Andrea Saffirio


Andrea Saffirio

Andrea Saffirio began playing the piano at the age of 7, following classical music and ragtime studies with Maestro Barbara Martellini, then approaching jazz which he will deepen, among others, with Ramberto Ciammarughi, Claudio Colasazza, Antonio Faraò, Maurizio Giammarco, Aaron Goldberg, Eric Legnini, Dado Moroni and Pierpaolo Principato.

He has been active for years on the Italian and European jazz scene, live and in the studio, obtaining various awards including the "Premio Jazz Live 2014 (Jazz Live Award 2014(" within the Fara Music Festival 2014. He is the leader of the project "No Trio For Cats" with which he recorded "The Chicken In Love" (Emme Record Label) and "Colors Factory", for the Japanese label Da Vinci Jazz.

Andrea Saffirio has collaborated, among others, with Aldo Bassi, Stefano Cantarano, Jay Clayton, Paolo Fresu, Maurizio Giammarco, Rosario Giuliani, Eric Ineke, Gegè Telesforo, Lenny White and other.

After obtaining the first and second cycle academic diploma with the highest marks, since 2017, he has been teaching at Saint Louis College of Music. In 2019 he published the educational book "Il Linguaggio Armonico di Art Tatum" (Aracne Editrice).