His solo career started in 2010 with the release of his first album “Souls United”. Since then, Gianni Vancini, the Italian saxophonist, whose tone is rich and smooth, has become “a name” in today’s US contemporary jazz scene. According to Eric Marienthal, he is “one of the most exciting sax players on the scene today” and Sandy Shore from smoothjazz.com says: “Gianni Vancini takes the coolest parts of contemporary music and blends it together for a sophisticated, funky, stylish pop sound that reaches deep into the groove bag to deliver upbeat jazz and feel good melodies akin to David Sanborn and Grover Washington, Jr!” Gianni was born in Mirandola and studied saxophone at the “Vecchi-Tonelli” Master Institute of Musical Studies in Carpi (Italy), participated in workshops offered by the New World School of the Arts in Miami and refined his studies participating in courses offered by world famous musicians such as Eric Marienthal, Bob Franceschini and Achille Succi. Since then, he has been sharing the stage with or working with big names such as Sting, Bono (U2), Zuccero, Andrea Bocelli, Gerald Albright, Jeff Lorber, Dave Koz, Eric Darius and Elan Trotman, just to name a few.
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