Aldevis Tibaldi

soprano/alto/tenor/baritone saxophone

clarinet/bass clarinet, flute

composer, arranger

London based saxophonist, he played and recorded with many artists and ensembles, like Jake Vegas, Hot Orange Big Band, Jay Craig, Ian Pierce, Frank Griffith, Guillemots, Paloma Faith, his own jazz groups, Willie Garnett, Ray Gelato, Mitch Winehouse, Stan Reynolds, Ronnie Wood, Denmark Street Big Band, Ronnie King, Tatiana Okupnik, Krystyna Pronko, Julian Stewart-Lindsay, Roberto Pla,John Eacott’s Floodtide project….

Since 2009 resident saxophone teacher in Hampton Court House, Surrey. Visiting lecturer at Goldsmith College and Westminster University.

Born in Trieste, Italy, in the second half of the XX century. Attended classical studies at the Consevatoire “G. Tartini”.  After some experience in theatre and classic music, he developed a strong interest in jazz in 1985.

Following a theatre season as a stage musician in 1988 with “Veneto Teatro”, in 1990, he moved to Florence where he could work across a wider variety of music, ranging from jazz to ethnic, to rock and fusion. he had also started his career as a saxophone teacher at the Music Academy.

During those years He also played with many bands and musicians including the Michael Allen Band, “Grand Wazoo Orchestra”, Leonardo Pieri’s “Lo squalo giallo” (The Yellow Shark), Stefano Bollani and more. On baritone sax  with the OFP Orchestra S.Lazzaro in Bologna, directed, amongst the others, by Carla Bley, Steve Swallow, Steve Coleman and Bruno Tommaso. He has been involved in gigs with italian TV artists, advertisement jingles and the resident band at the Forte Village Resort in Sardinia.

He also played, arranged and produced several records, including two solo album,  obtained extremely favourable reviews. The first album, Refuso (Typo) was released in 1998.
Twentysix Three (2016) has been listed among the best jazz albums 2016 by The Telegraph.

In 1995, Master Degree in Political Studies at the University of Florence. Really.
In 2022 Master of Music  at the Goldsmiths College, London.

During the recent years, He has taken part in numerous studio sessions playing flute, clarinets (and trombone too). He also works as a producer, as well as a playing in a wide range of live projects.


As a leader:

Aldevis Tibaldi, “Tell Duke” – no label 2024

Aldevis Tibaldi, “Special Jazz Blend “- Galetone 2021

Aldevis Tibaldi London Jazz Ensemble, “Twentysix three”- Galetone 2015

Aldevis Tibaldi 4tet, “Refuso” –  Silence 1998

In studio sessions:

Rory More, “Through The Dappled Dell” – Sudden Hunger Records 2021

Will Johns, “Bluesdaddy” – Independent release 2021

The Ponces, ” Song for hope about despair” – Sub Ver Siv 2015

Guillemots, “Red” – Universal 2008

Jake Vegas, “Crack went the bat against…”  –  Black Gardenia Records 2008

Mondo Candido,  “Bizarre”  – Varese Sarabande 2007

Fantomatik Orchestra, “Pirati”  – Fantomatik 2004

Marco Parente, “L’attuale jungla” –  Mescal, Sony 2004

Giacomo Castellano, “Cutting Bridges”    – Music Academy 2004

Massimo Altomare, “Sounds of Humour”    – Mellophonium Multimedia  2004

Marco Lamioni, “Slow” (produced by Hector Zazou)   – Silence 2003

Never say never, Compil. “Chill Out mania vol.2”  – Sony   2002

Surepleasure, “A great love”, Unlimited 14  – Irma   2002

Surepleasure, “Jazz House Independent”, Unlimited 11  – Irma   2002

VVAA, “Intimate Mambo”    – Empresa, Irma  2002

Bini+Martini, “Burning up” –  Ocean  2001

Marco Lamioni, “Frank you thank” compilation   – pdb 1999

Tango Fernandez, “L’anonima Roylcott” – Plastic 1999

Marco Lamioni, “L’estate insuperabile” –  Silence 1998

Jubilee Shouters, “Black and Blue” – Ishtar  1998

Funkareem, “No sense” – Plastic  1998

Brazil, “Brazil” – Contempo 1992