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Pasquale Stafano

Pianist, composer and arranger, he graduated in Classical Piano in 1994 and in Jazz in 2000 at “Umberto Giordano” Music Conservatory in Foggia (Italy). He has also a Degree in Economy with Marketing specialization, at University of Foggia in 2004.

He is Professor of Piano Jazz at “Luca Marenzio” Music Conservatory in Brescia (Italy).

COLLABORATIONS He collaborates with some of the best contemporary jazz musicians among which Javier Girotto, Gabriele Mirabassi, Fabrizio Bosso, Valtinho Anastacio, Max Ionata, Roberto Ottaviano, Michele Rabbia, Kiwha Lee, Yeahwon Shin.

He also collaborated with the Italian very famous actors Michele Placido and Giorgio Albertazzi and with Magna Grecia Orchestra and Bari Metropolitan Orchestra.

PRODUCTION: 2021. New album “Sparks” with his trio released by German label Enja Records. The album contains with original compositions.

2020. “Mediterranean Tales” with the DUO project with Gianni Iorio on bandoneon, released in January by German label Enja Records. The album contains six original compositions. It’s available in all shops and on Spotify, iTunes, Google Music, Yandex and many others.

2016. “Nocturno” recorded with DUO project with Gianni Iorio on bandoneon released in May by prestigious label ENJA Records by Matthias Winckelmann. Liner notes of album are written by Oscar Award Luis Bacalov.

2016. His composition entitled Milonguita has been arranged and recorded by the famous cellos ensemble “12 Cellist der Berliner Philharmoniker”, all members of the most famous Orchestra, in the new album called “Hora Cero” released by Sony Classics. The album contains compositions by Astor Piazzolla, Horacio Salgan and Pasquale Stafano.

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”With Sparks there is certainly the promise of more incendiary music making still to come from Stafano's impressive new trio.” Ian Patterson - ALL ABOUT JAZZ

“Speed ​​and elegance are the trademarks of the Italian pianist Pasquale Stafano. The opener “Sparks”, which gives the album its name, actually lets the sparks fly at breakneck speed, at the same time Stafano maintains the composure.” Rolf Thomas – Jazz Thing Magazine N. 141

“Lyricism, odd and articulated metric combinations without being cerebral, art rock hints: the late Esbjorn Svensson would have envied him a lot.” Guido Festinese – Il Manifesto (13/11/2021)

” 作品 名 が 示 すよう に , リズミカル で 活気 が あり , 閃光 を イメージ さ せる 楽曲 を 奇数 曲 順 に 配置 ” Hiroki Sugita – Jazz Japan (25/10/2021)

“ Stafano's solos flow with elegance and precision.” All About Jazz - USA by Ian Patterson

“We are dealing with two excellent musicians, capable of declining any verb

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Primary Instrument

Piano

Willing to teach

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Albums

Sparks

Enja Records
2021

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Mediterranean Tales

Enja Records
2020

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Nocturno

Enja Records
2016

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D'impulso

Jazzhaus Records
2012

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Tango Mediterraneo

Jazzhaus Records
2008

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A night in Vienna

Philology Jazz Records
2005

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Sparks

From: Sparks
By Pasquale Stafano

Secret Sun Dance

From: Mediterranean Tales
By Pasquale Stafano

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