Vito di Modugno (organ)





  Organist/bassist/pianist Vito Di Modugno, native of Bari, Italy,  studied piano, organ, electric and upright bass from a young age under his father, well-known accordionist Pino Di Modugno. Vito’s first public performance was at age five, and in 1973 he had his official debut in his father’s orchestra.
He toured with Patty Pravo from 1996-99, recording both a CD and DVD. In his own name, he has recorded, on Red Records,  the CDs “Organ Grooves” (I and II), “Bedouin“, “Paradoxa“. “Musica Jazz” magazine in 2003 voted him one of the finest young talents in their “Top Jazz” contest. In July 2006 he performed as soloist, with the ?Arturo Toscanini? Symphony Orchestra of Parma directed by  Beppe D?Onghia, the Concerto for jazz combo and orchestra of the “Deep Purple” by organist Jon Lord.
In 1976 he began his study of piano with Binetti and received his diploma in 1984. The same year, he won the “Italian Pianist Cup” competition. He pursued further studies in advanced piano with Medori and Caporali;  jazz seminars with Michael Brecker and Pat Metheny, and lastly, the courses at Siena Jazz.In June 2007, the Italian jazz magazine Musica Jazz featured him in a two-page article/interview, “Jazz in Italy”.He teaches in Bari at the  Pentagramma and Piccinni Conservatories.
DISCOGRAPHIC COLLABORATIONS: Pino Di Modugno, Fabrizio Bosso, Massimo Manzi, Sandro Gibellini, Stefano D?Anna, Pietro Condorelli, Patty Pravo, Guido Di Leone, Michele Carrabba, Mario Rosini, Michele Di Monte, Mimmo Campanale, Giovanni Tommaso, Tiziana Ghiglioni, Salvatore Bonafede, Lorenzo Tucci, Pietro Ciancaglini, Jazz Studio Orchestra, Gianluca Petrella, Mariella Carbonara, Michele Fazio, Mino Petruzzelli, Claudio Colasazza, Rocco Zifarelli, Articolo 31. Forthcoming is another CD as leader, this one in trio with Pietro Condorelli on guitar and  Massimo Manzi on drums.
LIVE COLLABORATIONS: Singers Dionne Warwick, Rachel Gould, Sarah Jane Morris and more; Pianists Giorgio Gaslini, Romano Mussolini; Guitarists: Irio De Paula, Eddy Palermo, Fabio Zeppetella, Gigi Cifarelli, Drummers: Kim Plainfield, Tullio De Piscopo, Ettore Fioravanti, Pietro Iodice, Billy Cobham, Saxophonists: Bobby Watson, Bob Mintzer, Bruno Marini, Daniele Scannapieco, Roberto Ottaviano, Rossano Emili, Alfonso Deidda, Gianni Basso, Piero Odorici, Carol Sudhalter. Trumpet players: Enrico Rava, Paolo Fresu, Marco Tamburini, Michael Mossman. Trombonists: Urbie Green, Lou Blackbourn. Others: Tony Scott, Gianni Coscia, Orchestra Sinfonica Toscanini, Beppe D’Onghia, Rick Pellegrino. 
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