Marcello Maio Trio

The Marcello Maio Trio has been performing around Sydney’s Jazz scene for the last year. Even though they are a newly formed group they have a large repertoire that draws upon Marcello’s growing original repertoire along with songs from the Great American Songbook and songs from Brazil, Italy, France and Cuba. The trio uses these world music elements to colour the improvisations. They are a regular at venue 505, Bohemian Grove, Foundry616 and SIMA in Sydney. 

In 2013 Marcello was asked to perform with the trio at the Sydney Theatre Annual Fundraiser Ball where esteemed artists Cate Blanchett and Hugo Weaving were present.

Marcello is currently working on an accordion trio specific album to record towards summer of 2014. 

The trio members vary depending on the approach Marcello decides upon. In the photo above, Dauno Martinez is on the bass and Andy Fisenden on the drums live for Jazzgroove last year. This set was approached completely spontaneously. 

Classically the trio consists of Alex Boneham on bass and James Waples on drums. Between them they have played with the who’s who of Sydney’s Jazz musicians along with other musicians from the gamut of Sydney’s music scene. The list includes: Mike Nock, James Morrison, Dale Barlow, Monsieur Camembert, Declan Kelly and Chris Abrahams, The Song Company, Bernie McGann,, James Muller and Vince Jones.

 You can hear some samples below.


Sample recorded live at Venue505, Sydney, Australia. 2010

Marcello Maio (piano/accordion)

Alex Boneham (double bass)

James ‘Pug’ Waples (drums)

In 2012 saw the Village Kids come about as friends Marcello Maio and Salvatore Santoro wished friend and colleague Abraham Rounds on his venture overseas. Before he left they recorded Village Kids - Official Soundtrack. Here is a sample from that album. 

In Sydney, Marcello is constantly working with The Graduates at different residencies. As a trio here is a snippet of the vibe they bring. Marcello is joined by Michael Walder on bass and Steve Lamante on drums.

A unreleased version of Dolphin Dance in the studio with Michael Walder on bass and Ross Ferraro on drums.