Gaspare De Vito // Musician

Gaspare De Vito’s music will take your mind to unexpected places. An introspective journey into oneself, where a deeper connection with nature becomes possible. The Italian musician has a unique approach to music, which is centered around research and improvisation. Coming from a background in jazz and contemporary music, he has transitioned to electronic music in early 2015.

Producer, saxophonist, flutist and composer, born in Naples in 1978. He has always been fascinated by the freedom which marks both music practice and sound research.
His own singular concept of instrumental and compositional research drove appreciations from critics and audiences alike, in particular for his original musical language.

Gaspare’s music is influenced by an enormous body of work. He draws inspiration from the music that mostly resonated with him, from the Neapolitan and Mediterranean roots of his childhood to the Hip-Hop of his early teens, going through Funk, Jazz all the way to Cuban, west and south African traditional music.

With his new solo project, Gaspare De Vito, explores minimal and melodic techno sounds, producing deep, progressive and absolutely original music. A set that combines electronics and live music in a unique mix full of energy.

“My live set is an improvised performance which starts from sketches prepared in the studio. There is no arrangement and each sound is separated from the other so that it can be controlled and manipulated independently. They are sketches designed to be a starting point to build songs and improvise exploring different approaches to the material”
Gaspare De Vito

As jazz performer he has worked with musicians such as Butch Morris, Alvin Curran, Mop Mop, Giancarlo Schiaffini, Francesco Bearzatti, Fabrizio Puglisi, Pasquale Mirra, Luisa Cottifogli, Maisha Grant and many more.

He has also played with numerous bands both as a leader or as session-man in Italy, Germany, Spain, France, Finland, Sweden and Estonia. Gaspare has performed at many international festivals such as Clusone Jazz Festival, Jazz In it, Sant’arcangelo Jazz Festival, Paradiso Jazz, Jazzy Jam, Cassero Jazz Festival, Dozza Jazz, Crossroads, Angelica Festival, Trentennale del Treno di Cage just to name few.

In 2007 he was voted among the best Italian saxophonists and in 2008 he came seventh in the annual referendum for best new talent organised by italian magazine “Musica Jazz”.

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