Pericopes

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Winners of Umbria Jazz Contest 2013
Winners of Padova Carrarese Prize 2012
Trophées Du Sunside Competition 2014
TopJazz 2013: Best Italian Jazz Group Top List
TopJazz 2012: Best New Italian Jazz Talents Top List

Pericopes +1 is a new addition to the project initiated by pianist Alessandro Sgobbio and saxophonist Emiliano Vernizzi. American drummer Nick Wight became the “+ 1” in 2012 and recorded on the album These Human Beings – released in 2015 under the Alfa Music Label, with the liner notes by Dave Liebman and Enrico Rava. The album offers a creative balance between improvisation and nu-jazz with post-prog and avant-garde influences.

These Human Beings earned over two-dozen reviews, including USA’s Downbeat, All About Jazz, Jazziz, Jazztimes and Italy’s Musica Jazz. Additional achievements include a featured interview and performance for national RAI Radio3 in Milan, and an appearance on Austrian National Television.

With the help of widespread media attention Pericopes+1 successfully made two American and two European tours since 2014, performing more than 70 shows (USA, UK, France, Germany, Italy, Austria, Slovenia, Croatia, Switzerland, Belgium, Czech Republic). They made appearances at the Gateshead Int’l Jazz Festival, Sound Scotland Festival and The Jazz Bar (UK), Sunside Jazz Club and Grenoble Jazz Club (FR), Jazz & Peace of Wine Festival (IT), Burg Jazz (DE), Jazz on 5 (CZ), Graz Jazz Nacht (AU) and many more.

Pericopes has toured Europe again in October 2016 in preparation for a new album recording.

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“Great record. Wonderful music with a very diverse repertoire, played flawlessly. You can hear the spirit and mutual respect the three musicians have for each other and the music. These guys have a history to be sure.”— DAVE LIEBMAN

“There is the search but also heart. There is rage and love. There is the howl but also the song. These three excellent musicians tell us about their being human. Thank you!” — ENRICO RAVA

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These Human Beings is a noteworthy example of Italian and American jazz musicians coming together, and Vernizzi, Sgobbio and Wight have no problem finding common ground when it comes to both the post-bop elements and the avant-garde elements. Both the inside and the outside work to their creative advantage on These Human Beings.
ALEX HENDERSON / JAZZ INSIDE MAGAZINE – USA

The bass-less trio of Pericopes+1 brings a 21st-century influence to their album These Human Beings. It’s modern jazz that’s heavy on intelligent melody and spirited improvisation. All the songs exhibit power and intention. Pericopes+1 also demonstrates a mastery of dynamics, creating steady climaxes that climb logically forward. These Human Beings does make a statement, and that’s a good indication for this young group.
DAVID KUNIAN / DOWNBEAT – USA

The group’s most impressive feat is that its ambitions don’t get in the way of the music’s accessibility. They play with intelligence and heart throughout, yet for all the complexity, the group is capable of communicating emotional depth through relatively structures.
JOHN FREDERICK MOORE / JAZZIZ – USA

The big strength of this album is its rare ability to tell us a story which goes further than the notes and the rhythms, transforming this journey in a unique and shared experience. An ambitious and successful project.
PAOLO ODELLO / IL FATTO QUOTIDIANO – IT

Pericopes duo experiments a new dimension with the addition of Mr. Wight. The trio works perfectly, assimilating and re-elaborating lots of elements from various sources.
ENZO BODDI / MUSICA JAZZ – IT

Pericopes+1 is a modern masterwork.
PARLIAMO DI JAZZ – IT

The attention to the sound is absolute. Every listening reveals new fine shapes and details that the sobriety of Pericopes’s poetics don’t show immediately. With the intervention of a valuable drummer, which fits dialectically and not as a simple support, the duo’s music acquires a new dimension, which enriches its already considerable strengths.
VINCENZO FUGALDI / JAZZITALIA – IT

Pericopes + 1 fits their era perfectly: These Human Beings is a rich cocktail of unpredictable moments, where musicality and strength merge together with a colorful homogeneity.
BOB HATTEAU / JAZZ À BÂBORD – FR

Pericopes+1 search and find various ways of interplay. They create a music with plenty of personality and energy.
THIERRY GIARD / CULTUREJAZZ – FR

These three artists engage in a dialogue with plenty of sonorous effervescence and evanescence. They ask and answer each other; then they go together or they take opposite ways; sometimes they agree, sometimes they disagree, competing around harmonic and rhythmical stuffs.

