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 - Massimo Colombo

Massimo Colombo, born in 1961 in Milano, is a composer, arranger, pianist who got a diploma in piano at “Conservatorio G. Verdi” of Milano.

He studied harmony, contrappunto and composition and took some lessons from the American pianist Sonny Taylor and undertook an intense activity as a pianist and writer in collaboration with other Italian and american jazz musicians. 

He has taken part in concerts and music productions with a variety of Italian musicians including: Paolo Fresu, Enrico Rava, Attilio Zanchi, Tino Tracanna, Paolino Dalla Porta, Roberto Ottaviano, Gianluigi Trovesi, Fabrizio Bosso, Franco D'Andrea and with international musicians including: Tony Scott, Tommy Campbell,Pierre Favre, Billy Cobham, Jeff Berlin, Greg Hutchinson, Peter Erskine, Darek Olesczkiewicz, Bob Mintzer, Stan Sulzmann.
He has recorded 30 cd’s as a writer for various musical groups using both acoustic and electric sounds.
He has taken part in important festivals in: Milano, Bergamo, Latina, Parma, Bologna, Berchidda, Bolzano, Trento, Nuoro, Ginevra, Nassau; and in different radio and RAI tv programs (Invenzioni a due voci, Jazz Club -La stanza della musica-). He teaches piano at Conservatorio "G. Nicolini of Piacenza and Jazz arranging at the "Conservatorio G. Verdi" of Como. He writes for music magazines and has published a series of didactic scores (for Carish, Da Vinci, Halleonard, Dantone edizioni musica).