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Achille Succi

Saxophonist, clarinetis, Jazz composer..

Born in Modena on July23rd 1971, Living in Nonantola (Modena, Italy) in Via Roma 33.

Musical studies:

Mainly self taught;

Took part at the jazz workshops of:

Henghel Gualdi (1986), Siena Jazz (1988 and 1994)

IASJ Sholarship (International Association of School of Jazz), workshop at the Rimon School in Tel Aviv 1995

Umbria Jazz Berklee Clinics 1992, won the scholarship to attend one semester at Berklee College of Music of Boston (1993)

Classes of orchestral formation in the “O.F.P. Orchestra” of Bologna (1994-95)

Scholarship “Pépinières Europeénnes Pour Jeunes Artistes”, Three months residency at the Rhythmic Consevatory of Copenhagen (january-march 1997)

David Liebman masterclasses at Stroudsburg (USA), 1997 and 1999.

Teaching Activities:

Teacher of Jazz improvisation techniques at Bologna conservatory;

Teacher of Jazz saxophone at Brescia Conservatory

Teacher of Improvisation techniques on clarinet at the Ferrara Conservatory, since 2007, also teaching technical english language for music.

Workshop of improvisation techniques at “8va nota” music school of Alfonsine, in january/february 2011.

Teacher of saxophone, clarinet and ensemble at the Sant’Anna Arresi (Sardinia) summer Jazz festival, from 2007 to 2009

Teacher of saxophone, clarinet and ensemble at the city hall school “Officine Musicali” of Nonantola (Modena) from 1994 until 2009

Teaching saxophone, clarinet and ensemble at the International summer Jazz workshops “Siena Jazz”, in Siena, since 2001.

Taught saxophone at the international jazz workshop of Roccella Jonica 2004.

Classes “Jazz laboratory” at Montefiore Conca, in july 2001

Classes of Jazz music at Villa Gomes of Lecco, in september 2001

Jazz workshops in Tollo(PE) in july 2000

Saxophone teacher in “2° Cantiere di Musica attuale” in Corropoli(TE), july 1997

Saxophone teacher in “3° Cantiere di Musica attuale” in Corropoli(TE), july 1998

Concert Activities:

Achille Succi plays as leader and co-leader in various groups: his own quintet, the “Atman” group (touring also in France and Holland), the “Terra” project and in duo with bass player Salvatore Maiore.

Nowadays works with various italian and foreign combos, among them the “Belcanto” of Ettore Fioravanti, “Gramelot ensemble” of Simone Guiducci, Paolino dalla Porta quintet, “Eleven” of Franco D’Andrea, “Nexus quartet”of D.Cavallanti and Tiziano Tononi, Paolo Damiani orchestra, Giorgio Gaslini, “Ornethology” of Samo Salamon.

To be remarked also concerts all over the world with italian and foreign musicians and groups, such as “Othello Syndrome” and the “Mahler project” of Uri Caine, the “New Jungle Orchestra” of Pierre Dorge (tour in Scandinavia, Brasil and Australia), “Tribute to Coltrane” with David Liebman, “Circulez!” project, directed by Louis Sclavis, “Caos Ensemble”, directed by Alfredo Impullitti, the “Italian Instabile Orchestra” (Japan, Holland, Germany), “Enten Eller”, and with the musicians Umberto Petrin, Jurg Wickihalder, Mark and Kevin Zubek, Giovanni Maier, U.T.Ghandi, Simone Zanchini, Zlatko Kaucic, Ralph Alessi, Thierry de Micheaux, Enrico Rava, Ernst Reijseger, Mauro Negri, Kenny Wheeler,Paolo Fresu, Gianluigi Trovesi.

In the theater field to be remarked the collaborations with Stefano Benni (Dancing Lolita), Ivano Marescotti (the anatomical silence), Simone Zanchini (Shakespeare here and there), Vinicio Capossela (Canzoni a Manovella), Luciano Titi (Renardo the fox).

Selected discography:

“Fresh Frozen” (Gallo Rojo Records): trio with Christopher Culpo and Oren Marshall;

“Tirodarco” (Gallo Rojo Records): on clarinet, with a string trio;

“Terra”(Splash):last work for quartet;

“Pequenas flores do inferno”(Gallo Rojo): a duo with Bassist Salvatore Maiore

“Shiva’s dance”(Artesuono): first cd as leader, with Ralph Alessi;

“Puntolinea” and “Atman”(Bassesferec): with Atman;

To be mentioned also:

“Scoolptures” and “White Sickness” (Leo records), with Nicola Negrini;

“The MANNE I love” (El Gallo rojo Records), with Zeno De Rossi “Shtik” project;

“Todo Chueco”(El Gallo Rojo Records), with Danilo Gallo

“Beauty is a rare thing” (Auand), with Giancarlo Tossani and Synapser;

“Johnny Neel and the italian experience” (Artesuono), with Johnny Neel;

“Peace Warriors”(Black Saint), with Tiziano Tononi;

“Ela’s dream”(Splash), with Samo Salamon sextet;

“Euclide”(Splash), with Enten Eller;

“Rivers of Dreams”(Splash), with “Nexus”

“Dancing Roots”(Felmay), with Simone Guiducci “Gramelot” ensemble;

“Più”(Splash), with “Belcanto” of Ettore Fioravanti;

“Dancing Roots”(Felmay), with Simone Guiducci “Gramelot” ensemble;

“Più”(Splash), with Ettore Fioravanti’s “Belcanto”;

“Ladybird”(EGEArecords), with Paolo Damiani;

“Chorale”(Felmay), with Simone Guiducci Gramelot ensemble;

“Canzoni a Manovella”, con Vinicio Capossela;

“Urban Griot”(Soul Note): with Giorgio Gaslini and the “Proxima Centauri Orchestra”;

“Enigma”(Soul Note), with “Proxima Centauri Orchestra” directed by Giorgio Gaslini;

“Chorale”(Felmay), with Simone Guiducci Gramelot ensemble;

“Seize the time!”(Splash), with “The Nexus Orchestra 2001”;

“The legend of the missing link”(Splash), with Herb Robertson;

“Minotrauma”(Leo Records), with the Dolmen Orchestra;

“Florilegium”(Splash), with Ettore Fioravanti;

“Combinazione 1″(V.Veneto Jazz), with Franco d’Andrea;

“We DID it, We DID it!”(Splash), with Tiziano Tononi;

“Cantador”(CR), with Simone Guiducci;

“Eleven”(Philology), with Franco D’Andrea;

“Giraf”(Dacapo), with P.Dørge and the New Jungle Orchestra;

“Geometrie dell’abisso”(Splash), with Caos ensamble;

“Sciarivarì”(Iktius), with S. Guiducci;

“Scherzi, guizzi, e nuove danze”, with S. Guiducci and G. Coscia;

“Paz”(Splash) and “Senza Famiglia”(Modern times), with I. Valentini.

Achille Succi also appears in:

“Trios”(Velut luna), with S. Guiducci and Mauro Negri;