Art Studio

Irene Robbins – voice & piano
Francesco Aroni Vigone – alto & soprano saxes
Claudio Lodati – guitars
Enrico Fazio – bass
Fiorenzo Sordini – drums/percussion

Born in ’74, Art Studio is one of the oldest combo actually on stage in Italy, several times recognised as among the best national bands on “Musica Jazz” referendum. Art Studio realized 8 CDs (one more on print). Often a guest singer is added to the basic band, as Irene Robbins, Ellen Christi, Tiziana Ghiglioni, Tiziana Simona. Music strongly based on modern and creative jazz.

Enrico Fazio – Sergey Letov Duo

Sergey Letov – saxes/clarinets/flutes
Enrico Fazio – bass

Two musicians with different culture and musical worlds, with an old friendship and a common love for performance music (theatre, dance, movie, etc…). The music is quite improvised,tuneful and rich of different atmospheres. One CD realized.

Enrico Fazio Ensemble/U.F.O.

Formazione base:
Andrea Chenna – oboe/english horn/saxes
Rino Vernizzi – bassoon
Sergey Letov – saxes/clarinets/flutes
Piero Ponzo – clarinets/alto sax
Francesco Aroni Vigone – alto & soprano saxes
Alberto Mandarini – trumpet/flugelhorn
Gianpiero Malfatto – trombone/tuba/flute
Giuliano Palmieri – live electronics
Enrico Fazio – bass/composition/arrangements
Fiorenzo Sordini – drums/percussion

Big ensemble (10 to 20 musicians, according to the projects: K. Weill, C. Mingus, sounds of tales…) born in ’87, with 2 CDs realized and one on print. The band includes top artist on stage, coming from different musical areas (jazz, electronic, classic, ethnic, rock music…). “…a beautiful
spectacle of a fairy tale with romantic, elevating music of E. F. and wonderful soloing… a real fairy tale! (A. Kahn, Jazz forum, Poland). “E. F. ingratiating Favola is loaded with all the mistery, life and pure joy of a good fable nence the aptness of the title… His grasp of orchestration is firm… Employing a large brassy ensemble, Fazio wrings the maximum from his quaint…” (C. Baugher, Cadence, USA). “This is a surprising and excellent re-arrangement of some great music (K. Weill). Fazio has taken material that has been done to death lately, put his own imprint on it and created
worthwhile music..” (R. Iannapollo, Cadence, USA).

Enrico Fazio Critical Mass

Luca Campioni | violin
Anais Drago | violin • 5strings electric violin
Alberto Mandarini | trumpet • flugelhorn
Gianpiero Malfatto | trombone • euphonium • flute
Adalberto Ferrari | clarinet • bass, contrabass & turkish clarinets
Francesco Aroni Vigone | soprano & alto saxes
Gianni Virone | tenor & baritone saxes • lead flute
Enrico Fazio | composition • double bass • electronics
Fiorenzo Sordini | drums • percussion


Born in ’86 as quintet, the band is actually a nonet named “Critical Mass”, with a few CDs realized.

…some of the most innovative and assured group playing I’ve heard… a delight from start to finish.” (P. Donnelly, Ejazznewws).
This is a fizzing band, full of carnival colours and offbeat energies…: long pieces impressively written, developed and sustained…” (The Penguin Guide to Jazz…, U.K.).
A happy big band sound… loud, fun, accessible stuff, tuneful… lots of european touches too…” (C. Matsumoto, Zookeeper online).
Fazio is one reason why, for this american listener, Italy has one of the world’s must consistently stimulating jazz scenes.” (K. Whitehead, Cadence, USA).
(this CD) is istantly on my best of the list not just for the year but the youthful decade. It has the seminal quality of… recordings that marked their own year and decade with individual imprint in your face.” (L. Van Trikt, Cadence, USA).