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Trombonist / Arranger / Composer

"Sergio Chiricosta, jazz trombonist of undisputed talent, whose peculiar gifts can be referable not only to a complete mastery of the instrument and a truly personal timbre, but also to skills of improvisation and speed of performance to be considered quite unusual , very close to the typical agility of trumpet players and saxophonists... Sergio Chiricosta’s solos, always riveting, rich in pathos and swing, very little, or practically nothing indulge in easy exhibitionisms and in foregone virtuosisms. On the contrary, in respect of jazz syntax, they are the result of a great creativity that expresses itself in an undoubted personality and a stylistic logic as a confirmation of his reached artistic maturity ..."
(Oscar Gavaini)       

...He was born in province of Torino on August 10th 1975. He began to play at the age of 8 and at 15 since the meeting with Giovanni Capriuolo he has developed a daily devotion to music. Graduated in trombone at Conservatorio Giuseppe Verdi of Torino. Winner of a scholarship at Siena Jazz for "the course of highly specialization in jazz". He attended: in Aosta "the course for music specialization!" by Scuola Superiore Musicale of Aosta Valley, in Lanciano "The International Seminar of Orchestral Formation", and also courses of specialization with internationally famous trombonist such as Roberto Rossi, Claude Chevalier, John Mosca, etc.

He started his career as professional at the age of 17 ranging from classical music to funk and jazz. A year later he finished second at International Festival of Barga Jazz. Since then he has many occasions of taking part to recordings and live concerts with internationally famous artists throughtout Italy, the Netherlands, Switzerland, Croatia, Belgium, Austria, France, U.S.A., Germany playing in the most important theatres and festivals such as "Torino Jazz Festival", "Bergamo jazz", "Ferrara Jazz Festival", "Pavia Jazz Festival", "Break in Jazz" of MIlano, "7 giorni in jazz" of Ancona, "Lucca Jazz Festival ", "Arezzo Wave", "Iseo Jazz Festival", "Valtellina Jazz Festival" of Sondrio, "8° Festival d’opéra Avenches 02" (CH), "Saluzzo Spring Festival", "Tiroler Festpiele Erl 2001" (A), "Fantadia, Festival Internazionale di multivisione" di Treviso, "Jazz Castello 2005 XII edizione"of Potenza, "Talos Jazz Festival" of Bari, "Moncalieri Jazz Festival", "Jazz Alta" a Ventimiglia (IM), "49ème Festival de jazz Antibes Jouan-Les-Pins" (FR), "Villa Celimontana Festival Jazz" a Roma, "Alba Jazz 2009", 36° Festival Antibes Génération Virtuoses (FR), "Festival de musique sacrée" a Monaco, etc.

Active also as composer and arranger, some of his compositions were taken into consideration by Warner Chappel and are now part of compilation of music played in the "Ermenegildo Zegna stores".

At the present day he collaborates as side man with many formations of musicians in the fields of jazz, classical music and opera. Furthermore he performes as leader playing his own compositions and arrangements with trio, quartet, quintet and big band such as Filarmonica Jazz Band of which he’s conductor and arranger.

Among Chiricosta’s most important collaborations are worth of being mentioned those with: Dee Dee Bridgewater, Perico Sambeat, Leora Cashe, Enrico Intra, Giorgio Gaslini, Enrico Rava, Franco Cerri, Dave Liebman, Bobby Watson, Max Roach, Bob Brookmayer, Enrico Pierannunzi, Markus Stochausen, Giuseppe Vessicchio, Giovanni Tommaso, Tullio DePiscopo, Stjepko "Steve" Gut, Paolo Tomelleri, Joe Poole, Tony Foster, Flavio Boltro, Pietro Tonolo, Rino Vernizzi, Harold Danko, Synphonic Orchestra of San Remo etc.

In 2006 he published as leader his first CD In Front Of You and he was nominated as one of the best new talents in the referendum "Top Jazz 2006" organized by the specialized magazine "MUSICA JAZZ".