A native Italian from Umbria, Marco Marconi initially studied classical piano before moving on to study Jazz at the Music Conservatory of Perugia. After establishing himself as one of Italy’s leading jazz pianists, his subsequent highly successful appearances at the Cheltenham Jazz Festival in 2009 and the Lancaster Music Festival in 2011 prompted his decision to move to the UK permanently in 2012. Working primarily with his own trio, Marco was signed to the iconic UK label 33Jazz, which released his first two albums “Nordik” (2016) and its follow up “Trialogue” (2018), both to critical acclaim. His latest record, “New Roads” featuring the multi-award winning Italian saxophonist Max Ionata (Robin Eubanks, Steve Grossman, Mike Stern, Bob Mintzer, Mario Biondi) was launched at the Club in October 2019. This performance will feature guest bassist Mark Wade, voted one of the top bassists of 2016, 2018, and 2019 by the prestigious Downbeat Magazine Reader’s Poll, as well as Marco’s longtime colleague, Emiliano Caroselli on drums. More info to follow….
“It isn’t often you discover a performer whose creative ability takes your breath away in the first 30 seconds of hearing their music… Marco is a breath of fresh air for…Jazz fans everywhere” JazzBitesRadio.com; “An inspirational feast of stylish…jazz” Stratford Jazz; “a remarkable musician” Cheltenham Jazz Festival; “Ionata….Italian jazz ace” Something Else; “Ionata…elegant and rich in taste” All About Jazz; ‘Wade…shines as a player, composer and bandsman’ Jazz in Europe