"Extremely versatile baritone saxophonist, bass clarinetist and composer, Beppe Scardino has been for a decade a central figure in the most creative Italian jazz scene"
(Angelo Leonardi - All about jazz, 2015)
Eclectic musician with multiple interests, multi-instrumentalist but known for the baritone saxophone, Beppe Scardino has performed more or less every musical genre.
He began his career working mainly in the jazz field: 3 albums as a bandleader, many illustrious collaborations and concerts in the main european festivals of the genre, becoming a prominent figure on the Italian jazz scene.
During this period he had always continued to collaborate with artists of all genres and musical backgrounds - from pop to afro-tuareg music - but since the mid-10s he felt the need for a real change of scenery, which will happen quickly, helped in particular by the collaboration with the Italian funk band, Calibro 35.
Currently he is quite in demand in the italian scene, working, both as an instrumentalist (saxophones, flute, bass clarinet) and as an arranger, with artists such as: Diodato, Calibro 35, Tommaso Colliva, Elisa, Daniele Silvestri, Max Gazzè, Judi Jackson, The Jaded Hearts Club, Mace, Joan Thiele, FASK, The Zen Circus, Bobo Rondelli, Enrico Gabrielli, Dellera, The Winstons, John De Leo, to name a few.
Collaborator for years of trombonist Gianluca Petrella, member of drummer Bobby Previte’s trio Plutino, he has played and recorded with the likes of Tim Berne, Amiri Baraka, Sadiq Bey, Pee Wee Ellis, Bombino, the tuareg group Tartit, Rob Mazurek.
He has released 3 records as a bandleader/composer, of entirely his compositions: the first two with the sextet Orange Room (el gallo rojo records) and the third with a tentet named BS10 (auand).
He is a member of the bands: C'Mon Tigre, Dinamitri Jazz Folklore, L'Orchestrino, with whom he performs regularly.