All About Jazz

Home » Musicians » Adrean Farrugia

Adrean Farrugia

Award winning pianist and composer Adrean Farrugia is one of Canada’s most distinct voices on the piano. Since the late 1990s, Adrean has been in high demand as a freelance performer and educator as well as keeping a busy schedule, mainly as a sought-after sideman, contributing composer and collaborator, touring extensively across Canada and the United States as well as in venues across Europe, Australia, the UK, Israel and Japan with a diverse range of artists and musical projects including: Ernie Watts, Matt Dusk, the Brad Goode Group (featuring Ernie Watts and Adam Nussbaum), Ernesto Cervini’s Turboprop (featuring saxophonist Joel Frahm), Heather Bambrick, the Johnny Griffith Quintet, Kiki Misumi, Tim Shia’s “Worst Pop Band Ever”, the Bob Brough Quartet, and the Darcy Hepner Big Band. He also works regularly with his wife, vocalist Sophia Perlman.

Read more
”... Farrugia proves himself to be one of the current scene's most imaginative pianists” - Nic Jones, ALLABOUTJAZZ.COM

“Pianist Adrean Farrugia is in superb form...” - Downbeat Magazine, January 2010

“Pianist Adrean Farrugia's disc reflects an epxansive musical vision and the talent and craft to combine elements from a range of influences” - Peter Hum, The Ottawa Citizen.

“A gifted pianist. His approach is an intelligent synthesis of styles.” - Harvey Pekar

“... Farrugia is a young veteran, a first call sideman who's performed on numerous albums

Read more

4 Photos View in Slideshow