of the prize "Massimo
Urbani" in 2000; winning, with
his quartet, of the first prize to the National Contest of Jazz "Baronissi"
2000 and of the prize of the public to the international
contest "Tramplin Jazz D' Avignon" in France, Max Ionata is a young talent
that alternates with great ability and experience the tenor and soprano saxes. It
begins the studies to the 11 year-old age and since young he has conducted an intense
has attended the conservatory "L. D'Annunzio" of Pescara, and he has improved the
studies of jazz near Columbia College in Chicago under the direction of William
He has studied besides with:
He has played in important jazz festivals as: Umbria Jazz, Ancona Jazz, Pescara
Jazz, Jazz ‘n Fall, Interamnia Jazz Festival, Leuciana Festival,
Arresi, Arezzo Jazz Winter, Arezzo Jazz Summer, Baronissi Jazz, Atessa
in Jazz, Val di Fiemme Sky Jazz, Over Jazz, Le Strade del Jazz, Crossroads, Veneto
Jazz, Ferrara in Jazz, Fiorenza Jazz, Acuto Jazz, Atina Jazz, Villa Celimontana
Jazz, Fandango Jazz Festival, Archeojazz, Peperoncino Jazz, Beat Onto Jazz, Ronciglione
Jazz and he has played in the most prestigious jazz Italian clubs, among which:
Alexander Platz, Pinocchio Jazz Club, Biella Jazz Club, Cotton Jazz Club, Fano Jazz'n
Club, Jazz Club Ferrara, Cantina Bentivoglio,
Milano and many others.
He has collaborated with:
Bob Mintzer, Bob Franceschini, Hiram Bullock, Andy Gravish,
Miles Griffith, Carlo Atti,
Bosso, Giovanni Amato,
Maurizio Giammarco and many others.
It develops a' intense concert activity and record, both as leader that with
some among the Italian best formations of jazz as:
Renzi Sextet, Pino Jodice Quintet,
Max Ionata Quartett "Little Hand" Abeat
Ionata/Claudio Filippini "ZAIRA"
Andy Gravish Quintet "New York/Rome Hook Up"
Renzi Sextet "Looking From The Right
Pino Jodice "Suspended" U.M. Records
and A.M.P. Big Band Feat.
"Suoni Modulanti" Abeat
Daniele Luttazzi "Money For Dope"
Miles Griffith & Tony Pancella Quartet "Smile
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