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Friday, November 15, 2019


(Right: Fabrizio Savino. Photo by Marika Mastrandrea)

iSupport Creative Business presents Italian guitarist Fabrizio Savino South African Trio performing at Alliance Francaise on November 29, 2019. Doors for the event open at 18h00 and tickets can be booked through e-mail.

On November 30, Savino is performing at The Chairman at 23h00, entrance is R150.

Savino was born in Bari, in sunny Puglia, a region in the South of Italy. He grew up around the globe and specialised in jazz guitar whilst studying in New York City and attending seminars by many of the masters of jazz. April 2019 was the first time the guitarist visited South Africa through a performance with the UNISA big band in Pretoria.

“My first visit to South Africa was an unforgettable experience, so I’m excited to come back in November 2019 for a small tour to play my new guitar trio project Rebirth. I will play music from Rebirth with two fine musicians from South Africa: Braydon Hore and Freeman Gumede on bass guitar and Riley Giandhari on drums.”

Savino is planning to release his 4th album Rebirth in 2020. It is a modern jazz guitar project where he brings rock sounds and jazz music through deep contemporary jazz language. Rebirth is a mix of ten tracks, two standards and eight original compositions.

His first album Metropolitan Prints received raving reviews by various publications under which Italian jazz magazine called “Jazzit”. In 2016 “Best 100 European jazz albums” according to the influent Jazzit Magazine and “Album of the week” by the famous Radio show Fahrenheit on the National Public Broadcasting Company of Italy RAI Radio Tre.

During his career, Savino has shared the stage with some of the greatest artists of the jazz scene, such as Vladimir Kostadinovic, Flavio Boltro, Tony Monaco, Sebastian Merk, Luca Alemanno, Gaetano Partipilo, Antonello Salis, Luca Aquino, Joel Holmes, Cédric Hanriot and Simon Moullier.

Savino’s South African tour is supported by Puglia Sounds as part of “Programmazione Puglia Sounds Export 2019 — Regione Puglia FSC 2014/2020 — Patto per la Puglia – Invest in your future”.

Event Listing
November 29 at Alliance Française de Durban, 22 Sutton Crescent, Morningside, Durban.
Doors open 18h00, concert at 19h00. Tickets R100. Bookings: or 031 312 9582

November 30 at The Chairman, Durban, 146 Mahatma Gandhi Road
Tickets R150, at the door. Bookings: 079 753 6313