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Daniele Di Bonaventura
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Born in Fermo (in the Marches), Daniele di Bonaventura, composer-arranger, pianist-bandoneonist, has cultivated since the beginning of his activity a strong interest in improvised music despite having a musical education of classical extraction (diploma in Composition) started only 8 years old with the study of piano, cello, composition and conducting. His collaborations range from classical to contemporary music, from jazz to tango, from ethnic music to world music, with incursions into the world of cinema and dance.
He has played in major Italian and international festivals including: Mediterranean Rumors at Roccella Jonica '87 and '88, Jazz & Image at Villa Celimontana in Rome, Ravenna Jazz 2000, Clusone Jazz 2001, Biennale Arte Venezia 2001, Sant'Anna Arresi Jazz 2004 , Mantua Literature Festival 2004, Cormòns 2005, National Academy of Santa Cecilia Chamber Music Season 2005-'06, Umbria Jazz Winter 2014, Umbria Jazz 2015/2017, England - Music Hall Festival and Royal Festival Hall in London, Holland - Music Hall in Leeuwarden, Germany - 30th Deutsches Jazz Festival in Frankfurt, Berlin Jazz Festival, Spain - Festa de la Mercè in Barcelona, ​​Egypt - Opera House in Cairo, Norway - Olavsfestdagen in Trondheim, France - London Jazz Festival 2017, Festival Berlioz , Jazz in Marciac, Switzerland, Portugal, Brazil, Argentina, Chile, Slovenia, Moldova, Croatia, Latvia, Albania, Singapore, Japan, United States and South Africa, playing in the greatest moments of from the Town Hall in New York to the Sala Pleyel in Paris.
He has played, recorded and collaborated with: Enrico Rava, Paolo Fresu, Stefano Bollani, A Filetta, Oliver Lake, David Murray, Miroslav Vitous, Rita Marcotulli, David Liebman, Toots Tielemans, Lenny White, Robin Kenyatta, Omar Sosa, Joanne Brackeen, Greg Osby, Ira Coleman, Dino Saluzzi, Javier Girotto, Cesar Stroscio, Tenores di Bitti, Aires Tango, Peppe Servillo, David Riondino, Francesco Guccini, Sergio Cammariere, Lella Costa, Ornella Vanoni, Franco Califano, Eugenio Allegri, Alessandro Haber, Enzo De Caro, Homer Antonutti, Giuseppe Battiston, Giuseppe Piccioni, Mimmo Cuticchio, Custòdio Castelo, Andrè Jaume, Furio Di Castri, UT Gandhi, Guinga, Riccardo Fassi, Frank Morocco, Paolo Vinaccia, Mathias Eick, Bendik Hofseth, Pierre Favre, Jaques Morelembaum, Ivan Lins, and Quintetto Violado. In 2003 for the Marchigiana Philharmonic Orchestra he composed, performed and recorded the "Suite for Bandoneon and Orchestra" commissioned by the same.
He has published more than 90 records with the record labels and editions: Via Veneto Jazz; Philology, Manifesto, Felmay, Amiata Records, Splasc (H), World Music, CCn'C Records; for Harmonia Mundi a work for bandoneon and string quartet entitled "Sine Nomine". The latest collaboration is with Miroslav Vitous, who has called him to participate in the latest CD entitled Universal Syncopation II, winner of the German Critics Prize (Preis der deutschen Schallplattenkritik) as album of the year 2007, published by the prestigious German label ECM. Also for the ECM he published the last work entitled "Mystic Mediterranean" a work shared with the vocal group of Corsica A Filetta and Paolo Fresu. For the Tuk Music of Fresu he published in 2013 his first double album titled "Nadir" in which he plays the bandoneon in the first cd and in the second the piano in trio. In 2014 he collaborated on the soundtrack of the film "Torneranno i prati" directed by Ermanno Olmi. In March 2015 he published the cd in duo with Fresu also for the ECM entitled "In Maggiore" and at the same time the documentary film "Musical figures on the run" by the director Fabrizio Ferraro in which the two musicians are portrayed during the recording session at Lugano together with Manfred Eicher.

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