Born: April, 1966 Primary Instrument: Bandoneon
COMPOSER - ARRANGER - PIANIST - BANDONEONIST
Daniele di Bonaventura is a composer-arranger and a pianist-bandoneonist. Born in Fermo (in the Marche region, Italy) in 1966. He started a classical training at the age of 8 and studied grand piano, cello, composing and orchestration. He obtained a diploma in composing. In the early stages of his career, he was already showing great interest in improvised music His music ranges from classical to contemporary music, from jazz to tango, from ethnic to world music, and he has also been involved in the worlds of theatre, cinema and dance.
He has performed at major Italian and international festivals such as: Rumori Mediterranei (Mediterranean Sounds) in Roccella Jonica ’87 e ‘88; Jazz & Image of Villa Celimontana in Roma, Ravenna Jazz 2000 , Clusone Jazz 2001, Biennale Arte Venice 2001; Sant'Anna Arresi Jazz 2004; Festival della Letteratura Mantova 2004 (Festival of literature, Mantova 2004); Cormòns 2005, Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia Stagione Musica da Camera 2005-'06 (National Academy of Saint Cecilia, chamber music season); England - Music Hall Festival and Royal Festival Hall in London; Olanda - Music Hall a Leeuwarden; Germany - 30° Deutsches Jazz Festival in Francoforte; Berlin Jazz Festival; Spain -Festa de la Mercè a Barcellona; Egitto - Opera House a Il Cairo; Norway - Olavsfestdagen a Trondheim; France; Switzerland; Portugal; Brazil; Argentina; Slovenia; Croatia and Albania.
He played, recorded and collaborated with: Enrico Rava; Paolo Fresu; Oliver Lake; David Murray; Miroslav Vitous; Rita Marcotulli; David Liebman; Toots Tielemans; Omar Sosa; Flavio Boltro; Joanne Brackeen; Greg Osby; Ira Coleman; Dino Saluzzi; Javier Girotto; Cèsar Stroscio; Tenores di Bitti; Enzo Favata; Aires Tango; Peppe Servillo; David Riondino; Francesco Guccini; Sergio Cammariere; Lella Costa; Eugenio Allegri; Alessandro Haber; Giuseppe Piccioni; Mimmo Cuticchio; Custòdio Castelo; Andrè Jaume; Tiziana Ghiglioni; Ornella Vanoni; Franco Califano; Furio Di Castri; U.T. Gandi; Luis Agudo; Elena Ledda; A Filetta. In 2003, at the request of the Marchigiana Philharmonic Orchestra, he composed, played and recorded the Suite for bandoneon and Orchestra for them. Daniele di Bonaventura has released more than 20 albums on various labels: Via Veneto Jazz; Philology; Manifesto; Felmay; Amiata Records; Splasc(H); World Music; CCn’C Records; Last year, for Dodicilune, its latest work in quartet called Canto alla terra' (Song for the earth) and recently for Manifesto, the Suite for Bandoneon and Orchestra. His latest collaboration was with Miroslav Vitous who invited him to record his new album Universal Syncopation II. It is to be released in 2007 on the prestigious German label ECM.
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