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Maurizio Minardi Quartet @ Green Note 26th October

PostPosted: Thu Oct 09, 2014 11:12 am
by melangearts

Maurizio Minardi - accordion
Shirley Smart - cello
Nick Pini - bass
Jason Reeve -

Accordion led jazz full of humour and suprises :-)


Maurizio Minardi moved to London from Italy in 2008, and has since established himself as a leading pianist and accordionist on the jazz scene. He performs regularly with many artists including Antonio Forcione, Carmen Souza, Royal Shakespeare Company, Melange ensemble, Georgia Mancio, Gabrielle Ducomble as well as leading his own Quartet.
Maurizio has played at many festivals in the UK and Europe, including the Kings Place Festival (UK), Rye International Festival, Hull Jazz Festival, (UK) Acordeoes do Mundo (PT), Caldas Nice Jazz (PT), Umbria Jazz (IT) and at many venues including Pizza Express Jazz Club, the Royal Albert Hall Ignite Series, the National Theatre Foyer, upstairs at Ronnie Scott’s, the Apollo Hammersmith, the Vortex and Blue Note Poznan (PL). He has also performed on BBC London and Jazz FM.
Maurizio performs with his quartet, which also includes Nick Pini (double bass). Shirley Smart (cello) and Jason Reeve (drums). With them he released The Cook, the Clown, the Monk and the Accordionist, and recently recorded the new album 'Piano Ambulance'
Maurizio's style is reminiscent of Nino Rota, Yann Tiersen, Rene Aubry and Michael Nyman.
Latest Reviews:
"...lyrical and touching..." (The Evening Standard)
"...a beautiful album, weaving together jazz, folk and minimalist Classical music - the evocative melodies conjure up lasting images of comedy and pathos." (London Jazz)
"...another outstanding, stunning and beautiful album" (Rainlore's World of Music)
"A standout recording, full of atmospheric music that combines immediately engaging hooks with sweeping narrative and emotional depth ... A pleasure from first note to last." (All About Jazz)

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Tickets £8 on the door
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106 Parkway