Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Simona Premazzi live @ Smalls, NY, June 23

Simona Premazzi and The Intruders
June 23, 11:30pm
Smalls Jazz Club
183 W 10th St. @ 7th Ave
New York, NY

Don't miss NY-based Italian pianist/composer/arranger Simona Premazzi in this late night set around midnight!
Simona Premazzi - piano
Joseph Lepore - bass
Jason Brown - drums
Stacy Dillard - saxophones
Simona Premazzi, pianist and composer, grew up in a small village in the north of Italy and began her jazz studies in the cosmopolitan city of Milano.
At a certain point of her musical studies she fell in love with Afro-American music and soon enrolled in the famous Jazz School Academy (under the direction of Enrico Intra and Franco Cerri).
During her student career she became part of the most interesting bands associated with the academy, including the “Mingus Fingers” septet (playing the music of Charles Mingus) and Enrico Intra`s “Jazz Big Band”, with whom she spent 4 years performing on the great Italian stages and theatres with Italian and international musicians such as Markus Stockhausen, David Raksin, Franco Cerri, James Newton, Tiziana Ghiglioni, Dave Liebman, Eddie Daniels, Enrico Rava, Paolo Fresu and many others.

She moved to New York in 2004 where she studied with Fred Hersch, Jason Moran, Jean Michel Pilc, Harry Whitaker and began soon to work regularly in jazz clubs and prestigious venues.
In February 2005 her 4et appeared on the television documentary “Sounds Of Harlem” for CBS. January and March 2007 interview and trio appearance on a special TV for Italian Television RAI “TG2 Storie”

She performs internationally both as a leader and as a side musician. She is a leader of a trio and quartet “The Intruders” featuring Stacy Dillard on saxophone, Ryan Berg on bass, Rudy Royston on drums.
Among the others she played and plays with: Seamus Blake, Gaetano Partipilo, Dayna Stephens, Logan Richardson, J. D. Allen, E. J. Strickland, Jeremy “Bean” Clemons, Rudy Royston, Marco Panascia, Ameen Saleem, Joe Sanders, Quincy Davis, Rodney Green, Wayne Escoffrey, Justin Brown, Lawrence Clark, Duane Eubanks, Darrell Green, Jaleel Shaw, Alice Ricciardi, Nicola Angelucci.

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