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Simona Premazzi

New York based pianist Simona Premazzi has developed an impressive body of work as a composer and bandleader. Originally from Italy, Premazzi hails from a small town in the outskirts of Milano, where she began playing piano at age 9. Simona recently released her 3rd CD, “The Lucid Dreamer”, on the Inner Circle Music Label, featuring her latest ensemble comprised of tenor saxophonist Melissa Aldana, bassist Ameen Saleem, drummer Jochen Rueckert and special guest, the inimitable Greg Osby on Alto and Soprano Saxophone. Simona Premazzi’s debut album, “Looking For An Exit”, a trio with Ari Hoenig and Joe Sanders, was listed among the best trio albums to come out between 2004 and 2008 by the prestigious Japanese magazine, Jazz Hihyo

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Article: What is Jazz?

2020 Winter JazzFest Marathons: A Survival Guide

Read "2020 Winter JazzFest Marathons: A Survival Guide" reviewed by Ludovico Granvassu


Believe it or not, it is that time of the year again! The holidaze are barely over and a new edition of Winter JazzFest is upon us. Knowing a jazz marathon is the perfect antidote to the holiday shopping and social marathons, producer Brice Rosenbloom and his cohorts have put together a program of gargantuan proportions. ...

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

Birthday Celebrations for Shirley Horn and Judy Collins

Read "Birthday Celebrations for Shirley Horn and Judy Collins" reviewed by Mary Foster Conklin


This broadcast celebrates songs about birds in the second hour plus birthday songbirds Judy Collins (who just turned 80) and the legendary Shirley Horn. New releases included vocalists Kalya Ramu, Holly Cole, Laurie Antonioli, Charles Ruggiero & Hilary Gardner, bassist Anne Mette Iversen, pianists Amina Figarova and Eric Reed, with more birthday shout outs to Bing ...

Article: Album Review

Simona Premazzi: Outspoken

Read "Outspoken" reviewed by Neri Pollastri


Friulana, autorevole formazione classica (diploma al conservatorio di Udine) e jazzistica (è stata allieva tra gli altri di Franco D'Andrea e ha figurato nella big band di Enrico Intra, da quasi quindici anni la pianista e bandleader Simona Premazzi si è trasferita a New York, dove coltiva collaborazioni di tutto rispetto, insegna e realizza la sua ...

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Article: Year in Review

2017: The Year in Jazz

Read "2017: The Year in Jazz" reviewed by Ken Franckling


A year of achievements, challenges to gender inequality, scandal and losses The year 2017 was quite something for the jazz world. Incidents or discussions of misogyny and sexual misconduct bubbled up even before the #MeToo phenomenon developed. Beyond that, woman musicians made significant contributions to the genre. International Jazz Day brought its biggest stage ...

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Outspoken

Label: Self Produced
Released: 2017
Track listing: Euterpe's Dance; Premaxity; Up on a Hill; Peltlude; It Is Here; Digression; Blakonian Groove; Lush Life; Later Ago; Euterpe's Dance (Duo).

Album

The Lucid Dreamer

Label: Inner Circle Music
Released: 2013

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News: Performance / Tour

Jazz at the Bar on Fifth Continues Its Nightly Jazz Programming, June 2011

Jazz at the Bar on Fifth Continues Its Nightly Jazz Programming, June 2011

The Bar on Fifth continues its exciting collaboration with Artist in Residence, Antonio Ciacca, who will continue to perform and curate concerts seven nights a week this June. In addition to Antonio's performances, June's calendar includes: June 1-10: Soulful jazz guitarist Lucio Ferrara's musical resume includes collaborations with some of the greatest names in jazz today, ...

Article: Interview

Living in America: intervista a Simona Premazzi

Read "Living in America: intervista a Simona Premazzi" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff


Da alcuni anni la pianista Simona Premazzi ha deciso di trasferirsi a New York per sfamare la sua curiosità di jazz e di arte. Da quel momento si è inserita nel flusso vitale della Grande Mela - suonando e facendo diverse esperienze - fino a dare alle stampe un paio di album di sicuro valore: Looking ...

Album

Inside In

Label: PRE
Released: 2010


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