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Alessio MENCONI UNIT
Alessio Menconi (guitar), Ivan Paduart (piano), Sal La Rocca (bass), Mimì Verderame (drums) .
Alessio Menconi was born in Genoa – Italy. In 1993 (23 years old) he won the “Eddie Lang festival”contest (the most important competition for guitarists in Italy), as best Italian jazz guitarist. He play in tour in Europe, Asia, north and south America and recorded in over 40 cds with several musicians. In 1995 Paolo Conte call him for play in several world tours. Billy Cobham wanted him since 1998 to 2003 to play with him.
He participated as only Italian to the CD “Voodoo crossing-a tribute to Jimi Hendrix” with Robben Ford, Steve Lukather, Hiram Bullock ,Larry Coryell and many others. Actually is one of much important and wanted guitar player in Italy and Europe. For one night at the Village, in the company of some of our best Belgian jazz cats. Book early…More info
Some musicians he have been playing with: Paolo Conte, Billy Cobham, Adrienne West, Anna Oxa, Marcio Montarroyos, Danny Gottlieb, Enrico Rava, Tullio De Piscopo, Daniel Humair, Bansigu Big Band, Peter Washington , Albert “Tootie” Heath, Red Holloway, Franco Cerri, Gary Husband, Dado Moroni, Bob Mover, Flavio Boltro, Paolo Fresu, Carl Anderson, Cheryl Porter, Bobby Durham, Franco Ambrosetti, Plas Johnson, Antonio Faraò, Maurizio Gianmarco, Gary Bartz and many others…More info
Some press quotes :
“Alessio Menconi plays and writes with intelligence and grace. His music is both strong and gentle, deliberate and yet full of surprises. Listen! – Steve Swallow
“Guitar player with long experience in jazz and beyond, confident improviser endowed with great technical mastery”
– Musica Jazz 2001 –
“Alessio Menconi, one of the best guitarists in Italy, involved with the cream of national and international jazz (and not only) over the years, plays regularly with some of the best musicians” – Chitarre 2005 –
“Alessio Menconi, internationally well-known guitar player whose talent was recognised by great jazz masters who wanted him to play with them” – Il quotidiano di Reggio 2006 –
“He started by playing jazz, now he teaches, he’s a session man, and can boast many international experiences – Genoese guitar player Alessio Menconi, at only 25 years of age, is more than promising”
– Chitarre 1995 –