Luciano Troja

Born in Messina, Italy (Sicily), self-taught from the age of 6, he studied for several years with the pianist-composer Salvatore Bonafede, and, in New York for a brief and intensive time with Richie Beirach. In the years he attended several jazz courses and clinics, among the others Siena Jazz; Berklee Clinics in Umbria, Aebersold School in London , and piano courses with Shirley Scott, James Williams and Franco D’Andrea.

Luciano performed in several festival and jazz- clubs in Europe and US. He is the pianist of the Mahanada Quartet an original combination of free improvisation and written music. With Mahanada he has released three CDs, and garnered extremely good reviews and recognitions “Top Ten CDs Critic’s Best Choice Top Ten CDs 2006 - Cadence, “Best Albums of 2006 - All About Jazz, Italy).

Luciano also released two CDs in duo with the guitarist Giancarlo Mazzù: “Seven Tales About Standards” (SplascH Records, 2006) and “Seven Tales About Standards Vol.2” (SplascH Records 2009). Both the CDs have been considered as a creative and original approach to the standards: “The approach in these tunes is a delight,like a Third Stream reworking of Undercurrent” (Cadence); >“A work of rare elegance and intelligence, and dialogic fineness. A continuous pleasure for ears and mind” (“Best Albums of 2009”, All About Jazz, Italy, 2009)”Favourite Ten CD’s 2006” (El Intruso Jazz Magazine, Argentina).

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About “At Home With Zindars” Luciano Troja (2010)

“16 jewels strung together into a luminous arc of meditation”
-Thomas Conrad, Stereophile

“Troja adds to Zindars's reputation, succeeding admirably in translating the beauty that lies in Zindars's simplicity, and in navigating the deceptively complex structures in which these rhapsodic poems of love abide”
-Ian Patterson, All About Jazz

“ It is one of the better new piano CDs I have heard in a while.There are still many great up-and-coming artists emerging, but far fewer poets

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Discography

Broad-Ways

Broad-Ways

Ack Records
2017

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At Home with Zindars

At Home with Zindars

Luciano Troja
2011

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At Home with Zyndars

Point of Departure, WMPG-FM
2010

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Seven Tales About...

Splasc(H) Records
2009

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Mannahatta

Splasc(H) Records
2008

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Taranta's Circle

Splasc(H) Records
2006

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My Love Is An April Song

My Love Is An April Song

Luciano Troja
At Home with Zindars