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Gianni Gebbia

GIANNI GEBBIA
Alto & sopranino saxophones - flute -various objects -

Born in Palermo - Italy- May 1st - 1961

FREELANCE COLLABORATIONS
Evan Parker,Fred Frith, Louis Sclavis, Gianluigi Trovesi, Lindsay Cooper, Lars Hollmer, Sakis Papadimitriou, André Jaume,Steve Buchanan,Yves Romain, Dominique Regef, Jean Pierre Drouet,Sergey Kuriokhin, Vladimir Tarasov, AnatolyVapirov, Petras Visnaiuskas, Fred Giuliani, Vitas Labutis, Tadashi Endo, Masaki Iwana, Motoharu Yoshizawa, Julie Stanzak, Keiki Miridokawa, Heiner Goebbels, David Moss, Claudio Lo Cascio, Otomo Yoshihide, Antonio Carallo, Raul Ruiz, Noel Akchoté, Benoit Delbeq, Paul Rogers, Thierry Madiot, Guillaume Orti, Christophe Marguet, Hubert Dupont, Ernst Reijsiger, Henri Kaiser, Mari Kimura, Damon Smith, Garth Powell, Phil Gelb, Tim Perkis, Gino Robair, Tom Nunn, William Hooker, Lee Ranaldo, Jim O’ Rourke, Mimmo Cuticchio,Toti Garraffa, Floros Floridis, Lefteris Agouridakis, Antonello Salis, Pino Minafra, Salvatore Bonafede, Stefano D?Anna, Italian Instabile Orchestra, Peter Kowald, Gunther Sommer, Oliver Lake, Glen Velez, Enzo Rao, Tiziano Popoli, Miriam Palma, Lelio Giannetto, Vittorio Villa, Francesco Cusa, Massimo Simonini, Jim Meneses, Jean Marc Montera, Roy Paci, Francesco Cusa, Lukas Ligeti, Xavier Garcia, Nils Wogram, Michael Manring, Kazuhisa Uchihashi, Carl Stone, Shinichi Isohata, Ramon Lopez, Jon Raskin, Weasel Walter, Wu Ming 1, William Wynant, Ishibashi Eiko, Kita Yoichiro, Yoshihide Otomo, Daniele Camarda, Ichiraku Yoshimitsu, Charles Hayward, Zeena Parkins, Suga Dairo, Isobe Jun.

FESTIVALS:
Imola Jazz at the Rock, International Jazz festival Sofia Bulgaria, Palermo Fusion Time, Gibellina Etnojazz, Varna Jazz festival Bulgaria, Roccella Ionica Rumori Mediterranei, Total Music Meeting Berlin FMP 1990, Sibiu International Jazz Festival Romania, Wuppertal Jazzspektakel, B.I.D; Berlin, The importance of return tickets-Podewil Berlin, Faenza Folkfestival, S.Arcangelo dei Teatri, Noci Europa Jazz festival, Clusone Jazz, BolzanoJazz Summer, Metastasio Jazz 99, Mulhouse Jazz festival 96-98, Rive De Gier, Angelica Bologna, Jazz Bo-Bologna, Ayler Festival Roma, Concentus Musicus Firenze, Verona Jazzitalia, Macchina dei Rumori Palermo, Curva Minore 97-98, Dreamin' California Palermo 98, Suoni del 900 Teatro Massimo-Palermo, Festival Internazionale sul Novecento Palermo 98, Sord- Nud-Palermo 96, Palermo di Scena 96-97-98, Sicilia Jazzestate Catania, Festival Ibleo del Jazz Ragusa 93-94-95-96, Jazz aux Pyramides Welkenraedt- Belgium, Obiettivo Giappone Roma Palazzo delle Esposizioni, Europa Jazz Festival Le Mans-France, Jazz e interferenze Schio, Link Bologna, Druga Godba Lubjana-Slovenia, Ring Ring Beograd 98, Butoh Festial London 96, Theater X Tokyo, Contemporary Sicily-The New School New York, The Red RoomBaltimore,TimeFlies-Vancouver-Canada, Brooklyn College N.Y. Beanbender's Berkeley-California, Fimav 97 Victoriaville Quebéc- Canada, Les Inaccottoumés Paris- Menagerie de verre, International Jazz festival Saalfelden 1999, Controindicazioni 99 Rome, Icebreaker festival Wien 99. Japan tour March 2000, Usa West Coast April 2000 Portland, Munchen 2000, Noci fest. 2000, Womad in Palermo, Rive De Gier October 2000,Groningen Zomer Jazz festival, Butoh festival Palermo 2000, Curva Minore 2000 pa, Akut Mainz 2000, Rive De Gier 2001, Dansem Marseille 2001. Northsea Jazz Festival 2003. Le trois Jours Groningen. Jazz Nomades Paris,Mulhouse jazz 2004, Beyond the Innocence 2005-2006- Osaka, Klara festival 2008 Bruxelles, Yokohama Impro Meeting 2008.

