Lorenzo Simoni is an Italian saxophonist and composer, born in Barga (Italy), he first approaches to the saxophone at the age of 11.
Jazz and classical saxophone player, he graduated in classical saxophone with the highest honors and special mention at Leghorn’s Conservatory in Italy. Since he was little he played as a soloist with orchestras and won numerous national and international competitions for both jazz and classical music such as:
1st Prize at the “Premio Crescendo” (Florence)
1st Prize at “Riviera della Versilia” (Massarosa)
1st Prize at the competition “Riviera Etrusca” (Piombino)
1st Prize at the National competition organized by the civic school of music in Milan
1st Prize at the international competition “Le note sinfonie” (Umbria)
1st Prize at the “Lions got talent” (Pisa)
1st Prize at the scholarship “Marco Salvini” organized by the Conservatory of Leghorn.
1st Prize at the scholarship for chamber music ensembles organized by the Conservatory of Leghorn.
1st Prize at the national competition “My Favorite Sax” (Empoli)
1st Prize at the Rotary Club Montaperti’s competition as a representative of Leghorn’s Conservatory
1st Prize at the Lions Club Grosseto competition and is selected by the region as a representative for the Lions Club European competition .
2nd Prize at the Exigentia international saxophone competition (Rome)
He reveals himself unique by starting a career that includes jazz and classical music both at a professional level, two different worlds that connects to each other, in fact he has collaborated with numerous artist that comes from both genres such as: Nasheet Waits, Jason Palmer, Mario Marzi, Christian Lauba, Giovanni Tommaso, Fabrizio Meloni, Enrico Rava, Victor Morosco, Greg Burk, Francesco Diodati, Mauro Grossi, Saxofollia, Satèn Saxophone Quartet, MEJO (metropolitan jazz orchestra), Anna Bulkina, Stefano di Battista, Massimiliano Messieri, Francesco Petreni and many others.
He has performed in numerous venues and events such as the Berklee Performance Center (Boston), Bimhuis (Amsterdam), Cheltenham Jazz Festival, Umbria Jazz and Umbria Jazz Winter, Chigiana International festival (Siena), Piacenza jazz festival, Web Notte by Repubblica TV, Ferrara Jazz Club, Theater La Fenice (Venice), Livorno music festival, Festival Forfest (Czech Republic), Barga jazz festival, Monfràjazz festival [...]
He has done masterclasses in events such as the “International saxophone congress of Fermo”, “Fanano saxophone week” and “Saxophone Days” in Udine.
Often active as a sideman in various groups and also leader of a quartet formed by some of the best young jazz musicians from Italy, as a group they were awarded with the Premio Marco Tamburini and Tomorrow’s Jazz 2022.
He also performs around Italy with his chamber music duo along with the Italian pianist Susanna Pagano where they play works from the classical saxophone repertoire, transcriptions and new pieces in collaboration with local and international composers.
He has played in multiple recording sessions both as a sideman and as guest in different groups (saxophone quartet, sextet, quartet, various large ensembles, big band)
As a composer, he publishes his first work “Candela”, for alto saxophone solo, published by DaVinci Publishing in 2021.