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EMANUELE COLUCCIA

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Pianist, saxophonist and multi-instrumentalist Emanuele Coluccia has led his career between Europe and the United States. In his New York period, started in 1999, he embarked on a very active career both in concert activities (Brooklyn Film Festival, Lincoln Center, University of Stoneybrook, WAX Studios, German Consulate, Brooklyn Museum of Art, Princeton University) and in studio work. In the USA he collaborated with the American singer-songwriter Myla Hardie, the Afro-jazz artist Alain Kodjovi, the Italian singer Greta Panettieri, the German trumpet player / composer Volker Goetze, the French singer-songwriter Chris Combette, and took part in the European tours of the New York trumpet player Greg Glassman.

Back in Italy, together with with Claudio Prima and Redi Hasa, he founded Bandadriatica: a project with which he has released 5 studio works, performed in several tours in Italy and abroad and had prestigious collaborations (King Naat Veliov and Kocani Orkestra, Eva Quartet, Raiz, Boban & Marko Markovic, Sabina Yannatou). Over the years he shared the stage with many artists, including Fabrizio Bosso, Carolina Bubbico, Gabriele Mirabassi, Javier Girotto and Silvia Manco, and in 2005 and 2006 he was a member of the Orchestra della Notte della Taranta. He is part of several multidisciplinary projects characterized by the interaction between music, dance, painting and literature, taking part in shows, artistic residencies and research groups with actors, dancers and performers.

He is also arranger and orchestrator for Bandadriatica and for the Young Orchestra of Salento.

He took part to classes and workshops with Joe Lovano, Joe Zawinul, Paul Motian, Bill Frisell, John MacLaughlin, George Garzone as part of the clinics of the Berklee College of Music at Umbria Jazz. Precisely in the 1999 edition of the great Umbrian Festival, he participated in improvised performances with Jason Moran, Taurus Mateen, Eric Harland and Pat Metheny.










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TOUR DATES

oct 5 Palazzo della Cultura - Galatina (Le) Italy
oct 6 “Di voce in voce” Festival - Teatro Traetta Bitonto (Ba) 
Italy
nov 10 Teatro Comunale di Novoli (Le) Italy
nov 18 World Music Academy - San Vito dei Normanni (Br) Italy
nov 23 Circolo Giovane Italia – Parma Italy
dec 30 Fondo Verri - Lecce Italy