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Francesco Chebat

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"...essential, refined, never casual..."
Musica Jazz - Bruno Schiozzi

"...what strikes most is the simplicity and the elegance of his music:
this makes Imprinting a very interesting work."
Jazzitalia.net - Luca Labrini

Francesco Chebat, born in Trento (Italy) in 1978, is a very interesting and talented pianist and composer. His career started at an early age, when he played in clubs in Milan. He played with many important musicians, such as Dave Weckl, Tino Tracanna, Attilio Zanchi, Gianluigi Trovesi, Sergio Orlandi, Giovanni Falzone, Riccardo Fioravanti, Maxx Furian, Emilio Soana, Paolo Tomelleri, JW Orchestra (directed by Marco Gotti), and many others.

He played in many festivals and jazz clubs: Blue Note Milano, Jazz Club Bergamo, Ivrea Jazz Club, Musica Festival (Bergamo), Festival della Cultura (Bergamo), locano Film Festival, Livraga Jazz, Iseo Jazz, Festival Suonintorno (Bergamo), Brianza Open jazz festival, Lario Festival, Valtidone festival...

In 2007 he releases his first CD, "Imprinting", with Attilio Zanchi (double bass) and Marco Castiglioni (drums). This work has received excellent reviews and showed his skills both as a pianist and as a
composer: all the tracks of the CD are written by Chebat, who choose the traditional acoustic trio as the best way to perform his music (more info).

He works with vocalist Martha J. as pianist and arranger (more info www.marthaj.it). They released already three albums: "That's it!"
(classic jazz songs, with Robrto Piccolo on double bass and Stefano Bertoli on drums), "No one but you" (classic jazz songs, duo vioce and
piano) and "Dance your way to heaven" (original tunes, with Robrto Piccolo on double bass, Stefano Bertoli on drums and Cisco Portone on percussions).

With Gianni Satta (trumpet), Francesco founded a band inspired by the famous Miles Davis's album "Tutu" and in January 2010 they release their first CD: "Promenade", a mix of acoustic and electric jazz that represents an exhibition of the ways they have been playing together during these years. All the sogns of this album are composed and arranged by Francesco Chebat.

He works with JW Orchestra directed by arranger/composer/saxophonist Marco Gotti, also playing in a new CD that will be soon released.

He plays with saxophonist Beppe Aliprandi in "Blue Totem", a musical project that mixes ethnic music coming from Africa and Middle-East with jazz.

He plays with actor Valerio Bongiorno: most of all in "Numbert, il passeggero del secolo" (Numbert, the century's passenger), performed with success in many theatres of north of Italy. In this show Francesco makes counterpoint of the monologue melting written music, improvisation and special effects. He is actually a "second actor".

He has also payed in the Vanni Stefanini trio, latin-american rythms specialist. This trio, with Attilio Zanchi on double bass, performed at Blue Note Milano and in 2004 released Nobody knows.

- Martha J. & Francesco Chebat, "Dance your way to heaven", Clessidra Records 2010
- Francesco Chebat & Gianni Satta, "Promenade", Double Stroke Records 2010
- Martha J. & Francesco Chebat, "Crazy for Christmas", Clessidra Records 2008
- Martha J. 4et, "That's it!", Music Center 2008
- Martha J. & Francesco Chebat, "No one but you", Music Center 2008
- Francesco Chebat, "Imprinting", Music Center 2007
- Vanni Stefanini, "Nobody knows, Instrumental Spirituals in Jazz", Rugginenti Editore 2004

Martha J., Giovanni Falzone, Gianluigi Trovesi, Attilio Zanchi, Marco Castiglioni, Tino Tracanna, Stefano Bertoli, Dave Weckl, Sergio Orlandi, Paolo Manzolini, Marco Gotti, Roberto Piccolo, Gianni Satta, Kyle Gregory, Maxx Furian, Toni Arco, Marco Ricci, Marco Gamba, Guido Bombardieri, Paolo Tomelleri, Emilio Soana, Dudu Kwateh, Beppe Aliprandi, Marcos Vinicius, Carlo Bagnoli, Marcello Noia, Walter Ganda, Francesco D'Auria, Riccardo Fioravanti, Vittorio Marinoni, Ney Portilho, Riccardo Vigorè, Ettore Fioravanti, Carol Sudhalter, Michael Supnick, Vanni Stefanini, Angelo Peli and many others.

Contacts and Information:
Francesco Chebat
email: francescochebat@interfree.it
web: www.francescochebat.com

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