Born in Domodossola (Italy) in 1980, Michele Gori is one of the best European jazz flutists and a worldwide reference for flutes and electronics. He also plays in classical and contemporary contexts with the whole flute's family (from piccolo to bass flute).
He graduated in flute at the conservatory “G. Cantelli” of Novara and in jazz music at the conservatory “G. Verdi” in Milan; moreover he specialized in jazz flute with further studies at the “Centre d’Information Musicales” in Paris with Bernard Duplaix.
He has played on tour and has given masterclasses in Italy, Switzerland, Germany, France, Spain, England, Denmark, Norway and United States. He has made recordings for music programs for the Italian national channels Rai3, Rai5 and Rete4.
He has been invited to some of the leading flute conventions as both performer and educator: III° and IV° Convention Français de la Flûte (Paris), London Flute School (London), Flauto che Passione (Brescia), International Flute Symposium (West Virginia, USA), Kentucky Flute Festival (Bowling Green, USA), Mid-Atlantic Flute Fair (Washington DC, USA).
His discography includes recordings for labels like Splasch Records, Dodicilune, Music Center, Nu Bop Records, Schema Records, FaLaUt Collection. He has released two albums under his own name, both as leader of the "Michele Gori 4tet": “My Jazz Flutes” and “Flute Stories”. He is co-founder of the "Flut3ibe" group alongside flautists Stefano Benini and Stefano Leonardi and is a sideman in formations ranging from duos to big bands.
In 2011 he set up the "Just Flutes Solo Project", a pioneering and revolutionary research operation involving the whole family of flutes and electronics, hailed as an inspiration by flautists all over the world. He introduced this project by holding a series of workshops, masterclasses and concerts in Europe and USA, and recording the cd "The Electric Flute" in 2015.
As a tutor Michele Gori is one of the most popular and sought after jazz flutists. He is Jazz Flute Professor at the conservatory of music "G.Frescobaldi" (Ferrara) and he frequently gives masterclasses all over Europe at conservatories, music schools and musical associations.
He is the author of the Primers "Jazz Flute Training I&II", "Jazz Flute Solos" and “Play the Jazz Flutes”. He contributed to the French quarterly "Traversières", the official review of the French flute association and he is in charge of a column on the internet website Jazzitalia which is the most popular reference sites for flutists in Italy.
In August 2009 he was awarded the prestigious “Premio Brusoni” in recognition of his concerts and teaching activities with the jazz flute.
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