Carlo Nardozza studied music in Maastricht with Rob Bruynen, Claudius Valk and Bert Joris, and graduated cum laude.During his study , he founded his own quintet “Carlo Nardozza Quintet” and started to write his own music for this band mostly based on world music.
They toured in Belgium, Romania, North France and Italy to present their first album “Making Choices” which received good comments from Belgian press. The second album came out in 2008.
They also received 3 prices in 3 different countries: The Blue Note Young Jazz Price (B), Best Compositions price Tremplin Jazz Festival Avignon (F) and the Jerry Van Rooyen Jazz Award (NL). Some years later, Carlo played in Henri Texier’s Red Route Quintet and worked on free lance base with musicians like Bert Joris, Philip Catherine, George Duke, Bobby Shew, Lee Konitz, Rosenberg 3, Brussels Jazz orchestra, WDR BB,…
At the moment he is a member of the European Jazz trumpets with oa Pierre Drevet, Dennis Leloup, Bert Joris,…and working on a new quartet album as well on a new quintet setting with Nico Schepers „Delirium Quintet”. Recent releases are „11” in duo with Michelino Bisceglia and Duology, another duo album with Christophe Devisscher on bass.
Carlo is professor at Conservatorium Maastricht and Music Academy Hasselt.