Born in Agrigento (Italy) on the 15th of June, 1991, Marco Marotta is professional freelance saxophone player (tenor, soprano and alto saxophone) and composer. He has a wide experience as performer. He is used to play different genres without boundaries: jazz, blues, funk, pop, ambient, free improvvisation, fusion, ambient, electronic music, soul, musical. In 2007 he opened a concert of Biagio Antonacci, famous italian singer, in Palermo (Italy), with a support band. He obtained his Jazz bachelor degree at the conservatory "Vincenzo Bellini" of Palermo (italy), in february 2014, by the highest score: 110 cum laude with distinction. In Italy he attended important summer clinics: Umbria Jazz (2009, 2011, 2012), Piazza Jazz (2012), Summer Jazz in Trabia (2013), taking part to several masterclasses with musicians as Dino Govoni, Danilo Rea, Emanuele Cisi, Francesco Cafiso, Max Ionata, Seamus Blake, Jerry Weldon, Marco Tamburini and Steve Grossman. In july 2013 he played with band led by the drummer Mimmo Cafiero at the international festival of " Langnau Jazz Nights " in Switzerland. He moved to London in september 2015, where he achieved his jazz master degree at Guildhall school of music and drama in 2016. He studied there with musicians as Malcolm Edmonstone, Iain Ballamy, Stan Sulzmann, Jean Toussaint, Scott Stromann. Since he moved to London he has played in venues as the Barbican Centre free stage (featuring free jazz musicians as Marshall Allen and Henry Grimes), the Rich Mix (where he performed for the London Jazz festival with the project "Impossibilities", led by Paul Griffith), Victoria and Albert museum, Milton Court

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