Gibellini began playing guitar as a self-taught musician and then studied
at the Nino Donzelli Centre for Musical Studies in Cremona. |
he has devoted himself mainly to jazz, meeting other young musicians from
northern Italy, and becoming part of the Gianni Cazzola Quintet.
the eighties he had a chance to play with many Italian musicians (Enrico
Rava, Gianni Basso, Massimo Urbani, Luigi Bonafede, Larry Nocella) and american
artists such as Lee Konitz, Mel Lewis, Al Grey,Jimmy Woodie, Sal Nistico,
Dave Schnitter, Gerry Mulligan, Lew Tabackin and Jimmy Owens.
1988 and 1999 he played in the "Reunion" quintet with Danilo Rea
and Roberto Gatto and recorded with Larry Schneider.
In 1990 he became
a member of "Keptorchestra" and in 1993 he published the Cd "Felix"
with his own band and "Funny Men" with Mauro Negri and Paolo Birro.
Sandro Gibellini has also played , as pop musician, on many records by Mina.
In march , 2000 he performed, as a member of "Italian all-star"
in New York and at the North Carolina International Jazz Festival and (december
2000) at the Havana International Jazz Festival (Cuba).