Christian Brewer & MMTrio

Christian Brewer & Marco Marzola Trio

“Celebrating the Music of Ellington & Strayhorn”

“Jazz is a Good Barometer of Freedom”

(Duke Ellington)

Featuring: Christian Brewer [a. & s. sax], Nico Menci [piano], Marco Marzola [bass], Lele Barbieri [drums]

Is a very Dynamic and Unique Cutting-edge Ensemble of Musicians. Is a Power Packed Experience of Emotions and Excitements based on a Large Revisited Repertoire of the Two Famous Composers Duke Ellington & Billy Strayhorn.

Christian Brewer [alto & soprano saxophone]

“Is one of the most lyrical and soulful alto players to have emerged from the UK in recent years. Loved for his melodic playing and pure tone.

Performing and Recording with:

Chano Dominguez, Dick de Graaf, Andrea Pozza, Yutaka Shiina, Orin Evans, Joe CohnJos Matchel, Jim Mullen, Mark Taylor, Jorge Pardo, Tito Alcedo, Stan Sulzmann, Antonio Mesa, Francesco Pose, Peter King, Bobby Wellins, Dmitri Baevsky, Benn Clatworthy, Damon Brown, Leon Greening, Simon Purcell, John Warren….

Nico Menci [piano] “One of Italy’s top pianists”


Elliot Zigmund, Steve Ellington, Patrick Clahar, Sam Most, Jimmy Lovelace, Slide Hampton, Eric Alexander, Eddie Henderson, Steve Turre, Bruce Williams, Chuck McPherson, Ray Mantilla, Scott Hamilton, Jaimeo Brown, Sherman Irby, Darrell Green, James Zollar, Akua Dixon, Jesse Davis, Dion Parson, Steve Grossman, Vincent Harring, Buster Williams, Lenny White etc……

Marco Marzola [bass] “Original and strong sound”

Performing and Recording with:

Jimmy Lovelace, Tommy Tarantine, Jimmy Owens, Paul Jefrey, Craig Handy, Betty Carter, Harold Land, George Cables, Steve Turre, Tommy Campbell, John Hics, Tony Scott, Bruce Forman, Jimmy Cobb, Jessy Davis, Jaimeo Brown, Ed Cherry, Sherman Irby, John Clark, James Zollar, Darrell Green,Stacy Dillard, Dion Parson, Camille Thurman, Flavio Boltro, Stefano Bollani, Fabrizio Bosso

Lele Barbieri [drums] “A multitalented prodigies drummer”

Shared the stage with musicians such as:

Lee Konitz, Steve Grossman, Lew Tabakin, Karl Potter, Joy Garrison, Sonny Taylor, Steve Turre, Craig Handy, Bruce Forman, Ed Cherry. In 1987 he played with Dizzy Gillespie, Milt Jackson, Tete Montoliu, Johnny Grifn. He also accompanied the legendary guitarist Pat Metheny…….