Pasquale Stafano

Pasquale Stafano

Instrument: Piano | Location: Italy

Mediterranean Tales may stem from specifically Italian-Argentinian roots, but its appeal should be universal. After all, good music, so beautifully played, recognizes no borders.
—Ian Patterson, All About Jazz

Updated: March 29, 2021

Born: December 2

Pianist, composer and arranger, he graduated in Classical Piano in 1994 and in Jazz in 2000 at “Umberto Giordano” Music Conservatory in Foggia (Italy). He has also a Degree in Economy with Marketing specialization, at University of Foggia in 2004.

He is Professor of Piano Jazz at “Luca Marenzio” Music Conservatory in Brescia (Italy).

COLLABORATIONS He collaborates with some of the best contemporary jazz musicians among which Javier Girotto, Gabriele Mirabassi, Fabrizio Bosso, Valtinho Anastacio, Max Ionata, Roberto Ottaviano, Michele Rabbia, Kiwha Lee, Yeahwon Shin.

He also collaborated with the Italian very famous actors Michele Placido and Giorgio Albertazzi and with Magna Grecia Orchestra and Bari Metropolitan Orchestra.

PRODUCTION: 2020. “Mediterranean Tales” with the DUO project with Gianni Iorio on bandoneon, released in January by German label Enja Records. The album contains six original compositions. It’s available in all shops and on Spotify, iTunes, Google Music, Yandex and many others.

2016. “Nocturno” recorded with DUO project with Gianni Iorio on bandoneon released in May by prestigious label ENJA Records by Matthias Winckelmann. Liner notes of album are written by Oscar Award Luis Bacalov.

2016. His composition entitled Milonguita has been arranged and recorded by the famous cellos ensemble “12 Cellist der Berliner Philharmoniker”, all members of the most famous Orchestra, in the new album called “Hora Cero” released by Sony Classics. The album contains compositions by Astor Piazzolla, Horacio Salgan and Pasquale Stafano.

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” Stafano's solos flow with elegance and precision.” All About Jazz - USA by Ian Patterson

“We are dealing with two excellent musicians, capable of declining any verb. The Day Is Gone Mediterranean foam, passion, strong smells. Passion that is heard in the period of the two musicians “ Recensione Rivista Musica Jazz di Alceste Ayroldi

“These” Mediterranean Tales “are a proof of maturity: on the thread of six original compositions far from any idea of cast, Buenos Aires becomes a Mediterranean city and music is filled with languor of sea and wind sailing between melodies and improvisation.” Corriere della sera di Fabrizio Versienti

“The music of these duos always telling stories in a different way

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