OSCAR DEL BARBA was born in Brescia in 1968. He qualified as a pianist with full marks at Brescia Musical School in 1990 and obtained a jazz and composition diploma (also with full marks) at the Giuseppe Verdi Musical School in Milan. He has approached a range of musical genres (jazz, Cuban, Argentinean, Brazilian music) which, together with his classical studies, have given rise to an original personal style influencing his compositions as well as his improvisation.
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From “Musica Jazz” #12-December 2000, Gian Mario
A new name which the Italian jazz supporters will have to jot
down, and they are willing to do it, is: Oscar Del Barba, from
Brescia, year of birth 1968, having a piano diploma from the
conservatory in his education record (but is currently headed
towards a second diploma in composition).
In this absolute recording debut of his, he seems especially
interested in the planning and compositional part of jazz, and
such a choice may conceal risks for an artist who is just at
the beginning, but fortunately this is not his case: “Serengeti”,
rich in cues and shades, reveals taste and skill