Edgardo “Dado” Moroni was born in Genoa, Italy, was exposed to Jazz music very early, thanks to his parents’ record collection, and he started playing piano at age four.
Basically self taught, Fats Waller, Earl Hines, Teddy Wilson, Art Tatum and Erroll Garner were his first influences and Dado tried to learn their solos by ear until, around age 11, he met local Jazz pianist Flavio Crivelli, who gave him a more formal training and introduced him to the music of Charlie Parker, Bud Powell, Dizzy Gillespie and more contemporary pianists like Bill Evans, Ahmad Jamal and Oscar Peterson.
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Wonderful pianists come from Genoa as well as New
York...witness Dado Moroni! Ron Carter
...Dado Moroni is one of the great young pianists on the jazz
scene today. After playing with and listening to him many
the past decade or so, I have found his evolution in music to
sensational. Johnny Griffin