Pianist, composer, arranger. May of 1965 is born to Messina 26. At 5 years old, he began to play pianoforte. Self-taught, he demonstrated a remarkable musical talent. From 1973 to the 1975, he played classical music but abandoned that for Swing. In 1986 he pursued courses in orchestration in Perugia, he performed at the Festival Umbria Jazz with excellent reviews.
In 1990, his collaboration with important musicians began. Italian musicians include Enzo Randisi.
Between 1990 and 1991 Mazzarino worked with dell'Orchestra Sicialian Jazz, making two tours for the Agency promoting Jazz Music of the Maximum Theatre of Palermo.
From 1992, Giovanni worked as a leader and sideman with many Italian and foreign musicians touring with Franc Cerri, Low Gianni, Enzo Randisi, Enrico Rava, Flavio Boltro, Gege' Telesforo, Joan Cartwright, Joy Garrison, Hal Crook, Mike Goodrick, Bob Mover, Maximum City, Maurizio Giammarco, Mark Murphy, Eddie Henderson, Lester Bowie, Eliot Zigmund, Dusko Goykovich, Silvia Droste, Kurt Rosenwinkel, Valery Ponomarev, Bucky Pizzarelli, Tony Scott, Randy Brecker, Steve Grossman, Tom Kirkpatrick, Erwin Vann, Tom Harrell etc.
Jazz Chair for the Caltanissetta Conservatory
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS and PRIZES
Classified to 5° place in the category BEST NEW TALENT 1999 for the Referendum "Top Jazz"
Jazz Music Classified to 8° place in the category BEST DISC 1999 (Plays Ballads) for the Referendum "Top Jazz" from the review in Jazz Music
Egadi Jazz (Bottoming drills), Palermo di Scena, Castelbuono Jazz Festival, Milazzo Jazz, Aeolian Jazz, Montepellegrino Jazz Festival, Palermo Jazz Festival, Cefalů Jazz, Jazz Meeting (Messina), Aidone Jazz, Acireale Jazz, Public square Armerina Jazz Festival, S.Vito Head Jazz Festival, Biancavilla Jazz, Pretty Jazz, Sonorous Acicastello Jazz, Etna Jazz, Sciacca Jazz, Licata Jazz, Catania Jazz Summer, Pantelleria, Crotone Jazz, Lametia Jazz, S.Severo Jazz, Jazz (the C#lecce), Marigliano Jazz, Routes (Bellante), Oh Lady Be Good (Mosciano S.Angelo), Macerata Jazz, Ancona Jazz, S. Marino Jazz Festival, Tredozio Jazz, Fusignano Jazz, Bagnacavallo Jazz, Ferrara Jazz, Sirmione Jazz, Cremona Jazz, Arzene Jazz, Andria Jazz Festival, Conegliano Jazz, Gressoney St. Jean, Courmayeur Jazz, Graz, Solothurn, Basel, Losanna and many other anchor.
1992 - SILENCE PLEASE
Giovanni Mazzarino (Splasc(h) Records)
Audio samples: Ascoltalo!
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