10 Maggio, Roma

SPEAK 2

LIVE at PENTAGRAPPOLO, 9.30 pm

Joe De Gregorio, Piano – Gianfranco Rita, Doublebass

“Speak 2 Nasce dalla voglia di stare insieme e lasciare pieno spazio alla musica, affinché possa dire la sua senza aggiunta di inutile egocentrismo; Voglia di assaporare il Jazz, senza mai stancarsi di riscoprire la magia delle sue note intrise di feeling e di Storia, che raccontano la vita di ogni giorno. Ho suonato questa musica su tre continenti, Europa, Africa e Stati Uniti e sono  convinto che Jazz sia non solo linguaggio tribale universale affatto defunto ma soprattutto dialogo contemporaneo sempre vivo per chi ha voglia di comunicare e sa ascoltare. Il Jazz è l’arte dell’incontro.” Joe De Gregorio

Author: Giuseppe De Gregorio

I am a natural born musician and professional, owning multiple musical gifts as a Worldwide Jazz, Gospel, Funk, Pop, R&B Soul, Bossa Nova, performing pianist, composer and vocalist. Active as a performing artist on the International scene since fifteen years, during my career I have consistently performed in Europe, Northern Africa and the US (NY), setting my personal journey on the pathways interconnecting these three continents so key to Jazz history. Since I moved back to New York I performed with Jonathan Blake and Joel Fram at the Saint Peter's Jazz vespers on June 9th 2019 as well as with Ari Hoenig playing my Music at Rockwood Music Hall on June 19th 2019. (videos available here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLI79s-bArtAbMkEDnIRG8TY0bVPyCBbUN) What makes me unique As a worldwide performing pianist, composer, vocalist and band leader, I have developed my own unique style embracing Jazz, Gospel, Neo Soul, Funk, R&B, Bossa Nova, Hip Hop and more, singing in Italian, French, English and Spanish. More than that, I consider myself a true bridge between cultures. Most of my training and artistic experiences took place within a foreign context, through close contact with other cultures. During the last fifteen years of my life,I settled in six different countries: Holland, Spain, France, Sweden, Morocco, USA and Mexico. Born in Rome,I lived in Amsterdam, Barcelone, Gothenburg, Rabat, Casablanca, Paris, New York, Boston and Monterrey (Mexico). Therefore I carry on my inside a unique multicultural background and interpersonal skills, expressed also in academic and artistic research. The music I perform, compose and teach, since more than a decade now, is permeated by the multicultural heritage my personal journey.

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