Emanuele Filippi Trio Udine
26 years old -
Giuseppe Cucchiara, 24 years old - Contrabbasso
Marcello Cardillo, 22 years old - Batteria
Emanuele Filippi, pianist and composer from the Friuli Venezia Giulia region and winner of the
Chicco Bettinardi, Massimo Urbani and Lelio Luttazzi awards, formed the trio in New York with
Sicilian double-bass player Giuseppe Cucchiara and Neapolitan drummer Marcello Cardillo.
After taking up the piano at the age of 8, Filippi obtained his diplomas in classical piano and jazz music at the Udine Conservatory of Music under the tuition of Glauco Venier and Michele Corcella. He subsequently moved to New York, where he studied under Fred Hersch, Kevin Hays and David Virelles. He founded the Udin&Jazz Big Band and in 2019 their debut album “Polyphonies” was released by Artesuono recording studio.
Giuseppe Cucchiara moved to the Big Apple after obtaining his diploma from Berklee College of Music in Boston. He studied there under Ron Carter and played all the major clubs, including the Jazz Gallery, Smalls and Dizzy's. At age19, he released his first record as a trio with Dado Moroni and Stefano Bagnoli.
Marcello Cardillo studied at the Amsterdam Conservatory, where he was chosen as the only winner of a half-year scholarship to the New School in NY. He won first prize at the Bucharest Jazz Competition in 2017 and has also performed with John Clayton and Wycliffe Gordon.