|Date of birth||01/12/1971|
|Place of birth||ISOLA DEL LIRI (FR) – ITALY|
|Private Address||Via Galileo Ferraris, 6 – 28845 DOMODOSSOLA (VB) – ITALY|
|Mobile||+39 393 4330772|
|2018||Arrangement and Orchestration Course||D. Minotti|
|2013||Classical Double Bass Advanced Course||Scuola Musicale di Fiesole with Maestro A. Bocini|
|2008||Master in Jazz||Conservatorio “Giuseppe Verdi” Milano|
|2005||Bachelor and Master in Classical Double Bass||Conservatorio “Giuseppe Verdi” Como|
|1999||Jazz Course||Scuola Filarmonica di Villadossola with R.Ciammarughi|
|1990||Diploma in Electronics||I.T.I.S. “Lorenzo Cobianchi” Verbania|
|2018 – 2020||Double Bass Teacher at “P.Gobetti” High Public School in Omegna (VB)|
|2019 – 2020||Development Teacher at Scuola Media Statale “F.M.Beltrami” in Omegna (VB)|
|2017 – 2018||Musical Education Teacher at Scuola Media Statale “F.lli Casetti” in Crevoladossola (VB)|
|2015 – 2017||Music Development Teacher at Scuola Media Statale “A.Bagnolini” in Villadossola (VB)|
|2014 – 2015||Musical Education Teacher at Scuola Media Statale “Innocenzo IX” in Baceno (VB)|
|2013 – 2016||Electric Bass, Double Bass, Theory, Solfège, Harmony, Ensemble Music Teacher and Educational Coordinator at “Confetture Musicali” School in Domodossola (VB)|
|2010 – 2013||Electric Bass, Double Bass Teacher at “Liceo Vincenzo Appiani” School in MONZA|
|2003 – 2016||Electric Bass, Double Bass, Theory, Solfège, Harmony and Ensemble Music Teacher at “Società Filarmonica” School in Villadossola (VB)|
As a double bass player, I have had the opportunity to perform in numerous jazz clubs, theatres, and music festivals, both in Italy and abroad, including “Jazz Club Milano”, “Milestones Jazz Club” (Piacenza), “Torino Jazz Club”, “Count Basie Jazz Club” (Genova), “Borgo Jazz Club” (Genova), “Biella Jazz Club”, “Birdland Jazz Club” (Sassari), “La Fabbrica” Theatre (Villadossola-VB), “Galletti” Theatre (Domodossola-VB), “Smeraldo” Theatre (Milano), “Coccia” Theatre (Novara), “Sociale” Theatre (Como), “Palazzo dei Congressi” (Lugano-Switzerland), “Conservatoire CRR” (Paris-France), “Consevatoire de Saint-Maur” (Paris-France), “Conservatoire de Musique” (Cholet-France), “Conservatoire E.Chabrier” (Clermont Ferrand-France), “Santannarresi Jazz Festival” (Carbonia-Iglesias), “Iseo Jazz” (Brescia), “Gallarate Jazz Festival” (Varese), “Davos Sounds Good Jazz Festival” (Davos-Switzerland), “Rhino Jazz(s) Festival” (Chateauneuf-France), “QuarnaMusica” (Quarna-VB), “Tones On The Stones” (Crevoladossola-VB), “EcoJazz Festival” (Reggio Calabria), DomoJazz (Domodossola-VB), etc …
Jazz collaborations: I have had the possibility of accompanying important soloists from the Italian and international music scene, including Dave Liebman, Eddie Daniels, Greg Osby, Ralph Alessi, Rudy Royston, Larry Schneider, Adam Kolker, Tino Tracanna, Francesco Bearzatti, Stefano Cantini, Diana Torto, Wilbert “Junior” Gill, Mike Tracy, Chris Collins, among others.
Classical orchestras: Cappella Musicale del Sacro Monte Calvario of Domodossola (VB), the Carlo Coccia Symphony Orchestra of Novara, the Orchestra 1813 of Como, the Symphonic Lyric Orchestra of the province of Lecco, the Orchestra of the Italian Swiss Conservatory of Lugano (Switzerland) and the VCO youth orchestra and conducted by Maestro Umberto Benedetti Michelangeli. Representation of the “G. Verdi “of Como as part of the Italian Conservatory Orchestra in a concert attended by Pope Benedict XVI, held at the Basilica of Saint Peter in the Vatican. I have also had the possibility of accompanying important soloists from the Italian and international music scene, including José Carreras, Giuseppe Ettorre, Milan Rericha.
