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Antonio Mazzei

Antonio Mazzei is pianist, composer and producer. After receiving a scholarship, he attended the New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music in New York City, where he studied with Fred Hersch and Kevin Hays. In 2009, he recorded “Contrastes”, his first album as a leader. As a sideman and other collaborations with Paquito D'Rivera, Marta Gómez, Nella, Joel Frahm, Rubén Blades, and Steve Khan among others. He has also worked as a producer for several songwriters, including 2017 Independent Music Award Winning Album: Luz Pinos “Mariposa Azul” and Camila Perez “Souvenir”. He formed Chroma in 2016 along with artist Sheyla Tohme: a multidisciplinary project that combines improvisational music with visual arts. The project was possible thanks to The Venezuelan American Endowment for the Arts (VAEA) grant. In 2018 his first solo work is released: “Reveries” ​ “On this record, Antonio teases out structural affinities among free jazz and postimpressionist classical, shaping a unique and identifiable voice. The repertoire varies between Mazzei’s compositions, free improvisations and popular songs, at times using prepared piano”. ​ In 2020, Antonio joins Jazz Messenger saxophonist Jean Toussaint's Quartet in Barcelona with drummer David Xirgu and bassist Horacio Fumero. ​ In 2022, the Antonio Mazzei trio, featuring Doug Weiss and David Xirgu is released

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”Antonio is a sensitivity pianist and with an already identifiable composition voice.” Edward Simon

”Antonio's music is a perfect balance between intellect and passion. He plays who he is. Bravo!” Bruce Gertz

A very fine composer and a player with a wide range of influences, put together into a very personal style.” Luis Perdomo

“This melodies are quite stunning, at times with a beautiful simplicity. The sort of songs that once you hear them you're still humming the next day! The end effect is that pieces have much depth and completeness. Lovely structure of the pieces- I feel immediately engaged and looking forward to what is to follow.”

Robert Vale

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Primary Instrument

Piano

Location

Barcelona

Willing to teach

Advanced only

Steve Khan
guitar
Larry Goldings
organ, Hammond B3
Luis Perdomo
keyboards
Ryuichi Sakamoto
composer/conductor
Rubén Blades
voice / vocals

Albums

Casa

Mazzei / Toussaint Records
2022

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Reveries

Self Produced
2019

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Contrastes

Self Produced
2009

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Videos

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