The project arises in Bologna from the desire of four musicians who, having often collaborated as sidemen during last years, decide to realise a common vision. The goal is to achieve a personal sound through a research that starts from the tradition of jazz up to the writing of original music.
A milestone for the growth of the project is the collaboration with the American pianist Greg Burk who offered the young musicians new original music to deal in and the opportunity to grow playing with him. Without losing sight of the jazz tradition and its language, the four musicians place creativity at the centre of their research, ready to demonstrate that the whole is much more than the sum of the parts.
The strong point of the project is the sound impact, with an interplay that arises from a deep mutual knowledge and the desire to listen to and stimulate one another. In October 2019, The Sleepers quartet won the competition “Chicco Bettinardi” in the special section D Emilia Romagna, which produced the recording and the distribution of their debut album.
Canio Coscia – saxophone
Filippo Galbiati – piano
Filippo Cassanelli – double bass
Vincenzo Messina – drums