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Roberto Pistolesi & Roberto Tarenzi featuring Enrico Granafei on Harmonica.

When:
January 18, 2018 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm
2018-01-18T19:30:00-05:00
2018-01-18T22:30:00-05:00
Roberto Pistolesi & Roberto Tarenzi featuring Enrico Granafei on Harmonica.

Roberto Tarenzi, Roberto Pistolesi, Takashi Otsuka. Enrico Granafei

$10 Music charge, $5 Minimum pp

Roberto Pistolesi (1978), is a drummer/artist/composer born in Frosinone, Italy.

He gained acknowledgment from the jazz crowd playing with the worldwide-known saxophone player Stefano Di Battista, joining his band in 2010, touring with him in many countries through the most important jazz festivals in the world. Roberto also has been playing/plays with a variety of outstanding jazz players, such as Roberto Tarenzi, Francesco Cafiso, Steve Grossman, Dave Liebman, Scott Hamilton, Antonio Faraò.

 

“Music has been present in my life right from the start, and it’s just by accident that I now play the drums, because they got into my spirit later than my first love, which is melody.

As a baby I use to sing right from the cradle, then my parents made me do classical studies. I studied Violin at my hometown’s conservatory of classical music as a little kid, and I quit when I was 15. My love for drums came during my teens, as the manifestation of a relief from classical education and I never thought to be a professional when I was beating everything that came at handy (teachers were kicking me off the class all the time). Many years passed from when I was playing with local bands to the point where I am now. I perform in the Jazz field, still having gathered many experience in a lot of genres.”

 

After In 1998 he moved to Rome, the capital city, and attended U.M. (Università Della Musica), getting a 5 years degree in 2 years of time. From 2000 to current times, Roberto Pistolesi went through many musical changes, being at first a “pop” free-lance, playing and touring with rock bands, and finally gaining more confidence in the musical “field” he always loved the most: Jazz. From 2005 he finally quit being a “hard hitter” and declined all his commitments with pop bands, intensely willing to be a jazz musician. That new choice made him have a big turn, and he began to play and record with almost every jazz player in the city. He played with various settings, from Dixieland to modern jazz, and with occasional visitors, such as George Garzone, Eddie Henderson, Steve Grossman, the first ones to inspire him to go to U.S.A. From 2006 to 2008 he attended the conservatory of Jazz Music in his hometown.

From 2007 he started his trips to New York, visiting it every year for a month. At the same time he started his career as a Jazz player in Italy. In N.Y. he studied with master drummers Kenny Washington, John Riley, Sam Ulano.  He occasionally had lessons from Kendrick Scott, Ari Hoenig, Michael Carvin. In N.Y. he had the chance to work, play and have private sessions with great musicians as Lew Tabackin, Dred Scott, George Garzone, Virginia Mayhew, Carol Sudhalter, Steve Slagle, Dave Stryker, Marco Panascia, Joseph Lepore and many others.

In 2008, he started to attend the Jazz Conservatory in his hometown in Italy.

As time has passed, Roberto Pistolesi was acknowledged as one of the “up and coming” drummers / musicians of his country, being a number one call for many bandleaders.

 

Here’s a short list of the most relevant players he had the occasion to play and record with:

Among “Pop” musicians and Songwriters:

Jimmy Carl Black, Erri De Luca, Alex Britti, Max Gazzè, Niccolò Fabi, Nicky Nicolai Ivan Segreto, Les Vois du Sete Sois, Teddy Reno, Carlotta, Francesco di Giacomo.

Among Jazz players:

Stefano Di Battista, George Garzone, Francesco Cafiso, Steve Grossman, Roberto Tarenzi, Enrico Rava, Eddie Henderson, Ruud Jacobs, Peter Beets, Scott Hamilton, Steve Slagle, Randy Sandke, John Allred, Virginia Mayhew, Gegè Telesforo, Rocco Zifarelli, Dario Deidda, Rigmor Gustaffson, Enrico Rava, Lew Tabackin, Shawn Monteiro, Juraj Stanik, Jos Machtel, Paolo Fresu, Giovanni Amato, Fabio Zeppetella, Marjorie Barnes, Deborah Carter, Joris Teepe, Andrea Pozza, Rossano Sportiello, Alfredo Paixao, Wendell Brunious, David Paquette, Joy Garrison, Joseph Lepore, Massimo Nunzi’s big band, Gianluca Renzi, Marcello Rosa, Carol Sudhalter, Max Ionata, Sandro Deidda, Alfonso Deidda, Pietro Lussu, Gianni Saint Just, “All Times Orchestra” directed by M. Stefano Zavattoni, Carlo Atti, Luigi Grasso, Lino Patruno, Claudio “Greg” Gregori, Orchestra Sinfonica Abruzzese.

TV SHOWS: National Television: on Channel Five “Il senso della vita” with Paolo Bonolis, “Un poeta per amico” with Enzo Decaro,“Premio Bellisario”.

On Rai television “Domenica In” a weekly television show 8 months long, with Paola Perego and Pino Insegno.

Currently Roberto divides his residency between Italy and the Netherlands and performs with:

-Stefano Di Battista’s quartet

-“La Musica Provata”, with writer Erri De Luca, Stefano Di Battista and singer Nicky Nicolai, with whom he recorded the cd/dvd album “La Musica Provata” ,available in Italian and French book stores.

-Rocco Zifarelli Trio: renowned jazz and fusion guitar player and composer, Ennio Morricone’s guitarist.

-Roberto Tarenzi trio: jazz pianist and composer, with who he just recorded 4 cds.

