Enrico Pieranunzi

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Enrico Pieranunzi

Enrico Pieranunzi (born December 5, 1949 in Rome ) is an Italian jazz pianist , composer and arranger.

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Pieranunzi started playing the piano at an early age and was introduced to jazz by his father Alvaro, a guitarist. He studied classical piano and in 1973 became a teacher at the Conservatory in Frosinone , but also devoted himself to jazz and performed with his own groups from 1975, mostly in a trio; his debut album was released by Horo that same year . Musically he is influenced by Bill Evans , about whom he also wrote a book (published by Stampa in 2001 in Italian and English and in 2004 in French). To date (2007) he has recorded around 60 CDs. He played u. a. with Art Farmer , Phil Woods , Charlie Haden , Chet Baker , Enrico Rava , Paul Motian , Lee Konitz , Billy Higgins , Jim Hall , Kenny Clarke , Frank Rosolino , Johnny Griffin , but also recorded solo. In 2004 he toured Japan in a trio with Joey Baron and Marc Johnson , with whom he also recorded a lot. As a composer he is z. B. represented with several compositions in the New Real Book by Chuck Sher.

In 1992 and 1997 he received the Django d'Or (France) as best European jazz musician and in 2003 the Django d'Or (Italy) . In 1989 he was voted the best Italian jazz musician of the year by the Italian newspaper Musica Jazz .


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