Stefano SabatiniStefano Sabatini

Versatile and refined pianist, inspired composer, Stefano Sabatini started his jazz experiences, founding the band “Kaleidon” and playing with Tony Scott, Massimo Urbani e Maurizio Giammarco. He moved to Los Angeles attending ,and then graduating, an academic course in Arranging and Composing at the “Dick Grove School of music”. Also in Los Angeles, he recorded his own album with some californian musicians including Chester Thompson (Weather Report and Frank Zappa).

After 6 years in the USA, he came back to Rome and joined the first “Lingomania” band (with Maurizio Giammarco, Flavio Boltro, Furio di Castri and Roberto Gatto). They were voted “Best Band” by the magazine Musica Jazz and received their award at “Radio Uno Sera Jazz”. Sabatini joined also the bands of Massimo Urbani, Giovanni Tommaso, and Tullio De Piscopo and plays with Johnny Griffin, Lee Konitz, Sal Nistico, Steve Grossman, Gary Bartz, Billie Cobham, Chet Baker (with whom Sabatini participated to channel RAI broadcasts “D.O.C. and “Va Pensiero”) Rick Margitza, Sonny Fortune, George Garzone, Ronnie Cuber, Alex Sipiagin and the italian Stefano Di Battista, Rosario Giuliani, Gianni Basso, Daniele Scannapieco, Dino e Franco Piana, Giovanni Amato, Stefano D’Anna and many more.

Sabatini participated in many national and international events  (Paris Festival, Nuremberg Festival, Umbria Jazz, Verona Festival, Pompei Festival, Ivrea Festival, Atina Jazz Festival, Jazz&Image at Villa Celimontana exc.). He recorded 7 albums as the main artist like “Heart and Soul”, recorded with Luca Pirozzi on Double Bass and Pietro Iodice on Drums for Alfa Music label. He collaborated in pop music with Eduardo de Crescenzo, Sergio Caputo, Tony Esposito, Mia Martini, Edoardo Bennato, Fabio Concato, Tullio de Piscopo e Teresa De Sio. He currently teaches Piano, Harmony and Improvisation at Saint Louis College of Music in Rome.