Chycara, Carnon Downs
Wednesday 20th June – 8pm
Renato D’Aiello was born in Naples and studied saxophone with virtuoso sax player Antonio Andolfi, then with Sal Nistico (American tenor sax player with Woody Herman), Steve Grossman (who played with Miles Davis) and Tony Scott.
D’Aiello started his professional career playing with Giovanni Tommaso’s Big Band and, in 1987, received a full tuition scholarshipfrom Berklee in Boston. International tours followed.
In 1999, Renato moved to the UK.. During this time, he has worked extensively in Europe with major concerts in France, Italy, Germany, Spain and Finland in addition to performing at the Malta Jazz Festival.
He has played with major players including Keith Copeland, Roland Prince, Jim Mullen, Claire Teal, Bruce Forman, Gene Calderazzo, Bruce Adams, Gilad Atzmon and Patrice Galas. For the past four years, Renato D’Aiello has led a regular Monday night session dubbed the Late Late Show at Ronnie Scott’s.
For this concert he is performing with the award-winning Craig Milverton Trio
- Craig Milverton, piano
- Ashley John Long, bass
- Coach York, drums
“Renato is a superlative saxophonist with a passionate and poetic soul. He has all the virtues – a beautiful sense of time and pacing and a technique which effortlessly projects his brilliantly flowing ideas.” (Ian Carr, Jazz writer)
…When you hear it on the subtly-simmering ‘For Heaven’s Sake’ you know you’re in the presence of a master improviser.” (Brian Blain, Jazz UK)