Hi everyone,

I am an italian jazz pianist & composer based in the London area since 2012.

I’m crowdfunding to raise the funds for my NEW TRIO ALBUM which is going to feature one of the top jazz sax players in Europe,  Max Ionata!
He’s leader in several projects and collaborates permanently with prestigious artists. He’s been playing in the most popular jazz clubs and festivals, working with great musicians such as: Robin Eubanks, Reuben Rogers, Clarence Penn, Lenny White, Billy Hart, Alvin Queen, Joe Locke, Anne Ducros, Steve Grossman, Mike Stern, Bob Mintzer, Bob Franceschini, Hiram Bullock, Joel Frahm, Miles Griffith, Anthony Pinciotti, Jon Cowherd, John Benitez, Dino Piana, Roberto Gatto, Dado Moroni, Stefano Di Battista, Gegè Telesforo, Giovanni Tommaso, Flavio Boltro, Furio Di Castri, Fabrizio Bosso, Enrico Pierannunzi, Mario Biondi, Ornella Vanoni, Sergio Cammariere, Renzo Arbore and many others.

Max has performed in Japan, China, Netherlands, England, France, Poland, Spain, Portugal, Serbia, Switzerland, Denmark, Deutschland, United Arab Emirates, Kuwait, Perù and United States.
He is one of the most incredible jazz musicians worldwide!

I am beyond excited to record with my musicians and Max on the 8th of June at The Bear Club in Luton, which certainly is one the best places in UK to perform and record a live album just because it is acoustically fantastic and the actual atmosphere in the club makes me feel very comfortable indeed.
..Yes it is going to be my first live album and I am really looking forward to make it ..

The sound engineer I have contacted for this project is Nick Pugh who is one of the best in UK.
He recorded and mastered my previous Trio Album called “Trialogue” so we know each other quite well now that means that I know the way he works and he knows my music and my style and these kind of things are essential and decisive during an important recording session.
This album means a lot to me hence using some of the best resources possible.

To make this album a reality, I need your help in pre-buying it!  You can donate as little or as much as you want, with anything under £20 getting you a digital copy, and anything over £20 will get you the hard copy.  Up to £99 you will receive a few copies that you can give away as presents! Anything over £100, multiple copies plus a unique face time concert with me playing a song or two of your choice.   And if you feel like contributing a LOT more – then feel free!! 



My previous album ‘Trialogue’ was released worldwide  by 33Jazz Records received such wonderful comments and 5 stars reviews by The Telegraph and Jazz in Europe (here has been nominated best review of 2017 with 14k views!)

‘New Roads’ is going to be  a mix of original compositions and jazz standards arranged by me.  I love all kinds of music and am inspired by lots of different styles and genres, so this album will be, as always, full of variety with pieces inspired by some of my favourite musicians such as Art Tatum, Brad Mehldau, Michel Camilo, Chick Corea, Miles Davis, Stevie Wonder, and Bach (just to name a few).  If you like ballads, bebop, bossa nova, tango and even something more atmospheric and dreamy – then you may just enjoy this album! This is also my FIRST album out of 5 that will have a guest soloist!

I’ve been told my albums are great to listen to on long drives, while making dinner, having a dinner party and especially at Christmas time!

I’m very proud of every single new composition I wrote in the last  few months and very happy hearing them come to life with the band during the rehearsals. I can’t wait to bring this album to the world and release it in Summer 2019!

The £10000 will go to paying my musicians, our special guest Max Ionata, his flights, accomodations, the engineer, the club, the video makers, the album artwork/design  and manufacturing of the physical CDs.

I really hope to raise the money necessary as I really want my new music to be heard by the world, and hope to gain some extra touring dates with it!!

Many thanks in advance for your precious help

With Kindest Regards

Marco Marconi – piano
Tom Farmer – double bass
Emiliano Caroselli – drums
feat. Max Ionata – sax