Marinello, Andreas | Conductor

Date created: 28.06.2018.
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Andreas Marinello (Bolzano, Italy, 1983) studied jazz saxophone and jazz composition at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Graz and the Music Academy in Köln, and he studied classical saxophone at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna. In 2011 he acquired the title of Master of Arts in Graz. He attended workshops held by Miguel Zenon, Donny McCaslin, Dick Oatts, Rosario Giuliani, Dave Liebman, Maurizio Giammarco, Bob Mintzer, Bob Brookmeyer and others. He performed in numerous concerts and recorded four CDs with the HGM Jazz Orchestra Zagreb, where he was the lead alto saxophonist from 2005. From 2013 he was a saxophonist in the Croatian Radio and Television Jazz Orchestra and he has been the Chief Conductor of the orchestra since the season 2015/2016. The orchestra has significantly increased its concert and recording activities since then; besides a series of very successful concerts in Croatia and abroad with top international musicians and Croatian musicians from similar genres, the CD Chui ovu glazbu, recorded in collaboration with the band Chui, won Porin Awards for Best Jazz Album and Best Jazz Performance, while the album Stavi pravu stvar, recorded in collaboration with Marko Tolja, was also nominated in the category of Jazz Album of the Year.

As a saxophonist, he has performed at numerous European and international festivals and concert venues, including the North Sea Jazz Festival in the Netherlands, the Ankara Music Festival in Turkey, Prague Jazz in the Czech Republic, Villa Celimontana in Italy, the Euro-Med Music Expo on Cyprus, Porgy & Bess in Austria, Cankarjev Dom in Ljubljana, Celje Jazz, Lent Maribor in Slovenia, Jazz is Back, the Spring Festival and the Last Minute Jazz Fest Bale in Croatia. In concerts, as well as in radio and television appearances, he has collaborated with many renowned jazz musicians: Dave Liebman, Donny McCaslin, Bob Brookmeyer, Peter Erskine, Jojo Mayer, Randy Brecker and the Zagreb Philharmonic Orchestra, Wolfgang Puschnig, Gerald Preinfalk, John Hollenbeck, Jim McNeely, Toshiko Akiyoshi, Don Menza, Mark Feldman, Pete McGuinness, John Riley, Deborah Brown, Deborah Carter, Luis Bonilla, Dena DeRose and Lasse Lindgren.

He also works as a composer, arranger, and producer, collaborating with numerous bands in Croatia and abroad; his compositions and arrangements have been performed in Croatia, Italy, Austria, Germany, Jordan, and Cyprus.