Gegè Telesforo

Biography

JAZZ VOCALS, JAZZ VOCAL IMPROVISATION, SECOND CYCLE ACADEMIC COURSES' JAZZ ENSEMBLE
Gegè Telesforo

Jazz vocalist, musician, producer, composer, but also journalist, author, radio and television personality, UNICEF Ambassador, GeGé Telesforo has gone through 40 years of radio and TV history with grace, lightness and consistent love for his always passion: lived jazz with the utmost professionalism combined with joy, rhythm and pleasure.

On the other hand, Telesforo over the years has shown an indestructible ability to bring together the best Italian and international jazz with collaborations of the highest level, just to name a few: Roberto Gatto, Danilo Rea, Antonio Faraò, Marco Rinalduzzi, Enzo Pietropaoli, Rita Marcotulli, Marco Tamburini, Dario and Alfonso Deidda, Amedeo Ariano, Max Ionata, Rossana Casale, Agostino Marangolo, Francesco Puglisi, Fabio Zeppetella, Marcello Surace, Alex Gwiss, Marco Siniscalco , Max Bottini, Giorgia, Tosca, Stefano Di Battista, Rocco Zifarelli, Julian Oliver Mazzariello, Mia Cooper.

And also Ben Sidran, Jon Hendricks, Dizzy Gillespie, Clark Terry, DeeDee Bridgewater, Phil Woods, Bob Malach, Georgie Fame, Clyde Stubblefield, Mike Mainieri, Bob Rockwell, Richard Davis, Phil Upchurch, Ricky Peterson, Frank McComb, Alan Hampton, Sachal Vasandani, Joanna Teters.

The several victories of the Jazzit Award 2010/11/12/13/14/15/16/17/18 as best male voice crown an important period characterized by the release of successful CDs such as "So Cool" (GrooveMasterEdition), "NU JOY" (COLUMBIA RECORDS/SONY MUSIC), "FUN SLOW RIDE" (SAM Records/EGEA 2016) from an incredible number of concerts with the prestigious participation of his quintet in the exhibition "The Best of Italian Jazz in Shanghai" on the occasion of the Universal Expo, to represent Italian art and culture in the world on the billboard with Stefano Bollani, Danilo Rea, Paolo Fresu, Roberto Gatto.

Black music lover, multi-instrumentist, composer, also record producer, radio and television host and entertainer of great talent, GeGè Telesforo has always been a multifaceted artist, and above all a refined vocalist, innovator of the "scat" technique, able to keep up with sacred monsters of jazz such as Jon Hendricks, Dizzy Gillespie, Ben Sidran, Phil Woods, Mike Mainieri, Clark Terry, DeeDee Bridgewater, Bob Berg.

As a teacher, he regularly holds his Master Classes in singing and vocal improvisation, "Vocal Jazz Concept", in prestigious Music Schools, Conservatories, and in Jazz Festivals in Italy and abroad. Since September 2012 he has been teaching Jazz and Vocal Improvisation at the Venice Voice Academy in Los Angeles (California-USA). He was named UNCEF Good Will Ambassador for his artistic commitment to all "Children in Danger", one of UNICEF's most significant campaigns. He is the inventor and promoter of the "Soundz for Children" project.

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