Sinatra. A voice a legend – Matteo Brancaleoni, the Italian Crooner
Matteo Brancaleoni – The Italian Crooner > Voice
Nino La Piana > Piano
Roberto Chiriaco > Bass
Gianpaolo Petrini > Drums
Sinatra. A voice a legend is a journey: starting from the early history of the most famous Italian-American singer of all times, Frank Sinatra, the Italian Crooner par excellence, Matteo Brancaleoni, will present his tribute to this true American legend of the 20th Century.
One of the most prominent Italian interpreters of the American songbook, Matteo Brancaleoni was awarded, at Elba Jazz 2008, as the Best New Talent. His record debut “Just Smile” has been enthusiastically reviewed both by critics and the audience and in the 2010 record, “Live In Studio”, featured in the Top Of The Pops broadcast on Italian national TV (channel Rai2). Brancaleoni has performed not only in Italy (abroad he has worked in France, Switzerland, USA and Canada) and has worked with jazz musicians such as Franco Cerri, Renato Sellani, Gianni Basso, Fabrizio Bosso. Renzo Arbore, Fiorello and even Michael Bublè, who in 2007 in Rome invited him to duet with him live, have all talked about him. He has performed as the only Italian artist in Houston and Chicago, for the largest “made in Italy” exhibition in North America.
Nino La Piana, an eclectic composer and musician, has played many different genres during his tours around the world: from pop music to rock and jazz. He composed the hymn of the volunteers at the 20th edition of the Olympic Games in Turin 2006 and is co-author of the trilogy music dedicated to the famous Portuguese poet Fernando Pessoa. He arranged Matteo Brancaleoni’s “Made in Italy” album with three exceptional guests: Fiorello, Renzo Arbore and Fabrizio Bosso and he has also worked with world-wide known artists and musicians such as Miroslav Vitous, Enrico Rava, Gianni Coscia, Demo Morselli, Flavio Boltro, Celina Pereira, Stefano Bagnoli, Vince Tempera, Amanda Lear, Fausto Leali and many more. President and artistic director of the “artedivivere” association, he has also founded a band called “liberidentro” for the integration and participation of people with disabilities recording a few discs.
Drummer Gianpaolo Petrini has conducted the GP Big Band with whom he accompanied A. Ruggiero, M. Brancaleoni, F. Boltro, T. Esposito and M. Lopez. Over the years he has played not only on tours but also for the television, both in studio and live with Mango, Alice, P. Bertoli, Gang, A. Oxa, A. Celentano, Gianni Basso, Franco Cerri, B. Kessel, A. Martelli, F. Bosso, P. Pirazzoli, D. Morselli and many other famous musicians. Director of the Professional Drum School, he has taught jazz drum at the Conservatory of Turin.
Roberto Chiriaco graduated both at the Centro Jazz in Turin studying the double bass and at the CPM (Centro Professione Musica) in Milan studying electric bass with M° Attilio Zanchi and Stefano Cerri. Since 2007 he plays for Matteo Brancaleoni, with whom he has collaborated steadily and with whom he recorded his latest cd “Made in Italy” in 2016. Part of the group “Li Troubaires de Coumboscuro” (Marlevar), Roberto has played with musicians such as Fabrizio De Andrè, Alan Stivell, Tazenda and Franco Mussida, with the Rytmo Simphonic Orchestra of Sanremo directed by M° Reddy Bobbio and with the Gianpaolo Petrini Big Band. He has attended several jazz classes, such as the International Courses of Siena Jazz, of Isola Jazz and Avigliana Jazz as long as Paolo Fresu’s seminars at Nuoro Jazz where he won the scholarship as the best Italian double bassist. In 2007 he received the Italian Jazz Conservatory Arts Prize in Como with the Conservatory of Cuneo 5et. Today he plays the double bass for M° Gianni Negro’s Trioand for the songwriter and singer Mariano Deidda, he is also part of the “Miles Davis Visions Experience” (MDVE) band with Enrico Merlin, Nico d’Alessio and Antonio Fusco and since 2005 he is the Artistic director of the jazz festival “Vie di Jazz” in Boves (CN). Roberto also worked as Endorser with SR Technology (Jam Artist) and Valmusic for the prestigious Japanese firm TUNE, producer of electric basses.
July 7 2017 – Program – Terme Preistoriche, Montegrotto Terme (PD)
For the dinner, booking is required.