Simone La Maida
Simone La Maida / sax, improvvisazione, armonia, musica d'insieme
Simone La Maida is an Italian alto saxophone player, composer and arranger, taught by Hal Crook, mostly famous for his works as the first Alto Sax of “Colours Jazz Orchestra” playing for Kenny Wheeler, Bob Brookemeyer, Bob Mintzer, Maria Schneider, Toninho Horta, Ronnie Cuber and many others.
During the years he established himself as a prolific jazz player, composer and arranger playing amongst famous national and international artists such as Flavio Boltro, Fabrizio Bosso, Marco Tamburini, Giulio Capiozzo, Cameron Brown, Tony Scott, Jimmy Owens, Norma Winston, Rez Abbasi, etc etc, and gigging around the world in important festivals like Umbria Jazz, Barga Jazz, Terrasa Jazz Festival (Barcelona), Ginza Jazz Festival (Tokyo), European Jazz Expo, and many others.
His passion for composing & arranging, interpretation and research brought him to lead an experimental trio with Alessandro Paternesi on drums and Gabriele Evangelista on double bass.
As a Leader
Simone La Maida Trio - Dopo La Nebbia...
Simone La Maida Trio - Give and Take
As a Sideman
Capiozzo e Mecco - Wisky a Go Go (2004/Irma Records) 2003
Roberto Zechini Limanaquequa - Bruto 2008
Roberto Zechini Limanaquequa - Pietraltrove 2004
Roberto Faenzi Quartet - Motociblues 2003
Gabriele Pesaresi - Something About 2016
Antonella Ruggero - Big Band 2005
Colours Jazz Orchestra feat Ayn Inserto - Home Away from Home 2014
Colours Jazz Orchestra feat Kenny Wheeler - Nineteen Plus One 2008
Alessandro Paternesi Quintet - Dedicato 2012
Anna Luna - Sketches-2007
Fabio Concato - Tutto Qua 2013
Massimo Morganti - Arrangiamenti (feat Schott Robinson, Joe la Barbera, Martin Wind, William Cunlife) 2016
Colours Jazz Orchestra - Quando M'innamoro in Samba
Colours Jazz Orchestra - Quando M'innamoro in Jazz
Valentina Monetta - Sensibilità