WHERE: Zelioli Lanzini Room
WHEN: 1st October | 16:30 pm – 18.00 pm
Danilo Rea was born in Vicenza. However, he is Roman and not for adoption. He is Roman because his musical story was born in Rome, in his house, where he fell in love with Modugno’s vynils. His favourite game was playing piano: music was magic and melody was a dream. His passion later turned into study at Santa Cecilia Conservatory where he graduated in piano with excellent notes and where he now is Professor of Jazz. Classical, rock and pop studies influenced his training and shaped his unmistakable style made of two key-elements: melody and improvisation. Right after turning 18 he debuted with the historical Trio of Rome with Enzo Pietropaoli and Roberto Gatto and accompanied as pianist the major Italian singer-songwriters of the time: Mina and Gino Paoli. He also cooperated with: Claudio Baglioni, Pino Daniele, Domenico Modugno, Fiorella Mannoia, Riccardo Cocciante, Renato Zero, Gianni Morandi and Adriano Celentano. Thanks to his talent, he soon became famous at international level as well and he performed with great jazz players such as: Chet Baker, Lee Konitz, Steve Grossman, Bob Berg, Phil Woods, Michael Brecker, Tony Oxley, Joe Lovano, Gato Barbieri, Aldo Romano, Brad Mehldau, Danilo Pérez, Michel Camilo, Luis Bacalov.