AWARDS CONCERNING JAZZ MUSIC

 

2001 - National Massimo Urbani in Urbisaglia (1st Place) 

2002 - EuroJazz Award "Stefano Cerri" in Lecco (1st Place) 

2003 - Positano Jazz Award

2004 - International Jazz Festivals Organization Award in New York 

2004 - World Saxophone Competition in London ( 1st Place) 

2005 - Django d'Or in Rome

2005 - New Star Award in Japan (Swing Journal) 

2005 - Top Jazz (Jazz Music)

2005 - In the November issue, french magazine “Jazz Magazine”, included Francesco among the "125 talents pour demain et aujourd'hui" (for tomorrow and today).

2005 - Prestigious US jazz magazine “Down Beat”,  included Francesco’s concert together with pianist Franco D’Andrea  at the “Pescara Jazz Festival” (July 2002), among the 25 most important events in the history of jazz .

2007 - Important French magazine “Jazzman” recognizes Francesco among the "Dix saxophonistes qui font bouger alto"

2015 - “JazzIt Poll - Best Italian Saxophone Player”

2019 - “JazzIt Poll - Best Italian Saxophone Player”

 

INSTITUTIONAL AWARDS

 

March 2004 - G.I.R.E. (Inter-legislative Jurisdiction of the European Regulation) Section R.S.E.U. (Research, studies for human evolution) "True talent of a young man who honors Italian musical art" (Francesco was awarded after his spectacular performance at the most famous and popular television show, Festival di Sanremo)

March 2004 – Francesco was awarded by the Municipality of Vittoria for his artistic and musical merits 

March 2004 -  Francesco was awarded by the Municipality of Comiso for his artistic and musical merits 

February 2005 -  Francesco was awarded by Kiwanis Club Vittoria

March 2009 - Francesco was awarded by President of Sicilian Region, Raffaele Lombardo with Triquetra of the Sicilian Region

March 2009 - Francesco was awarded by ARS (Sicilian Parliament Assembly) for his artistic and musical merits 

July 2009 - Francesco was awarded by “Cassa di Risparmio di Perugia Foundation and Umbria Jazz Festival” for his artistic and musical merits, naming Francesco as "Ambassador Of Italian Jazz Music In The World" 

November 2009 -  Francesco was awarded by the Municipality of Ragusa for his artistic and musical merits 

February 2014 - Francesco was awarded with prestigious “Grand Award of Merit”, for embodying the important role that Sicilian musicians have played in the development of jazz music in the U.S. and its diffusion throughout the world. 

 

OTHER AWARDS

 

2004 - “Ragusani In The World Award” – Ragusa

2004 - “Vittoria Insigne Award” - Vittoria (RG) 

2004 - “Aci e Galatea Award” - Acireale (CT) 

2004 - “Silver Centaur Award” - Belpasso (CT)

2005 - “San Lorenzo Award” - Assisi (PG)

2005 - “Silver Pigna Award” – Palermo

2005 - “Castelbuono Jazz Award” - Castelbuono (PA) 

2005 - “Sicily Jazz Award” – Siracusa

2006 - "Tullio Besa Memorial Award” - Thiene (VI) 

2006 - “Talenti and D'Intorni Award” – Catania

2006 - “Jazz Day Memorial” - Vittoria (RG) 

2007 - “Ellade Award” - Bovalino (RC) 

2007 - “Nino Martoglio Award” - Belpasso (CT) 

2008 - “Ninfa Camerina Award” - Vittoria (RG) 

2008 - “Sicilia Arte Award” - Taormina (ME) 

2008 - “Rotary Award for Jazz” - (For being  Artistic Director of prestigious Vittoria Jazz Festival) - Vittoria (Rg ) 

2009 - “Leone D’Argento Award" - Carlentini (SR) 

2009 - “Grappolo D'Oro Award” - Mazzarrone (CT) 

2009 - “Giuseppe and Marzio Tricoli Award” - Palermo

2010 - "Grappolo D'Oro Award” -  Vittoria (Rg)

2010 - “Elio Vittorini Award” -  Siracusa, Greek Theater 

2011 -   Representative Award of President of the Italian Republic - “International Ibla Prize” - Ibla (Rg)  

2011 - “Poetry International Prize” – Marineo (PA)

2012 - "Timone D’Argento Award” - Gela - (Sicilian Ambassador of Jazz Music)

2012 -   Lifetime Achievement Award “Aquila D'Argento" - 

2013 - “Archimedean Career At Youth Genius” - Siracusa

2013 - “Little Sicily Award” - Capo d'Orlando - (Sicilian Ambassador of Jazz Music)

2013 - “Ciccio Carrà Tringali Award” - Lentini (SR) - (Sicilian Ambassador of Jazz Music)

2014 - “Grand award of Merit” - NYC

2015 - “JazzIt Poll - Best Italian Saxophone Player”

2016 - “Unesco Club Award” -  Vittoria – (Ambassador Of Italian Jazz Music In The World)

2016 - “TaoAward” for artistic and musical merits

2019 - “TaoAward” for artistic and musical merits

2019 - “JazzIt Poll - Best Italian Saxophone Player”

2020 -   Lyons Club International "Melvin Jones" medal for artistic and musical merits

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