Emanuele Filippi

Pianist, Composer, Educator

Emanuele Filippi is an Italian pianist and composer.

With performances spanning international stages, his recorded works have earned praise from jazz legends Fred Hersch and Enrico Rava.

An inventive musician, Filippi has recorded alongside Grammy-winner saxophonist Seamus Blake and has produced three original music albums, collaborating with ECM recording artist and Grammy-nominated producer Glauco Venier.

Both as a leader and a sideman, Filippi has shared the stage with internationally acclaimed musicians such as Chris Morrissey, Ben Van Gelder, Soweto Kinch, Francesco Bearzatti, Panagiotis Andreu, Massimo Biolcati, Fabrizio Bosso, Tom Ollendorf, Jure Pukl, Francesco Ciniglio, Matteo Bortone, Nicola Caminiti, Michelangelo Scandroglio, Dave Adewumi, Giovanni Cigui, JK Kim, Jorge Vistel and Hermon Mehari. His musical journey is a testament to his dedication, skill, and the collaborative spirit that defines his artistic endeavors.

Emanuele Filippi Jazz Pianist and Composer

Filippi’s performances have graced most-renowned venues internationally such as Teatro La Fenice in Venice, Umbria Jazz Festival, Blue Note Milano (Italy), Italian Insistute of Culture in Mexico City, Sunset/Sunside, La Petite Halle (France), Kansas Smithy’s (England), Jazzatlan Capital (Mexico), Bar Bayeux NY, Jimmy Glass, Matadòr, Ibiza Jazz Festival, Jamboree (Spain), Musik Im Pflegidak (Switzerland), Bjazz, Sounds (Belgium), and more.

His achievements include winning the prestigious “Per Chi Crea” Award from SIAE and the Italian Ministry of Culture as well as “Italia Music Export” national grants.

He was awarded first prize at Italian national competition for jazz soloists “Chicco Bettinardi”, third price at international competition “Massimo Urbani”, won first and second price at “Fidelio Composition Competition for Piano” as well as qualifying for the finals of “Premio Lelio Luttazzi” with a live performance broadcasted on major national television RAI1.

Emanuele has been collaborated as a sideman with Chris Morrissey 4et, Michelangelo Scandroglio “In The Eyes of The Wale”, France Ciniglio “Nebula”, Federico Milone 4et, Francesco Zampini 5et, Ferdinando Romano Group, Ludovica Burtone 4et, Giovanni Cigui “Cheewi Beats”, Mattia Romano 4et, Filippo Ieraci 4et, Udin&Jazz Big Band as well as performing as a recording artist for several production companies and labels worldwide.

He has recorded 3 albums of original music: “Polyphonies” (2018) featuring Mirko Cisilino, Filippo Orefice, Giovanni Cigui, Marco Bolfelli, Federico Pierantoni, Vilma Ramirez-Alvarez, Eugenio Dress, Marco D’Orlando. Musica Fragile (2020) featuring Roberto Giaquinto, Nicola Caminiti, Cosimo Boni, Marco Bolfelli, and “Heart Chant ft. Seamus Blake” (2022).

A new quartet album is scheduled to be released in June 2024.

Emanuele first pursued his studies in classical music and jazz at the Conservatory of Udine. He was then admitted to the City College of New York where he earned a Master’s degree and selected for the prestigious Siena Jazz Workshop with trumpeter Enrico Rava. He has been mentored by music legends including Fred Hersch, Kevin Hays, Glauco Venier, David Virelles, Bruce Barth, Adam Cruz, Steve Wilson, and Michele Corcella.