Chamber ensembles: Solisti della Cappella Musicale del Sacro Monte Calvario of Domodossola (VB).
Recordings for Radio and Television: Partecipation on the “Piazza Verdi” radio programme, broadcast on Rai Radio3 with “THE ANGLE” project.
F.Spadea, R.Mattei, M.Salina
|TRJ Record’s||Fabrizio Spadea Jazz Art Trio|
|2017||PROGETTO ARS NOVA|
T.Ricci, M.Franzini, R.Mattei, M.Salina
|M.A.P.||T.Ricci, M.Franzini R.Mattei M.Salina|
|2016||ROOTS ‘n’ RAIN|
M.Franzini, R.Mattei, R.Royston.
|Abeat||M.Franzini R.Mattei R.Royston|
|2012||IN MY MIND|
M.Brunini, T.Ricci, M.Franzini, R.Mattei, N.Stranieri.
|Ultra Sound Records||Mauro Brunini Quintet|
N.Tacchi, M.Bianchi, R.Mattei.
|201 Editions||Roberto Olzer Roberto Mattei|
M.Gori, R.Olzer, R.Mattei, N.Stranieri.
|Dodicilune||M. Gori Quartet|
R.Alessi, T.Ricci, M.Franzini, R.Mattei, M.Salgarello.
|Music Center||The Angle|
|2010||A TIME REMEMBERED|
F.Spadea, L.Campioni, M.Campioni, N.P.Curioni, U.Pedraglio, R.Olzer, R.Mattei, N.Stranieri.
|Abeat||R. Mattei Octet|
|2008||MY JAZZ FLUTES|
M.Gori, R.Olzer, R.Mattei, N.Stranieri.
|Splasc(h)||M. Gori Quartet|
A.Montrasio, M.De Aloe, G.Calvi, R.Mattei, N.Stranieri.
|Videoradio||A. Montrasio Mudança Quintet|
A.Mandarini, W.Allifranchini, R.Migliardi, R.Olzer, R.Mattei, L.Gianninone.
|Splasc(h)||R. Olzer Sestet|
|2010||“Evan’s Tune”||Abeat Records Edizioni Musica|
|English||Intermediate (B2 Level – Cambridge English Placement Test)|
|2019||Municipality of Domodossola (VB)||DomoJazz Festival Artistic Director|
|2017 – 2018||Municipality of Domodossola (VB)||DomoJazz Festival Artistic Director|
|2000 – 2004||GIALLOVERDE S.n.c. (Domodossola – VB)||Business owner|
|1999 – 2000||SUN GAMES S.r.l. (Trontano – VB)||Technical|
|1997 – 1999||TRUCCO S.p.A. (Grugliasco – TO)||Technical employee|
|1996 – 1997||GIACOMINI S.p.A. (Piedimulera – VB)||Employee|
|1992 – 1995||ELVI S.p.A. (Trontano – VB)||Technical employee|
|1991 – 1992||POSTE ITALIANE (VERBANIA)||Postman|
Since 2010 is the 30th anniversary of the death of pianist Bill Evans, it’s been difficult to escape the multitude of tributes both in concert and on disc to the influential pianist. One that many may have missed is Italian bassist Roberto Mattei’s tribute A Time Remembered. Rather than just a piano trio (Evans’ preferred format) or a standard Jazz quartet/quintet, Mattei has assembled an octet: a string sextet (including guitar) plus piano and drums. Mattei wrote arrangements for six of Evans’ tunes and Burt Bacharach’s “Alfie,” a song with which Evans had a special communion. Additionally Mattei wrote a piece called “Evan’s (sic) Tune.” It’s clear Mattei studied this music intensively and the arrangements aren’t quite what one would expect. The strings couch Evans’ melodies in complementary but unusual harmonies. They’re integral parts of the songs, not mere add-ons. All in all a tribute that is free from cliché and one that imbues the music with its own character rather than aping the honoree. Evans fans are well-served by Mattei with this disc. – Extract from the prestigious American magazine “Cadence Magazine” (Apr-Maj-Jun 2010).