ANTONIO FIGURA

Pianist, composer, Educator born in 1972 in Siracusa, Sicily, Italy. 

 

"Antonio knows how to exploit the dynamics qualities of the piano, and he honors the space between the notes. He's achieved a truly timeless trio sound that really gives your imagination space to wander."

"Beautiful sounds from pianist Antonio Figura, a player who's got a great sense of space, and who really knows how to keep us waiting breathlessly for each new note! Figura's definitely of the Bill Evans school, but also has a more modern approach too, one that draws from a real 21st Century take on jazz piano, that sense of flow and almost blocks of sound that we love..."

 

MUSIC COLLABORATIONS 

His amazing music feeling has seen him perform with many diverse artists from around the world like: Dave Schroeder, Mike Richmond, Lenny White, William Lenihan, Dave Pietro, Cleveland Watkiss, Shane Forbes, Jean Philippe Morel, Evan Parker, Paul Lytton, Barry Guy, Tom Kennedy, Vicente Archer, Kendrick Scott, Freddie Washington, Steve Davis, Tommy Crane, Eric Markowitz, Dave Stone, Paula Morelenbaum, Neney Santos, Paolo Damiani, Lucrezio de Seta, Ettore Fioravanti, Massimo Pinca, Francesco Puglisi, Michele Salgarello, Marco Valeri, Luca Bulgarelli, Lorenzo Tucci, Pietro Ciancaglini, Rosario Giuliani, Max Ionata, Paolo Recchia, Massimiliano Rolff, Rachel Golub, Victor Schultz, Orlando Wells, Paul Brentley, Marc Phaneuf, Billy Drewes, Frank Vacin… 

 

COMING SOON

• “ALONG THE APPIAN WAY” - The Music of Dave Schroeder and Antonio Figura arranged by Rich Shemaria. Questo progetto discografico, registrato a New York negli “Dolan Studios” nel gennaio 2017, include: Mike Richmond Bass, Lenny White Drums, Rachel Golub Violin, Victor Schultz Violin, Orlando Wells Viola, Paul Brentley Cello, Marc Phaneuf Flute, Alto Flute, Billy Drewes Alto Flute, Clarinet, Frank Vacin Bass Clarinet.

• "ECO MUSIC PROJECT"- Antonio Figura piano / Jean Philippe Morel bass / William Lenihan guitar / Lucrezio de Seta drums. 

 

DISCOGRAPHY PUBLISHED

• 2015: "A Journey With A Small Red Car" (Jazzit Records)

• 2014: "Frères De Voyage" (Lampyridae Records)

• 2013: "Space Between (Headache Production/Groove studio production)

• 2012: "Ukitusa"(Schema Rearwards Records)

• 2010: "Strong Place New York Trio" (Schema Rearwards Records)

• 2005: "Cyclo" (Caligola Records)

• 2001: "Zazy"  (Caligola Records) 

 

STUDIES

• 2009: Master Degree in Jazz Music with highest honors (110/110 cum laude) - Conservatory of music “Luigi Cherubini” - Florence 

• 2008: Seminar "La pratica della Musica non scritta" with M° Giorgio Gaslini - Conservatory of music “Luigi Cherubini” - Florence 

• 2007: Degree in Jazz Music with highest honors (110/110 cum laude) - Conservatory of music “Luigi Cherubini” - Florence 

• 1998: High qualification course in jazz music - Foundation "Siena Jazz"

 

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