AWARDS (premi e riconoscimenti):

4rth place 1988 Top Jazz poll " Musica Jazz " magazine 3rd place 1989 Top Jazz poll " Musica Jazz " magazine 1st place 1990 Top Jazz poll " Musica Jazz " magazine Artistic Director Festival di Musica Euroaraba, Palermo Palazzo Steri Artistic Director Palermo di Scena 1997-1998 International Summer Festival of the City of Palermo. Artistic program curator International festival " Curva Minore pratiche inusuali del fare musica " 1997-2000. Director of Objet-a series Stereo Supremo recording label. Articles, interwiews, rewiews appeared on: Musica Jazz, La Repubblica, L'Ora, Giornale di Sicilia, Panorama, Linea D?Ombra, Blu Jazz, Jazz, Improjazz, Jazz Magazine, Jazzthetik, Jazz Podium, Rubberneck, Jazz Hopt, Il Mucchio Selvaggio, Fare Musica, The New York Times (inter. by Ben Rattliff), Coda, The Wire, Jazziz (int.by S. Prestianni) Dec.98 issue, Il Manifesto, Frankfurter Rundschau, Penguin Guide of Jazz, Grove Dictionary of Music, European Free Improvisation web site, Margen Spain 2002. 6th place best italian sax player Top jazz Musica Jazz 2008.

SOUNDTRACKS (colonne sonore per video e film):
" Solo " video by Salvo Cuccia Avalon prod. 1993 " Shiki " video by Salvo Cuccia Avalon prod. 1993 " Thriller ", " Dr;Jekyll and Mister Hyde ", " una mosca in città " cartoons by Grafimated. " Il viaggio clandestino. Vite di Santi e Peccatori " movie by Raul Ruiz 1993 " Un sogno di lumaca" short movie by Salvo Cuccia Avalon prod. 1995 " Terra Madre " short movie by Salvo Cuccia - Avalon prod. 1995 " Diario senza date " movie by Roberto Andò feat. Bruno Ganz 1995 " Peppino Impastato: storia di un siciliano libero " video by A. Bellia published by Il Manifesto " Ce ne ricorderemo di questo pianeta " a movie by Salvo Cuccia 2000 Oltre selinunte by Salvo Cuccia 2007
Lavorare con lentezza a movie by Guido Chiesa - Fandango productions-2004

TEACHING EXPERIENCES
(esperienze di insegnamento):

Saxophone 1984-85 at Django Reinhardt Music school palermo Saxophone 1992 - Open jazz school Palermo Lectures and workshops at Institute of History of Music, University of Palermo - Sonoma State College Music department - Time Flies Vancouver Canada- Fondazione Orestiadi di Gibellina- Mill's College Oakland California.

PAINTING EXHIBITIONS & VISUAL WORKS

1979 - 20 soluzioni pittoriche - Discoteca dell'Opera Universitaria Palermo.
1990 "Le idi di Marzo" with Peter Kowald - Associazione Garraffello Palermo. curators:
Paolo Falcone e Nicola Bramante
1997 Tavoli d'autore - collective exhibition Palermo
1997 Il migliore amico di Cheryl- Galleria l'Altro Palermo. Curator: Nicola Bravo.
2002 Arcana Maior 2.0 Palermo Micromuseum.
2003 Arcana Maior 2.0 Belluard Bollwerk Festival, Fribourg CH.


ARTISTIC DIRECTION

1985
Director of the festival Rassegna Musica EuroAraba Palermo Palazzo Steri, University of Palermo- Italy in collaboration with Unesco. 8 days of ethnical and traditional music.1994Music curator for the Palermo Summer Program directed by Mimmo Cuticchio. 1993 Music curator of the Festival S.Arcangelo dei Teatri S. Arcangelo di Romagna Director Leo De Berardinis.
Curator for the music section of the festival La Macchina Dei Sogni- Palermo

1996 artistic curator for Palermo Summer program directed by Mimmo Cuticchio - City of Palermo.

1997-98
Music curator for dance and music of the City of Palermo in 1997-1998. Director of the Summer Festival Palermo di Scena 98 and 99 promoted the first Womad in Palermo, plus hundreds of concerts and dance performances. etc.

1998
Organizes in Palermo the festival California Dreamin' with artists from California


1997-98-2000
Curator of the international festival of contemporary and improvised music Curva Minore ,


2001-2002
Curator of the music section of Micromuseum (exhibitions by G.Toderi, M.Creed, F.Gonzales-Torres etc).
Art direction and producer for Objet-a label in collaboration with the label Stereo Supremo Milano- Italy.
Art direction for Belluard Bollwerk international festival 2002 in Fribourg Switzerland.