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Umberto Petrin

Updated: 2017-02-20T22:56Z
Umberto Petrin
Born1960 (age 56–57)
Occupation(s)Musician, composer, poet
Years active1980s–present

Umberto Petrin (born 1960) is an Italian jazz pianist, composer and poet.

Life and career

Petrin began studying piano in the early 1970s and started playing jazz more than a decade after that.[1] He joined the Italian Instabile Orchestra in 1997.[1]

Petrin has published two poetry collections – Perimetri and Miles.[1]


An asterisk (*) indicates that the year is that of release.

As leader/co-leader

Year recordedTitleLabelPersonnel/Notes
1999*EllissiSplasc(h)Some tracks trio, with Giovanni Maier (bass), Roberto Dani (drums); some tracks quartet, with Tim Berne (alto sax) added
2001*Voir LoinSplasc(h)With Assif Tsahar (tenor sax, bass clarinet), Giovanni Maier (bass), Roberto Dani (drums, percussion), Milo De Angelis (vocals)
2001ReuniaoSplasc(h)With Renato Borghetti (gaita ponto), Pedrinho Figueiredo (flute, soprano sax), Daniel Sa (guitar), Susie Georgiadis (vocals)
2003ParticlesSplasc(h)Solo piano
2007*Law YearsSoul NoteDuo, with Jean Luc Capozzo (trumpet)
2010–11A Dawn Will ComeLeoSolo piano
2014*Traces and GhostsLeoSolo piano

As sideman

Year recordedLeaderTitleLabel
1992Ghiglioni, TizianaTiziana GhiglioniSomething Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something BlueSplasc(h)
2005Trovesi, GianluigiGianluigi TrovesiVaghissimo RitrattoECM


  1. ^ a b c Layne, Joslyn "Artist Biography". AllMusic. Retrieved 28 May 2015.
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