Luca Boscagin Trio

  • Luca Boscagin - Guitar

  • Tim Thornton - Bass

  • Enzo Zirilli - Drums

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Luca Boscagin - Guitar

Luca Boscagin is a guitarist and composer and arranger.

After studying in Verona (Italy) with Dodo Castelli he developed his interest in improvisation and took several lessons with two of the foremost italian guitarists: Tolo Marton and Sandro Gibellini.

His major musical influences were: Led Zeppelin, Genesis, E.L.P, King Crimson, Wishbone Ash, Jeff Beck, Jimi Hendrix, Albert king and others.

Then he started listening to jazz, coming across artists such as: Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Wes Montgomery, Herbie Hancock and many many others.

During his career he recorded two albums with the band "Jazzbreakers" (with R. Bonisolo, P. Birro, L. Conte, W. Paoli), in which he re-arranged famous rock songs, and three albums as a leader (Touch and Go-Azzurra music 2005 and Four Steps-Off Limits 2008) and "Playground", released in march 2013.

He also recorded many other albums as a sideman with several artists like Alan Farrington, Francesco Bearzatti, and in the pop contest with the italian singer Drupi (Fuori target) and Omar Pedrini (Pane Burro e medicine).

He played in various festival in Italy and Europe with musicians like: Eliot Zigmund, Gianni Basso, Sonny Fortune, Mauro Negri, Larry Coryell, John Abercrombie, John Wetton (King Crimson) and many others.

In 2008 Luca performed in Rio de Janeiro (Brasil), where he recorded at the Radio Mec for the program "Mec Instrumental" with Paolo Andriolo and Frank Casale.

Tim Thornton - Bass

Bassist Tim Thornton is a regular performer on the British jazz scene and graduate of Birmingham Conservatoire. He comes from a very musical background with his parents Neal Thornton (pianist/composer) and Sally Burgess (Mezzo Soprano/Director) influencing his early interest in the music world. Tim won the 2013 British Jazz Award in the rising star category after releasing and touring his debut album ‘New Kid’ (SEHSO05). His new album "The Feel Good Place" is released soon on Jellymould Records featuring James Gardiner-Bateman, Grant Windsor and Chris Draper.

He is a regular host of the Late Late Show at Ronnie Scott's with his Quartet featuring Grant Windsor, James Gardiner-Bateman and Chris Draper and a regular member of the Ronnie Scott's Allstars lead by James Pearson. Tim also performs and has recorded with many different groups including the Steve Fishwick Quintet, Gilad Atzmon Quartet, Brandon Allen Quartet, Rob Barron Trio/Quartet, Jay Phelps Quartet/Sextet/Big Band, Dave O’Higgins Quartet, Ivo Neame Quintet, James Torme Quintet, Sian Evans Group, Heidi Vogel Quartet, Noemi Nuti Quintet (UK/Italy), Joe Pisto Quartet (Italy), and the Julian Bliss Septet .

Tim has previously worked with Stan Sulzmann, Logan Richardson, Eric Alexander, Jason Rebello, Pee-Wee Ellis, Will Vinson, Jim Mullen, Soweto Kinch, Guy Barker, Sir Willard White, Sian Evans (Kosheen), James Torme, Nigel Hitchcock, Alex Garnett, Gilad Atzmon, Tina May, Tim Lapthorn, Anita Wardell, Georgia Mancio, Stan Tracey, Liam Noble, Steve Brown, Tom Cawley, Ernesto Simpson, Jim Hart, Ross Stanley, Nick Smart, and Kit Downes to name a few.

Tim performs at many venues internationally but can most likely be found playing around London at venues such as Ronnie Scott's, Pizza Express Jazz Club, or the 606 Club.

Enzo Zirilli - Drums

Influences running from Charlie Christian, Wes Montgomery, 60’s be-bop and hard-bop, to poetry, funk, R&B and bossa nova and contemporary funk, Enzo Zirilli is considered one of the most versatile and creative drummer/percussionist of the last generations. He has performed all around the world with great musicians of the Jazz, World-music and Pop scene such as Enrico Pieranunzi, Antonio Forcione, Tom Harrell, Bob Mintzer, Dado Moroni, Marco Pereira, Steve Grossman, Gloria Gaynor among others.