CREI Ensemble

  • Nicola Fazzini (alto and soprano sax, compositions and conduction)
  • Ettore Martin (tenor sax and compositions)
  • Gianluca Carollo, Daniele Goldoni (trumpets)
  • Federico Pierantoni (trombone and compositions)
  • Alberto Prandina (French horn)
  • Glauco Benedetti (tuba)
  • Saverio Tasca (vibes)
  • Alessandro Fedrigo (electric bass and compositions)
  • Luca Colussi (drums)

Born in January 2014, CREI is an ambitious project founded by saxophonist Nicola Fazzini with the goal of developing the relationship which exists between “Composition, Research and Improvisation” in contemporary improvised music, but also interested in ‘cultural planning’.

CREI is a ‘ten pieces’ ensemble with a rhythm section plus a strong wind instruments’ front line. These ten variable elements are musicians, improvisers and composers too and most come from the North of Italy.
They rehearse original music trying to use also two instruments that are no frequently used in jazz music such as tuba and French horn to gain more interesting solutions of timbre.

First part of CREI project has been produced by Ca’ Foscari’s Foundation of Ca’ Foscari University in Venice, Italy.
CREI had its debut at the second edition of “MusiCafoscari Jazz Fest” in Venice (March 2014).

The other main partner of this project is the association and label Following the philosophy of the association the charts, the audio files, the videos and the texts about this work are all downloadable for free on’s website.

CREI wants to create a multidisciplinary experiences’ network working between the professional music environment and University or other educational places.