baritone saxophone player, composer & educator


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.

“…Doronzo was certainly the most extreme soloist of the bunch,
with his search along the borders of the baritone,
slap tongue-harmonic effects to downpours.” (
” …Giuseppe Doronzo starts in the high register, as if he is not aware of the
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

“..Doronzo was certainly the most extreme soloist , with his search along the borders of the baritone, slap
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

“…a masterful job of blending regional influences as well as balancing ethnic inspirations with free improvisation…” 4**** ½ (All about Jazz)

((All about Jazz))

“…Their playing is intelligent but fulfilled also with emotion and enthusiasm…” 4****

(De Trouw)


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
Aleksandar Škorićdrums

Falga already
sounds like itself”

(De Trouw)

“Falga is a
transformational recording
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


All Ellington


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


Upcoming Concerts

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

Past Shows

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



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Baritone Sax. Composer. Educator

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