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Francesco Turrisi

Primary Instrument: Piano

Born: December 9, 1977    

Francesco Turrisi

Francesco Turrisi is a pianist, accordionist and percussionist. He left his native Italy in 1997 to study jazz piano and early music in The Hague royal conservatory, where he obtained a bachelor and a master's degree. Between 2004 and 2007 he played harpsichord and percussion with acclaimed early music ensemble l'Arpeggiata. With l'Arpeggiata he performed at the major early music festivals in Europe and around the world (Turkey, Russia, China). In 2006 he moved to Dublin where he is currently resident and very active as a performer and teacher.

Francesco is the founder of Irish ensemble Tarab, a group that experiments with Mediterranean music, jazz improvisation and Irish traditional music. Tarab is currently ensemble in residence at the Mermaid Arts centre (Bray). The group is participating in a series of concerts called quatrain, that includes guests such as Theodosii Spassov (kaval), Savina Yannatou (vocals), Pedram Khavar Zamini (Tombak) and Haytham Safia (oud) In 2007 he received an Arts council award to record his first CD “Si Dolce e' il Tormento”, a collection of original compositions inspired by Italian music of the 17th century and performed by his jazz piano trio. The trio was signed by IMC in 2009 and is currently one of the most important ensembles on the Irish Jazz scene....
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  • Grigio

    Diatribe Records
    2014
  • Songs of Experience

    Taquin Records
    2013
  • Grigio

    Diatribe Records
    2013
  • Fotografia

    Diatribe Recordings
    2011
  • Fotographia

    Diatribe Recordings
    2011
  • Francesco Turrisi: Si Dolce e il Tormento

    Diatribe Recordings
    2009

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Book Reviews

Dublin Jazz Book Vol. 1

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Grigio by Alberto Bazzurro

Grigio by Ian Patterson

Songs of Experience by Ian Patterson

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Francesco Turrisi: In Pursuit of Ecstasy

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Fotographia by Greg Simmons

Fotografia by Ian Patterson

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