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Latin-Grammy nominated and winner of the North American Saxophone Alliance Jazz Competition and of the Downbeat College Award, Nicola Caminiti is a New York based multi-awarded Italian Saxophonist, Composer, Arranger and Educator.

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Praised as “clearly a name to watch” by All About Jazz, Nicola is considered one of the leading musical figures among his generation for his intensely creative modern concepts based on interplay and rhythmic mastery, still embracing a sense of musical tradition.
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As leader, sideman or guest he has played in various international jazz festivals and clubs such as Birdland, The Jazz Gallery, Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola at Lincoln Center, JALC in Times Square, Rochester Jazz Festival, Bar Next Door, The Bitter End in US, Umbria Jazz, Vicenza Jazz, Piacenza Jazz, Veneto Jazz, Iseo Jazz, Grey Cat Jazz Festival, Visioninmusica in Italy as well as at the Italian Cultural Institute in Bruxelles, Malta Jazz Festival in Malta, Eivissa Jazz, Jimmy Glass, Getxo Jazz e Jamboree in Spain, Langnau Jazz Festival in Switzerland, Miles Jazz Club in Austria ed Afrikana e The Zoo in Greece.
He shared the stage and recorded with worldly famed and multi-awarded musicians like Seamus Blake, Pedrito Martinez (Acertijos – 2021 Latin Grammy Nominated in 2021), Jon Cowherd, Arturo O’Farrill & AfroLatin Jazz Orchestra, Logan Richardson, Bobby Sanabria & Multiverse Big Band, Dayna Stephens, Gilad Hekselman, Rotem Sivan, Manuel Valera, Chris Tordini, Chris Fishman, Morgan Guerin, Enrico Rava, Salvatore Bonafede, Mimmo Cafiero, Paolo Damiani, Alessandro Lanzoni, Andrea Pozza, and others.
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In US he’s part of Dayna Stephens’ Custom Deluxe and of the world-inspired collective Immigrantet (alongside Juan Diego Villalobos and Hamish Smith) along with many other working ensembles.

In Italy he collaborates with Emanuele Primavera quintet as saxophonist and producer (Above the Below – 2020), Luca Zennaro group (Javaskara – 2018, When Nobody is Listening – 2020), Emanuele Filippi (Musica Fragile – 2020), Mimmo Cafiero Open Band e Michelangelo Scandroglio Quintet (Live in Getxo – 2022). He has been also 1st Sax Alto of the Orchestra Nazionale Jazz Giovani Talenti which recorded the acclaimed record “Ma che ci fanno le foglie negli armadi?” (Camilla Records).

Caminiti is a Borgani Saxophones artist and he currently partners with TT Mouthpieces, NS Ligatures and D’Addario Woodwinds.

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