“One of the most subtly articulate baritone saxophone players in the world.” (Ken Vos, Jazzism)
“One of the most exciting fresh voices in the Dutch jazz and impro scene” (Misha Andriessen, Trouw/Jazz&MO)
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.
Giuseppe (1987) was born in Barletta, a very old town on the Adriatic coast of Puglia, Italy.
Recently Giuseppe has been awarded as “Music Revelation 2018” in the International Jazz critic pool “El Intruso” by All About Jazz Journalist Karl Ackermann.
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 contemporary 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 choreographer Cora Bos-Kroese titled “Two ways towards”, that was performed at the New York University (NYC).
He can be seen among his current projects as Solo, Falga, AVA Trio,Aterraterr, Michael Moore Bigtet, All Ellington,Raoul van Der Weide XPE.
Giuseppe’s work has been supported by grants from the Sena Fund and Performing Art Fund of The Netherlands.
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, Benjamin Herman, Jim Black.
He has played in venues and festivals including OCT LOFT Jazz Festival, Xihu Festival, Shanghai World Music Festival (China); Bimhuis, Gaudeamus Muziek Week Festival, Doek Festival, Lantaren Venster, North Sea Jazz Festival, Zomer Jazz Fiets Tour Festival (The Netherlands); Novosadski Jazz Festival (Serbia); Sant’Anna Arresi Jazz Festival 2018, Reggia della Venaria (Italy); Die Aegidien church, NDR Funkhaus (Germany); Meutiviti Festival (Denmark); Ljubliana Jazz Festival (Slovenia) and many others. He has been broadcast in various places, including on VPRO, RAI Radio 3, NPO 1.
“… huge sonore sound; his performance is mystic, multilayered and full of secrecy” (W.de Joode)
“… clear example of reincarneyation” (Duke’s day, Bimhuis)
“…the most extreme soloist of the bunch with his search along the borders of the baritone, slap tongue-harmonic effects to downpours” (draaiomjeoren.com)
“… such dynamics! such power! such swing!” (E.Determeyer)
“… Doronzo holds a brilliant argument for the baritone sax as a leading instrument.” (Trouw)
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 Doronzo baritone sax,mizmar,bansuri
expression and Doronzo does a first-rate job of articulating his vision.”
(All about Jazz)
tongue-harmonic effects to downpours.”
“As one of the most exciting fresh voices in the Dutch jazz and impro scene”, Italian born, Amsterdam based musician and composer Giuseppe Doronzo, focuses his solo research on the baritone sax. His solo work, gives you a polyphonic vision from a monodic instrument. The performance consists of pieces and improvisations that combine contemporary classical music, jazz improvisation and non-western music traditions. He gets inspired by urban and natural environments, electronic sounds and spaces, that all converge into an introspective experience of the baritone sax sounds. He experiments with multiphonics, amalgams of different sound layers, that open up to a microtonal, polyphonic and polyrhythmic music field. Last year with his solo project, Doronzo has been nominated Music Revelation and Best Debut Album 2018 by All About Jazz on the international jazz critic pool “El Intruso”. Furthermore, he had the possibility to present his debut solo album “GOYA” at various venues and festivals in Europe including Sant’ Anna Arresi Jazz Festival, Bimhuis, and Gaudeamus Muziekweek Festival. Russian film director Roman Ermolaev made a 40’ experimental film based on Doronzo’ s baritone sax solo album “GOYA”, gaining a relevant attention from Film Festivals and Contemporary Art Museums in Europe. His first solo album “GOYA” was released in August 2018 on his record label, Tora Records.
