Following his move to the UK in 2012, Marco met highly respected and talented jazz artists, Andrea Di Biase (double bass) and Enzo Zirilli (drums) and reformed the Marco Marconi Trio, a project that he had left behind in Italy.
This UK based, all-Italian trio saw Andrea and Enzo joining forces with Marco to create a unique and exciting sound, playing his own compositions and dusting off some jazz standards with new, individual arrangements.
“An inspirational feast of stylish contemporary jazz this remarkable trio had the audience spellbound from the onset with Marco’s original compositions interspersed with jazz standards.”
Roy Stevens, Stratford Jazz
In October 2013, the Trio toured the UK playing at The Stables, Stratford Jazz, Parr Jazz & Soundcellar among others, getting some great reviews along the way. Following the tour, the trio headed off to the Fazioli Concert Hall near Venice in Italy where they recorded a new album, Nordik, which was released on the 33Jazz label in early 2014.
“Every so often the fates contrive to bring together musicians of incredible talent, put them in the hands of a good recording engineer, give them a good producer and the result is an album which is very special. Nordik is the result of such a series of events.”
Sammy Stein, Jazz in Europe review
Following Enzo’s move back to Italy in 2015, Marco found two inspirational artists, Tom Farmer (double bass) and Emiliano Caroselli (drums) to continue the Trio project, releasing Trialogue on the 33Jazz label in July 2017 at the 606 Club in London.
The album received rave reviews including one by Sammy Stein for Jazz in Europe:
“Marco Marconi is a pianist whose music expresses influences and deliberate nods to many genres, from classical to jazz to pop with many in between categories known only to Marco and this, from the start gains him points because the appeal of this extraordinary player is broad”.
Read the full review here: Trialogue Review.
The Trio has gone from strength to strength with an ever growing international fan base and in 2019, their third album, New Roads, was launched. The extraordinary, Italian saxophonist, Max Ionata came on board with the Trio as a special guest and together, they recorded New Roads live at The Bear Club in Luton in June 2019. Launched at the 606 Club in October, New Roads has received some outstanding, 5 star reviews including, among others, one from Sebastian Scotney on London Jazz News:
“When jazz works as well as this in a small space and in front of a willing audience, there is nothing quite like it, and no place one would rather be… The concentration in the room was inevitably feeding through into what happened on stage. A great night.”
Read the full review here: New Roads Review – London Jazz News
About Tom and Emiliano:
Tom Farmer is a busy member of the British music scene, primarily with award winning quarter, Empirical, but also in many other projects. Graduating from Guildhall, Tom joined Empirical in 2007, touring intensively and winning many awards including Best Ensemble Parliamentary Jazz Awards 2016. Away from Empirical, Tom has led masterclasses and seminars at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, Leeds College of Music, RWCD and is an occasional teacher for the Guildhall School of Music and Drama.
A versatile bassist, Farmer takes an active role in many aspects of the London Jazz scene ranging from core participant in the “Jazz at the Con Cellar Bar” to regular appearances at “The Late Late Show Ronnie Scott’s”. He has performed with many of today’s British jazz musicians and is currently touring Anoushka Shankar, Joe Stilgoe, Sarah McKenzie and Atila.
After collaborating with many musicians on the Italian jazz scene and after years of experience as a sideman, Emiliano Caroselli moved to London in 2012. He played with several bands in various styles of music. His sensitive passionate approach to the drums soon made him an important figure on the London jazz scene.
His receptiveness to all styles of music, combined with a deep knowledge of the roots of jazz, the richness of his dynamics and his attention to interplay with other musicians make him one of the most in-demand drummers and percussionists in London today.
“Marco Marconi and his trio were a joy to witness here in Ashburton. Beautiful solo and ensemble playing, perfectly judged for the acoustics in our 750-year-old building. Can’t wait to see them again – sincerely hoping they’ll be back very soon!”
Andy Williamson, Ashburton Live