Gabriele De Leporini

Gabriele De Leporini

Passionate about music from the age of 13, he independently deepened (in parallel with his classical studies) his study and technique of the electric and acoustic guitar by playing in various ensembles and thus passing through heterogeneous genres and composers until he arrived at the study (followed by masters Andrea Zullian and Russ Spiegel) of jazz music, which he then studied in depth at the conservatory.

He graduated from the two-year jazz guitar course with honours at the “Giuseppe Tartini” Conservatory in Trieste with his thesis “Improvvisazione di rigore, suoni in equilibrio”, a suite of six original compositions ranging from pieces with precise and calculated structures to free improvisation. For the same, he was also awarded a scholarship. He has participated in master classes, workshops and seminars with world-renowned jazz musicians: Lage Lund (Jazzinty, Novo mesto), Jonathan Kreisberg, Jure Pukl, Melissa Aldana (Creative jazz Velenje), Saverio Tasca, Sandro Gibellini, Giancarlo Schiaffini and Russ Spiegel himself.

He has always been active in the field of live music and collaborates with numerous ensembles at home and abroad. He plays in a quartet with well-known trombonist Denis Beganovic, since 2019 he has been replacing guitarist Emanuele Grafitti in the “Canto Libero” project, a tribute to Lucio Battisti, on several dates throughout the country. He participated in two editions of “Le nuove rotte del jazz” (2021 and 2022, Circolo Controtempo), the “Grado jazz” festival (2021), Approdi festival (2021), Cerkno jazz festival (2022). He is part of the “Viceversa: the music of Charles Mingus” quintet of the internationally renowned jazz double bass player Giovanni Maier, with whom he records the eponymous album in 2022, in which he also takes care of part of the arrangements. He is part of the ‘Giorgia canta Giorgia’ project dedicated to the singer Giorgia Todrani and active since 2022. He has given numerous concerts with the ‘Penta trio’ with whom he performs on various occasions, including ‘Conservatory Wednesdays’. He also collaborates with well-known ensembles in the area, including the trio ‘Les Babettes’ and the ‘1000 streets’, and regularly performs with various ensembles. He has also taken part in several national jazz competitions and was a finalist (Tomorrow’s jazz, Veneto jazz). He participated in the ‘Zgrabi Zvok’ workshop (2022) as a teacher for the jazz guitar class.