B i o g r a p h y
Zambrini is one of the most esteemed pianists and composers of the Italian scene, rigorous in his artistic and creative path, always focused on the essence of a musical discourse with a natural melodic sense.
Born in 1963 in Milan, he studied guitar, flute, composition and piano, graduating in Choir Conducting at the Conservatory of Padua and in Jazz Music at the Conservatory of Parma. Student of the Sienese Seminars of Jazz Music both as a flutist and as a pianist, he then chose the piano to continue the activity. He came to the attention of the critics with the cd "Antonia and other songs", reviewed with great favor in various specialized magazines, in Italy and abroad, and selected among the best Italian first works by the jury of the "Django d 'prize. or "of French music critics. In the magazine "Musica Jazz" (January '99), following the diffusion of the cd, Zambrini was classified by the critics in second place in the ranking of the best new talents in Italian jazz for 1998. In 2000 the second cd "Simple forms" led to numerous further reports in different categories of the "Jazz Music" referendum.
Zambrini also boasts numerous collaborations with international jazz musicians and considerable experience in the sound systems of silent cinema thanks to his long collaboration with the Cineteca Italiana of Milan, the prestigious institution founded by Luigi and Gianni Comencini in 1947.
His original pieces are often appreciated and sometimes reproposed by fellow musicians, even of great prestige: in 2002 the English pianist John Law dedicated his cd "The moment" to Zambrini, while the great saxophonist Lee Konitz recorded pieces by Zambrini in a series of CDs recorded together and published in 2007 by Philology. Pianist Stefano Bollani opened his cd "Piano solo" for ECM with a piece by Zambrini.
New York trumpeter Ron Horton, one of the founders of the Jazz Composers Collective in the 90s, has recorded several songs by Zambrini in his cd "It's a gadget world", with Ben Allison, Anthony Moreno, (2006). Songs by Zambrini are then included in radio and non-radio compilations, and in CDs attached to specialized magazines.
He has had the opportunity to play with, among others, Mark Murphy, Lee Konitz, Enrico Rava, Ben Allison, William Parker, Hamid Drake, Claudio Fasoli, Eberhardt Weber, Tiziana Ghiglioni, Nenna Freelone, Paolino Dalla Porta, Eliot Zigmund, Rita Marcotulli , Pietro Tonolo, Jesper Bodilsen, Morten Lund, Moacyr Luz, Maria Pia De Vito, Teco Cardoso, Manhu Roche.