Giacomo Papetti

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Electric/upright bassist and composer, Giacomo Papetti (1984) obtained a Jazz Master’s Degree (summa cum laude) in 2012 with a thesis titled “Beyond the standard” at the Conservatory of Brescia (Italy), that subsequently awarded him the Luca Marenzio Prize as best student of the year. Before that, he studied electric bass with the Italian sideman Charlie Cinelli (1996-2001), and classical double bass with Stefano Pratissoli (2001-2004).

He attended various improvisation and jazz masterclasses and workshops with many international musicians: Markus Stockhausen (2011), Drew Gress, Ben Allison, Scott Colley, Jack Walrath, Furio Di Castri, Riccardo Zegna, Paolino Dalla Porta, Giovanni Maier, Piero Leveratto, Stefano Zenni and others (Siena Jazz 2006 and 2009), Jim Black, Ben Monder, Theo Bleckmann, Piero Leveratto, Franco Testa. Currently he’s also active as teacher in several local music schools (bass, improvisation and jazz ensemble practice).

He played in gigs and on records with some amazing jazz and experimental rock Italian musicians (Emanuele Maniscalco, Fabrizio Saiu, Francesco Saiu, Simone Guiducci, Christian Thoma, Corrado Guarino, Gianluigi Trovesi, Francesco Cusa, Francesco Bigoni, Piero Bittolo Bon, Nelide Bandello, etc.).

In addition to Small Choices he’s also co-leading other ensembles: Birdcage (with Emanuele Maniscalco), Innerplay (improvisation and contemporary music didactics and performances with Fabrizio Saiu, Maurizio Rinaldi), Trio Lontano (with Francesco Saiu and Christian Thoma).