Primary Instrument: Piano
After a five year break from music dedicated to pursue a B.S. in Physics at the City College of New York, pianist/composer Tonino Miano's return to audible endeavors is marked by four releases on his own Impressus Records label, and a few others in store. Has performed in venues such as NYU, Knitting Factory, WKCR, Roulette, Binnenpret, Apollohuis, Stork Music Festival and his list of collaborations include Mirio Cosottini, Andrea Melani, Dinu Ghezzo, Edoardo Marraffa, Frantz Loriot, Jaap Blonk, Marco Cappelli, Lorenzo Brusci, Alessio Pisani and Jim Pugliese. He also holds a Degree in Musicology from the University of Bologna and a Degree in Classical Piano Performance with maximum honors from the V. Bellini Conservatory in Caltanissetta (Italy). He lives and teaches in New York since 1993, and he has been the co- curator of the AVANT POST, a New York monthly series dedicated to avant garde/improvisational music hosted by Temple M. Mr. Miano’s last release (CARDINAL- Grimedia/Impressus, 2009) has received critical acclaim and has appeared in two European top ten lists, as well as being included in the list of most notable CDs of the decade by AllAboutJazz/Italia. His latest projects, and imminent new release, are FluiDensity a collaboration with trumpeter/composer Brian Groder, a new projects with EASilence in trio with M. Cosottini and A. Pisani, and a work of piano solo improvisation.