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 my 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, with the latest outstanding album Trialogue, being the result of the new Marco Marconi Trio.
About Andrea and Enzo:
Andrea Di Biase took a post-grad in jazz and graduated with distinction from the Guildhall, London and since then has played with outstanding artists like Stan Sultzman, Norma Winstone, Pete Saberton and Asaf Sirkis. Andrea plays regularly in Kenny Wheeler’s new trio and has performed at the LJF and the Hague Jazz Festival. He is leader of the Oltremare quartet and has recently released an album with them.
Over the last 20 years, drummer Enzo Zirilli has performed and recorded in festivals, theatres and clubs throughout the UK, Europe, the United States, Africa, India and Asia with some of the most famous names in jazz and has a wealth of experience behind him. A regular performer at London’s Ronnie Scotts, 606 club and The Forge, Enzo has recently appeared at The Vortex with Enrico Pieranunzi.
“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