Filippo Bianchini was born in Orvieto, Italy, but he lives in Rome. Thanks to the father’s collection of LP and a family friend, Alberto Casasoli, began studying music at 7 years hold. At 10,he started playing the tenor saxophone. Shortly after, he began his first lessons of sax with Mauro Verrone, who introduced him to the great music of Charlie Parker, Lester Young, Sonny Rollins, John Coltrane, Miles Davis, Massimo Urbani and many others. At 18 years hold, he starts the class of Saxophone with Mario Raja at the Conservatory F.Morlacchi of Perugia, where he graduated in 2007, obtaining the highest marks (10/10). In September 2007 he moved to Netherlands in the city of The Hague to gets a specialization at the Royal Conservatory of Den Haag. Here, he has the opportunity to study with one of the greatest european musicians: the american saxophonist and clarinetist John Ruocco. In 2013 he completed his studies and he obtained a Master’s degree in Jazz Saxophone. He also studied with David Liebman, John Ellis, Barry Harris, Simon Righter, Max Ionata, Ramberto Ciammarughi, Rosario Giuliani, Bob Mover, Tivonne Pennicott, Mike Manieri, Teddy Charles, Greg Hutchinson, Gilad Hekselman, Joshua Redman, Aaron Parks, Chris Cheek, Reggie Workman, Billy Harper, Joel Frahm, Donny McCaslin , Udo Van Boven, Erik Doelman and many others.
RECORDINGS, PRIZES AND JAZZ PLACES
In September 2015 he relised his first album as leader ”Disorder at the Border” with great musicians as Nicola Andrioli on piano, Armando Luongo on drums and Jean-Louis Rassinfosse on bass (and as Special Guest, John Ruocco on tenor sax and clarinet and Rodolfo Neves on trumpet). In September 2017 comes out the second album as leader of his 4tet ”Le Voyage”, homage to the music of Salvatore Adamo, arranged by Lorenzo Agnifili, with special Guest Jean Paul Estievenart on trumpet. He wins numerous awards including the European Jimmy Woode Award 2012-Tuscia in Jazz Fest-Best for Best Saxophonist and Best Group. He gets to the final at the Rotary Jazz Award 2012 and the Fara Sabina Jazz Competition 2009-2011. He plays in important festivals and clubs such as North Sea Jazz Fest, The Hague Jazz, Umbria Jazz, Terni in Jazz, Duke Jazz Festival, Jazz Chili, Gray Cat Jazz Fest, Casa del Jazz in Rome, Tuscia in Jazz, Jazz Fara, Grand Tour Jazz fest , Macerata Jazz Fest, Victoria Jazz Festival, Gezzziamoci in Matera, Pinocchio Jazz Club, Urbino Jazz Club, Sounds Jazz Club, Music Village Jazz Club, Barga Jazz, Padova Jazz Festival, Italian Jazz Festival in Bruxelles and many mores. He performs in Italy, Belgium, Netherlands, France, Germany, Finland, NYC, UK. Since September 2013 he lives Brussels, where he works with various groups as a leader and as a sideman.
Among the most important collaborations includes musicians such as: Steve Grossman, Andy Gravish, Reggie Workman, Billy Harper, Ack van Rooyen, Eric Ineke, John Ruocco, Bert Joris, Jean Louis Rassinfosse, Gwilym Simcock, Norma Winstone, Sid Jacobs, Nicola Andreoli, Jean Paul Estievenart, Peter Vermeersch, Erik Doelman, Daniele Tittarelli, Francesco Satolli , Carlo Atti, Mauro Verrone, Joe LaBarbera, Anat Cohen, Armando Luongo, Domenico Sanna, Rosario Giuliani, Rodolfo Neves, Daniele Cappucci, Lorenzo Agnifili, Angelo Lazzeri, Antonello Sorrentino, Alessandro Bravo, Nicola Sergio, Marco Collazzoni , Marco Tamburini, Rosario Bonaccorso, Adam Pache, Vincenzo Florio, Marco Bardoscia, Mario Raja, Maurizio Giammarco, Claudio Filippini, A. Cohen, Roberto Gatto, Andrea Rea, Luca Mannutza, Marco Valeri, Roberto Tarenzi, Francesco Puglisi, Stefano Di Battista, Antonello Salis, Pietro Iodice, Lorenzo Tucci and many others. He recorded as sideman several albums of different projects. From 2013 till 2018 he lived in Brussels, where he worked with various groups as a leader and as a sideman. Currently he lives between Rome and Brussels and he collaborates constantly with international musicians.