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
Pino Basile 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
No upcoming shows scheduled.
|25 Oct 2020||Genesi||Bari, IT Teatro Abeliano||Teatro Abeliano|
|25 Oct 2020||Aterraterr||Bari, IT Teatro Abeliano||Teatro Abeliano|
|08 Oct 2020||Genesi||Ruvo di Puglia, IT Talos Festival||Talos Festival|
|08 Sep 2020||Genesi||Bari, IT Chiesa San Sabino||Chiesa San Sabino|
|08 Aug 2020||Sanem Kalfa/ Giuseppe Doronzo||Amsterdam De Tanker||De Tanker|
|14 Jun 2020||w/ Michael Vatcher /Marta Warelis||Amsterdam, NL De Tanker||De Tanker|
|02 Jun 2020||Genesi||Firenze, IT Fabbrica Europa Festival||Fabbrica Europa Festival|
|25 May 2020||Giovanca||Amsterdam De Kleine Komedie||De Kleine Komedie|
|10 May 2020||Genesi||Bisceglie, IT Prospettiva Nevskij Festival||Prospettiva Nevskij Festival|
|09 May 2020||Giovanca||Dordrecht Schouwburg Kunstmin||Schouwburg Kunstmin|
|05 May 2020||w/ Mike Reed/Eric Boeren/Marta Warelis||Amsterdam, NL Zaal 100||Zaal 100|
|28 Apr 2020||Genesi||Bari, IT Teatro Abeliano||Teatro Abeliano|
|17 Apr 2020||Giovanca||Almere Kunstilinie Almere Flevoland||Kunstilinie Almere Flevoland|
|20 Mar 2020||Giovanca||Zwolle Theater De Spiegel||Theater De Spiegel|
|18 Mar 2020||Aterraterr recording session||Bari, IT|
|17 Mar 2020||Aterraterr recording session||Bari, IT|
|08 Mar 2020||AVA trio||Utrecht, NL Molen De Ster||Molen De Ster|
|07 Mar 2020||AVA Trio||Burgdorf, DE Ratssaal||Ratssaal|
|06 Mar 2020||AVA trio||Amsterdam, NL Bimhuis||Bimhuis|
|05 Mar 2020||Giovanca||Rijswijk De Rijswijkse Schouwburg||De Rijswijkse Schouwburg|
|08 Feb 2020||Giovanca||Groningen De Oosterpoort||De Oosterpoort|
|07 Feb 2020||Solo||Groningen, NL Living room||Living room|
|05 Feb 2020||Workshop/Teaching||Groningen, NL Prins Claus Conservatorium||Prins Claus Conservatorium|
|01 Feb 2020||Giovanca||Arnhem Musis Arnhem||Musis Arnhem|
|31 Jan 2020||Giovanca||Alphen a/d Rijn Theater Castellum||Theater Castellum|
|24 Jan 2020||Giovanca Tour||Bussum Spant Bussum||Spant Bussum|
|21 Jan 2020||all Ellington||Amsterdam, NL Zaal 100||Zaal 100|
|17 Jan 2020||Giovanca Tour||Amstelveen Schouwburg Amstelveen||Schouwburg Amstelveen|
|08 Jan 2020||Giovanca Tour||Den Bosh, NL THEATER AAN DE PARADE||THEATER AAN DE PARADE|
|28 Dec 2019||All Ellington||Amsterdam, nl Bimhuis||Bimhuis|
|14 Dec 2019||All Ellington||Leiden Hot House Jazz - BplusC Muziekhuis||Hot House Jazz - BplusC Muziekhuis|
|13 Dec 2019||Zebra||Amsterdam, NL De Ruimte||De Ruimte|
|11 Dec 2019||AVA Trio||Sorrento, IT Sorrento Jazz Festival||Sorrento Jazz Festival|
|10 Dec 2019||AVA Trio||Matera, IT Osteria Malatesta||Osteria Malatesta|
|08 Dec 2019||Genesi||Matera, IT AltoFest||AltoFest|
