Born: June 7, 1964 Primary Instrument: Piano
Norberto Tamburrino Italian pianist/composer produced 7 own albums and more than 60 original compositions released by famous labels in USA and Europe (Splasc(h), Arabesque, Philology, Art Notes).The music and the name of Norberto Tamburrino came out in the jazz scenes since his second Album “Prigioniero del Mare-Prisoner of the Sea”, realized in 2007 for Arabesque Recordings , entering in the Popular Music as Jazz Classic work. His 2011 release Thanks for the Riff was recommended by 3 important Italian jazz magazines (Musica Jazz, online-jazz.net, AllAboutJazz Italy). The piano Solo recording “Ascoltabile Piano & Atmospheres” on january 2010 was at Top 40 Charts in 35 Countries. He was born in Taranto (Italy) in 1964 and begun since ninth to play organ with his father on guitar and bandoneon and his grandfather on mandolin, playing italian music in parties. When he was 13th privately studied classic organ for 3 years and then he took to play classic studies on piano under the direction of M° Anna Serafino (2 years). Since 1982 he studies jazz piano attending Stages and Workshops with : Enrico Pieranunzi, Giorgio Gaslini, Bob Mover, Franco D’andrea, Gianluigi Trovesi, Claudio Fasoli, George Cables and others .In 1994 he attended “C P M Siena Jazz” Academic year with pianists Danilo Rea and Stefano Battaglia and Musica d’insieme class with the trumpeter Marco Tamburini. From 1999 Norberto periodically went to New York where attended lessons and workshops with Richard Clements, Jimmy Vass, Frank Hewitt, Gilbert Coggins, Barry Harris and others. He begun his professional activity since 1989 hosting a little Jazz Club in Taranto playing and planning concerts for 9 years. From 2001 He performed for Italian Government and Culture Council engagments and in many concerts in Europe and USA with Joseph Lepore, Fabio Morgera, Bruce Cox, J. D. Allen, Billy Kaye, Roberto Ottaviano, Felice Mezzina, Giuseppe Bassi, Michel Carrabba, Roberto Spagnolo, Pino Clementi, Marco Bardoscia, Davide Pettirossi, Pierluigi Balducci, Alessandro Patti, Vito Laforgia, Luca Manno, Mimmo Campanale, Vincenzo Lanzo, Michele Colaci, Davide Penta, Francesco Mariella and many others.
Awards:II Award- II Premio at "Concorso Onde Musicali" cat. Solisti Jazz, Taranto, Italy Salone della Provincia 2004 May 26-31
..He makes the most out of the versatility of the piano. His jazz harmony and improvised runs work together perfectly. Ascoltabile Piano & Atmospheres is a must listen for jazz fans.. Richard Henry, WorldWide Jazz- January 2011
..Tamburrino occupies the same rhythmic sensibility as Monk; playing alone, he moves around the piano with just those pensive, eccentric footsteps, clatters, trips.. Jay Deshpande, All About Jazz-
..Tamburrino's Monkery shine broadly in unreconstructed rag and stride motifs and genial, spiky liricism.. Fred Bouchard, All About Jazz NY-July 2009
“.. In trio, Tamburrino miscela le raffinatezze armoniche di Bill Evans con le asperità di T. Monk ottenendo un risultato interessante grazie anche all’ottimo interplay con la ritmica americana e alla completa padronanza degli ottantotto tasti.. Vincenzo Roggero, All About Jazz Italia-May 2008
The result is a well-crafted album, featuring some excellent playing from pianist Norberto Tamburrino and the other musicians..” Bruce Lindsay, All About Jazz August '09
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