Unite Jazz is an Independent record label based in the nord of Italy. Founded by Tony Marcahella in 2018, specializes exclusively in recording and publishing jazz music.
Integral part of “Laboratorio Luna”, a cultural association based in a small mountain village overlooking Lake Maggiore (Piedmont).
Laboratorio Luna is also a recording studio, music production and artistic expression center.
Giuseppe Santangelo is a saxophonist, composer and professional flutist.
Born in Sciacca in 1981, he fell in love with the saxophone after listening to John Coltrane. He then began to study as a self-taught musician and later with great masters such as Orazio Maugeri and Giulio Visibelli.
He attended Musicology courses at the University of Palermo, graduating in 2007 with a thesis on Jazz with excellent results. The thesis title was: “Jazz: Forms, Structure, Language” in which it is expressed in a technical and detailed way how jazz music is seen from the analytical point of view of the ones who make it. During the last University year, he moved to Milan to continue his studies and improve himself and he joined the Civic School of Jazz in Milan and then he immediately joined the Civic Orchestra: he performed there as a tenor and was active on the National territory and in concert seasons of Piccolo di Milano. He worked, among others, with great artists such as Enrico Rava, Fabrizio Bosso, Jimmy Heath, Percy Heath, Massimo Nunzi, Paolo Silvestri and many other leading members of international jazz.
He graduated in sax in 2010 and participated in various festivals and contests around Italy with a great response from the public and critics. He then began to compose his own music, constructing it around philosophy, in the search for being understood as a self, in numerology and esotericism, in the sense of unknown or secret.
Peppe Santangelo Nu 4Tet is formed by: Peppe Santangelo (Sax, composition), Yazan Greselin (organ), Francesco di Lenge (drums), Gabriele Orsi (guitar). The band just released “My Name Is …”, a record entirely conceived by Peppe Santangelo: the goal was to rework ideas and fragments of musicians who made the history of jazz (John Coltrane, Wayne Shorter, Horace Silver) and to present them in a new and personal way.