TIZIANO RIBISCINI : BIOGRAPHY
When Miles Davis, in the summer of 1984, held one of his concerts in the city of
Terni (1 hour north of Rome) for the Umbria Jazz Festival, Tiziano Ribiscini was
ten years old. It was the warmth of a summer evening, the light-heartedness
and jazz, together with the idea of freedom, books by Kerouac and the
architecture, that created the ideal ecosystem to realize his dreams, all to the
rhythm of the music!
He spent the nineties as a DJ in a small but influential club called Gulliver in his
city, which led him to discover new worlds of sound and also to share the stage
with important Italian acid jazz groups such as Balanco, Paolo Achenza Trio,
Metropolis, Sam Paglia and international jazz stars like the Jimmy McGriff &
Hank Crawford Quartet, during the Umbria Jazz ‘Gospel & Soul Easter Festival’ of
Being extremely versatile, he became at the same time one of the DJs at club
Abacab in Narni Scalo. Here you could see him alongside top DJs such as Kerry
Chandler, Claudio Coccoluto, Dave Camacho, Joe T Vannelli, and Paul ‘Trouble’
Anderson. But it is on summer evenings that Titziano found the right feeling
necessary to reclaim his contemporary nature. At the turn of the century you
could listen to him playing at the Makkaroni of Riccione in inspired performances
based on swing, jive and kitscherama, or rather at the GreenBar with noisy
selections of Latin jazz, funk and hip-hop, often after Nick the Night Fly had
finished his live show on Capital radio.
Despite being a man of ready curiosity and assiduous reading there came, even
for him, the moment to extend creative horizons to different artistic disciplines:
so as well as making small fanzines & writing articles, Tiziano founded, together
with a group of friends, the eclectic zeitgeist ‘Zart’ that, inexplicably, saw major
publication, as well as creating online radio shows.
Continuing his DJ work with growing enthusiasm (from the club Tomato4 of
Terni, to touring with Radio Montecarlo RMC2) the time came to think about producing his
own music. Though he had become a permanent member of TerniInJazz
Orchestra, with which he performed on major national stages (among others the
GreyCat Festival), it is with the group ‘Ostinato ‘ that he glimpses his ability as
a musician and producer. With this band he performs at Moods of Monaco, and at
the Villa Celimontana Jazz in Rome, where the group had the opportunity to
work with the eclectic Antonello Salis.
Describing this tangle of creative ideas is not easy, and to be able to find himself
in these various creative waters, it was necessary for Tiziano to have a place to
stay. A place that is both a recording studio but also his big "bedroom." A space
that could accommodate his vast record collection, but could also serve as an art
gallery ... In short, a place to pasture ideas.
It is in this loft space that UAK was born. A musical project with a fresh and
futuristic sound that can be defined nujazz, which includes recognizable
elements of African, Dub and Deep house.
UAK is made up of musicians and thinkers and, generally, of people with an
image projected on the screen of what will be!
UAK stands for "Wakan", a Lakota word meaning sacred, or something like that.
(Wakan-Tanka is the Great Spirit).