He was born in Florence in 1973. He’s got the degree in saxophone and in Jazz Magna cum Laude. Eclectic and multi-instrumentalist, composer and orchestra conductor, he has 5 Cds to his credit as a solo sax player and leader of jazz ensembles, more than 40 CDs as a sideman and besides being the resident soloist in Stefano Bollani’s quintet “I Visionari”. He still leads the “Cirko Guerrini” quintet and the “Triodegradabile” band.
Guerrini hosts the radio show “Dottor Djembè” together with David Riondino and Stefano Bollani. The radio program is now at its sixth-season run broadcasted on Radio Rai3 and in June 2010 it also became a tv show for Rai3.
He is also in great demand as a composer with different Symphony Orchestras, being the winner of International Music Competitions such as the “Concorso 2 Agosto di Bologna”.
He has excellent and varied collaborations: with Billy Cobham,
Brian Auger, Mark Feldman, Hermeto Pascoal, Stefano Bollani, Enrico Rava, Paul McCandless, Peter Erskine, John Taylor a.o. as far as jazz is concerned, with notable singer-songwriters such as Ivano Fossati and Giorgio Gaber;
As a composer and conductor has worked with Orchestra Regionale Toscana, Orchestra Toscanini di Parma, Orchestra della Magna Grecia, Monash Univeristy Symphonic Orchestra and with a number of other outstanding artists in Italy and abroad.
He has performed all over the world: in Brasil, Japan, Australia, Canada, Usa, France, Spain, Russia, Finland and in many other countries.
As an educator, Guerrini has taught at the “Giuseppe Verdi” music school of Prato and he’s been invited as visiting professor at the Monash University of Melbourne (2005, 2009, 2011 and 2012) and now he is the position of Adjunct Professor and Teaching Associate in the same University.
In 2010 and 2013 he has been invited to teach and to have a Residency at the Banff Centre for Performing Arts in Canada (2010).
He has publighed 5 books over the years: 3 are part of a series that is still going on based on the saxophone’s masters. The first is based on Stan Getz, the second on Joe Henderson, the third on Oliver Nelson;
2 are published by Carisch Ed. and are based on Guerrini’s compositions.