Pericopes started as a Jazz duo project in Italy in 2007 by pianist Alessandro Sgobbio and saxophonist Emiliano Vernizzi.
One would best describe their style as ‘New Jazz’, with roots in the European tradition, Afro-American music, and improvisation, and an affinity for melody and compositional structure.
Pericopes has already participated in many important jazz festivals in Europe – the Umbria Jazz Festival (Perugia, Italy), Parma Jazz Frontiere (Parma, Italy), Jazz Pas Grave and Unesco International Jazz Day (Paris, France), BurgJazz (Münster, Germany) where they have presented their acclaimed double-debut CD “The Double Side“.
In Paris, Pericopes began collaborating with New York based drummer Nick Wight, marking the inception of a “transatlantic” musical direction. With a third voice, Pericopes’ style incorporated new elements of groove, avant-garde jazz, and post-rock interplay without loosing its integrity for melody and compositional structure.
Pericopes + 1 performs all original music. On this tour the trio will be performing music from their 2018 album, Legacy, plus music from their 2015 album, These Human Beings and trio adaptions of music from The Double Side - an album released in 2012 as a piano - saxophone duo.
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0161 273 5495 (Weekdays before 6pm)
0161 831 7002 (Evenings after 6pm)