The IPOCONTRIO project was conceived in 2009, when three musicians from Salerno in Southern Italy, Bruno Salicone (piano), Francesco Galatro (bass), and Armando Luongo (drums) met and decided to form a trio to perform original compositions.

The main feature of their music is the love for jazz and improvisation. Their vibe merges into a very personal sound that moves in a continuous interplay between the soulful melodic lines drawn by the pianist Bruno Salicone and the swinging rhythm section.

In 2009 the band won the “European Jazz Contest”, organized by the St.Louis Jazz College of Music. Their first album, “The Beginning of a Love Affair”, was released in 2011 and produced by the St.Louis Jazz Collection.

Following the release, the trio gained the opportunity to play concerts all over Europe playing with musicians such as Jean-Paul Estievenart (Django D’or 2006), Frank Vaganée (Brussels Jazz Orchestra), Hugo Contini, Filippo Bianchini, Kenny Jeanney (The Amazing Keystone Big Band), Phil Abram (Maceo Parker). This international experience served as a source of inspiration that led them to experiment new musical compositions and continue to compose even more original charts.

In New York in 2013, drummer Armando Luongo met trumpeter Alessandro Presti (Critics Prize Massimo Urbani 2014), and this encounter produced Ipocontrio's second and most current album, “Continuum”. This effort proves that these musicians embody the Afro-American lexicon, they know how to swing, and their music is fresh and charming, always performed with a fine tecqnique.

The recording is enhanced the presence of Alessandro Presti on trumpet on all tracks and Daniele Scannapieco on saxophone on two tracks, two superb and well-known Italian artists complete the trio sound in a blend of compelling soulful swinging jazz.



JAN 17 2017


Bruxelles, Belgium       Sounds Jazz Club
JAN 18 2017


Bruxelles       La Ferme Rose Uccle
JAN 20 2017


Thionville - France       Wine Note Club Jazz
JAN 21 2017


Bruxelles, Belgium       House Concert
JAN 22 2017


Bruxelles, Belgium       Archiduc
APR 20 2017


Bari       Dexter Beer & Jazz Via Giulio Petroni, 127/A


May 2 2022
January 18 2017
Ipocontrio - Jazz à Uccle - mercredi 18 janvier 2017 Aah ces Italiens,… Issus d’un des berceaux de la culture et des arts, il faut bien qu’ils assurent la relève et dans ce contexte c’est réussi. Ces jeunes créateurs de jazz sont à ...
July 16 2016
Recensione su Salt Peanuts 16, luglio, 2016 Vai all'articolo originale Continuando a suonare jazz. A parlare di jazz. A fare jazz. Oppure continuando a suonare, parlare, fare. Il continuum è opinabile e differente, dipende dall’uso che ognuno ne vuole fare. Che sia spazio ...
June 28 2016
Recensione su Parliamo di Jazz 28/06/2016 Andrea Ranaletta ↑↑↑Continuum↑↑↑ «Ipocontrio» â—ŽUn βellissimo Jazz● Non poteva che essere una produzione della A.MA Records questo strepitoso lavoro che porta in alto il nome del jazz ...
May 5 2016
Recensione Italia in Jazz Maggio 2016 http://www.italiainjazz.it/il-jazz/novita-musicali/219-continuum Ipocontrio Etichetta discografica: A.Ma Records Anno produzione: 2016 Ancorarsi saldamente alla tradizione jazzistica rispettandone i valori imprescindibili e testimoniando una ...