"Giorgio Azzolini is one of the best double bass players that I have listened to in Europe"
JOACHIM-ERNST BERENDT (author of "The New Book Of Jazz")
Giorgio Azzolini is a well-known Italian double-bass jazz player and one of the most passionate supporters of this kind of music. Born in La Spezia on 29-3-28, Giorgio Azzolini studied in Florence with maestro Antonio Godoli and built up his profile within the jazz circuit thanks to a long period in the Basso Valdambrini Quintet and to many performances in various jazz festivals. Throughout his career he performed has with innumerous artist like: Chet Baker, Billy Holiday, Herb Geller, Teddy Wilson, Hellen Merrill, Stephane Grappelli, Mal Waldron, Thoots Thielemans, Dizzy Reece, Maynard Ferguson, Kenny Clark, Conte Candoli, Slide Hampton, Gato Barbieri, Jean-Luc Ponty, Phil Woods, Lars Gullin, Buddy Collette, Franco Ambrosetti, Tony Scott, Art Farmer, Frank Rosolino and many others.