saxophonist & composer
Born and raised on the island of Malta, Carlo began his musical education at the age of eight. After a few years of violin tuition, he picked up the saxophone and started to discover a love for jazz music. Little did he know that at some point he would be aspiring to the likes of Wayne Shorter, Sonny Rollins, Joe Henderson, Joe Lovano and Mark Turner, to name a few, in search of inspiration for his musical creations. He describes his musical journey as a process that is ceaseless, expressive, and allows for freedom of interpretation. He made a name for himself through the local performances he gave around the island as he slowly began collaborating with renowned local and international musicians.
In 2013, he moved to Paris (France) to further his studies. This relocation gave him the opportunity to explore the scene and learn from other musicians, both by listening and by collaborating with them. The Parisian scene led to the creation of his first album, The Sound Catalogues, which stemmed from an earlier collaborative project at the 2012 Malta Jazz Festival.
Carlo now has four albums under his name; his latest release, Wool, was recorded in Kyiv (Ukraine) together with musicians from the same city. He is known for his fresh take on jazz music and his unabashed use of improvisation, making the tunes of his compositions markedly his own.
MALTA JAZZ FESTIVAL - 2011, 2012, 2015, 2017, 2018, 2020
SUNSET SUNSIDE (Paris), 2014
PETIT JOURNAL MONTPARNASSE (Paris), 2014
'NOTTI DI LUCE' FESTIVAL (Bergamo), 2015
NARDIS JAZZ CLUB (Istanbul) with Burak Bedikyan Trio, 2016
JAZZCLUB SCHLOT (Berlin), 2018
32 JAZZ CLUB (Kyiv), 2020