Achille Succi

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Achille Succi, saxophonist and clarinetist from Modena, born in 1971, has collaborated with several national and international artists, such as Uri Caine, Louis Sclavis, Ernst Reijseger, Pierre Dørge, Kenny Wheeler, Franco D’andrea, Sylvie Curvoisier, Ralph Alessi, Butch Morris, Ettore Fioravanti, Bruno Tommaso, Giorgio Gaslini, Simone Guiducci, Cristiano Calcagnile, Giancarlo Tossani, Vincenzo Vasi, Giovanni Falzone, Umberto Petrin, also taking part in several concerts and recordings in Europe and around the world.

As a leader, Achille Succi has two CDs to his credit, “Shiva’s dance” and “Terra”, as well as a work in duo with the double bass player Salvatore Maiore: “Pequenas flores do inferno”.
In 2020 “Gargano Urbano” was released, a musical project involving traditional musicians from southern Italy, DJm and jazz quintet.
With the pianist Christopher Culpo he made the CDs “Thawing Mammoth” and “Fresh Frozen”, for the “El gallo rojo records” label.
Recently also a work in duo with saxophonist Mario Marzi dedicated to J.S.Bach: “Bach in black”
Together with Fabrizio Puglisi and Alberto Capelli he founded the group “Atman” and made the CDs: “Atman” and “Puntolinea”
Achille Succi recently took part in the realization of “Sketches of the 20th century”, the latest work by Franco D’Andrea with a contemporary ensemble conducted by Eduardo Rojo, and in the two formations of Furio di Castri, “Furious Mingus” and “Zapping”.
With “Jelly Roll”, by Helga Plankensteiner and Michael Loesch, he has recently recorded a new project that has led him to perform throughout Italy and Austria.

His teaching activity at the most important Italian conservatories and institutions is also intense, such as the conservatories of Bologna, Cagliari, Ferrara, Brescia, Rovigo, Milan (annual bass clarinet master, 2013) and the Siena Jazz University-SJU of Siena, where he is teacher since 2012
He currently holds the chair of Jazz Saxophone at the Frescobaldi Conservatory of Ferrara; abroad he is a professor at the European Jazz School based in Marburg (Germany) and has held masterclass and workshops at the musik Akademie of Poznan and Wroclaw (Poland), in Spain, Portugal, Colombia and Turkey.

In 2010 he was voted by the magazine “Insound” best musician in the wind category.
Also in 2010 he was pointed as one of the European musicians who would come to the fore in the decade (Bill Schoemaker, Giornale della Musica, January 2010), while Mario Gamba defined him as one of the most brilliant musicians of Italian Jazz (Alias, 20 /3/2010).

In 2012 he was voted by the magazine “Jazzit” as the best musician in the alto sax category.