Luigi Giannatempo

Biography

ANALYSIS OF COMPOSITION AND PERFORMANCE FORMS OF JAZZ, JAZZ HARMONY STUDIES, MODAL HARMONY STUDIES, JAZZ ARRANGEMENT, ARRANGEMENT FOR STRINGS AND MIXED ORGANICS, COMPOSITION AND APPLIED MUSIC, JAZZ COMPOSITION
Luigi Giannatempo

Luigi Giannatempo premiato in vari concorsi di Composition e Arrangiamento Jazz (Barga Jazz, “Scrivere in Jazz “ di Sassari, “Euro Jazz Writing Contest” di Parigi, Roccella Ionica, borsa di studio della Manhattan School of Music di New York) ha composto e arrangiato per orchestra sinfonica, quartetto d’archi, Jazz Orchestra, coro, Orchestra d‘archi, quintetto di ottoni.

His pieces have been performed in Italy, France, China, the United States, Spain, Switzerland, Holland, Russia, Argentina, Brazil, England by ensembles such as: the Jazz Orchestra of Sardinia, the Orchestra of the festival "Veneto Jazz" with: John Mosca, L'Euro Jazz Big Band" in Paris; the Chicago Jazz ensemble, the Western Illinois University Big Band, the Thessaloniki State Symphony Orchestra, the Big Band of the Superior Conservatory of Music of La Coruna (Spain), the Rhythm-Symphony Orchestra of São Paulo of Brazil, the Symphony Orchestra of the Province of Bari, the Symphony Orchestra of Magna Grecia, the Colours Jazz Orchestra, The Solstice String Quartet (London), the Exit Orchestra, the Italian Big Band' , the "Apulian Orchestra", the Atem sax quartet, the Saint Louis Big Band, the quartet "Pessoa", the Ialsax quartet by Gianni Oddi, the "Forma Jazz Orchestra", with soloists and conductors such as: Paolo Fresu, Javier Girotto, Marco Tamburini, Fabrizio Bosso Stefano Di Battista, Rosario Giuliani, David Linx, John Faddis, Paolo Damiani, Maurizio Giammarco, Gaetano Partipilo, Mario Corvini, Gianni Oddi, Alessandro Carbonare, Paolo Silvestri, Federico Mondelci , Marta Raviglia, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Daniele Tittarelli, Peppe Servillo., Cinzia Tedesco, Ada Montellanio, Marco Tiso, Mario Raja.

Luigi Giannatempo ha all’attivo varie incisioni discografiche in qualità di compositore e arrangiatore, ha curato, fra gli altri, gli arrangiamenti di:

"Nahuel" (ed. Manifesto) by Javier Girotto and Vertere string quartet, presented, among others, at the Villa Celimontana Festival, at Atina Jazz, at the Auditorium Parco della Musica, at the Teatro della Pergola in Florence, at the festival "Le strade del Jazz" in Bologna, on Rai Radio3, at the "Mudus" Festival in Reggio Emilia. Some pieces of this project were performed by Federico Mondelci with the Moscow Chamber Orchestra at the "Tchaikovsky Hall" in Moscow, in Munich with the Padua and Veneto Symphony Orchestra, at the Aram Khachaturian Concert Hall, in Tabernash (Colorado), with the Carpe Diem String Quartet, at the Burton Center for Performing Arts, Fallbrook, California, with the Italian saxophone quartet.

"Besides – Songs from the Sixties" (Schema Records) by Gaetano Partipilo with: Pietro Lussu, Alice Ricciardi, Rosalia De Souza, Fabrizio Bosso, Heidi Vogel and strings, presented among others, in 2013, at the "Blue Note" in Milan and at the Teatro Forma in Bari.

OJS plays the Music of James Taylor", of the Jazz Orchestra of Sardinia with belgian singer and composer David Linx. Presented at the Teatro Lirico in Cagliari. Some pieces of this work, were performed in 2014 at the Centre for the Performing Arts in Vancouver by the "A Band" directed by Brad Turner and in 2017 at the Luxembourg Conservatory, at the Blue Note in Amsterdam.

