Emanuele MelisurgoEmanuele Melisurgo

He was born in Naples on October 18, 1968. He taught himself music and piano and then studied jazz and saxophone with Maestro Maurizio Giammarco. He won a scholarship at the Saint Louis College of Music in Rome, where he perfected with the masters: S. Deidda, P. Iodice, R. Giuliani, S. Satta, G. Savelli, E. Pieranunzi. He then attended the Siena Jazz courses as a scholar under the guidance of the masters: Franco D’Andrea, Stefano Battaglia, Pietro Tonolo. He graduated in classical saxophone at the Conservatorio Santa Cecilia in Rome.

He recorded the cd Cu sole and Cu l’acqua, Nomade del Vesuvio, Voci Scomposte with the Tony Cercola Group; First with the Palopoli- Forlani Quintet; Winds in Tunes in duo with pianist Simone Maggio, for Saint Louis. He teaches in Rome and Naples; he took part in numerous festivals including Umbria Jazz, Nick La Rocca Jazz Festival, Ischia Jazz Festival, Villa Celimontana, Grosseto Jazz Festival, Rome Jazz’s cool, Pristhina jazz festival. He played music for various theater performances: Iphigenia in Aulis, directed by Mario Santella; Majakoski man, directed by Mario Santella; Il ’68, directed by Lucio Allocca; Four Weddings and a funeral, directed by Silvio Giordani; It was not the fifth, directed by Silvio Giordani; The world of water, directed by Marco Lucchesi.

His works as a saxophonist in duo formations (with the pianist Simone Maggio), trio (in his name), quartet (Francesco D’Errrico Quartet and saxophone quartet) and in many other contexts. He played in various Italian jazz clubs such as Alexander Platz, Rome; Gregory, Rome; Bourbon Street Club, Naples; Otto Jazz Club, Naples; Around Midnight, Naples; Blue Note, Milan.