Max De Aloe
was born in Busto Arsizio on the 18th march 1968,he
started playing classical piano in 1981 and
then he began to study the chromatic harmonica which is today his favourite instrument
played with different music groups and in particular jazz ensembles.
He was a pupil of the classical harmonica player Willi Burger,
one of the most famous harmonica soloist in the world.
played in concerts and/or in session recordings with some important musicians from
all over the world such as
Shirley Bunnie Foy, Thilo Wagner, Gilbert Rover, Sebastien
Souza and with some of the most important italian jazz musicians like
Nicola Arigliano, Bruno de Filippi, Gianni Basso, Massimo
Casini, Ares Tavolazzi,
Nando de Luca,
Marco Detto, Gegè Munari,
Michele Ascolese, Giampaolo Ascolese, Lello Pareti, Francesco Petreni,
Sandro Gibellini, Paolo Brioschi, Riccardo Fioravanti,
Tito Mangialajo Rantzer, Raimondo Campisi, Stefano Dall'Ora,
Nicola Muresu, ecc.
He took part in different session recordings. Among them the more important
Max De Aloe
- "La danza di Matisse" (Splasch Records CDH
Marco Detto – "In The Air" (Splasch Records
Sellani Quartet – "Il
poeta" (Abeat ABJZ 001)
Aloe-M. Moriconi–"E la chiamano Estate"
(Philology w 188.2)
Max De Aloe Quartet (con
Controvento" (Abeat ABJZ003)
Antonio Turconi – "Lettere dal bagnasciuga"
Casini Quartet – "Uma voz para Caetano"
(Philology w 232.2)
– "Dansa da vida" (MAP Records)
Alessandro Carabelli Group – "Over and out"
– (Splasch Records CDH 921.2)
Max De Aloe Quartet (con
delle cose" (Abeat ABJZ0019)
His CD "Racconti
Controvento" was voted as one of the best jazz recordings
in 2001 in the referendum "top jazz" actualised
by the monthly "Musica Jazz" among 65 jazz journalists of all specialised headboards
and most known daily papers. Moreover, in the same referendum, the journalist Dario
Beretta voted Max De Aloe as the best new talent in
2001 and then the journalist Chris Rocca voted Max De Aloe
Quartet as the best group in Italy in 2003.
In 1993 he graduated at the University
of Milan presenting a thesis in Sociology on "Pop music as consumer and good
aggregation among young people". For more than ten years he was a freelance
music reviewer and wrote articles about the relationship between music and young
He is working
on projects on the encounter between music, theatre and poetry as for the
2002 show "Jazz, poetry and other sailors"
written and performed with the actress Claudia Donadoni on the life of
More recently he partners with Giuseppe Conte, one of the most influential
Italian poets of our times.
He played in different festivals and important settings such as "Estate
Fiorentina 2000" with
Trio, the Stars and Bars in Montecarlo, the Four Season Hotel in via Montenapoleone
in Milan, the Villa San Sebastiano in Rome, The Principe di Savoia and Superstudio
and Blue Note in Milan.
He splits his activities between playing and teaching. He founded and
now runs his own music school (Centro Espressione Musicale) in Gallarate
(VA), where he teaches modern piano, theory and chromatic harmonica. He's also a
teacher at the "Accademia delle arti e dei mestieri" of the "Teatro alla
Scala" in Milan, where he holds courses financed by the European Social Found.
Among his projects, the most interesting at the moment are: Max De
Aloe Quartet with either
Sellani Quartet; Brazilian Music with
Barbara Casini: Tango Quartet; Music and Poetry.
Contacts and information:
Visit the lessons
pages of Max De Aloe on Jazzitalia
Max De Aloe - Centro Espressione Musicale S.a.s.
Via Pasubio, 4 – 21013 – Gallarate (Va)
Ph -fax 0331.781888
E mail: email@example.com
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Last Modified Date: 11/03/2007