Edoardo Liberati (1993) is an Italian guitar player and composer. He was born and grew up in Rome. Music came into his life when he was in high school, starting to play with some rock bands.
Later on, he discovered jazz and he decided to study in order to become a professional musician, applying to the jazz department of the “pre-academic” program of the “Saint Louis College of Music” school in Rome studying with renowned teachers as Umberto Fiorentino and Nico Stufano.
During those years he started playing in some jazz projects (from trio to big band), but still keeping an open mind to other projects musically belonging to other genres like “Rock”, “Folk” and “Pop” such as “Compagnia Medebach”, that he recorded two “Eps” with (“Compagnia Medebach” and “La Presa di Porta Pia“).
He attended many jazz workshops all around Italy such as “Umbria Jazz”, “Orsara Jazz”, “Tuscia in Jazz” and “Fara Music Festival” led by world-wide known artists such as Jonathan Kreisberg, Peter Bernstein and nationally known musicians such as Fabio Zeppetella and Lucio Ferrara.
He moved to Rotterdam (the Netherlands) in order to attend the jazz guitar Bachelor corse at the prestigious conservatory “Codarts”, which he successfully completed in 2019. In 2017, he was awarded with the “Erasmus Jazz Prijs” (one of the most prestigious competitions of the country) that was given to his main project called “Liberati Quartet“. Indeed, this band is one of the most actives in the Dutch jazz scene and since its starting it publicly released two EP’s (“Cubes” and “Upside Down”), one full-lenght album (“Countertime“), toured several countries such as Belgium, France, Luxembourg and Italy. The band performs Edoardo’s music that search for a common ground between his two main music interests such as “Jazz” and “Rock” (more specifically “Progressive Rock”).
In the autumn of 2018, he got admitted to participate to the world-wide prestigious workshop “Generations” that took place in Frauenfeld (Switzerland), where he actively shared music with musicians coming from all over the world all guided by globally known musicians such as Donny McCaslin, Maria Schneider, Nate Wood, Jason Lindner.
In 2019, Edoardo started a new project called “Like Minds” fascinated by large-ensemble music he had the chance to listen to and play during the workshop just mentioned. This band plays original music mostly composed by him (and by other members as well) and it consists of an unusual line-up of nine elements including the use of lyrics and vocals, an element not very common in “Contemporary Jazz” music.
Edoardo is currently based in Rotterdam (the Netherlands) working as a full-time musician as a leader and as a side-man where he actively teaches as well.
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