ROBERTO MATTEI

Date of birth 01/12/1971
Place of birth ISOLA DEL LIRI (FR) – ITALY
Nationality ITALIAN
Private Address Via Cairoli, 14 – 28803 Premosello Chiovenda (VB) – ITALY
Mobile +39 393 4330772
E-mail r.mattei71@gmail.com
Website www.robertomattei.it

relevant education

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

RELEVANT TEACHING EXPERIENCE

2022 – 2024 Musical Education Teacher at Scuola Media Statale “IC Floreanini” in Domodossola (VB)
2020 – 2022 Musical Education Teacher at Scuola Media Statale “IC Valtoce” in Vogogna (VB)
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)
2018 – 2019 Musical Education Teacher at Scuola Media Statale “Fogazzaro” in Baveno (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)

CONCERTS and COLLABORATIONS

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 “Blue Llama Jazz Club” (Ann Arbor – USA), “After Hour Jazz Club” (Tottori – Japan), “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), “Istituto Italiano di Cultura” (Chicago – USA), “Istituto Italiano di Cultura” (Paris-France), “Conservatoire CRR” (Paris-France), “Consevatoire de Saint-Maur” (Paris-France), “Conservatoire de Musique” (Cholet-France), “Conservatoire E.Chabrier” (Clermont Ferrand-France), “Detroit Jazz Festival” (Detroit – USA), “Takatsuki Jazz Street Festival” (Takatsuki – Japan), “Santannarresi Jazz Festival” (Carbonia-Iglesias), “Iseo Jazz” (Brescia), “Veruno Jazz Festival” (NO), “Ossola Guitar Festival” (VCO), “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), Oxilia Festival (VCO), etc …

 

Relevant Collaborations

Jazz collaborations: I have had the possibility of accompanying important soloists from the Italian and international music scene, including Chris Collins, 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, among others.

Classical orchestras: Cappella Musicale del Sacro Monte Calvario of Domodossola (VB), Ensemble Pecelli, 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.

CDS AND PUBLICATIONS

2024 TURNING POINT
C.Collins, L.Blardone, R.Mattei, M.Salina
TRJ Records HURRICANE TRIO featuring CHRIS COLLINS
2023 OUR QUEEN
T.Ricci, R.Migliardi, C.Salina, R.Mattei, M.Salina
TRJ Records Claudio Salina Quintet
2022 FLUTE FACTOR
M.Gori, R.Olzer, R.Mattei, N.Stranieri.
Ursa Major Records Michele Gori Quartet
2021 LET’S GO AHEAD
M.Brunini, G.Zanello, T.Ricci, R.Migliardi, L.Blardone, R.Mattei, M.Salina
TRJ Records Roberto Mattei Hurricane Septet
2018 CATCHING BLUES
F.Spadea, R.Mattei, M.Salina
TRJ Records 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
2012 GARGOYLE
N.Tacchi, M.Bianchi, R.Mattei.
Abeat Fastline Zoidberg
2011 A REBOURS
R.Olzer, R.Mattei.
201 Editions Roberto Olzer Roberto Mattei
2011 FLUTE STORIES
M.Gori, R.Olzer, R.Mattei, N.Stranieri.
Dodicilune M. Gori Quartet
2010 WRECKS
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
2007 MEU SILENCIO
A.Montrasio, M.De Aloe, G.Calvi, R.Mattei, N.Stranieri.
Videoradio A. Montrasio Mudança Quintet
2003 EVELINE
A.Mandarini, W.Allifranchini, R.Migliardi, R.Olzer, R.Mattei, L.Gianninone.
Splasc(h) R. Olzer  Sestet

PUBLISHED COMPOSITIONS

2024 Grateful Roberto Mattei
2023 Interspaces of the Universe Roberto Mattei
2023 The Footfall of Revellers Roberto Mattei
2023 Urban Sunflowers TRJ Records
2022 On Friday Morning TRJ Records
2022 Turning Point TRJ Records
2021 Blue Angles TRJ Records
2019 Let’s Go aHead TRJ Records
2019 Hurricane P TRJ Records
2019 Intersections TRJ Records
2019 Game Twelve TRJ Records
2019 White Vision TRJ Records
2019 A Time Remembered TRJ Records
2019 Modal Free TRJ Records
2010 Evan’s Tune Abeat Records Edizioni Musica

OTHER INSTRUMENTS

Electric Bass Intermediate
Piano Basic
Clarinet Basic

LANGUAGES

Italian Native
English Intermediate (B2 Level – Cambridge English Placement Test)
French Beginner

OTHER ACTIVITIES

2023 Municipality of Domodossola (VB) DomoJazz Festival 4th ed. Artistic Director
2022 Municipality of Domodossola (VB) DomoJazz Festival 3rd ed. Artistic Director
2019 Municipality of Domodossola (VB) DomoJazz Festival 2nd ed. Artistic Director
2017 – 2018 Municipality of Domodossola (VB) DomoJazz Festival 1st ed. 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

QUOTES

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).