Giorgio Li Calzi is an Italian trumpeter and composer. Born in Turin, Italy in 1965, Giorgio Li Calzi started overdubbing piano and synthesizer as a child, and in 1990 he began to play the trumpet. He studied in the early 90's under Enrico Rava's tutorship. In 1990 Giorgio won the best European Composer Award at the Competition for Young Jazz Talents (RAI/Yves Saint Laurent (brand)), in Rome, after which he started composing. He worked for the advertising industry and won the 1992 award for best Italian composer, for a FIAT jingle, in Milan.
He currently plays in several groups, made up of Italian, African, Arab, Asian and Brazilian musicians.
In 2003 he collaborated with Wolfgang Flür, historical member of Kraftwerk, and Lenine, the Brazilian singer-songwriter: both artists feature as guests on Giorgio's 2004 Tech-Set CD.
In 2007 Giorgio arranged his first work as a theatrical visual director.
His album Organum, (released in 2011), features Marconi Union, Thomas Leer, Hayley Alker, Retina.it and Douglas Benford.
His most recent album is ITALIANI, (2013) feat. Gian Luigi Carlone and Johnson Righeira. He's the artistic director of the festival CHAMOISic, arranged with Associazione Insieme a Chamois, in Chamois, Matterhorn valley, the only village in Italy reachable by cableway.
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