Musician, Artistic Director
Gabriele Mitelli was born in Brescia in 1988. He studied with maestro Beppe Rusconi, and then continued with Markus Stockhausen in Cologne, Germany. In 2017, he was named the best new Italian talent by the critics of 'Musica Jazz' magazine and, in the same year, he won the SIAE 'Air' competition for artistic residencies abroad, with which he won a collaboration with the Conservatory of Lisbon and the Italian Cultural Institute in the Portuguese capital. His second album O.N.G. 'Crash', released by the Auditorium Parco della Musica in Rome, was one of the best records in the 'European Jazz Chart'. In just a few years he has played in some of the most important European festivals, alongside exponents of jazz and impro music including Mats Gustaffson, Anna Högberg, Mette Rasmussen, Wayne Horovitz, Susanna Santos Silva, Elio Martusciello, Tobias Delius, Cristiano Calcagnile, Nino Locatelli, Jeff Parker, Chad Taylor, Ken Vandermark, Rob Mazurek, John Edwards, Mark Sanders, Pasquale Mirra, Alexander Hawkins, Chris Speed, Gianluca Petrella, Ralph Alessi; he also collaborates regularly with Cristina Donà, one of the most appreciated singer-songwriters and performers in the Pop scene. In 2019, he released two new records, reviewed by international publications, which reach the top of the European charts: "The World Behind the Skin", released with We Insist! Records and 'Star Gaze Night', a duo with Rob Mazurek, produced by the Portuguese label Clean Feed.
In 2021, he presented his latest project: 'European Galactic Orchestra', an ensemble of twelve internationally renowned musicians from all over Europe. As artistic director, in 2017, after various experiences in local clubs and festivals, he decided to devote himself to the promotion of musical events in the Brescia area, devising the 'Ground Music Festival', a travelling event hosting some of the most important artists of the world creative music scene since 2017. In 2018, together with a group of artists and sector journalists, INDICA was created: an identity project extended to improvised and research music. In 2021 he has founded BAO - Brescia Arts Observatory, a multidisciplinary container that brings together most of the territorial associations working on experimentation and contemporary music