PERICOPES Duo
IT Parma – Contemporary Jazz / Modern Jazz / Avantgarde Jazz / Acoustic / Melodic
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RAM Records
Edit-artist-releases-release-placeholder The Double Side Vol.I (Lights) Album 2012
Edit-artist-releases-release-placeholder The Double Side Vol. II (Shadows) Album 2012
ParmaFrontiere Records
Edit-artist-releases-release-placeholder Frames DVD 2014
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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