Jazz Concert: Gianni Dennito Trio - Drums workshop with Matteo Fraboni - 9th April

Excellent concert and workshop. Some impressions of the event:


Gianni Dennito and Matteo Fraboni "Take the A train"



Jazz concert with the Gianni Denitto Trio, Sat. 9th April - 9pm

Workshop for drummers with Matteo Fraboni, 7pm.

Entry (workshop & concert): Rs 300

Venue: Houz of Blues, Celebrations Hotel, Jubilee Hills

Gianni Denito: Saxophone

Proud artist of Universal Music Italy, Roland Europe, Rampone & Cazzani italian Handmade Saxophones. "One of the best italian jazz musician" according to the charts of “Musica Jazz” magazine. One of the best talent to emerge in 2010-2011, same magazine.

Gianni Denitto has a wealth of experience in jazz, classical, electronics, sound design and rock music. Gianni completed a Bachelor Degree with honours both in classical music and in jazz after 11 years studying at the Conservatory in Torino, Italy.

From 2013 he started traveling around the world playing his solo saxophone performance with electronics, doing jazz concerts with local musicians and teaching in art academies and universities.


He collaborated with Italian Embassy in Beijing and Maputo; with the Italian Institute of Culture in Beijing, Shanghai, Delhi and Mumbai; with the Italian Consulate in Perth, Calcutta and in Canton. He taught in international art academies like the Kathmandu Jazz Conservatory (Nepal) Midi School of Music, Beijing Contemporary Music Academy, Yunnan Art University (China), Global Music Institute and True School of Music (India), Tafe Institute Perth (Australia), University of Kwazulu Natal Durban (South Africa), Escola Comunicacao e Arte Maputo (Mozambico).

Gianni played with artists like Orchestra Sinfonica Rai, Miroslav Vitous, Francesco Cafiso, Billy Cobham, Ike Willis, Elio delle storie Tese, Perico Sambeat, Rita Marcotulli, Eric Vloeimans, Furio di Castri, Fabrizio Bosso, Francesco Bearzatti, Flavio Boltro, Tullio de Piscopo, Indian Oceans, Aida Samb, Zion Train, Francesco De Gregori.

Matteo Fraboni: Drums

Degree in composition and jazz arrangement at the Conservatory G.B Martini in Bologna.

Drum solo https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qxZnxPx4E00

He started as a self-taught studying drums and percussion, he improved by attending the Faculty of Musicology of Cremona, the Rossini Conservatory in Pesaro (three years of study under the guidance of Maestro Dardi) and Master Class and leading seminars Italy, such as Berklee Summer School of Music, High Specialization Seminars Music, Siena Jazz and others, and he studied privately in Cuba and in New York where he met with important teachers such as, Jose Luis Fuentes Quintana "Changuito", Gene Jackson, Ari Hoening, Aki Montoya and Griot Mamadou Diouf in Senegal. He has collaborated with Aruan Ortiz, Scott Hall, Fabio Zeppetella, Dario Deidda, Bruno Tommaso, Barend Middelhoff, Karl Potter, Antonio Zambrini, Tino Tracanna, Reverend Lee Brown, Simone Zanchini, mino cinelu, Franco D'Andrea, George Garzone and other playing in many clubs and festivals in Italy and abroad that have brought him to New York to record an album under his own name (Matthew Fraboni Quintet "This Is My Music" Ed.VVJ 075) and teaching publication "the jazz snare drum" approach method battery jazz, published by Ed.Setticlavio. Matteo is currently on tour in the Asian sub-continent, where he teaches master classes at university of New Delhi and the Jazz Conservatory of Kathmandu. He delights in taking pictures…and shortly releases a new album!


Prakash Kn: Bass

Many bassists have looked up to Prakash for inspiration. Therefore, it’s only right that he makes it to the list! Having played for Thermal and a Quarter, Cryptic, Antaragni and Amit Heri Group among others, he has created quite a name for himself, not just in Bangalore but internationally too. He loves to form melodic lines while improvising. Prakash also plays the classical guitar as well as the Kanjira. He draws his influence from Victor Bailey, Steely Dan, Matthew Garrison, Victor Wooten and loves to listen to The Beatles, Tool, Porcupine Tree, Alice In Chains and Eric Trufaz, among others.