Ermanno Novali

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Ermanno Novali majored in classical piano with Marco Giovanetti and dedicated himself to free improvisation at the musical research permanent laboratory in Siena led by Stefano Battaglia. He studied jazz improvisation with Claudio Angeleri at CDpM in Bergamo, at Siena Jazz Summer Workshops with Franco D’Andrea, Kenny Werner, John Taylor, and Ben Street, and participated in masterclasses with Chick Corea, Craig Taborn, Bob Moses, Lenny White, and Thomas Morgan.

He had the opportunity to play, among others, with Steven Bernstein, Gianluigi Trovesi, Rob Sudduth, Carlo Muscat, Garrison Fewell, Kaja Draksler, and Novara Jazz collective; he played with singers Sarah Jane Morris, Antonella Ruggiero, Simona Molinari, Paola Folli, and Joyce Elaine Yuille and played, among others venues, in Malta International Jazz Festival, Novara Jazz, Bergamo Jazz Festival in a solo set and in a double set with Tingvall Trio, Notti di Luce and International Jazz Day in Bergamo and in many Italian clubs including, multiple times, Blue Note in Milan. Among active collaborations, the one with the saxophonist, multi-instrumentalist, and composer Sandro Cerino in his original music quartet and projects dedicated to Vivaldi – in collaboration with the Verdi Baroque directed by Ruben Jais – to Tango and Jazz Today, hosted in 2013, 2014, and 2017 at the Auditorium Verdi in Milan. In 2017 he won the first prize in the international composition contest “P.Arzano” for International Jazz Day 2017 with “Two souls” from the Ermanno Novali Trio album “Passacaglia” published by Emme Record Label.

Among the main projects, there are Duo Sutera Novali with Virginia Sutera on violin, Ermanno Novali trio with Luca Pissavini on double bass, and Matteo Milesi on drums, international improvisation collective #tuscanymusicrevolution, and the piano solo.