Nico Gori Quartet
He is an incredibly talented and experienced musician. If you think of clarinet, Nico Gori should be the first one who comes to mind in the Italian jazz world. The Florentine musician has performed (even on saxophone) at the highest levels in any situation – big bands, symphony orchestras, and jazz groups – both as a leader and a highly-requested sideman, ranging from classical music to jazz, from funky to acid jazz, and performing in theaters, clubs, festivals, radio and TV shows all over the world.
Since 1998, Gori has recorded albums with jazz, funk, and pop groups, has collaborated in making jingles and music for television, has worked and is currently working with jazz stars such as Fred Hersch, Tom Harrell, Lee Konitz, Enrico Rava, Stefano Bollani, Renato Sellani, Antonello Salis, Bruno Tommaso, Gianluca Petrella, Roberto Gatto, and pop singers like Anna Oxa, Dirotta su Cuba, Fabio Concato e Gino Paoli. From 2006 to 2008, he played solo clarinet and first alto sax in the Vienna Art Orchestra conducted by Mathias Ruegg. They toured three times in the most important European festivals and Cuba.