Extempora (ed. Parco della Musica Records) with Daniele Tittarelli and NTJO conducted by Mario Corvini, performed at the Casa del Jazz, at the Auditorium parco della Musica in Rome and at the Teatro Morlacchi in Perugia as part of umbria jazz.

Luigi Giannatempo torna a collaborare con il sassofonista argentino Javier Girotto, curando gli arrangiamenti di “Musica Argentina para Big Band” (ed. Parco della Musica records) con la “Parco della Musica Jazz Orchestra”; presentato: all’Auditorium, al “Teatro Coliseo” di Buenos Aires, al North Sea Jazz Festival, al Festival Internazionale del Jazz di Cordoba, al “Teatro Eliseo di Roma” con Beppe Servillo, a Zagabria con la Big Band della Radio Croata.

In December 2008 the songs of this project were performed by the "Jazz Orchestra of the Concertgebouw" in Amsterdam for a tour throughout the Netherlands. In May 2010, the Western Illinois University Orchestra performed music at Carnegie Hall in New York City.

Luigi Giannatempo, altre sue partecipazioni in qualità di compositore e arrangiatore comprendono: Umbria Jazz, Villa Celimontana, Atina, Bergamo Jazz, Sala Accademica del Conservatorio Santa Cecilia, Teatro Petruzzelli di Bari.

His music was performed on the occasion of the "Autumn in Jazz" Festival, organized by the Auditorium Parco della Musica, in which twelve conductors (including Bruno Tommaso, Marco Tiso, Mario Raja, Maurizio Giammarco) direct the PMJO (Parco della Musica Jazz Orchestra) through a repertoire composed of original arrangements and compositions.

His compositions and arrangements were performed at the Casa del Jazz, at the Auditorium Parco della Musica in Rome, as part of the Web notte broadcast of Assante and Castaldo with Stefano Di Battista, by NTJO (New Talents Jazz Orchestra) conducted by Mario Corvini.

He was invited to arrange a suite by Paolo Fresu for the Jazz Orchestra of the Conservatories, performed at the Puccini Theatre in Florence, in Brussels on the occasion of the Italian Presidency of the Council of the European Union, at the Piccolo Teatro Strehler, at "Umbria Jazz", at the Nantes Jazz Festival, in L'Aquila as part of the "Italian Jazz Day for L'Aquila", at the Eliseo Theatre in Rome, at the Torino Jazz Festival , At the Auditorium Parco della Musica in Rome.

In 2012, he curated the ensemble arrangements of a Gino Paoli concert. His songs were performed by the Big Bands of the conservatories of: Adria, Rovigo, Pescara, Rome and the saxophone exemble of the Bari Conservatory.

He collaborated later again with Orchestra Jazz della Sardegna in a new production with Marta Raviglia, entitled "Lapses of Silence". A work in which the music of Bernstein, Ives, Copland and Barber are revisited.

In July 2017, he performed a series of his arrangements for flicorno and piano at Carnegie Hall in New York.

In 2018, he rearrange in an orchestral key some compositions by Paolo Fresu, which are performed at the Teatro Verdi in Sassari with L'Orchestra Jazz della Sardegna with Fresu as soloist.

In September 2018 and January 1, 2019, Greg Ruvolo Big Band performed some of his arrangements at Birdland in New York.

He studied with: Aldo Clementi, Marcello Piras, Marco Tiso, Martin Joseph. He attended the course of high specialization in composition and arrangement of Siena Jazz under the guidance of Giancarlo Gazzani, of whom he later became assistant.

He also studied in the United States, attending the Postgraduate Diploma in Jazz Composition at the Manhattan School of Music in New York where he studied, among others, with: Richard DeRosa, Chris Rosemberg, Joan Stiles, Elias Tanenbaum, Ludmila Ulehla.

He is an educator in jazz composition and arrangement at the Saint Louis College of Music.

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