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manuel caliumi - premio massimo urbani

Manuel Caliumi, italian saxophonist, graduated cum laude at “A. Boito” Conservatory in Parma studying with Roberto Bonati, Emiliano Vernizzi, Roberto Dani and Alberto Tacchini. He earned his Master's Degree in Jazz at "F. Venezze" Conservatory in Rovigo (Fabio Petretti, Stefano Onorati, Massimo Morganti...) cum laude and academic mention.

During his musical training he took masterclasses with musicians like: Joe Lovano, Misha Alperin, Eddie Gomez, Barre Phillips, Stefano Battaglia, Evan Tate, Tor Yttredal, Sidsel Endresen, Morten Halle.

In 2014 he attended "Veneto Jazz" workshop with some teachers from “New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music”: John Ellis, Rory Stuart, Kevin Hays and Marco Tamburini. "Arcevia Jazz"(Scott Hall, Mike Rossi, Simone La Maida, Massimo Morgant) where he won a scolarship for the Columbia College Chicago - Music Department.

manuel caliumi - dave douglas - chicago

In Chicago he took lessons with Jarrard Harris, Peter Saxe, Scott Hall and a masterclass with Dave Douglas, having the chance to play with him at the “Jazz Showcase” club.
In the same period he studied in New York with David Binney, Melissa Aldana and Loren Stillman.

During the following years he attended the "Berklee Clinics - Umbria Jazz Festival" (Dino Govoni, Jeff Stout), "Nuoro Jazz" (Joe Lovano, Emanuele Cisi, Dado Moroni, Paolino Dalla Porta, Stefano Bagnoli) where he was selected as a finalist of the "Premio Internazionale Massimo Urbani" and "Siena Jazz" (Avishai Coen, Theo Blackman, Achille Succi, Will Winson, Maurizio Giammarco, Ben Wendel, Harish Raghavan, Gerald Clayton).

Beetween 2017 and 2018 he won the “Concorso Stefano Cerri” with “Archipelagos” with which he recorded “In your thoughts”, published by UR Records. Then he was a finalist of the “Premio Internazionale Massimo Urbani” and winner of the “Concorso Chicco Bettinardi.”
The same year he won the national audition as lead alto saxophone of the "ONJ – Orchestra Nazionale Jazz "conducted by Pino Iodice with which he did three italian tourneè and another one in Tel Aviv.

Foto di Gianni GrossiHe played in Umbria Jazz Festival with Offset Quartet as selected band of the “Conad Jazz Contest”.
The next year he won the “Barga Jazz Contest” with the Valentina Fin Trio and was awarded with the “Premio Luca Flores as best soloist.

In 2021 he won the Premio Marco Tamburini for jazz soloists and took part in the "Laboratori Permanenti di Ricerca Musicale" tenuti da Stefano Battaglia presso Siena Jazz Academy.
With Hack Out! Trio was guest of the Italian Institute of Culture in Paris for the entire month of november collaborating with the pianist Jacky Terrasson. In the same period he performed in several important venues and cultural institutes among Belgium (IIC Bruxelles), Germany (IIC Koln), Netherlands, France, Norway (IIC Oslo), Italy. He had the chance to be part of another artist residency at the Canadian Cultural Centre of Paris (alongside Jad Salameh and Claire Parsons) and to cooperate with Francesco Diodati and Fulvio Sigurtà.

In 2023 he was awarded in the Top Jazz 2023 by the italian magazine “Musica Jazz” as one of the “Best Italian Rising Star”.

