PERICOPES Duo

Live Act Contemporary Jazz Modern Jazz Avantgarde Jazz Acoustic Melodic
PERICOPES Duo - Contemporary Jazz Modern Jazz Avantgarde Jazz Acoustic Melodic Live Act in Parma

PERICOPES Duo Short Info

Pericopes is a jazz duo project that began in Italy in 2007 by pianist Alessandro Sgobbio and saxophonist Emiliano Vernizzi.

One would best describe their style as ‘New Jazz’, with roots in the European tradition, Afro-American music, and improvisation, and an affinity for melody and compositional structure.

Pericopes has already participated in many important jazz festivals in Europe – the Umbria Jazz Festival (Perugia, Italy), Parma Jazz Frontiere (Parma, Italy), Jazz Pas Grave and Unesco International Jazz Day (Paris, France), BurgJazz (Münster, Germany) where they have presented their acclaimed double-debut CD “The Double Side“.

In Paris, Pericopes began collaborating with New York based drummer Nick Wight, marking the inception of a “transatlantic” musical direction. With a third voice, Pericopes’ style incorporated new elements of groove, avant-garde jazz, and post-rock interplay without loosing its integrity for melody and compositional structure.

Fuelled by this support and enthusiasm, this trio-project performed for a U.S. tour and recorded a new album “These Human Beings” in NYC which has been released by AlfaMusic in February 2015.

WINNERS OF UMBRIA JAZZ CONTEST 2013

WINNERS OF PADOVA CARRARESE PRIZE 2012

TOPJAZZ 2013: BEST ITALIAN JAZZ GROUP TOP LIST

TOPJAZZ 2012: BEST NEW ITALIAN JAZZ TALENTS TOP LIST

Pericopes is a jazz duo project that began in Italy in 2007 by pianist Alessandro Sgobbio and saxophonist Emiliano Vernizzi.

One would best describe their style as ‘New Jazz’, with roots in the European tradition, Afro-American music, and improvisation, and an affinity for melody and compositional structure.

Pericopes has already participated in many important jazz festivals in Europe – the Umbria Jazz Festival (Perugia, Italy), Parma Jazz Frontiere (Parma, Italy), Jazz Pas Grave and Unesco International Jazz Day (Paris, France), BurgJazz (Münster, Germany) where they have presented their acclaimed double-debut CD “The Double Side“.

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Discography PERICOPES Duo

  • 2014 Frames DVD | ParmaFrontiere Records
  • 2012 The Double Side Vol. II (Shadows) Album | RAM Records
  • 2012 The Double Side Vol.I (Lights) Album | RAM Records

Media

  • Video Pericopes - La Rentrée (OFF...
  • Video PERICOPES - Alessandro Sgob...
  • Video PERICOPES - "Le Premier" Li...
  • Video Pericopes - EPK
  • Video PERICOPES - interview mit I...
  • Sound Tchanforais
  • Sound Red Sand Town
  • Sound La Danza di Kuwa (Live)
  • Sound Red Sand Town

Origin

  • Parma IT

Founded

  • 2007

Members

  • Emi Vernizzi saxophones
  • Alex Sgobbio piano