“Giordano Carnevale is considered among the most talented of his generation of European jazz musicians, and is widely acknowledged as the foremost clarinetist now active in European traditional jazz. His fluency in the diverse array of jazz' styles from 1935 - 1960 is truly outstanding. Moreover, he has acquired the existential characteristic of jazz that the great masters insisted upon: an original musical voice. Because of this, his performances resonate with audiences in a most dynamic way, even for those listeners hearing jazz for the first time”. A.R.
Giordano holds a Diploma in Clarinet Performance (MA) from the Conservatory L. Perosi of Campobasso (Italy), a BA in Musicology from the Sorbonne University of Paris, and a MA in Fugue, Counterpoint and Composition from the C. Debussy Conservatory of Music of Paris.
As Co-Founder and Music Director for the Tetracordo Festival, Giordano has direct six international editions throughout the Europe, United States and Middle East to a wide range of audiences. He also co-directed the “Story, Theory and Practice in Jazz” Workshop for the Italian Embassy in Paris, and designed and implemented a serie of lectures. He worked as an Event Manager and Strategic partnership coordinator for the Fidelio Orchestra in London, managing the relationship with musicians and partners. He has toured and recorded as a classical soloist with the French composer Stephane Delpalce, who has dedicated a Suite for clarinet solo to him, and with many of the most significant figures in jazz of the last two decades: Ari Roland, Chris Byars, Luigi and Pasquale Grasso, Yaala Ballin, Keith Balla, Zeid Nasser, Sacha Perry, Antonio Ciacca and Joe Fansworth. His innovative activity as a musician follows ideals of the development of music as a diplomatic tool for cultures exchange