdarbuka, percussion
((All about Jazz))
AVA embarks on an ethno-musical expedition to document the musics of this imaginary land and its folk. Formed just over a year ago, AVA had an exciting first year with some 40 concerts in the Netherlands, Belgium and Italy, receiving a phenomenal response from all types of audience.
AVA’s debut album, Music From an Imaginary Land is the grand result of the past year’s work.
They invite you on an ethnomusical expedition to the imaginary land and beyond. The album was released in spring 2017 on Trytone Records.
Giuseppe Doronzo baritone saxophone
Lucio Tasca guitar
Federico Pozzer piano
Andrea Caruso doublebass
sounds like itself”
where each player is given
a distinctive voice”
FALGA was born in October 2013 in Groningen, NL. Its members met and started first playing improvised music in duo or trio, in various combinations; subsequently they decided to blend their strong spiritual connections into a quintet.
The crusade of the ensemble is compelling a musical language which is the synthesis of the personal background of each member, the tradition of jazz music which is innovation, and last but not least the cathartic power of the moment.
Following to mantra of “now”, the band has been working with perseverance on original music; every composition is a different and always intimate story, but at the same time it’s nothing more than a piece of clay ready to be shaped into something radically different, according to the free will of any/every member.
Therefore, what the audience should be ready to attend to is a process of constant metamorphosis and creative flow, a research for the less traveled path and the enjoyment of a friendship facing endless unresolved questions.
Michael Moore Bigtet
Michael Moore alto sax,clarinet Eric Boeren cornet Wolter Wierbos trombone Giuseppe Doronzo baritone sax Kaja Draksler keyboards Jorrit Westerhof electric guitar Arjen Gorter bass Michael Vatcher percussion
Lyrisch Laag contemporary ensemble
Fie Schouten bass clarinet, contrabass clarinet Jelte Althuis bass clarinet, contrabass clarinet Giuseppe Doronzo baritone sax
Raoul van Der Weide “Xavier Pamplona Ensemble”
Raoul van der Weide contrabass,percussion Michael Moore clarinet Alistair Payne trumpet Ziv Taubenfeld bass clarinet Giuseppe Doronzo baritone sax MArta Warelis piano George Hadow drums
Jodi Gilbert vocals Gideon Tazelaar clarinet, alto saxophone Natalio Sued tenor saxophone Jimmy Sernesky trumpet Giuseppe Doronzo baritone sax Joost Buis trumpet
Eric Boeren cornetOscar Jan Hoogland piano Wilbert De Joodedouble bass Michael Vatcherdrums
|20 Feb 2018||All Ellington||Amsterdam, NL zaal 100||zaal 100|
|24 Feb 2018||XPE||Barlae Nassau, BE Plus Etage||Plus Etage|
|16 Mar 2018||with Daniele Ledda||Amsterdam, NL Zaal 100||Zaal 100|
|17 Mar 2018||with Daniele Ledda||Amsterdam, NL Zaal 100||Zaal 100|
|19 Mar 2018||All Ellington Recording Session||Amsterdam, NL Bimhuis||Bimhuis|
|01 Apr 2018||Meral & Mundus trio||Amsterdam, NL Roode Bioscoop Theater||Roode Bioscoop Theater||Buy ticket|
|12 Apr 2018||AVA Trio||Torino, IT tba||tba|
|13 Apr 2018||ava Trio||Torino, IT tba||tba|
