Mauro MasseiMauro Massei

Born in Rome, he studied Flute at the Thomas Ludovico from Victoria School and at the Santa Cecilia Conservatory, training with the masters: L. Berti, P. Deflorian, R. Pregadio, M. Urbani, M. Conti, and F. Palermini .

He received the First and second level Academic Diploma in jazz saxophone and arrangement at the Licinio Refice Conservatory and at the Santa Cecilia Conservatory. He has articulated numerous events and festivals in Italy and abroad including: Umbria Jazz, Jazz toast, Villa Celimontana Jazz Festival, Atina Jazz, Nick La Rocca, Summer Jamboree, Vache de Blues, Jammin ‘Roma Auditorium Parco della Musica, Theater Elisha, Italian Jazz on the Road (London Blackheath, Elsinki Metropolia) and Porgy & Bess in Vienna.

He has played, with others, with: Massimo Urbani, Maurizio Urbani, Mauro Verrone, Tony Formichella, Elvio Ghigliordini, Roberto Spadoni, Gianni Oddi, Fernando Brusco, Bruno Biriaco, Renato Serio, Marcello Rosa, Daniele Scannapieco, Rosario Giuliani, Javier Girotto , Ettore Fioravanti, Enrico Intra, Valentina Piccioni, Maria Pia De Vito, Igor Prado, Junior Watson, Jonas Blues Band, Red Wagons, and many others. Since 2007, he is the baritonist of the Saint Louis Big Band under the direction of Maestro Antonio Solimene.

Since 2012, he has been a lecturer at the Saint Louis College of Music where he taught theoretical subjects, an instrument, directs the formations of saxes and the newly formed Saint Louis Super Sax. He recently founded the Saint Louis Sax 4ett.