Durban jazz enthusiasts will be thrilled by amazing Italian guitarist Fabrizio Savino who has two shows on the last weekend of this month. They will hear songs from his soon to be released album “Rebirth”. He together with his South African Trio will be performing at Alliance Française on Friday 29 November 2019 and at The Chairman on Saturday 30 November.

Savino was born in Bari, in sunny Pugila, a region in the south of Italy.  His love for music has seen him travelling around globe. The accomplished guitarist specialized in jazz while studying in New York City and attending seminars by many of the masters of jazz.  April 2019 was the first time he visited South Africa through a performance with the University of South Africa (UNISA) Big Band in Pretoria.

“My first visit to South Africa was an unforgettable experience, and I am excited to come back in November 2019 for a small tour to play my new guitar trio project “Rebirth” with fine musicians from South Africa.  These are bassists Braydon Hore and Freeman Gumede as well as drummer Riley Giandhari”, he said.

Fabrizio is planning to officially release “Rebirth” as his fourth album in 2020.  It is a modern jazz guitar project where he brings rock sounds and jazz music through deep contemporary jazz language.  “Rebirth” is a mix of ten tracks, two standards and eight original compositions.

Italian guitarist Fabrizio Savino

His first album “Metropolitan Prints” was released in 2009. Through the album, he wanted to share his experiences through travelling, studying and living in different cities.  He also used the recording to express his dreams, sensations, feelings, fears and anxieties.  “Aram” was his second release which came out in 2012. “Aram” means “quiet” in Persian.  Unlike “Metropolitan Prints” which was recorded as a quintet, “Aram” was recorded as a quartet.

2016 saw the release of his third album “Gemini”.  It was nominated as one of the “Best 100 European jazz albums” according to the influential Jazzit Magazine and “Album of the week” by the famous Radio show Fahrenheit on the National Public Broadcasting Company of Italy RAI Radio Tre.  In the album, Fabrizio assumed a role of an observer who looked at the opposite side of the human soul.

During his career, Fabrizio has shared the stage with some of the greatest artists of the jazz scene, such as Vladimir Kostadinovic, Flavio Boltro, Tony Monaco, Sebastian Merk, Luca Alemanno, Gaetano Partipilo, Antonello Salis, Luca Aquino, Joel Holmes, Cedric Hanriot and Simon Moullier.

Tickets for his Friday 29 November gig at Alliance Française de Durban are selling for R100.  The venue is located in 22 Sutton Crescent, Morningside, Durban.  Doors will open at 6pm and the concert starts at 19h00. For booking, please send an email to or call 031-312 9582.  For the Saturday 30 November at The Chairman, tickets are selling for R150.  The venue is located at 146 Mahatma Gandhi Road and the concert starts at 23h00.  To make a booking, please call 079 753 6313.