My debut album
'Neither More nor Less'
is out now!
"[...] Neither More Nor Less is a fine debut from some very talented artists that are just barely out of the gate in their musical careers. There are no wasted spaces on this album and it engages from the outset, wisely taking time to breath when the pace requires a bit of a sensory cool-down. While Fongaro is a talent to watch, all the players here deserve equal attention." Karl Ackermann, (All About Jazz, 2016)
Read the full review HERE.
Picture by Govert Driessen
Alessandro Fongaro (1991, Valdagno, Italy) is a bassist and composer based in the Netherlands. In the late 2013, he embraced the role of band-leader putting together the Alessandro Fongaro 5et, a international project that feautures some of the finest musicians living in the Lowlands. With his 5et, he had the chance to take part in and win two of the most important Dutch jazz awards: the Erasmus Jazz Prijs 2014 and The Records, competition sponsored by the Keep an Eye Foundation and meant to elect the three best upcoming jazz projects of Dutch conservatories.
Besides his own projects, Alessandro is very active in the Dutch music scene a as side-man and during his time in The Netherlands he got to play with musicians such as: Jasper Blom, Mark Schilders, Reinier Baas, Koen Schalkwijk, Stephanie Francke and many others. Alessandro accomplished his bachelor degree at Codarts (Rotterdam) in July 2014 graduating with the highest honors and then moved to Amsterdam to follow the master program at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam.