BIOGRAPHY

ABOUT ME

Sebastian Piovesan (1984, Treviso) began studying classical piano and in 2001 he started to study the bass guitar.

In 2008 he enrolled in the three year Higher Education in Jazz at the Conservatory G. Tartini in Trieste where he graduated in March 2012. After graduation he continued his course of studies with MA Degree in Jazz at the same academy where he graduated in September 2015. In these years he was able to study under the guidance of relevant musicians and teachers Giovanni Maier, Marc Abrams, Klaus Gesing, Glauco Venier, Matteo Alfonso and masters arrangement and composers Stefano Bellon and Alberto Mandarini.

Winner of two scholarships he had the chance to move first to Tallinn (Estonia) where he could further study at the Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre and later in Leuven (Belgium) where he taught, collaborated and performed in the jazz department at the LUCA the School of Arts – Campus Lemmens Leuven for the 2015-2016 academic year. Thanks to these experiences he improved his teaching skills and developed a deep enthusiasms for teaching.

Relevant is his dedication to the composition and the arrangement also developed thanks to the “Tartini Big Band” directed by Maestro Klaus Gesing, which he joined in 2012 as a bass player but also as a composer and arranger of some tunes.

Over the years he collected numerous performances with various ensembles in Italy but also in the international arena, the last one called Pat Metheny Ensemble Group directed by Peter Hertmans. He also gained experience in the recording studio and he is now working for the development of his first disk as a leader.

At the same time his musical studies in 2007 he graduated at IUAV – University Institute of Architecture in Venice, in Architectural Sciences.


EDUCATION

2015 – 2016
Traineeship at LUCA School of Arts – Campus Lemmens Leuven (Belgium)
(electric bass teacher, playing in di erent high-level ensembles, doing concerts, composing and accompanying other students)

2012 – 2015
Second-cycle degree in JAZZ (equivalent to master)
Conservatory of music Giuseppe Tartini of Trieste (Italy)

2015
Erasmus Mobility – Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre di Tallinn

2008 – 2012
First-cycle degree in Jazz (equivalent to bachelor)
Conservatorio di musica Giuseppe Tartini di Trieste

2003 – 2007
Bachelor in Architecture
University IUAV of Venice


FESTIVAL JAZZ

2016
Leuven Jazz (Leuven – Belgio)

2015
EESTI Jazz (Tallin – Estonia)

2014
Trieste Love Jazz (Trieste – Italy)
FVG International Music Meeting 2014 (Sacile – Italy)
Meeting 2014 Pop and Jazz Platform (AEC) (Trieste – Italy)
Il Carso in Corso 2014 (Monfalcone – Italy)
I concerti a palazzo – VIII International concert (Pordenone – Italy)

2013
Nei Suoni dei Luoghi – International music festival (Udine – Italy)
UMBRIA JAZZ 2013 (Perugia – Italy)
Mittelfest 2013 – Mitteleuropa festival (Cividale del Friuli – Italy)
Le nuove rotte del Jazz – XI edition (Trieste – Italy)

2012
Nei Suoni dei Luoghi – International music festival (Udine – Italy)
Le nuove rotte del Jazz – X edition (Trieste – Italy)

2011
Nei Suoni dei Luoghi – International music festival (Udine – Italy)
Le nuove rotte del Jazz – IX edition (Trieste – Italy)
Jazz e dintorni (Venezia – Italy)