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Guido Santoni

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Biography of Guido Santoni

An indisputable talent, Guido Santoni, began studying piano of his own volition at the age of 8 with a classical course and then as a private pupil at the G. Rossini Academy of Music in Pesaro,Italy.
At the same time he discovered a real predisposition and vocation due to his early acquaintance with the electrical jazz groups dating back to the 70s such as Miles Davis, Weather Report and the european cultured jazz.
He has been doing concerts since the 90s playing a broad spectrum of music such as electric jazz, experimental and funk jazz as well as soul music.
He has also taken part in a great variety of Italian groups appearing in many jazz exhibitions .
This magnificent and long experience has established the necessity of dedicate himself to the project for excellence, that of the Piano Solo.
He just released the first self-produced work "Cinque Atti Del Tramonto Di Un Giorno" for the label Hijo Records. Recorded Live October 16, 2005 at Teatro delle Muse in Ancona, Italy.
In 2009, he founds the Italian Jazz piano trio, completed by Danilo Gallo and U.T.Gandhi,with which he recorded his international debut-album "Inside A Dream" published in October 2010 by the prestigious jazz label Artesuono Records.
Guido Santoni is a phenomenal jazz pianist and composer who exhibits live enjoying a complete liberty, with eyes shut, abbandoned completely to the wave of emotions and colours from the deepest intimity and carried away by a sort of a mystic force.
Between contemporary jazz and cultured european music the projects live performance of the pianist Guido Santoni represents the highest expression of piano playing.
He has accomplished all this after a lengthy inner meditation linked to the most profound feeling and enhanced by his extraordinary skills as improvisier composer.
The evolution of his jazz language over the years combined with his marked sense of rhythm and meticulous study of harmony complete the role of composer-improviser of Santoni.
For Guido Santoni the music has been since ever the reason of life and jazz is a leitmotiv of his personal fantasmagoric creativity.
These two peculiarities make Santoni unique in this specific musical genre able to change the mute piano’s keyboard into a living fountain of “voices” and multicolour vibrations, which wrap up and penetrate the hearer transferring the same forms and visions desired by the artists. The touch of his swift fingers, sometimes ruvid and often dolcissimo, does not leave space to a doubt about his technical and expressive abilities and lets feel his marked jazz inclination.
From this sonorous style Santoni creates new interpretations understandable and at the same time pleasant to whoever listens to them: so this music rises with the Artist to a real lyric, contemporary language.
An expressive form made new, that does not deny its jazz origins, but takes inspiration from the jazz and rigives it unimaginable, catchy and harmonically perfect sounds, which enrich it with new reinvented musical values.

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