|14 Apr 2018||AVA Trio||Brescia, IT Lo Spazio - Carme||Lo Spazio - Carme|
|16 Apr 2018||AVA Trio Recording||Udine, IT ArteSuono||ArteSuono|
|18 Apr 2018||AVA Trio||Marostica, IT Panic Jazz Club||Panic Jazz Club|
|19 Apr 2018||AVA Trio||Lucerne, CH tba||tba|
|21 Apr 2018||AVA Trio||Vevey, CH tba||tba|
|22 Apr 2018||AVA Trio||Basel, CH Renee'||Renee'|
|25 Apr 2018||XPE recording live session||Amsterdam, NL Splendor||Splendor|
|15 May 2018||All Ellington||Amsterdam Zaal 100||Zaal 100|
|27 May 2018||AVA Trio||Bruge, BE Parazzar||Parazzar|
|03 Jun 2018||All Ellington||Diemen, NL|
|14 Jun 2018||Michael Moore horn guys||Amsterdam Doek Festival||Doek Festival|
|29 Jun 2018||LORE||Ljubljana, SLO Ljubljana Jazz Festival||Ljubljana Jazz Festival|
|17 Feb 2018||Zebra||Amsterdam|
|16 Feb 2018||workshop/Lecture||Groningen, NL Prins Claus Conservatorium||Prins Claus Conservatorium|
|15 Feb 2018||Workshop/Lecture||Groningen, NL Prins Claus Conservatorium||Prins Claus Conservatorium|
|23 Jan 2018||SOLO Recording||Amsterdam, NL|
|20 Jan 2018||SOLO||Groningen, NL Atelier Il sole in cantina||Atelier Il sole in cantina|
|16 Jan 2018||SOLO||Amsterdam, NL Zaal 100||Zaal 100|
|14 Jan 2018||Falga||Amsterdam, NL Nausicaa||Nausicaa|
|13 Jan 2018||Falga||Groningen, NL Atelier Il sole in cantina||Atelier Il sole in cantina|
|31 Dec 2017||All Ellington||Amsterdam, NL Bimhuis||Bimhuis|
|28 Dec 2017||All Ellington||Amsterdam, NL Bimhuis||Bimhuis|
|17 Dec 2017||AVA trio||Groningen Brouwerij Martinus - Stichting Jazz in Groningen||Brouwerij Martinus - Stichting Jazz in Groningen|
|16 Dec 2017||All Ellington||BAARLE-NASSAU, BE Plus Etage||Plus Etage|
|15 Dec 2017||AVA trio||Rotterdam, NL Dizzy||Dizzy|
|14 Dec 2017||Ava trio||Utrecht, NL Aleph Bookstore||Aleph Bookstore|
|13 Dec 2017||Ava trio||Amsterdam Splendor||Splendor|
|11 Dec 2017||AVA trio||Den Haag, NL De Gekke Geit||De Gekke Geit|
|02 Dec 2017||3Trees Impro||Den Haag Villa Tuzarova||Villa Tuzarova|
|30 Nov 2017||LORE||Amsterdam De Peper||De Peper|
|25 Nov 2017||All Ellington||Amsterdam, NL Bimhuis||Bimhuis|
|21 Nov 2017||All Ellington||Amsterdam, NL Zaal 100||Zaal 100|
|18 Oct 2017||Hopscotch feat. Matt Wilson||Groningen, NL Brouwerij Martinus||Brouwerij Martinus|
|17 Oct 2017||All Ellington||Amsterdam, NL Zaal 100||Zaal 100|
|28 Sep 2017||All Ellington||Amsterdam, NL Zaal 100||Zaal 100|
|21 Sep 2017||All Ellington Residency||Neerpelt, BE Jazz Case Dommelhof||Jazz Case Dommelhof|
|17 Sep 2017||João Bosco & NDR Bigband||Hannover, GER Großer Sendesaal||Großer Sendesaal|
|16 Sep 2017||João Bosco & NDR big band||Schwerin, GER Landesfunkhaus||Landesfunkhaus|
|15 Sep 2017||João Bosco & NDR big band||Hamburg, GER Rolf Liebermann Studio||Rolf Liebermann Studio|
|14 Sep 2017||João Bosco & NDR bigband||Hamburg, GER Rolf Liebermann Studio||Rolf Liebermann Studio|
|29 Aug 2017||AVA||Zutphen, NL Jazz in Luxor||Jazz in Luxor|
|26 Aug 2017||AVA||Leegkerk, NL Zomer Jazz Fiets Tour||Zomer Jazz Fiets Tour|
|25 Aug 2017||AVA||Groningen, NL Noorderzon Festival||Noorderzon Festival|
|07 Jul 2017||Greg Ward & 10 tongues||Rotterdam, NL North Sea Jazz Festival||North Sea Jazz Festival|