Dario Cecchini

JodyJazz DV Baritone 8, HR* Soprano 7*

Dario Cecchini on the DV Baritone 8

“I played an ESP Jody Jazz mouthpiece for 12 years, but when I tried a DV… wow!!! It is stronger, easier and especially I like the projection of the sound. It is compact, fluent and very uniform, from lower notes to higher notes and even on the overtones. DV mouthpiece makes me find the sound I like and I’m looking for: strong, tender or aggressive, precise on attack, very flexible but, above all, my own personal sound!”




Dario Cecchini Biography

Born 10/17/1963, Cecchini began playing the drums very early on. At 14, he took up the saxophone and was initiated into the family rite of Jazz. At 22 he began playing baritone sax and flute. He entered the “Conservatorio Cherubini” in Florence, where he studied classical music and graduated in 1991.

Personal Projects:
”FUNK OFF”
“D.C. TRIOZONE” (Guido Zorn, Bernardo Guerra)
“JAZZASONIC”

Current Collaborations:
“JELLY FACTORY” Leaded by Luca Gelli
“RICCARDO FASSI FLORENCE POCKET ORCHESTRA”
“MAX CALDERAI QUINTET”
“VG BIG BAND” leaded by Vincenzo Genovese

Previous Jazz Collaborations :
“ITALIAN SECRET SERVICE” (Co-leader con L. Pieri)
“EUMIR DEODATO EUROPE XPRESS”
“REUNION BIG BAND” Leaded by Marco Tamburini
“GIANLUCA RENZI ALL STAR Orchestra”
NATALIE COLE BAND
KENNY WHEELER HOT ELEVEN
KENNY WHEELER ne “I giorni di un uomo”. Oratorio per coro e solisti Jazz.
LEE KONITZ NONET
MEGATONES Leaded by Maurizio Giammarco
TURBULENCE” di Fabio Morgera
G.O.N. Grande orchestra nazionale dell’ ass. musicisti jazz diretta da B. Tommaso
IF SIX WAS NINE
LARES

Cecchini has also accompanied various foreign and Italian Jazz artists: Paolo Fresu, Marco Tamburini, Fabrizio Bosso, Enrico Pieranunzi, Stefano Bollani, Pietro Tonolo,Glauco Venier, Massimo Urbani, Gianluca Petrella, Riccardo Fassi, Emanuele Cisi, Fred Wesley, Raul Midon, Avery* Sunshine,Dee Dee Bridgewater, Bob Mintzer, J. Surman, C.Batista, L. Agudo, D. Liebnman, R. Beirach, Dave “Fuze” Fiuczynski.

Jazz festivals and presentations:
Umbria Jazz – Siena Jazz – Pescara Jazz- Ericsson Summer Festival (Lucca) – Clusone Jazz – Gray Cat (Grosseto)- Jazz in’it (Vignola)- Jazzy (Figline Valdarno) – Reggio Emilia Jazz – Sud Jazz (Palermo)- Jezziamoci (Matera)- Jazzitalia (Verona)- Termoli Jazz – Soundz (Sanremo) – Enzimi (Roma)- Pistoia Blues – Les Traversée Tatihou (Francia)- Grenoble Jazz Festival (Francia)- Wiesen Festival (Austria)- Karlruhe Festival (Germania)- Gurten Festival (Berna CH)- Blueballs Festival (Lucerne CH)- Paleo Festival (Nyon CH)- Nice Jazz Festival (Francia)- Istanbul Jazz Festival (Turchia)- Budapest Festival (Ungheria)- Nandrin Festival (Liegi B)- Lokeren Festival (Lokeren B) – “Sete Sois Sete Luas” Festival (Spagna & Portogallo) – Melbourne jazz Festival (Australia)- Vienne (Francia) – Vitoria International Jazz Festival (Spagna) – North Sea Jazz Festival (Holland) – Wien Jazz Festival (AU) – London Jazz Festival (UK) – Liburnia Jazz Festival (CRO) – Lugano Estival (CH) – BMW Jazz Festival Sao Paulo (Bra) – Torino Jazz Festival – Vicenza Jazz – Freiburg Jazz Festival (D) – Talos Festival Ruvo di Puglia (BA) – Ankara Jazz Festival (Turchia) – Black Sea Jazz Festival (Batumi, Georgia) – JC Festival (Shanghai, China).

Cecchini also has a notable experience outside Jazz, having collaborated and recorded with artists such as: Fred Wesley, Raul Midon, Avery Sunshine, Karima, Simone Cristicchi, Adriano Celentano, Eros Ramazzotti, Alessandra Amoroso, Jovanotti, Biagio Antonacci, Eumir Deodato, Irene Grandi, Gino Paoli, Zucchero, Giorgia, Alexia, Gege’ Telesforo, Bengi Benati, Dirotta su Cuba, Riccardo Tesi, James Taylor, Louisiana Red, Mike Turk, Charlie Wood.

