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Oscar Del Barba

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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“SERENGETI” From “Musica Jazz” #12-December 2000, Gian Mario Maletto

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

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