Giorgio Li Calzi Biography (Wikipedia)
Giorgio Li Calzi is an Italian trumpeter, composer and music producer. 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 1990s 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.
His first album as trumpet player was released in 1994, and after he has produced other 9 albums until today.
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.