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Fabio Vernizzi is a composer, arranger and piano player from Genoa, North Italy. His eclectic training makes him a versatile and complete artist. His language is inspired by jazz improvisation, traditional folk as well as Classical music, thus creating new sounds as the result of the contamination between these genres. Invited by various institutes of culture as "a remarkable representative of the new generation of Italian composers", has performed in Tokyo, Rio de Janeiro, Salvador de Bahia, Vienna, Paris, Athens, Brussels, Madrid, Dakar, Lisbon. At the same time he has given numerous concerts in famous jazz clubs such as the New Morning in Paris and the Blue Note in Milan. With the publication of Maya, Vernizzi has won the Jazzlighthouse Prize for best album of 2004 and received, from the specialized critics, the nomination as the Best Emerging Italian Talent in the annual referendum of Jazz Music Magazine. In 2010 he composed and arranged the music for the CD “Janua” of the Genovese singer Roberta Alloisio published under the label CNI (Compagnia Nuove Indye) which won the City of Loano National Award for Traditional Music as the Best Album of 2011. His music has been featured in Beijing Solana Fair and it is broadcast regularly by World Radios, both in Europe and in the Far East.He has written music for theatre (Teatro Stabile of Genoa and Teatro Della Tosse) as well as jingles - including one for Sunsweet, which has been broadcast all over the world. He has collaborated and collaborates regularly with artists of the caliber of: The Chieftains, Antonella Ruggiero, Tullio De Piscopo, Nicola Stilo, Andy Sheppard, Toni Esposito, Ares Tavolazzi, Bobby Durham, Danila Satragno, Giampiero Alloisio, Eileina Williams, Birkin Tree, Vittorio De Scalzi, Armando Corsi, Max Manfredi, Giulia Ottonello,Gianni Branca, Claudio Pozzani, Niamh Parsons, Toni O'Connell, Ginger Brew, Antonio Marangolo, Michele Ascolese, Ciril O'Donoghue ...
Called to represent the Italian Riviera in events abroad sounds, proposing their own music and not only them: "The Liguria in Brussels" (Brussels 2005), "A bridge poetic musical Genoa - Rio" (Rio de Janeiro 2006).
Vernizzi collaborates with the "Teatro Stabile di Genova" in various theater productions as a musician, arranger and composer. "The Cripple of Inishmaan" (2000), de Billie Kid (2007), "Mama Africa (2010).
He collaborates with the agency "Orchestra Sinfonica di Sanremo" as a pianist for the production "You'll see," which includes a tour and recording a disc "Live" (2006)
In 2009 by the music and arrangements of the show, for the centenary of the Futurist Manifesto, "Kill the Moonlight" with the poet Claudio Pozzani and bassist Riccardo Barbera. It follows a European tour that brings him to play in the "Italian Institutes of Culture" in Cologne, Madrid, Lisbon, Paris.
2009 saw him also engaged as arranger and pianist in the production of the Theatre of the Cough "All it takes to be Piero", show about the life of Piero Ciampi with Adolfo Margiotta on written and directed by Giampiero Alloisio.
In 2010 he composed the music and care arrangements for the CD "The march of the shadow" interacting with the poems of the poet Claudio Pozzani. The CD, produced for the CVT, is the first CD of "Slam" Italian and enters the top of the charts of independent radio.
In the same year he was co-arranger, pianist and composer of some songs on the CD "Virginia" recorded with the "Birkin Tree" for Felmay Records. CD atmospheres typical of the Irish band merge with territories and improvised jazz sounds. The CD, in addition to great reviews, earned award for "Disc of the Month" conferred by the "Journal of Music" and was presented live on RAI Radio 3 in the transmission "The lounge music" and "Pantagruel".
Also in 2010 he was artistic director, arranger and composer CD Roberta Alloisio (Viarengo Award) "Janua" for the CNI (Compagnia new Indye) with whom he won the disc "Targa Tenco 2011" and the "City of Loano Award" as the best Italian disco music Folk.
His activities as a pianist and composer have led him also to record soundtracks for film, as in the case of "A different world is possible", a film on the G8 summit in Genoa, directed by Mario Monicelli and Ettore Scola and composing jingles, including the one for the American company "Sunsweet" broadcast on worldwide network.