Kekko Fornarelli is one of the most widely appreciated young
pianists internationally. His unique ways of balancing an
endless research with universal usability, and his ability to
draw the profanes up to that foreign thing called jazz makes
him one of the most eclectic and pervasive artists in the
current international music scene.
His unique style is characterized by its attempt to create
music to observe, more than just to listen to. A way to tell
stories, emotions and situations.
Numerous are his collaborations with prestigious Italian and
international jazz artists : Rosario Giuliani, Flavio Boltro,
Michel Benita, Francesco Bearzatti, Luca Bulgarelli, Yuri
Goloubev, Benjamin Henocq, Nicolas Folmer, Jerome Regard,
Manhu Roche, Andy Gravish, Eric Prost, Marco Tamburini,
Jean-Luc Rimey Meille.
Kekko Fornarelli was born in Bari, Italy in 1978.
He began learning classical piano at the age of three, first
through private tuition and later at the Conservatorio Piccinni in
Fornarelli’s love for jazz music began at the age of 18