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Dominique di Piazza

Dominique di Piazza, who resides in France, is of Sicilian origin and was raised by his gypsy stepfather, a heritage that would influence his musicality in later years. He played both guitar and bass for a period of time, and after hearing the infamous Jaco Pastorius in 1979 decides to focus strictly on the bass, and not long after starts finding the unique voice he becomes very well known for.

Being a self taught musician, he immediately started developing his own style of playing, and by the early '80s had refined his signature right hand approach. It began by using the thumb, index, and middle finger instead of the traditional two finger approach, and that move gave birth to the four finger technique which is used as a secondary technique by many of the top players in the world

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Russian Guitar Virtuoso Roman Miroshnichenko Nominated In The 18th Independent Music Awards

Russian Guitar Virtuoso Roman Miroshnichenko Nominated In The 18th Independent Music Awards

Multi-Award winning guitarist, bandleader and producer Roman Miroshnichenko was named by Music Resource Group (MRG) today as a Nominee in The 18th annual Independent Music Awards (The IMAs). Nominated for the Best Compilation Album Category Roman's latest album “Top 10 Songs of 10 Years (Anthology)"—a compilation of ten selected original Award-winning compositions composed, produced and recorded ...

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Russian Guitarist Takes First Prize At 2020 The International Acoustic Music Awards

Russian Guitarist Takes First Prize At 2020 The International Acoustic Music Awards

Multi-award winning guitarist, composer and bandleader Roman Miroshnichenko took first prize at the 16th Annual International Acoustic Music Awards (IAMA) in the “Instrumental" category for composition “Ostrov". The IAMA, one of the world's leading international songwriting events, honors songwriters, composers, bands, and recording artists. Winners were selected by a Blue Ribbon committee of music industry judges ...

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Roman Miroshnichenko Is A Finalist in the 24th Annual USA Songwriting Competition

Roman Miroshnichenko Is A Finalist in the 24th Annual USA Songwriting Competition

Guitarist, composer and bandleader Roman Miroshnichenko is a finalist in the 24th Annual USA Songwriting Competition in the “Instrumental" category for his composition “Song For Godfather Of Fusion," which appears on his latest multi award-winning album Ascension which is dedicated to one of the greatest guitar players of all time, Larry Coryell. “Roman's adventurous complex playing ...

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Paul Wertico Tours With Award-Winning Guitarist Roman Miroshnichenko

Paul Wertico Tours With Award-Winning Guitarist Roman Miroshnichenko

In late May 2019 All Stars rocked thousands of concert goers at the Skolkovo Startup Village open-air show in Moscow, Russia and at one of the largest guitar festivals in Europe—the World of Guitar in Kaluga. The international jazz-fusion project All Stars feature world-class virtuosos: 7-time Grammy winner, one of the most versatile and musical drummers ...

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Roman Miroshnichenko Is A Finalist Of International Songwriting Competition!

Roman Miroshnichenko Is A Finalist Of International Songwriting Competition!

Multi-Award winning guitarist, composer and bandleader Roman Miroshnichenko is a Finalist of International Songwriting Competition in the “Instrumental" category for his composition “Forgotten Melody”, which appears on his latest album Surreal. The International Songwriting Competition (ISC) is an annual song contest which has the most prestigious panel of judges (Pat Metheny, Sarah Mclachlan, Robben Ford, Wayne ...

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Russian Guitarist Has Won The 1st Prize Of The 18th Annual USA Songwriting Competition

Russian Guitarist Has Won The 1st Prize Of The 18th Annual USA Songwriting Competition

Guitarist, composer and bandleader Roman Miroshnichenko has won the 1st prize at the 18th Annual USA Songwriting Competition in the “Instrumental" category for his composition “Desperation" which appears on his latest album Surreal. The USA Songwriting Competition, the world's leading international songwriting event honors songwriters, composers, bands, and recording artists. Winners were selected by a Blue ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Guitarist Roman Miroshnichenko Releases "Surreal"

Guitarist Roman Miroshnichenko Releases "Surreal"

Surreal, the latest album by Russian jazz fusion guitarist, and Independent Music Award winner, Roman Miroshnichenko is now on sale through online digital distribution in North America at iTunes and CDBaby. Surreal, is a global, collaborative production involving studios from four different continents: Europe, Asia, North, and South America, and some of the most preeminent musicians ...

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John McLaughlin: Risk, Magic And Mystery

Read "John McLaughlin: Risk, Magic And Mystery" reviewed by Ian Patterson

Shortly after completing a successful European tour with the 4th Dimension, guitarist John McLaughlin has some time to put his well-traveled feet up at his home in Monaco and reflect on the evolution of this band, its second CD, Now Here This (Abstract Logix, 2012), and the mysteries of live performance. Yet, just two days before ...

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Trilok Gurtu: Stirring the Big Old Pot

Read "Trilok Gurtu: Stirring the Big Old Pot" reviewed by Ian Patterson

There is a popular theory of mathematical probability, that if you put a typewriter in front of a monkey, it will, through a process of trial and error, eventually produce a play of William Shakespeare. Swayed by the same sweeping logic, others believe that if you put a trap kit and assorted percussive instruments in front ...


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