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Maurizio Geri Swingtet

Maurizio Geri

Guitarist, singer, composer. His first experiences, related to the recovery of the traditional repertoire of the Pistoia mountains will lead him to know, in the early 80s, the singer Caterina Bueno and with whom he played for fifteen years.
Among his collaborators there at that time guitarist Alberto Balia (Ritmia, Argia). And 'thanks to him that Maurice reflects the systematic study of the guitar and is interested in the music of Django and tradition Alsatian Gypsy;
Form in 1988 the trio NURAGES with Alberto and the mandolin Puglia Mimmo Epifani.
The key issue is the meeting with countryman concertina player Riccardo Tesi in '94 that gives life to the quartet BANDITALIANA, with this training affects five albums and four related to original productions on traditional Tuscan and Emilian, the ideal closing of a circle where the rigor anthropological He joins the composition and arrangement.
Born in '95 "Maurizio Geri Swingtet" pioneer group of jazz-manouche Italian who now offering an original repertoire, with few concessions to the standards and with an eye to musicians like Gorni Kramer or Alessandro Morelli.
They went to his name four CDs entitled Manouche and around (Felmay 1998), Open-air (Visage 2001), again a dance (Radar 2007) and Tito tariero (Matson 2013).
He has collaborated with numerous musicians of word, jazz and pop Italian and has participated in the most important festivals in Europe, Canada, Argentina, Australia and Japan, national and international radio broadcasts, theater and film scores.
His guitar style merges the issues related to ethnic Mediterranean music with the phrasing and improvisation of music swing-manouche.