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Simone Maggio | Light dawn

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Simone Maggio, Light Dawn Is my first album produced by Stefano Mastruzzi, Director of Saint Louis College of Music, school from which I graduated and where I now teach.... In fact, it was Stefano who proposed me to record a CD .... to my enormous surprise ! At that time, I was 22 years old and had not yet taken composition seriously, I practiced mostly other music like all jazz students and I played a lot in projects of other musicians.

When it was proposed to me, I had two choices: to stay in the land of the "known", following paths already traced and then recline the offer ... or , immediately accept this challenge and face ... myself... I chose the second and for me it was the beginning of the ... research, in music and not only ... I discovered in me a passion for composition and for European jazz and I began to grow my personality and cultivate it together with my intention.

I, alongside Flavio and Rosario, my travel companions of the time, worked hard for a year and finally in the summer of 2003 we recorded the CD .... with a special guest; in fact, we had the honor to enjoy the participation of Javier Girotto in three of the 10 tracks on the album....

Simone Maggio

After obtaining his artistic diploma he moved to Rome to continue his musical studies, deepening the study of jazz and then of improvisation and composition. He won two scholarships at Saint Louis College of Music and graduated from the same with honors, examined by a committee chaired by Enrico Pieranunzi, with whom he continued to study for a period.

He attended the seminars of Siena Jazz, deepening the approach to playing in trio with Stefano Battaglia, Paolino dalla Porta and Fabrizio Sferra; he also followed the seminars of Italian and international musicians such as Jonh Taylor, Paul Motian, Jack De Jonhette, Marc Jonhson, Enrico Rava, etc...