They play together a cerebral music by keeping their whole spontaneous sensibility intact.
NICHOLAS HILLALI / LES CHRONIQUES DE HIKO – FR

Winners of Umbria Jazz Contest 2013
Winners of Padova Carrarese Prize 2012
Trophées Du Sunside Competition 2014
TopJazz 2013: Best Italian Jazz Group Top List
TopJazz 2012: Best New Italian Jazz Talents Top List

Pericopes +1 is a new addition to the project initiated by pianist Alessandro Sgobbio and saxophonist Emiliano Vernizzi. American drummer Nick Wight became the “+ 1” in 2012 and recorded on the album These Human Beings – released in 2015 under the Alfa Music Label, with the liner notes by Dave Liebman and Enrico Rava. The album offers a creative balance between improvisation and nu-jazz with post-prog and avant-garde influences.

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Past Gigs Pericopes

  • 10 | 2016 Aberdeen Sound Scotland Festival
  • 10 | 2016 Cormons (GO) Jazz & Wine of Peace Festival
  • 10 | 2016 Prague Jazz Dock (Jazz on 5 Festival)
  • 05 | 2016 Paris Sunside Jazz Club
  • 05 | 2016 Grenoble Jazz Club de Grenoble
  • 05 | 2016 Milano Masada
  • 05 | 2016 Piacenza Amici Del Po
  • 05 | 2016 Munich Jazz Bar Vogler
  • 04 | 2016 Deggendorf Café Holler
  • 04 | 2016 Liepzig Noch Besser Leben
  • 04 | 2016 Berlin Shangl Hangl
  • 04 | 2016 Berlin Café Tasso
  • 04 | 2016 Billerbeck Kolvenburg - BurgJazz
  • 04 | 2016 Hamburg Kultrucafe Komm Du
  • 04 | 2016 Antwerp Jazz Cafe De Muze
  • 04 | 2016 London iKlectik Art Lab
  • 04 | 2016 Liverpool Parr Jazz
  • 04 | 2016 NewCastle Gateshead International Jazz Festival
  • 04 | 2016 Ambleside Zeffirelli's
  • 04 | 2016 Edinburgh The Jazz Bar
  • 11 | 2015 Mantova Arci Virgilio
  • 11 | 2015 Ravne Na Koroskem Jazz Ravne
  • 11 | 2015 Milano Buca di San Vincenzo
  • 11 | 2015 Milan RAI Radio3 - Live Radio Network
  • 11 | 2015 Vicenza Bar Borsa
  • 11 | 2015 Faenza Zingarò Jazz Club
  • 11 | 2015 Parma Zerbini
  • 11 | 2015 Zagreb Bacchus Jazz Bar
  • 11 | 2015 Gorizia Chiesa Metodista
  • 10 | 2015 Graz Stockwerk Jazz
  • 10 | 2015 Kranj Layerjeva Hisa
  • 10 | 2015 Munchen Jazzbar Vogler
  • 10 | 2015 Landshut Shwarzer Hahn
  • 10 | 2015 Deggendorf Café Holler
  • 10 | 2015 Lyon Jazz Club St Georges
  • 09 | 2015 Venezia Palazzo Cavagnis
  • 07 | 2015 New York City Caffe Vivaldi
  • 07 | 2015 Brooklyn - NYC ShapeShifter Lab
  • 07 | 2015 New York City The Garage
  • 07 | 2015 New York City Tomi Jazz
  • 07 | 2015 New York City Rockwood Music Hall
  • 07 | 2015 Jersey City Brightside Tavern
  • 07 | 2015 Philadelphia PA Chris Jazz Cafe
  • 07 | 2015 Harlem Silvana
  • 07 | 2015 Honesdale The Cooperage Project
  • 11 | 2014 Parma Parma Jazz Frontiere Festival
  • 10 | 2014 Billerbeck Burg Jazz
  • 10 | 2014 Bremen Focke Museum
  • 09 | 2014 Paris Sunset-Sunside Jazz Club
  • 08 | 2014 Paris La Bellevilloise
  • 06 | 2014 Collescipoli Jazzit Fest
  • 04 | 2014 Delaware Water The Deer Head Inn
  • 12 | 2013 Orvieto Umbria Jazz Winter #21
  • 09 | 2013 Gualtieri Teatro Sociale
  • 07 | 2013 Perugia Umbria Jazz Festival
  • 08 | 2012 Viterbo JazzUp Festival
  • 07 | 2012 Padova Caffè Pedrocchi
  • 06 | 2012 Paris Festival Jazz Pas Grave
  • 04 | 2012 Milan Mama Café
  • 10 | 2008 Parma Parma Jazz Frontiere Festival

Discography Pericopes

  • 2015 These Human Beings Album | Alfa Music
  • 2014 Frames DVD | ParmaFrontiere
  • 2012 The Double Side Vol. II Album | RAM Records
  • 2012 The Double Side Vol. I Album | RAM Records

Media

  • Video Pericopes+1 EPK 2015
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Origin

  • New York City US

Founded

  • 2007

Members

  • Emiliano Vernizzi sax
  • Alessandro Sgobbio piano
  • Nick Wight drums