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Lorenzo Petrocca, born in 1964 at Crotone/southern Italy, came to Germany in 1979 as an emigrant with his family. He mastered the big changes of the two cultures and the loss of everything familiar to him by the boxing - a sport he already practised in Italy before. In 1981 he succeeded in being the Champion of Wuerttemberg in his weight class. From 1982 on he showed his first musical interests. At that time he was already 18 years old. And so he bought his first electric guitar. Soon after that he already played with Italian dance bands, from 1986 on within soul and funk bands among American soldiers. The Jazz he finally discovered in 1989 when he was already 25 years. Today Lorenzo can be heard with his new Band “Italian Organ Trio” together with Alberto Marsico and Tommy Bradascio, his “Lorenzo Petrocca Organ Trio” and his Quartet all over Germany and more and more in his home country Italy as well as in many European countries. Lorenzo Petrocca is also a demanded sideman, for example as a member of Ulla Haesen Band, Anne Czichowsky Trio, Max De Aloe Quartet, Barbara Bürkles Swingin' Woods , We remember Charles Swing Band, and also the “Olymp ALL STARS”. In July 1998, he succeeded at the International Band Contest in Vienne-France as the second best band of the contest. In April 2001, he received the Honorary Citizenship of the City of New Orleans after a one week tour through Lousiana/USA. 2011 winner of “Archtop-Germany CD des Jahres 2011” with his original composition CD “My Music” as BEST Jazz-guitar CD in Germany.

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