Bio / Gianni Vancini Biography
Born in Mirandola on May 14, 1978, on May 14, 1978, he studied saxophone under the instruction of Angelo Gabrielli and graduated with highest honors at the “Vecchi-Tonelli” Master Institute of Musical Studies in Carpi (MO) – ITALY. In 1996 he enrolled in a stage and workshop offered by the New World School of the Arts in Miami and played in concerts presented by them at the Lincoln Theater in Miami as well. In the following years, he refined his studies in jazz music participating in courses offered by world famous musicians such as Eric Marienthal, Bob Franceschini and Achille Succi. In the working field he has had numerous duet experiences with pianists Carlo Guaitoli and Paolo Andreoli performing in prestigious Italian theaters such as the Regio Theater of Parma, The Valli in Reggio Emilia and the Ventidio Basso in Ascoli Piceno.
Among the classic composers of the saxophone literature he has studied the music of Ibert, Debussy, Bonneau, Vellones, Singelee, Piazzolla and Gershwin. In the light music field, thanks to his collaborations with various artists, he has been featured in many television shows such as Pavarotti International, the Festival di San Remo, Roxy Bar, Video Italia, Domenica In, Uno di Noi, Un Disco per L’Estate, Saint Vincent, Scalo 76 and Domenica 5. He has worked with musicial talents such as Antonella Ruggiero, Spagna, Fausto Leali, Enrico Ruggeri, Amedeo Minghi, Iva Zanicchi, Gianni Morandi, Lucio Dalla, Ron, Stadio, Barbara Cola, Katia Ricciarelli, Ami Stewart, Kid Creole and the Coconuts and Carl Anderson.
From 1997 he has been continuiously collaborating with singer/songwriter Andrea Mingardi and since 2002 with Umberto Tozzi. Together they have played on some of the most prestigious stages like theAriston Theater (Sanremo 2005), the Olimpya in Paris, La Quinta Vergara (Vina del Mar-Chile), La Fenice Theater in Venice, Teatro Sistina, Il Gran Teatro and the Auditorium in Rome as well as in more than 10 countries worldwide. In 2011 his first album entitled “SOULS UNITED” co-produced with Thomas Bank and recorded in Amsterdam. Many artists participated in the album and a special mention goes especially to Eric Marienthal, Umberto Tozzi and Andrea Mingardi. He is entitled to teach Master Class at national and international level.