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Wednesday, 8 October 2014

Enrico Pieranunzi in Leeds and Sheffield

Enrico Pieranunzi- piano Pete Turner- bass Dave Walsh- drums

  • Workshop at Leeds College of Music Thus 16 Oct 14.00-16.00
  • Seven Jazz Leeds, Seven Arts Thus 16 Oct Doors 20.00 -23.00 (support from Robin Porter, sax and Will Powell guitar from 8pm)
  • Sheffield Jazz, Crucible Theatre Studio, Fri 17 Oct 19.15- 22.00

“One of the greatest jazz pianists of his generation” (Irish Times) and one of the most popular musicians on the international scene since the early ‘70s, famous for collaborations with top class USA rhythm sections. An improvising style where jazz and classical skills are organically interwoven.

Pianist, composer, arranger, born in Rome in 1949, Enrico Pieranunzi is one of the most famous and popular musicians of the international jazz scene. His formative years embraced both classical and jazz piano. Emerging in the early ‘70s, his lyrical approach quickly brought him to the forefront of the European scene and, in 1984, he formed a trio with Marc Johnson and Joey Baron, the first of several outstanding groups with American musicians –this trio was said to be “one of the very top tier trios working today” by thefamous on line magazine “All About Jazz”. Pieranunzi created a piano style of his own in which jazz and classical languages are unconsciously and organically interwovenand he is, furthermore, a true original and a fine composer.

In addition to recording many albums, he has written a huge number of compositions, many of which have become veritable international standards like Night Bird (recorded several times by Chet Baker), Don’t forget the poet, Fellini’s Waltz; some of these works have been included in the prestigious “New Real Books” published in the United States by “Sher Music”.

Everything about Pieranunzi’s artistry is in a class of its own and, as it has been pointed out, “with Pieranunzi, never expect the obvious; there is simply too much going on upstairs”. Pieranunzi has worked – in concert or in studio, recording one of his almost 80 CDs – with artists such as Chet Baker, Lee Konitz, Paul Motian, Charlie Haden, Chris Potter, Marc Johnson, Joey Baron.

Gig Details - Leeds 16 Oct
Seven Arts on Thursday evening October 16th. Doors open 7.45pm, music starts 8.00pm @Seven Arts £16/14 conc.  Tickets available at the door, or for purchase at any Seven Jazz gig. Tickets in advance from
Full time student ticket for evening gigs are £5 (on the door only).

Gig Details- Sheffield 17 Oct
Sheffield Crucible Theatre Studio Friday 17th October. 19:15 – 22:00. In partnership with Music in the Round. Advance tickets available from Crucible Box Office and tickets on the door.
Full £15, Concessions £12, under 16s £3. Crucible Box Office: 0114249 6000 or

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