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Michele Calamela

He began studying music at the age of 6 at the band's music school in his country l’Associazione Concerto Musicale Citta di Trapani. He has obtained the license of Theory and Solfeggio and Musical Dictation, Bachelor's Degree in Saxophone and Bachelor's Degree in Saxophone. Solo saxophonist in rock groups like Trapani: Segnali di Fumo, Vintage, Surraid and Eclipse (Pink Floyd Tribute Band). He has supported several Masterclasses with adjoining concerts both as a soloist with alto sax and ensemble with baritone saxophone: in 2001 Seminar on improvised music with maestro Zalambani Silvio; in 2003 at the Musica Insieme stage in Santa Sofia; in August 2013 Musical Perfection Course in Altopascio (Lucca) within the  Francigena International Arts Festival; March 2014 Workshop on Brazilian folk music for sax ensemble, held by maestro Rafael Leme, inside the Festival Fiato al Brasile in Faenza(RA); July 2014 workshop of sax and improvisation held by maestro Zalambani Silvio in San Benedetto Del Tronto inside the Piceno Classica; August 2014 Jazz improvisation course held by the maestro Max Ionata in Buseto Palizzolo organized by the musical association Sole del Sud. In 2015 two stages in Spain the first to study with Juan Jimenes, Johan Van der Linden, Sergio Yanez and David Ponse Grau, the second for a concert in Albacete with the Siculi sax ensemble. For many years it has been a member of Orchestra fiati del Conservatorio di Musica Antonio Scontrino di Trapani as a baritonist sax. And also in activities with the ensembles Sax Solum Ensemble and New Saxophone Orchestra. From August 2016 to June 2017 he played with the Jumpin up music group in Palermo, playing at the Half Note jazz club in Atene, at Rock & Roll Party, Summer Jamboree, Summer Vintage, Glam & Rock Festival - Route D’Athenaz ? Avusy -Swiss, Rock That’s Swing ? Deutschet Teather Munchen, World Swing in Milan, Good Rockin’ Tonight ? Attignat ? Rhone Alpes also as a Vicky Tafoya’s shoulder group, Breda Jazz Festival and at Swing Soda & RnR Festival. He also played with i Cubanitos Cuban music’s tribute group. He was founder and director of the Associazione musicale citta di Erice. Lecturer of saxophone in the Drepanum Music school and the Impronte Musicali school in which he also held several Masterclasses on the saxophone.