|07 Dec 2019||Genesi||Matera, IT AltoFest||AltoFest|
|06 Dec 2019||Genesi||Matera, IT AltoFest||AltoFest|
|22 Nov 2019||giovanca Tour||Wageningen, nl Junushoff||Junushoff|
|19 Nov 2019||All Ellington||Amsterdam, NL Zaal 100||Zaal 100|
|26 Oct 2019||Giovanca Tour||Spijkenisse, nl De Stoep Spijkenisse||De Stoep Spijkenisse|
|14 Oct 2019||Giovanca Tour||Haarlem, NL Stadsschouwburg Haarlem||Stadsschouwburg Haarlem|
|10 Oct 2019||Giovanca Tour||Alkmaar, NL Theater de Vest||Theater de Vest|
|04 Oct 2019||Giovanca Tour||Rotterdam, NL Theater Zuidplein||Theater Zuidplein|
|29 Sep 2019||All Ellington||Amsterdam, NL Witte Kerkje Holysloot||Witte Kerkje Holysloot|
|27 Sep 2019||Giovanca Tour||Dronten, Netherlands, NL Meerpaal||Meerpaal|
|15 Sep 2019||AVA Trio CHINA Tour||Wuhan, CH World Music Festival - Wuhan Tiandi||World Music Festival - Wuhan Tiandi|
|14 Sep 2019||AVA Trio CHINA Tour||Shanghai, CH World Music Festival - The HUB||World Music Festival - The HUB|
|08 Sep 2019||AVA Trio CHINA Tour||Shanghai, CH World Music Festival - KIC||World Music Festival - KIC|
|07 Sep 2019||AVA Trio CHINA Tour||Shanghai, CH World Music Festival - New Hongqiao Central Park||World Music Festival - New Hongqiao Central Park|
|05 Sep 2019||Aterraterr||Ruvo Di Puglia, IT Talos Festival||Talos Festival|
|06 Aug 2019||Arifa||Teheran, IR Vahdat Hall||Vahdat Hall|
|13 Jul 2019||Re:Freshed Orchestra||Rotterdam, NL North Sea Jazz Festival||North Sea Jazz Festival|
|18 Jun 2019||All Ellington||Amsterdam, NL Zaal 100||Zaal 100|
|06 Jun 2019||XPE||Amsterdam, NL Bimhuis||Bimhuis|
|02 Jun 2019||All Ellington||Amsterdam, NL Diemerplein Fest||Diemerplein Fest|
|31 May 2019||SOLO + Film GOYA||Eindhoven, NL Paviljoen ongehoorde muziek||Paviljoen ongehoorde muziek|
|25 May 2019||Doronzo/Anelli||Torino, IT La Rusnenta||La Rusnenta|
|24 May 2019||SOLO||Torino, IT Cafe` Des Arts||Cafe` Des Arts|
|23 Apr 2019||All Ellington||Amsterdam, NL Zaal 100||Zaal 100|
|17 Apr 2019||Solo||Amsterdam, NL Kunst RAI Art||Kunst RAI Art|
|25 Mar 2019||BimLab #38||Amsterdam, NL Bimhuis||Bimhuis|
|23 Mar 2019||Aterraterr||Altamura, IT Incursioni Fest 2019 - Masseria Martucci||Incursioni Fest 2019 - Masseria Martucci|
|08 Mar 2019||zebra||Amsterdam, NL 2nd Stop Jupiter - De Ruimte||2nd Stop Jupiter - De Ruimte|
|06 Mar 2019||Ava Trio||Rotterdam, NL City Art||City Art|
|22 Feb 2019||SOLO||Amsterdam, NL De Ruimte||De Ruimte|
|19 Feb 2019||All Ellington||Amsterdam, NL Zaal 100||Zaal 100|
|22 Jan 2019||AVA Trio||Zuthpen, NL Luxor||Luxor|
|21 Jan 2019||AVA Trio||Valkenswaard, NL Kunstkeuken||Kunstkeuken|
|19 Jan 2019||All Ellington||Edam, NL|
|19 Jan 2019||AVA Trio||Amsterdam, NL Tritone 20th Anniversary Festival||Tritone 20th Anniversary Festival|
