Giancarlo Gazzani (Rome 1941 - Turin 2023) studied trombone, composition and orchestra conducting. He was then a student at the “Accademia Musicale Chigiana” of Siena, where he studied orchestra conducting, reading and harmonizing with Hermann Scherchen and Bruno Rigacci; following this he studied with Franco Ferrara and Daniele Paris. From 1967 - 69 he was orchestra director for R.C.A. (sound-track) and he directed, for the “Ente Autonomo del Teatro Comunale” in Bologna the first performance in Europe of “Jazz Mass” by Lalo Schifrin. In this period he also took part, directing an orchestra, in a festival dedicated to Gershwin which was held in Venice. From 1970 he has directed the “Orchestra Ritmo-Sinfonica of the R.A.I.” in Rome, recording for radio, television and cinema productions. He has composed many pieces, sound tracks and arrangements for wind orchestra. For many years he has collaborated with “Radio Stoccarda” writing for Erwin Lehen. Having taught in the “G. Verdi” Conservatory since 1979, he has been able to create a greate number of performances and concerts directing a lot of new young orchestras. From 1994, besides his activities as orchestra director, he has held seminars for the school of “Alto Perfezionamento Musicale” of Saluzzo.