DARIO DI LECCE TRIO

  • Dario Di Lecce

  • Alex Garnett

  • Robin Aspland

20150927

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Dario Di Lecce

Born in Bari (Italy), began studying the double bass in 2005. After few months he discovered his passion for jazz music and, over the years, he attended many workshops with great jazz masters such as Lee Konitz, Kurt Rosenwinkel, Kenny Barron, Dado Moroni, Eddie Gomez, Buster Williams, Steve Swallow. In 2010 he obtained a postgraduate Diploma in Jazz Music at the "Conservatiorio Niccolò Piccinni" in Bari. Soon after he began his professional career performing throughout Italy and playing with many of the italian's top jazz musicians. He has performed in Italy, UK and United States, sharing the stage with jazz masters such as Fabrizo Bosso, Giovanni Amato, George Garzone, Eddie Palermo, Gaetano Partipilo, Flavio Boltro, Nicola Angelucci, Renato D'Aiello, Alberto Parmegiani , Enzo Zirilli, Renato Chicco, Guido Di Leone, Roberto Gatto, Tiziana Ghiglioni, Marco Tamburini, Franco Cerri, just to name a few. In 2010 he joined the Eugenio Macchia Trio, performing in several festivals ("Italian Jazz Days" - NYC, "Generazione Jazz" and "Tuscia in Jazz 2011" - Roma). In 2012 he moved to London, where he's currently performing. He has recorded several albums as sideman, including: "Eugenio Macchia Trio meets George Garzone - Live" (Tuscia in Jazz Records), "Broadway" (Di Leone / Macchia / Di Lecce - Four Records), "In Between" www.dariodilecce.com

Alex Garnett

Alex Garnett has been one of the leading saxophonists in the UK and Mainland Europe for over two decades, being instantly recognized by his dark, husky sound. A versatile musician and first call sideman, he has enjoyed success as both a jazz artist, composer and arranger, and an in demand session, studio and commercial saxophonist, having racked up countless recording credits along the way. A ubiquitous performer with many of Europe’s leading bands from underground to pop, he’s a regular sideman of choice for many visiting American artists when touring in Europe, and has performed in over 30 countries worldwide appearing at such venues as the Blue Note, Birdland, as well as the Perugia, North Sea, Vittoria, Montreax, and Oslo Jazz Festivals to name but a few, with varied and diverse artists across the spectrum such as Sir John Dankworth, Wynton Marsalis, Pete King, Humphrey Littleton, Scott Hamilton, Van Morrison, Evan Parker and The Rolling Stones, as well as with his contemporaries Gareth Lockrane, Seamus Blake, Phil Robson, Michael Janisch, Joel Frahm, and more.

Robin Aspland

Robin Aspland is one of the most in-demand piano player on the London Jazz scene. After working with various bands in the Leeds area, Aspland moved to London in 1984. His first name band engagement came the following year when he joined the Pasadena Roof Orchestra. Through the 90s, Aspland became very well known in UK jazz circles, playing with resident and visiting artists such as Iain Ballamy, George Coleman, John Dankworth and Cleo Laine, Pete King, Dick Morrissey, Orphy Robinson, Arturo Sandoval, Ronnie Scott, Bobby Watson, Kenny Wheeler and Van Morrison, spending about six years touring with the latter. Through into the early 00s, Aspland continued to build a reputation as an excellent and inventive soloist. He is also known and respected as a gifted sideman and is especially adept as an accompanist to vocalists, among who are Liz Fletcher, Karen Lane, Claire Martin, Curtis Stigers, Anita Wardell, and actress Jane Horrocks.