Saccon Stefano

Stefano Saccon started studying classical piano at the age of 10, but turned towards jazz and the saxophone by 15. After graduating from high school with a Baccalaureate in music and arts, he completed a Jazz Saxophone diploma at the Geneva Conservatory. He also followed courses at the AMR in Geneva and the CIM in Paris. He studied architecture at the University of Geneva and became interested in the notions common to architecture and music, presenting a project for a Music Centre for his final diploma. He then turned entirely to music. From that time on, his path has crossed that of many renowned musicians: Daniel Humair, Franco Ambrosetti, Enrico Rava, Joe Lovano, Toots Thielemans, Kenny Werner, Malcolm Braff, Georges Gruntz, Pascal Auberson, Jon Fadis, Phil Woods, Flavio Boltro, Phil Collins Big-Band, Michel Leeb, Michel Benita, Adam Nussbaum, Tom Rainey, 4tuor Sinenomine, François Jeanneau, Eric Watson. He took lessons with Jim Snidero, George Robert and Dick Oatts and he enriched his experience teaching at the EJMA (Jazz Music School in Lausanne). From 1992 to 2002, he played lead alto in the Big-band de Lausanne. He has recorded three CD’s with his own compositions that mix jazz with modern electro sounds. His first album “Drum ‘n Brass” received three nominations from the magazine “Musica Jazz” under the heading of “Best new international talent”. He recorded his second CD “Underscore” with the trumpeter Enrico Rava. His last album, recorded with Flavio Boltro, is called “Notte”.