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Marian Petrescu

Marian Petrescu was born in Bucharest in 1970, and comes from a large family of musicians. He began to play the piano at the age of four, and studied in the classical and jazz conservatory in Sweden, followed by the Sibelius Academy of Helsinki. With his background of solid classical training, dazzling technique and dynamic interpretation, Marian Petrescu then got passionately interested in jazz, and the adventurous world of improvisation. He made his debut at the Pori Jazz festival at the young age of 15. Since then his career has been characterized by international success; in the Martial Solal Jazz piano competition (2nd prize in 1989) and Bucharest jazz festival (1st prize in 1992)

ARTICLE: RADIO

Coleman Hawkins, Oscar Pettiford and More

Read "Coleman Hawkins, Oscar Pettiford and More" reviewed by Joe Dimino

This week we start with veteran Toronto jazz sax cat Joey Berkley and then move to legends like Sonny Rollins, Coleman Hawkins, Clifford Brown and Louis Armstrong. We also profile new work by Dave Bass, Gretje Angell, Miguel Zenón and Roberto Magris. From there, we hear some Twin Peaks music from Johnny Jewel and wrap it ...

ARTICLE: MULTIPLE REVIEWS

Resonance Records: The Art of the Sampler

Read "Resonance Records: The Art of the Sampler" reviewed by Geno Thackara

Resonance Records is a refreshing success story in the modern jazz world, still happily defying the norms of the streaming age with unflagging class and style. Even familiar listeners can lose sight of what a catalogue of material they've gathered, which is where 2019's handful of budget samplers come in. Co-president Zev Feldman declares that he's ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEW

Newport Beach Jazz Party 2012: Newport Beach, CA, February 16-19, 2012

Read "Newport Beach Jazz Party 2012: Newport Beach, CA, February 16-19, 2012" reviewed by Patricia Myers

12th Annual Newport Beach Jazz PartyNewport Beach Marriot HotelNewport Beach, CAFebruary 16-19, 2012An abundance of top-level jazz in the glamorous ocean-side setting of the Newport Beach Marriott Hotel has made the annual Newport Beach Jazz Party one of the most popular on the circuit. The extended President's Day weekend event attracted ...

NEWS: EVENT

12th annual Newport Beach Jazz Party

By Patricia Myers Tributes to Nat King Cole, Oscar Peterson,Chet Baker, Paul Desmond and the “Four Brothers" sound made famous by Woody Herman will be among the 44 sessions of the 12th annual Newport Beach Jazz Party, Feb. 16-19 in at the Newport Beach Marriott in southern California. This year's edition has the biggest advance sale ...

NEWS: BIRTHDAY

Jazz Musician of the Day: Marian Petrescu

Jazz Musician of the Day: Marian Petrescu

All About Jazz is celebrating Marian Petrescu's birthday today! Marian Petrescu was born in Bucharest in 1970, and comes from a large family of musicians. He began to play the piano at the age of four, and studied in the classical and jazz conservatory in Sweden, followed by the Sibelius Academy of Helsinki. With his background ...

Thrivin' - Live at the Jazz Standard

Label: ESMAP
Released: 2010
Track listing: 01. Cakewalk (O. Peterson) - 7:57; 02. My Romance (Rodgers/Hart) - 13:33; 03. Blue in Green (Miles Davis/Bill Evans) - 9:42; 04. Blues Etude (O. Peterson) - 6:21; 05. On the Trail (F. Grole) - 7:49; 06. Yours Is My Heart Alone (Lehar/Smith) - 10:35; 07. Indiana (solo piano) (Hanley/MacDonald) - 7:02.

Thrivin'

Label: Resonance Records
Released: 2010
Track listing: Cakewalk; My Romance; Blue In Green; Blues Etude; On The Trail; Yours Is My Heart Alone; Indiana.

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Marian Petrescu: Thrivin' - Live at the Jazz Standard

Read "Thrivin' - Live at the Jazz Standard" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff

Ogni tanto, non capita spesso, ci sono produttori americani che investono su musicisti europei. È il caso di Marian Petrescu, pianista rumeno che risiede in Finlandia. Al suo fianco troviamo un compagno di label, Andreas Öberg, chitarrista svedese che sa fare valere il proprio valore pure nel mainstream ortodosso. A completare il gruppo, ci mancherebbe, una ...


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