Bird’s Basement is proud to host this exciting new band, under the direction of Gianni Turcio, to be resident on Monday nights.
Joining Gianni (piano, arrangements) will be some of Melbourne’s finest players. Tim Wilson (alto saxophone, flute), Greg Clarkson (tenor saxophone, flute), Pat Thiele (trumpet), Roger Schmidli (trombone), Patrick Schmidli (bass), Darryn Farrugia (drums) and Salvador Persico (percussion).
Gianni says the band has a strong leaning towards Latin Jazz, which is evident in both the original compositions penned by Gianni and other members of the Band, and the classic jazz and Latin standards that he has arranged for this lineup.
Constantly in demand as a soloist, accompanist, composer, arranger and teacher, Gianni has worked with the Daryl McKenzie Jazz Orchestra, the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Roberto Alagna, Marina Prior, James Morrison, John Farnham and many, many more artists across a range of genres.