Born: July 6, 1963
Born in Messina, Italy (Sicily), self-taught from the age of 6, he studied for several years with the pianist-composer Salvatore Bonafede, and, in New York for a brief and intensive time with Richie Beirach. In the years he attended several jazz courses and clinics, among the others Siena Jazz; Berklee Clinics in Umbria, Aebersold School in London , and piano courses with Shirley Scott, James Williams and Franco D’Andrea.
Luciano performed in several festival and jazz- clubs in Europe and US. He is the pianist of the Mahanada Quartet an original combination of free improvisation and written music. With Mahanada he has released three CDs, and garnered extremely good reviews and recognitions Top Ten CDs Critic’s Best Choice Top Ten CDs 2006 - Cadence, Best Albums of 2006 - All About Jazz, Italy)....
Awards- 2011 Record To Die For -"At Home with Zindars", Stereophile Magazine -10°Independent Music Awards Nomination "Best Tribute Album 2010" for "At Home with Zindars" - Reviewer's Choice: Top Ten Albums of 2010 ("At Home with Zindars") Cadence Jazz Magazine - 10 Best New Songs of the Year "Earl and Bill" by Luciano Troja, from "At Home with Zindars" Ken Franckling Jazz Notes
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