He participated in television transmissions, recorded film soundtracks and composed music for TV spots.

In 2011, he achieved the 3trd place as best Italian baritone saxophone player in “Jazzit referendum”. He achieved the 7th place in the same referendum in 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015.
FUNKOFF, the band he put up in 1998 and whereof he is leader, arranger and composer, reached the 10th place in the same referendum as best Italian group in 2010.

In 2008 he was a band’s member of EROS RAMAZZOTTI’s first Australian Tour.

In 2002 he played with Jovanotti’s group on the European “Il quinto mondo tour”.

From 1996 to 2002 he played in ORCHESTRA DI MUSICA LEGGERA DELLA RAI in Rome, which has accompanied various TV programmes.

He is teaching Jazz Sax At Mascagni Conservatori in Livorno and at Venezze Conservatory in Rovigo.

Own recordings released:

FUNK OFF “Things Change” 2015 Jando Music VVJ099
FUNK OFF “Funk Off the Story – Live a Umbria Jazz 2013 ” 2014 DVD
FUNK OFF “Power to the Music” 2013 Universal 0602537336401
DARIO CECCHINI 2011 “Jazzasonic” My Favorite 81065
FUNK OFF “Una banda così” 2010 My Favorite 80028
ITALIAN SECRET SERVICE 2009 ” Not the Same ” IRMA La Douce
FUNK OFF 2007 “Jazz On” Blue Note
ITALIAN SECRET SERVICE 2004 “Control Yourself ” Rai Trade RTP 0047
FUNK OFF 2003 “Little beat” BCJ 001
FUNK OFF 2001 “Uh Yeah!” FMIV 017
ITALIAN SECRET SERVICE 2001 “Id Super ” IRMA La Douce 503175- 2
BALLROOM DANCE BAND 1998 “Ballroom Dance Band” BDB009

Songs released by “Italian Secret Service” have been used on more than 200 compilations by record labels worldwide.

JAZZ DISCOGRAPHY

THE JELLY FACTORY “First Second” Kaleido
MASSIMILIANO CALDERAI “Frame” Dry Castle Records 055
THE JELLY FACTORY “The Jelly Factory” Dry Castle Records 045
PAOLO FAVINI QUARTET “Tribute to Gerry Mulligan” BA 204
GERARDO DI LELLA JAZZ ORCHESTRA Napoli & Jazz EmArcy 06025 370 6675 9
FABIO MORGERA QUARTET “Live at the loft 01” Dry Castle Records
LEONARDO PIERI SESTETTO “Telesio sessions” Cult Cube
GIANLUCA RENZI ALL STAR ORCHESTRA “Charles & Joe” Wide Sound WD172
TRIP SAXOPHONE QUARTET “ Mozart in Jazz” Z Best Music MJ 06
Maurizio Giammarco & MEGATONES “ Punkromatic ” BRAVE ART
Maurizio Giammarco & MEGATONES “ Mega meets Microtones” BRAVE ART
FESTA GROUP ” Strings ” NUEVA
LARES ” Non ce ne volere Mandela se così poco ” GVP MUSIC
IF SIX WAS NINE ” Le musiche di Jimi Hendrix per jazz ensemble ” SPLASCH R.
IF SIX WAS NINE ” Andante Allegro (con testo a fronte)” SPLASCH R. C.D.H.663.2
MAURO GROSSI ” Bitter cake walk ” SPLASCH R
ROCCO ZIFARELLI “ Lyndon ” VIA VENETO JAZZ VVJ011

OTHER KIND OF DISCOGRAPHY

VINCENZO GENOVESE BIG BAND “Koinonia” 01 VGBB
LORENZO CHERUBINI JOVANOTTI “Lorenzo 2015 CC” Universal Music Group 2015
EROS RAMAZZOTTI “Noi” Universal Music Group 2012
GAZZARA “My Cup Of Tea” RTM 0109
IRENE GRANDI “Canzoni per Natale” WM Italy
BIAGIO ANTONACCI “Il Cielo ha una porta sola” Sony – BMG
JOVANOTTI “Buon Sangue” UNIVERSAL 9871546
COLLETTIVO SOLELUNA “Roma” SOLELUNA 9808039
DIROTTA SU CUBA “Jaz” MM3
HIPNODANCE “Hipnodance” CONTEMPO R.
MASSIMO ALTOMARE ” Un’ora di libertà ” RCA
URBAN FUNK “Urban Funk ” MULTIPROMO
URBAN FUNK ” Endosimbiosi” MULTIPROMO
FREE VIBES “Cous cous & Tandoori” EMA REC

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