Meeting with Enrico Pieranunzi

26May9:3015:30Meeting with Enrico PieranunziRome | via Cimarra, via Cimarra, 19/b

Enrico Pieranunzi lecture at saint louis college of music

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Meeting with Enrico Pieranunzi "Improvisation and other stories": a full day workshop with the pianist Enrico Pieranunzi.

Meeting with Enrico Pieranunzi - Friday 26 May, from 9: 30/12: 30 - 13: 00/15: 30
Credits: 1/2 CFA
Cost: € 20 for Saint Louis students; € 35 external

Pianist, composer, arranger, has recorded more than 70 CDs in his name ranging from piano solo to trio, from duo to quintet and collaborating, in concert or in the recording studio, with Chet Baker, Lee Konitz, Paul Motian, Charlie Haden, Chris Potter, Marc Johnson, Joey Baron. Awarded as the best Italian musician in the "Top Jazz", annually announced by the magazine "Musica Jazz" (1989, 2003, 2008) and as the best European musician (Django d'Or, 1997) Pieranunzi has brought his music to the stages of the whole world performing in the most important international festivals, from Montreal to Copenhagen, from Berlin and Madrid to Tokyo, from Rio de Janeiro to Beijing.

Since 1982 he has traveled to the United States numerous times giving concerts in various cities including New York, Boston, San Francisco. His participation in the 2007 Spoleto Festival USA (Charleston, North Carolina) is of particular importance and he wanted to give a complete portrait of him by proposing him in concerts for solo piano, duo and trio. He is the only Italian musician ever and one of the very few Europeans to have played and recorded several times in the historic "Village Vanguard" in New York with Marc Johnson and Paul Motian (Camjazz, 2010).

Just for the “Live at The Village Vanguard” with Marc Johnson and Paul Motian (Camjazz, 2010) was awarded the Echo Jazz Award in 2014 - the German equivalent of the US Grammy - as Best International Piano Player. The prestigious American magazine “Down Beat” has included its CD “Live in Paris”, in trio with Hein Van de Geyn and André Ceccarelli (Challenge), among the best CDs of the decade 2000/2010. He has composed several hundred songs, some of which are now real standards played and recorded by musicians from all over the world ("Night bird", "Do n’t forget the poet", "Fellini's waltz"). Enrico Pieranunzi and Rosario Giuliani.

It has been written about him:
“Pieranunzi is a pianist of intense lyricism, able to swing with energy and freshness and, at the same time, never lose his poetic ability. His music sings ".
(Nat Hentoff, 1990)

"Enrico Pieranunzi introduces new life into contemporary jazz"
(Ray Spencer, Jazz Journal International, 1992)

"Remember his name, get lost in his music"
(Josef Woodard, Jazz Times, 2000)

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