Spring Tour with Hobby Horse

lorenzo prato portrait lores

Just wanted to let y’all know about a handful of concerts I have coming up with Hobby Horse:
Friday 13 March 22.00 Pisa
Hobby Horse live at Ex-Wide
Via Franceschi 13, Pisa

Saturday 14 March 21.00 Mogliano Veneto (Treviso)
Hobby Horse at La Filanda Motta, Mogliano Veneto
Via Chiesa Campocroce 4, Mogliano Veneto

Sunday 15 March 21.00 Monticelli Brusati (Brescia)
New Vision Concert Series
Biblioteca Comunale Monticelli Brusati Via Valle 2, Monticelli Brusati

Monday 16 March 21.30 Ferrara
Jazz Club Ferrara
Corso Porta Mare 112, Ferrara

Bonus concert (not with Hobby Horse):

Friday 20 March 21.30 Siena
Francesco Ponticelli Octet
Un Tubo Jazz
Via Lupariello 2, Siena
We will be releasing a live compilation with Musica Jazz in April as well. Look out for that…more soon.

Jazzit, New Hobby Horse Record

Hey everyone, long time no write.  I have been interviewed by Jazzit magazine and they published it alongside a nice review of Stonebreaker.  Check it out here:

jazzit nov 2014 stonebreaker

We’re working hard at getting a ton of new music ready to record with Hobby Horse in January, and I’m also looking forward to performing with Giovanni Guidi Unknown Rebel Band at Umbria Jazz Winter.  Keep an eye on my Facebook page for more updates.

On the Radio

Hey everyone!  Just a quick note to let you know about two upcoming radio appearances and a few shows:

Tue 17 June at 20.30 CET

Hobby Horse on Rai3

Streaming link

Wed 18 June at 21.00 CET

Dan Kinzelman interview on Radio Popolare Verona

Streaming link


Upcoming shows:

22 June Forlimpopoli, Corte della Rocca

Duo with Giovanni Guidi

24 Politecnico di Milano, Spazio Patio, via Ampère 2

Mauro Ottolini “Bix Factor”

26 June Castello di Desenzano

Simone Graziano “Frontal”

27 June “Circolo il 900” Guidizzolo (MN)

Pylon vs. Starevich

28 June Corte di Villa Guglielmi, Fiumicino

Francesco Ponticelli Quartet


Jazz Music in Pisa, Florence and Beyond…


Thanks to everyone who came to our show yesterday in Pisa, and also to all our new friends from Switzerland, Germany, Austria etc.  We love you!

For those of you who didn’t get the memo, Hobby Horse now has a newsletter.  You can sign up by writing an email to us: hobbyhorse3(at)gmail.com.  We’ll even give you a free prize for signing up!

Hobby Horse is going on vacation for a bit now, we have our next tour scheduled for mid May.  In the meantime, I’m hard at work on getting the first record by Dan Kinzelman’s Ghost ready for production.  You can come see us tonight in Sesto Fiorentino (near Florence) if you’d like.  Very excited about all this as well as several other interesting new and old projects I’m working on.  More soon…


It’s amazing playing and hanging out in Berlin. This city has a strange kind of vitality, an incredible creative energy combined with a really calm and peaceful atmosphere. So far the tour’s going really well. We’ve been lucky with really friendly and receptive audiences and good weather.

We’re looking forward to our show this evening at the saxophone museum Saxstall, then back to Italy to close out our tour with a handful of shows in northern Italy…



Thanks to everyone who made it out to our show in Prato. We were a bit nervous during the aperitivo that nobody would come but it filled up and we had a great time.
We apologize for the vomit and blood, hopefully we’ll get that aspect ironed out before the next concert. Here’s a video from our show this January at Un Tubo (Siena). See you all tomorrow in Lugano at Jazz in Bess!

On Tour with Hobby Horse


On Tour with Hobby Horse

Tuesday (tomorrow) Hobby Horse will be taking off on our first European tour. Here are the dates!

Tue 11 Prato, Italy – Teatro Politeama Pratese
Thur 13 Lugano, Switzerland – Jazz in Bess
Fri 14 Berlin, Germany – Ausland
Sat 15 Berlin – Peppi Guggenheim
Sun 16 Pohrsdorf, Sachsen, Germany – Saxstall
Tue 18 Udine, Italy – Gnagne SESE