Alessandro d'Episcopo pianist

Sonny Side Up

  • Christoph Grab ts
  • Alessandro d’Episcopo p
  • Haemi Haemmerli b
  • Elmar Frey dr

The SONNY SIDE UP! project of Zurich-based saxophonist Christoph Grab is an homage to one of the true greats of jazz saxophone: “Saxophone Colossus” Sonny Rollins, the father of hard bop and a close associate of Miles Davis.

Sonny Rollins is known for the razor-sharp phrasing of his improvisations, played with plenty of humor and a full tone. His unique combination of melodic simplicity and rhythmic sophistication has turned many of his compositions into world-famous standards.

Christoph Grab’s Swiss all-star band breathes new life into Rollins’ ethereal music with considerable drive and an energetic spirit of improvisation: the repertoire includes classics like “Airegin” and “St. Thomas” as well as Rollins’ favorite ballads and Broadway songs from the Great American Songbook.

View Sonny Side Up on youtube

“Doxy” live at esse/winterthur 

"Airegin" live at esse/winterthur

"You Do Something To Me" live at esse/winterthur

"No Moe" live at esse/winterthur




Concerts and tours

Friday, 23 June

Alessandro d'Episcopo Trio

Zentrum Glaubten, Riedenhaldenstrasse 1,8046 Zürich - 19:00

Alessandro d'Episcopo: p

Hämi Hämmerli: b

Elmar Frey: dr

Saturday, 24 June

Alessandro d'Episcopo Trio

Jazz im Zentrum44, Scheibenstrasse 44, 3014 Bern - 20:00

Alessandro d'Episcopo: p

Hämi Hämmerli: b

Elmar Frey: dr

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