Massimo Biolcati

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Massimo Biolcati (born 1972) is a Swedish-Italian jazz bassist, who is a member of Gilfema and the Lionel Loueke Trio.


Massimo Biolcati was born in Stockholm, Sweden, and grew up in Sweden and Italy.[1] He is a member of the Lionel Loueke Trio with Loueke and Ferenc Nemeth. The trio also make up the band Gilfema.

Biolcati released his first album as leader, Persona, on March 18, 2008. The album includes Loueke, Peter Rende, Jeff Ballard, Lizz Wright, and Gretchen Parlato. It was nominated for Independent Music Awards Best Jazz Album in 2008 and won the Vox Pop vote.

Biolcati has performed and recorded with Michael Bublé, Jeff Ballard, Terence Blanchard, Ravi Coltrane, Paquito D'Rivera, George Garzone, Herbie Hancock, John Scofield, Wayne Shorter, and Alon Yavnai

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]


As leader[edit]

As member of Gilfema[edit]

  • Gilfema (ObliqSound, 2005)
  • Gilfema + 2 (ObliqSound, 2008)

As sideman[edit]

  • Christian Gall: Vibes of Boston (Home Musik, 1998)
  • Robin McKelle: Never Let Me Go (1999)
  • Tatsu Kisaragi: Lazy Bird feat. Jerry Bergonzi (King, 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, 2004)
  • Michael Bublé: Come Fly With Me (Reprise, 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, 2008)
  • Scott Tixier: Brooklyn Bazaar (Sunnyside, 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"[permanent dead link].

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