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.

giomaz.jpg (69192 bytes)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.


  • In 1990, he recorded his first CD, with the extraordinary participation of Flavio Boltro, one of the best European soloists. "SILENCE PLEASE" on  Splasch Record, received great reviews.

  • In 1993, "JAZZ ITALIAN ALL STARS" he performed at  the International Festival of the Republic of San Marino, recording live with LINEN PATRUNO and ROMANO MUSSOLINI.

  • In 1994, he recorded "THINKING MILES" for the Ram Record with the Ettore Fioravanti.

  • In 1995, he accompanied singer Joan Cartwright (USA), making five tours in Europe and recording a CD "FEELIN' GOOD" (Modern Times) for which he was the musical director.

  • From 1997, he worked with  the Conservatory of Caltanissetta Armonia and Pianoforte Jazz. In October 1997, he presented  a new CD - Giovanni Mazzarino Trio "REMEMBER MILES" for Anaglyphos Record.

  • In May 1998, he did an international tour with Randy Brecke; and  a CD "LIVE AT BRASS JAZZ CLUB". Randy Brecker & Giovanni Mazzarino Trio performed for Brass Group Records.

  • In November 1998, he  toured Italy with his "EAST QUARTET" featuring Eddie Henderson, Mike McGuirk and Eliot Zigmund.

  • In March 1999, he released  the CD, Giovanni Mazzarino Quartet "PLAYS BALLADS" (Philology).

  • In March 2000, he made an  Italian Tour with TOM HARRELL.

  • In September 2004, he joins Joan Cartwright at Ellington's Jazz Club on Sanibel Island, Florida.


Mazzarino is the Founder and Director of the Accademia Musicale Siciliana

Jazz Chair for the Caltanissetta Conservatory


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.


Mazzarino's CDs http://www.jazzos.com/it/articles.cgi?key=Mazzarino

1992 - SILENCE PLEASE Giovanni Mazzarino (Splasc(h) Records)
1993 - SICILIAN JAZZ COLLECTION Vol. 1 (Splasc(h) Records)
1994 - SICILIAN JAZZ COLLECTION Vol. 3 (Splasc(h) Records)
1995 - THINKING MILES Giovanni Mazzarino (MM Records)
1995 - FEELIN' GOOD Joan Cartwright (Modern Times)
1995 - LIVE IN SAN MARINO Italian jazz all stars (Carosello)
1997 - THAT'S LIFE Gaetano Riccobono (O.M.C. Records)
1997 - LIVE IN BIANCAVILLA COLLECTION aa.vv. (Anaglyphos)
1998 - I REMEMBER MILES Giovanni Mazzarino trio (Anaglyphos)
1998 - DAY BY DAY Esmeralda Ferrara (Philology)
1998 - LIVE AT BRASS JAZZ CLUB Randy Brecker & Giovanni Mazzarino Trio (Brass Group)
1999 - ITALIAN BALLADEUR Gianni Basso Feat. Giovanni Mazzarino Trio
           Special Guest Joan Cartwright (Philology)
1999 - PLAYS BALLADS Giovanni Mazzarino 4et (Philology)
2000 - BEAUTIFUL CHILD Giovanni Mazzarino 4et (Philology)
2001 - SINGS BILL EVANS Esmeralda Ferrara (Philology)
2002 - EVENING IN BLUE Giovanni Mazzarino 5et (Splas(h) Records)
2002 - AGAIN WITH YOU Mazzarino, Swallow, Nussbaum Trio (Splas(h) Records)

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