Antonio Ciacca

Born: March 14, 1969    Primary Instrument: Piano

Antonio Ciacca

A graduate of the Bologna conservatory with a degree in contemporary music, German born Italian pianist Antonio Ciacca has played with jazz legends Steve Grossman, James Carter, Marcus Belgrave, Larry Smith, Roy Brooks, Lee Konitz Art Farmer, Mark Murphy, Johnny Griffen, James Moody and Dave Liebman. Antonio was the pianist for Steve Lacy for his seven years before and has toured extensively throughout the world with jazz legend Benny Golson. With performances in venues such as Pizza express and Ronnie Scott's in London, the Blue Note in Milan, Alexander Platz in Rome, London Jazz Festival, Pori Jazz festival, Stockholm Jazz Festival and the Village Vanguard (with Wess Anderson and Wynton Marsalis), Antonio has proven himself on the world stage....
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What the critics are saying about Antonio Ciacca...

“The band swings with a sense of fun” Fred Bouchard-Down Beat

“Always engaging” Robert Shore-Jazzwise (UK)

“This superb recording demonstrates Ciacca's immersion in the language of jazz” Nancy Ann Lee-Jazz & Blues Report

DISCOGRAFY 2006 ANTONIO CIACCA TRIO WITH DENNIS IRWIN, ALI JACKSON, “UGLY BEAUTY” SOUL NOTE Piano: Antonio Ciacca 1. Miriam's Doodles 6.27 Antonio Ciacca 2. Pannonica/Ugly Beauty 7.06 Thelonious Monk 3. It could happen to you 5.56 JohnnyBurke/JimmyVanHeusen 4. My Lady 4.28 Antonio Ciacca 5. 29 J 5.08 Antonio Ciacca 6. English rose 5.48 Antonio Ciacca 7. But not for me 7.46 IraGershwin/GeorgeGershwin 8. Bouncing with Benny 3.17 Antonio Ciacca 2004 BENNY GOLSON QUINTET COMPILATION GUBBIO, NO BORDER FESTIVAL 2003, WIDE SOUND Piano: Antonio Sciacca 2004 Antonio Ciacca Trio special guest Benny Golson “Live in Mosciano Sant’angelo Oh, jazz be Good!” IGLOVES Piano: Antonio Ciacca 1. Tiny Capers 10’48” Clifford Brown 2. Wisper Not 12’43” Benny Golson 3. I Remember Clifford 11’13” Benny Golson 4. Four in one 11’19” Thelonious Monk 2002 Antonio Ciacca Quintet “Autumn in New York” SPLASC(H) Records Piano e leader: Antonio Ciacca 1. Sweet "D" 9'42'' Antonio Ciacca 2. Autumn in New York 8'41'' Vernon Duke 3. Goree 12'03'' Antonio Ciacca 4. Maria 7'54'' Antonio Ciacca 5. Just One Of Those Things 7'41'' Cole Porter 6. Blues For Sonny 5'40'' Antonio Ciacca 2001 Craig Bailey Sextet "Brooklyn" (Evidence) Piano e leader: Antonio Ciacca 2000 Detroit Gospel Singers "Gospel Jubilee" Aura Music Piano, arrangements: Antonio Ciacca 1999 Eliot Zigmund "New York Quartet" Label Blue Jazz Piano: Antonio Ciacca 1998 Antonio Ciacca Quartet "Hollis Avenue" YVP MUSIC Piano: Antonio Ciacca 1. Gregory is there 4'59'' Antonio Ciacca 2. Ask me now 9'46'' Thelonious Monk 3. Eiji's dream 5'23'' Antonio Ciacca 4. Twins Birthday 6'00'' Antonio Ciacca 5. Solitude 6'34'' Duke Ellington 6. Day dream 7'33'' Billy Strayhorn 7. Norman 6'56'' Antonio Ciacca 8. Norman alternate trak 7'08'' Antonio Ciacca 1998 Larry Smith Quartet "Estate" Label Blue Piano: Antonio Ciacca 1996 Antonio Ciacca Quartet: Driemoty C-Jam Records Piano: Antonio Ciacca 1. Bubo 6'55'' Antonio Ciacca 2. Driemoty 9'37'' Antonio Ciacca 3. Mattia 8'06'' Antonio Ciacca 4. The Fox 8'10'' Antonio Ciacca 5. Bob's Groove 8'17'' Antonio Ciacca 6. Martina's Dance 7'50'' Antonio Ciacca 1995 Larry Smith & Company Live at the Slovak Philarmonic Ali Records Piano: Antonio Ciacca

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