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Maria Pia De Vito and Julian Oliver Mazzariello – Concert



Maria Pia De Vito  and Julian Oliver Mazzariello –  Concert

An extraordinary musical encounter between the vocalist Maria Pia De Vito and the English/Italian pianist and composer Julian Oliver Mazzariello. Two artists with a strong bond and joyously spontaneous interaction, with a drive to walk new music paths, in which vocal and linguistic creativity - such as the Neapolitan dialect along with original compositions or works by Brazilian authors, the like of Chico Buarque De Hollanda, Guinga - and never-ending dialectic possibilities join into surprising piano textures and inventions.

Maria Pia De Vito. Singer and composer, begins her on-stage activity in 1976 as a singer and multi-instrumentalist in research groups committed to ethnic and classical music, mostly related to the Mediterranean, Balkan and south-American areas. Since the 80’s she is active on the jazz scene, steadily collaborating with musicians such as John Taylor, Ralph Towner, Ivan Lins, Guinga, Huw Warren, Enrico Rava, Enrico Pieranunzi, Jim Black, Norma Winstone , and performing with prominent musicians such as Joe Zawinul, Michael Brecker, Peter Erskine, Miroslav Vitous, Uri Caine, Monica Salmaso, Maria Joao and many others. She has been a Nominee in the Downbeat critics Pool in 2001 in the category “Beyond Artist”, along with world renowned artists such as Joni Mitchell and Caetano Veloso. She has been awarded numerous prizes; in 2016 she received the Career Award by the association Musica Oggi. She has been director of the Jazz section of the Ravello Festival 2016/18 and is the new artistic Director of the Bergamo Jazz Festival, following Dave Douglas, Paolo Fresu, Enrico Rava, Uri Caine.

Julian Oliver Mazzariello. He began his piano studies in England at the age of seven and already showed a keen interest in "improvisation". At thirteen he won major awards such as: "National Telegraph Young Jazz Musician of the Year"; together with contemporary drummer Jose Joyette he won the "291Club" television contest with the duo "Future Shock". He studied classical piano with the "Associated Board of the Royal School of Music". At seventeen he decides to move to Italy, to Cava Dei Tirreni, in the province of Salerno. It is the town of origin of his father - also a musician - but he is also convinced that certain cultural aspects of the territory can be beneficial to his artistic and human expressiveness. Thus begins a journey of knowledge and growth with the local music scene: the Deidda brothers, Giovanni Amato, Pietro Vitale, Jerry Popolo, Giampiero Virtuoso, Amedeo Ariano. He becomes the pianist of the "Daniele Scannapieco 4tet" with Stefano di Battista and Andrea Ceccarelli and the "High Five Quintet" with Fabrizio Bosso, Daniele Scannapieco, Pietro Ciancaglini and Lorenzo Tucci. He collaborated with the greatest jazz musicians of national and international scene: Enrico Rava, Maria Pia De Vito, Roberto Gatto, Giovanni Tommaso, to name just a few.

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Date: Thursday, November 14, 2019

Time: From 6:00 pm To 8:00 pm

Organized by : IIC

Entrance : Free


Italian Cultural Institute of New York