Mattia Cigalini

Mayor of Agazzano is Mattia Cigalini. He was born on 9 June 1989 in Agazzano.

Graduated in classical saxophone at the "Giuseppe Nicolini" Conservatory of Music in Piacenza, he began performing in concert since the age of 12. In 2008 he obtained his first awards (including the Luciano Zorzella National Award for "Best New Talent"). In the same year, he released his first disc as leader of a trio “3 for E”.

Cigalini is one of the most successful Italian saxophonists on the contemporary jazz scene. According to specialized European critics, he is one of the most interesting talents of the new generation of musicians.

Since 2013 he has been the Artistic Director of "Val Luretta Jazz Festival", which takes place in Agazzano. In 2016 he was elected mayor of Agazzano.

In 2017, Cigalini founded the company Cigalini Music, a company active in the musical instruments sector. Since 2019 he has been teaching at the "Giuseppe Nicolini" Conservatory of Piacenza, for the three-year degree course "Saxofono Jaz”.