Dugong is an up-and-coming band by some of the best musicians of the European scene. It features London based bassist Andrea Di Biase and drummer Riccardo Chiaberta together with Milan based Michele Caiati and Amsterdam based saxophonist Nicolò Ricci.
They released their debut album “Miscommunication” in 2014 with critical acclaim and toured extensively in UK, Switzerland and Italy. Their second album “The Big Other” has been released by the independent label Honolulu Records in 2018.
The band has a very individual sound which draws inspiration from many genres of music, from Alternative Rock to Modern Jazz to Contemporary classical music. In their last album Dugong experimented with different kinds of musical structures other than the usual jazz approach of theme, improvisation and final melody. They also worked on the potential of linear counterpoint, drawing inspiration from Classical composers such as J. S. Bach and Frederic Chopin.
“The ensemble always pulses with energy, aided by an excellent sound” LondonJazz News.