In February he was guest of the Italian Institute of Culture of Madrid with HackOut!

manuel caliumi - umbria jazz - offset quartetHe had the opportunity to play in national and international festivals and venues like: Umbria Jazz, Umbria Jazz Winter, Praga Jazz Festival (Czech Republic), Jaipur Music Stage – Jaipur Literature Festival (India), Italian Institutes of Culture (Tel Aviv, Paris, Bruxelles, Köln, Oslo, Strasbourg, Madrid), Canadian Cultural Centre (Paris), Jazz Showcase Chicago (USA), Jazzycolors Festival (Paris), Getxo Jazz Festival (Bilbao), Gent Jazz Festival (Belgio), Jazz à La Citè (Paris), Balkan Jazz Showcase (Tirana), Edinburgh Jazz Festival (Scotland), Opus Jazz Club (Budapest), Koprivnica Jazz Fest (Croatia), Festival Jazz Cádiz (Spain), Nigrán Jazz (Spain), Nublu (New York), The Painted Bride (Philadelphia), Parma Jazz Frontiere, Pescara Jazz Festival, Musicus Concentus - Jazz Supreme, Bergamo Jazz, Novara Jazz, Mit Jazz Festival, Venezze Jazz Fesival, Treviso Jazz Festival, Ground Music Festival, European Jazz Conference – Fringe Jazz Festival, JazzMI, Napoli Jazz Winter, Roccella Ionica Jazz Festival, Blue Note Milano, BargaJazz, Firenze Jazz Festival, Empoli Jazz, Grey Cat Jazz Festival, Venezia Jazz Festival, Il Jazz Italiano per le terre del Sisma, Musica Sulle Bocche, Sant'Anna Arresi Jazz, Montepagano Jazz Festival, Delta Blues Festival, Ravenna Festival, Mantova Jazz, Piacenza Jazz, Iseo Jazz, Sile Jazz, Jazz Area Metropolitana, Montello Jazz, Medimex, Ambria Jazz, Orta Jazz, Padova Jazz, Modena Jazz Festival, Jazz In'IT Festival, Ancona Jazz, Albinea Jazz Festival, Bassano Jazz Festival, Montegrappa Jazz Festival, Jazz at Casalini's Garden, Festival dei Due Mondi di Spoleto, Taste Of Jazz, Fara Music Festival, VisionInMusica, IBOGA Summer Festival (Spain), Teate Winter Festival, Lyrico Festival.

He's member of several projects and he played with different orchestras: Jazz Art Orchestra, Orchestra Nazionale Jazz, Parma Frontiere Orchestra, Civica Jazz Band, Venezze Big Band, Area M Orchestra, Reunion Big Band, Jazz' On Parma Orchestra, Tai-No Orchestra, Chironomic Orchestra.

manuel caliumi - umbria jazz

During his career he had the opportunity to share the stage with: John Surman, Billy Cobham, Dave Douglas, Rudy Royston, Barre Phillips, Jacky Terrasson, Shai Maestro, Jim Black, Enrico Rava, Paolo Fresu, Fabrizio Bosso, Stefano Battaglia, Gianni Cazzola, Mario Biondi, Tino Tracanna, Walter Ricci, Roberto Dani, Gegè Telesforo, Andrea Dulbecco, Paolo Birro, Pino Iodice, Francesco Diodati, Mauro Negri, Fulvio Sigurtà, Achille Succi, Stefano Senni, Roberto Bonati, Marco Vaggi, Tony Arco, Emilio Soana, Giulio Visibelli, Riccardo Luppi, Mauro Arcari, Paolo Silvestri, Alberto Mandarini, Paolo Botti, Fulvio Maras, Laura Conti, Andrea Andreoli, Daniele Moretto, Ellade Bandini, Max Furian, Stefano Onorati, Stefano Paolini, Massimo Morganti, Paolo Ghetti, Fabio Petretti, Piero Odorici, Cristiano Calcagnile, Francesco Angiuli, Filippo Monico, Tito Mangialajo Rantzer, Martin Meyes, Michele Morari, Michele Bianchi, Beppe Di Benedetto, Alessandro Altarocca, Marco Ferri, Andrea Tofanelli, Giancarlo Nino Locatelli, Massimiliano Milesi, Francesco Giomiand many others

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