Massimo Biolcati

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Massimo Biolcati (born 1972) is a jazz bassist, and composer.


Massimo Biolcati was born in Stockholm, Sweden and grew up in Sweden and Italy.[1] Biolcati has performed and recorded with the likes of artists such as Michael Bublé, George Garzone, Jeff Ballard, Terence Blanchard, Ravi Coltrane, Paquito D'Rivera, Herbie Hancock, John Scofield, Wayne Shorter, Alon Yavnai, and Lionel Loueke. He is also a long-standing member of the Lionel Loueke Trio. While the Lionel Loueke Trio plays original music written by Lionel, the same group make up Gilfema which features music composed by all three members (Loueke, Biolcati, & Ferenc Nemeth). Biolcati released his first album as leader Persona on March 18, 2008. The album's roster includes Loueke, Peter Rende, Jeff Ballard, Lizz Wright, and Gretchen Parlato. The album was nominated for 2008 Independent Music Awards Best Jazz Album and won the Vox Pop vote.

Biolcati lives in Brooklyn in a building filled mostly with artists and musicians and was featured in an April, 2009 article in the New York Times real estate section.[2]

In addition to being a professional musician, Biolcati is also an internet entrepreneur and developed the iPhone application called "iRealBook," a collection of chord sheets of jazz standards, jazz classics, Brazilian classics and more, which is a professional tool for jazz musicians and jazz students.[3]



  • Persona, ObliqSound (2008) w/ Lionel Loueke-g, Pete Rende-p, Jeff Ballard-d, Lizz Wright-v, Gretchen Parlato-v


  • Gilfema, ObliqSound (2005) w/ Lionel Loueke-g, Ferenc Nemeth-d
  • Gilfema + 2, ObliqSound (October, 2008), w/ Lionel Loueke-g, Ferenc Nemeth-d and guest clarinetists Anat Cohen and John Ellis


  • Christian Gall: Vibes of Boston, Home Musik (1998)
  • Robin McKelle: Never Let Me Go (1999)
  • Tatsu Kisaragi: Lazy Bird feat. Jerry Bergonzi, King Records (1998)
  • Klaresque Ensemble: Approachable Perspectives (1999)
  • Cho-Yoon Seung: JazzKorea, Woongjin (2000)
  • Yoko Miwa: In The Mist Of Time, Takuma Comm. (2001)
  • Doug Johnson: Game Theory (2000)
  • Alon Yavnai: D.C. al Coda w/ George Garzone, Whaling City Sound (2000)
  • Olivier Manchon: En Route (2002)
  • David Doruzka: Hidden Path, Cube (2003)
  • Jure Puki: Serendipity, Sensor Records (2004)
  • Michael Buble: Come Fly With Me, Reprise Records (2004)
  • Mamiko Watanabe: One After Another (2005)
  • Alon Yavnai Trio: Picture This (2005)
  • Gretchen Parlato: Gretchen Parlato (2005)
  • Yoko Miwa: Canopy of Stars, Polystar (2005)
  • Monika H.: Bright (2005)
  • Francisco Pais Quartet: Not Afraid Of Color, Fresh Sound New Talent (2006)
  • Greg Lamy Quartet: What Are You Afraid Of? (2006)
  • Felly K.: Far Away, Argus Fil & Art (2006)
  • Nacho Arimany's World Flamenco Septet: Silence-Light, Fresh Sound World Jazz (2006)
  • Lionel Loueke: Virgin Forest, ObliqSound (2007)
  • Lionel Loueke: Karibu, Blue Note Records (2008)
  • Scott Tixier: Brooklyn Bazaar, Sunnyside Records (2012)


  1. ^ "Massimo Biolcati, Bio". Retrieved 2008-07-09. 
  2. ^ *Baldwin, Deborah. "Musicians Preferred; Loud Music O.K.", The New York Times, April 30, 2009.
  3. ^ "iRealBook on Apptism".

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