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Jay D'Amico

Composer, arranger and pianist Jay D'Amico, who made a strong impact on the jazz scene with his release of Ponte Novello in 2001, has returned to the inspirations of Italy on his new release, Tuscan Prelude. The recording is a further exploration of D'Amico's unique fusion of jazz and classical influences and features eleven original compositions that D'Amico penned during one of his frequent visits to Italy.

“Tuscany holds a special place in my heart because of the Renaissance and the timeless art and music that that era has given us,” says D'Amico. “I've studied both classical and jazz music, and I love them both,” he continues, as he explains his approach. “At this point in my career, it feels right to combine them in one recording because I feel I've got a strong enough grounding in both to allow my own style to emerge.”...
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”Jay D'Amico plays piano with a gossamer touch and canny sense of style... there is a certain shapeliness to each solo and a tangible sense of touch, like good sculpture.

--Fred Bouchard, Down Beat

“Jay D'Amico's Ponte Novello... works like a well-oiled Swiss timepiece… fresh and charming. Pure enchantment.

--Jack Bowers

“Excellent piano playing... Improvisation is original, creative, clever and yet still retains musicality as opposed to cliches--a trap that some of the big name piano players fall into.

--Charlie Ventura, Jr.

“Simply marvelous piano!”

--Joe Franklin

“Truly a unique combination of Italian classics and American Jazz... Jay's remarkably sensitive playing is displayed here in a perfect setting.”

--Milt Hinton, Jazz Bassist

“Jay D'Amico displays an exquisite touch, impeccable timing, and a remarkable sense of harmonic inventiveness. He is one of the most promising young pianists around today.”

--Mike Longo, Jazz Pianist

  • Nocturne: Jazz Under Glass

    Consolidated Artists Productions
    2010
  • Tuscan Prelude: Jazz Under Glass

    CAP
    2008
  • Tuscan Prelude

    Consolidated Artists Productions
    2008
  • Tuscan Prelude: Jazz Under Glass

    CAP
    2007

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