This is really why we listen to music: to be surprised and lifted up, stripped of our preconceptions and left breathless” - Bill Bentley

— Sonic Boomer 

 Michael Occhipinti’s SICILIAN JAZZ PROJECT has been dazzling audiences world-wide with its unique mix of rare Old World Sicilian folk material and the New World sounds of electric guitars, chamber music, funk and reggae grooves, and modern jazz. Using music sung by Sicilian fishermen, sulphur miners, and folk musicians as a starting point, the music is like a trip on the Mediterranean that detours to Mali, Jamaica, and Toronto.  

Michael Occhipinti's Sicilian Jazz Project

Old World Sicilian Meets New World Modern

The Sicilian Jazz Project

Press photos

Giuseppe di Bella

Michael Occhipinti (photo by Max Di Dominic's)

Daniela Spalletta