Alberto Pinton has been performing since the mid eighties as a bandleader and sideman, on all sizes of saxophones, clarinets and flutes.
His current projects are the Alberto Pinton Trio, Alberto Pinton Noi Siamo and the Alberto Pinton Sextet, due to release its first recording in 2019.
Alberto has released twelve albums of original music, as leader and co-leader. Previous recordings include work by Alberto Pinton Clear Now, Dog Out, Alberto Pinton Quintet, Pinton/Kullhammar/Zetterberg/Nordeson, Alberto Pinton Nascent.
He's the recipient of the Swedish award Jazzkannan (2009) and Bert Levins Stipendium (2014).
Alberto Pinton has toured and performed with, among others, Kenny Wheeler, John Surman, John Warren, Bob Brookmeyer, Maria Schneider, Jerry Bergonzi, Lennart Åberg, Nils Landgren, Kenny Werner, Steve Grey, Norma Winstone, George Russell, Tim Hagans, Peter Erskine, Joe Lovano, Steve Swallow, Carla Bley, Adam Nussbaum, Swedish Radio Jazz Group, Stockholm Jazz Orchestra, Bohuslän Big Band, Norrbotten Big Band.
His teaching experience, spanning over more than twenty years, includes classes of ear training, improvisation, ensemble and instrument lessons at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm. Master classes in Sweden, Italy and Canada.
Alberto received two full scholarships from the Berklee College of Music and the Manhattan School of Music. He graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor's Degree in Saxophone Performance at Berklee, Boston, in 1990 and with a Master's Degree in Saxophone Performance at the Manhattan School, New York in 1995. During his four years stay in the USA, Alberto studied the saxophone with Hamiet Bluiett, Joe Temperley, George Garzone, Joe Viola, Dick Oatts, Gary Smulyan, Jerry Bergonzi, John Purcell. Theory and composition with Maria Schneider, Ludmila Ulehla and Nils Vigeland.
Born and raised on the "terraferma", the mainland of Marghera, an industrial town outside of Venice, Italy, he currently lives in Stockholm, Sweden.
Italian multi-reed ace Alberto Pinton takes his art rather seriously. Time and time again he produces some of the more stimulating jazz to be heard.
- Glenn Astarita, All About Jazz
Here is music that proudly proclaims its debt to tradition, aims for urgency and authenticity rather than fizz and thrills, welcomes fugitive tonalities and formal experimentation, and refuses to make any aesthetic compromise in order to have all that it wants.
- Joe Milazzo, Bagatellen
Pinton is a creative improviser on all reeds, and his writing approach allows him to be expressive on each of them.
- Frank Rubolino, Cadence Magazine
Pinton's versatility never seems to cloud his judgment.
- Hugh Gregory, Jazz Review UK
Playing with the facility of a tenor saxophonist, Pinton manipulates his baritone to produce smooth multiphonic cadenzas.
- Ken Waxman, Jazz Weekly
Pinton is for real, and I’d be happy to see his work published by serious labels and diffused in the right circles. It’s that good.
- Massimo Ricci, Touching Extremes