Francesco Geminiani comes from beautiful Verona (IT) before moving to Switzerland, NYC and Paris. An endless musical curiosity drives him across styles and melodies, sharing the stage with great human beings across the New and the Old World. Inspired by the masters, he embraces impressionism to connect with the curious listener.
Born in Verona (Italy), he began his musical studies at an early age choosing the saxophone as his main instrument.
Subsequently, In 2009 Geminiani won the Siena foundation scholarship, being selected as the recipient by a jury of top-level international jazz exponents.
After obtaining his degree in Verona, in 2010 Francesco moved to Switzerland completing his studies at the “H.E.M.U. (Haute Ecole de Musique) of Lausanne”. During his stay in the Helvetic Land he established himself as one of the most in demand saxophone players, performing at events such as “Ascona jazz”, “Verbier Jazz Festival”, AMR jazz festival in Geneva and Montreux Jazz Festival. He was selected to take part in the “2011 DKSJ All Star Band of Switzerland”, performing at all the main Swiss’ jazz clubs (Bird’s Eye, Chorus, Musikantine, Mehrspur); this ensemble reunited the very best student instrumentalists resident in the country.
2012 was signed by several great recognitions: Geminiani was the recipient of the F. Jost foundation award in merit of his outstanding work as a performer and consequently won in the same year the “Luciano Zorzella Award”; a jazz soloist competition held in his hometown.
In the summer of 2012 he auditioned for the prestigious “New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music”, where he obtained a scholarship that enable him to move to New York City to accomplish his jazz and classical studies and dive into the active musical scene that only this city has to offer. In 2014 he obtained his Bachelor in arts with honorable mention.
Since his move to the US, Geminiani’s level of musicianship evolved excelling in the performing arts as well as in the demanding and sophisticated discipline of composition. Under great musical guides, he formed the Playwood chamber ensemble, for which he composed and arranged an entire repertoire successfully creating a unique blend of classical music and jazz that stands out for its originality.
In 2015 Geminiani started “Colorsound” with some of the best up and coming young musicians: Rick Rosato and Bass and Mark Schilders on drums. The trio has been heard in the New York and European jazz clubs.
The Album Colorsound has been released in March 2018 by Auand records.
His second Album “Red Sky, Blue Water” will be released in spring 2021 by Fresh Sound Records. This time Geminiani will explore the quartet format, joined by Manuel Schmiedel, Rick Rosato and Daniel Dor.
Beside his work as a leader, Geminiani stands out as an in demand tenor saxophonist of its generation. Constantly performing and recording internationally, he is now based in Paris collaborating with great artists of the European Scene.