biography

biography

Pianist, composer, arranger and educator, he was born in Syracuse June 4, 1982: he has began studying piano when he was 7 and in 2007 he graduated at Italian Conservatory F. Cilea in Reggio Calabria.
He studied with national and international renowned musiciasn such as Raffaele Terlizzi, Paolo Vergari, Andrea Benevento, Salvatore Bonafede.
In 2009 he attended Umbria Jazz Clinics winning a scholarship to study at Berklee College of Music in Boston. In 2012 graduated in Jazz Music at Italian Conservatory A. Corelli in Messina. In the same year he received Corrado Maranci Music Award for Jazz Music.
He has recorded and / or played with:
Fabrizio Bosso, Ben Van Gelder, Stefano D'Anna, Marco Panascia, Marcello Pellitteri, Marco Vaggi, Tony Arco, Ferdinando Faraò, Gioacchino Papa, Giuseppe Tortora, Daniele Scannapieco, Emanuele Primavera, Carmelo Venuto, Tony Cattano, David Lo Cascio, Francesco Cataldo, Seby Burgio, Jossy Botte, Enzo Augello, Filippo Di Pietro, Rino Cirinnà.
In 2011 he recorded his first album called Freeway for the label AlfaMusic with Fabrizio Bosso, Stefano D'Anna, Gioacchino Papa, Marco Panascia and Marcello Pellitteri.
In 2013 he published for AlfaMusic his second album of original compositions called Anamnesi, reviewed by JazzIt magazine and included in the planning of major radio stations such as Radio 3 (Rai), Radio Vatican Radio and Cambridge105.
In 2013 he published for AlfaMusic his second third of original compositions called Musaico, featuring Ben van Gelder, Carmelo Venuto, Emanuele Primavera.
He performed for several jazz festivals: Novara Jazz, Jonio Jazz, Fano Jazz, Catania Jazz, Play Music Festival, JazzIt Fest 2014, Nomos Jazz, Nissa Jazz, Milazzo Jazz, Ortigia Jazz 2013, Flor Jazz Fest 2013, Premio Archimede (UMI) 2013, Noto Jazz 2013 and 2012, Piazza Jazz 2012, Palermo Jazz 2012, International Jazz Festival "Sergio Amato" 2011, Focus Jazz 2010.
He also works in education being a piano teacher at Liceo Gargallo in Siracusa.

Biography | Italian Pianist Raffaele Genovese | Jazz, Classical, Contemporary Music
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