-Ivan Segreto, a non-conventional song-writer-pianist, with who he recorded the cd album “Integra” and tours in duo or trio settings, exploring live electronics and improv.

-Antonio Faraò trio: world-renowned piano player.

– As a free-lance in many trios, quartets, big bands.

 

Selected discography

Roberto Tarenzi Trio

-“Dig Deep”, 2008

-“One Day I’ll Fly Away” 2009.

-“Involvingevolvingrevolving”, 2012 Alice Records.

-“Other Digressions”, 2013 Abeat Records.

-“Roberto Tarenzi Trio Live” with Dario Deidda, 2015.

Stefano Di Battista:

-“La Musica Insieme”, 2015 Feltrinelli.

Roberto Tarenzi Nasce a Milano nel 1977, intraprende lo studio del pianoforte all’età di otto anni, dedicandosi agli autori classici.

Scopre il jazz nell’adolescenza e studia con: Ray Santisi presso i seminari della Berklee School a Umbria Jazz nel 1994, Franco D’Andrea e Enrico Pieranunzi a Siena Jazz 1996, Enrico Intra e Roberto Pronzato presso i Civici Corsi di Jazz di Milano, dove ottiene il diploma nel 1999.

 

Nel 1995 entra a far parte della Big Band diretta da Enrico Intra con cui incide quattro CD: “Italian Club Graffiti” per la Erga-Peer Music, NIght Creature”, “New Perspectives” e “New Italian Graffiti” per la Soul Note e accompagna, tra gli altri: Dave Liebman, Max Roach, Bobby Watson, Bob Brookmeyer, David Murray, Eddie Daniels, David Raksin, Franco Cerri, Enrico Rava, Franco Ambrosetti, Giovanni Tommaso.

 

Nel 2000, ispirandosi alla musica del pianista Ahmad Jamal, fonda CUES Trio assieme a Lucio Terzano e Tony Arco, con cui incide nel 2001 “Introducing CUES trio” per la DDQ-SoulNote e nel 2002 “Cues trio meets David Liebman – FEEL” per la Abeat records.

 

Nel 2003 incontra in una jam session a New York James Cammack, contrabbassista da oltre vent’anni al fianco di Ahmad Jamal stesso, con cui tiene successivamente una serie di concerti in Italia e registra nel 2008 l’album “Rather Odd”, in trio, a nome del batterista Tony Arco.

 

Nell’ottobre 2005 registra con il quartetto di Nat Su il CD “Volatile”, uscito per la TCB-Montreux. Nel Dicembre 2005 registra dal vivo con Dave Liebman nell’ambito di un tour italiano; da queste sessioni nascono due album: “Dream of Nite” e “Negative Space”, entrambi prodotti in Europa dalla Emarcy-Universal e usciti negli USA per la prestigiosa etichetta VERVE.

 

All’inizio del 2006 si trasferisce a New York per sei mesi, dove svolge un’intensa attività concertistica nei club e registra con la cantante Alice Ricciardi il CD “Comes Love”, uscito poco dopo per la Blue Note-EMI Music. Di questo periodo sono anche le registrazioni di “The Right place” (Emarcy-Universal) di Gaetano Partipilo, “13 Floors” e “Dig Deep” (Music Center) e “Locomotion” (SoundHills) con Franco Ambrosetti e Michele Bozza.

 

Di ritorno dagli Stati Uniti viene scelto assieme ad altri undici pianisti in tutto il mondo (tra cui Aaron Parks e Gerald Clayton) per partecipare al prestigioso “Thelonious Monk International Piano Competition”, esibendosi di fronte ad una giuria presieduta da Herbie Hancock e comprendente, tra gli altri, Danilo Perez e Andrew Hill.

 

Nel 2008 si trasferisce a Roma e inizia una intensissima attività concertistica al fianco di Stefano Di Battista e Rosario Giuliani, collaborando altresì con Roberto Gatto, Maurizio Giammarco, Dario Deidda, Fabio Zeppetella, Fabrizio Bosso, Max Ionata e praticamente tutti i migliori musicisti della scena italiana.

Compare nel 12° DVD “La grande storia del Jazz” in un progetto diretto da Massimo Nunzi.

 

Con Stefano Di Battista incide incide un disco per Casa del Jazz uscito nel 2009 nella collana del periodico L’Espresso e due dischi con la cantante Nicky Nicolai (“Più Sole” per la Emarcy-Universal e “Sophisticated Lady” per l’Espresso). Sempre nel 2009 escono “One Day I’ll Fly Away”, registrato in trio per la DejaVu, che riscuote un ottimo successo di vendite in Giappone, e “Night Walk” con il sassofonista Max Ionata, prodotto dalla stessa etichetta.

 

Nel 2010 realizza, assieme a Roberto Pistolesi, Pietro Ciancaglini, Stefano Di Battista e Dario Deidda: “Involving, evolving, revolving”, uscito per Alice Records a giugno 2011.

 

E’ del 2012 la registrazione del CD “Images” di Rosario Giuliani, effettuata a New York assieme a John Patitucci, Joe Locke e Joe LaBarbera.

 

Nel 2013 realizza il suo lavoro discografico “Other Digressions”, uscito di recente per Abeat Records.

 

DI recente uscita è il suo ultimo CD dal vivo “Trio Live”, con Dario Deidda e Roberto Pistolesi.

 

Attualmente è impegnato in tour europei ed italiani al fianco di Rosario Giuliani, Roberto Gatto (con la band Tributo a Miles Davis), oltre a collaborare stabilmente con Fabio Zeppetella, Pilàr e con il quintetto francese Equilibre de Nash.

 

 

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