Enrico Pieranunzi

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About Enrico Pieranunzi

An acclaimed Italian jazz pianist, composer, and educator, Enrico Pieranunzi is known for his virtuosic, classical-influenced technique, nuanced sense of harmony, and elegantly restrained approach to modern post-bop jazz. Influenced heavily by Bill Evans, Pieranunzi emerged in the 1970s leading his own trio, and quickly established himself as a sideman for Chet Baker, Lee Konitz, and Phil Woods. Along with performing, he is a teacher, having worked for many years as a full professor at the Conservatorio di Musica in Frosinone. Recognized as one of the foremost Italian jazz artists, he has garnered awards including the 1997 Django d'Or as Best European Jazz Musician and the 2014 German Echo Jazz Award as Best International Keyboard Artist. Pieranunzi remains a prolific artist, moving from trio albums like 2019's New Visions, to conceptual solo dates like 2020's Jackson Pollock-inspired Frame, to vibrant collaborations like 2021's After Glow with Bert Joris.

Rome, Italy
December 5, 1949

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