Alberto Braida, piano and keyboards
Alberto Braida was born in 1966. He began his piano studies when he was seven years old. He obtained a diploma at the Conservatory “G. Nicolini” in Piacenza and attended jazz music seminars in Siena from 1989 to 1991. He has been focused since the beginning on improvisation and its relationship with composition.
He has collaborated and played with musicians such as Liz Albee, Ab Baars, Antonio Borghini, John Butcher, Cristiano Calcagnile, Günter Christmann, George Cremaschi, Wilbert De Joode, John Edwards, Lisle Ellis, Massimo Falascone, Wolfgang Fuchs, Ig Henneman, John Hughes, Michael Griener, Hans Koch, Peter Kowald, Giancarlo Locatelli, Paul Lovens, Paul Lytton, Edoardo Marraffa, Phil Minton, Filippo Monico, Larry Ochs, Gino Robair, Elke Shipper, Wadada Leo Smith, Fabrizio Spera, Michael Thieke, Luca Venitucci, Frances-Marie Uitti, Jack Wright and many other.
He played at Vision Festival (New York), Umbrella Festival (Chicago), Improvised and Otherwise Festival (New York), International Jazz Festival (Vancouver), Total Music Meeting (Berlino), Tasten Festival (Berlino), Uncool Festival (Poschiavo), Taktlos Festival (Zurigo), Interactivity 05 (The Haag), Music Unlimited Festival XIX (Wells), Konfrontationen (Nickelsdorf), Podring (Biel), Risonanze (Venezia), Controindicazioni (Roma), Free Radicals at the Red Rose (Londra), Festival milanese della musica d’improvvisazione (Milano), Pulsi (Milano), ContemporaneaMente and in many other venues within the United States and Europe.