|18 Jan 2019||AVA Trio||Fredericia, DK Tøjhuset||Tøjhuset|
|18 Jan 2019||AVA Trio||Hamburg, DE White Cube||White Cube|
|15 Jan 2019||All Ellington||Amsterdam, NL Zaal 100||Zaal 100|
|12 Jan 2019||AVA Trio||Bredevoort, NL Koppelkerk||Koppelkerk|
|11 Jan 2019||AVA Trio||Bredevoort, NL paviljoen ongehoorde muziek||paviljoen ongehoorde muziek|
|10 Jan 2019||AVA Trio||Luxemburg City, LUX Liquid Bar||Liquid Bar|
|28 Dec 2018||All Ellington||Amsterdam, NL Bimhuis||Bimhuis|
|19 Dec 2018||SOLO CD/ FILM Presentation "GOYA"||Amsterdam, NL Bimhuis||Bimhuis|
|15 Dec 2018||Zebra||Amsterdam, NL La Gare du Noord||La Gare du Noord|
|14 Dec 2018||Zebra||Amsterdam, NL De Ruimte||De Ruimte|
|10 Dec 2018||All Ellington||Amsterdam, NL De Brakke Grond||De Brakke Grond|
|20 Nov 2018||All Ellington||Amsterdam, NL Zaal 100||Zaal 100|
|17 Nov 2018||Lyapunov||De Panne, BE Vuurfeest 2018||Vuurfeest 2018|
|20 Oct 2018||AVA Trio China Tour||Beijing, CN DuskDawn Club||DuskDawn Club|
|18 Oct 2018||AVA Trio China Tour||Xi'an, CN Meeting Jazz Club||Meeting Jazz Club|
|14 Oct 2018||AVA Trio China Tour||Hangzhou, CN XiHu Blooms Music Festival||XiHu Blooms Music Festival|
|12 Oct 2018||AVA Trio China Tour||Changsha, CN Blue Valley Jazz Club||Blue Valley Jazz Club|
|11 Oct 2018||AVA Trio China Tour||Guanghzou, CN ZHILE ART SPACE||ZHILE ART SPACE|
|10 Oct 2018||AVA Trio China Tour||Zhuhai, CN GOLDEN JAZZ CONTEMPORARY MUSIC INSTITUTE||GOLDEN JAZZ CONTEMPORARY MUSIC INSTITUTE|
|09 Oct 2018||AVA Trio China Tour||Shenzhen, CN OCT Loft Festival||OCT Loft Festival|
|29 Sep 2018||Workshop Drake Mouthpiece||Deventer, NL Saxofoonwinkel||Saxofoonwinkel|
|24 Sep 2018||Ottomani||Shanghai, CN Shanghai World Music Festival||Shanghai World Music Festival|
|23 Sep 2018||Ottomani||Shanghai, CN Shanghai World Music Festival||Shanghai World Music Festival|
|21 Sep 2018||Ottomani||Shanghai, CN Shanghai World Music Festival||Shanghai World Music Festival|
|09 Sep 2018||SOLO "GOYA" album presentation||Sant'Anna Arresi, IT Sant'Anna Arresi Jazz Festival||Sant'Anna Arresi Jazz Festival|
|08 Sep 2018||SOLO "GOYA" album presentation||Utrecht, NL Gaudeamus Muziekweek||Gaudeamus Muziekweek|
|07 Sep 2018||Solo "GOYA" album release||Hannover, GER Die Aegidienkirche||Die Aegidienkirche|
|31 Aug 2018||Ucirc/FLIC||Reggio Calabria, IT Bergamotto Art Festival||Bergamotto Art Festival|
|26 Aug 2018||SOLO "GOYA" album release||Amsterdam, NL Bimhuis - Uit Markt fest||Bimhuis - Uit Markt fest|
|25 Aug 2018||Lirish Laag||Groningen, NL Zomer Jazz Fiets Tour||Zomer Jazz Fiets Tour|
It was great yesterday to play my solo in Rotterdam at City Art Rotterdam!
Next solo in Groningen at Atelier “Il sole in cantina”, Cantina Records. next week, saturday 22nd!
Thanks Gerard Groenendijk for the pic!