Giuseppe “Joe” De Gregorio
Visionary and versatile Jazz pianist, improviser, composer, bandleader, sideman, vocalist, educator and agent for social change.
Joe De Gregorio was born in Rome. Active as a performing artist on the International Jazz scene since 15 years, during his career has been consistently performing in Europe, Northern Africa and the US (NY), setting his personal journey on the pathways interconnecting these three continents so key to Jazz history. As sideman and band leader of various ensembles including his own Trio, Joe has performed in several Festivals and Jazz Clubs in Spain, France, Sweden, Italy, Monte Carlo, Morocco and USA (New York).
Has collaborated with numerous European, American and African artists, such as: Francesco Puglisi, Mauro and Carlo Battisti, Tony Arco, Dré Pallemaerts, Yoni Zelnik, David Brown, Majid Bekkas.
First prize at Luca Flores Jazz piano competition (Florence, Italy 2009) and at The Montecarlo International Competition for Jazz soloists (Monaco 2015).
Awarded with three International scholarships, at The Academy of Music and Drama (Gothenburg, Sweden 2008) The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music (New York, USA 2016) and The Berklee College of Music (Boston, USA 2016).
Selected by Reggie Workman for the Coltrane ensemble at the New School of NYC.
Active on the New York Jazz scene from May 2016 leading his own ensemble, The NYC Gospel Jazz Syndicate, being hosted on a six months residency in Manhattan at the Bonafide Club owned by the famous Cameroonian bass player Richard Bona.
Recordings and projects
Giuseppe De Gregorio trio
With this project funded in 2006 Joe has performed around the World as well as recorded his first album, “Pictures of Life”, presenting his own compositions and original arrangements of Jazz Standards.
Giuseppe De Gregorio piano solo
With this project Joe has performed mainly in Europe and has recorded in Paris his second album, “In His Presence” presenting his own compositions and free improvisations.
Ner Tamid Quintet (Paris, France)
With this project Joe has been performing mainly in the Paris region, featuring some of the most brilliant players of the Parisian Jazz scene. https://youtu.be/3Nvve_It9EY
Paris Gospel Jam (Paris, France)
With this collective he funded in 2012 Joe has performed on a residency for over two years at the 38 Riv’ Jazz Club and also performed at Sunside Jazz Club.
The NYC Gospel Jazz Syndicate (New York, USA)
With this collective he funded in 2016 Joe has performed on a residency for over six months in New York at the Bonafide Jazz Club (Manhattan, NYC).
Tema (Paris, France)
With this duo project featuring french guitarist Jean Chaumon, Joe recorded his third album “First Step” available here:
Claudia Ramos Giuseppe De Gregorio duo (Monterey, Mexico)
With this duo project featuring Mexican singer Claudia Ramos Joe recorded his fourth album, “Intencional”, available now here:
— More links —
Youtube Berklee release of my original “Brotherhood”
Giuseppe De Gregorio Trio Live In Rabat feat. Majid Bekkas (Video)
The Gospel Jazz Syndicate recording session in Rome (Audio)