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Biography

Born in Genoa 17/10/1965 Andrea Pozza started playing at a very young age dedicating himself atthe same time to jazz andclassical music. He obtained a diploma at Nicolò Paganini Conservatory in Genoa. At the age of only 13 he made his debut at the Louisiana Jazz Club in Genoa. From that time on he began an intense concert activity which gave him the opportunity to co-operate with famous American musicians both in jazz clubs and in international Jazz Festivals.
At the age of 16 he was called, together with other young musicians, to build the CEE "EUROJAZZ" "THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITY YOUTH JAZZ ORCHESTRA" with its headquarters' in London. He was part of this Orchestra from 1981 to 1985 playing in many
European capitals including London, Bruxelles, Rome. In 1985 Andrea Pozza took part in the Italian "JAZZ CUP" with his TRIO on RAI UNO in a series of live broadcasting. He won The RAI contest as "best pianist", among all young European participants, for the creation of a New Talents' Orchestra for persons under 25.
He won the first prize for the "best jazz composition" in a contest announced by SIAE in 1992.
He continually cooperate with STEVE GROSSMAN, GIANNI BASSO, TULLIO DE PISCOPO, LUCIANO and CARLO MILANESE ,CARLO ATTI, CLAUDIO and FULVIO CHIARA and years ago with SAL NISTICO, GEORGE COLEMAN, GEORGE MASSO, SCOTT HAMILTON, MASSIMO URBANI.
OTHER COOPERATION WITH FOREIGN AND ITALIAN MUSICIAN: L. KONITZ, J. KNEPPER, AL GREY, T. SCOTT, J. OWENS, C. BAKER,
B. BAILEY, H. "SWEET" EDISON, E. WARREN, SLIDE HAMPTON, LEW TABAKIN, D. PIKE, T. EDWARDS, IDRIS MUHAMMAD, JOE CHAMBERS, B. WATSON, B. MOOVER, LARRY NOCELLA, MARCELLO ROSA, GIANCARLO PILLOT.
RECORDS AND CD: With SAL NISTICO, CHARLIE MARIANO, GIANNI BASSO, T. DE PISCOPO, LUCIANO MILANESE, MARCELLO ROSA.

INTERNATIONAL FESTIVALS:
- NIZZA 1991 e 1992
- PARIGI TEATRE DE LA VILLE 1993
- JUAN LES PINS 1993 GENOVA JAZZ A VILLA IMPERIALE
- IVREA - SAN REMO JAZZ
- UMBRIA JAZZ 1995.

He cooperated in ROME and GENOA with the GEORGE COLEMAN QUARTET. He played at the jazz festivals of NICE and JUAN LES PINS. He recorded a cd with the Tom Kirkpatrick Trio "In The Chet Baker Mood" . The last summer he did some "two pianos" concerts with Dado Moroni New CD "DUO - Just In Time" with Fulvio Chiara (tpt) was recorded in 1999.
New CD with Gianni Basso (tenor), Luciano Milanese(bass) and Massimo Manzi(drums) "A La France" where the quartet plays a jazz version of the most famous French Songs. Vol 2 "Lullaby for Maude" in 2001
Recently Andrea is touring with the Dick DeGraaf (tenor) Quartet and they had an important tour in Indonesia (march 2002) and in Europe (Holland, Switzerland ,Luxembourg and Holland) The quartet played at the North Sea Jazz Festival 2003 presenting the new cd of the quartet "Shubert Impressions for Jazz Quintet". He is touring in Italy with his trio featuring Eliot Zigmund since 2001. He palyed in "Umbria Jazz 2003" with Phil Woods, Lee Konitz, Massimo Moriconi, Massimo Manzi
He recorded in 2003 his first trio cd with Luciano Milanese (bs)and Stefano Bagnoli (dr) …
Since the 2004 is the pianist of the Enrico Rava Quintet with whom he performed in very important festivals aroun the world (Paris Jazz Champ Floreal, Umbria Jazz 2004,2005 and 2006, Montreal Jazz Festival, Jazz Baltica 2005, Berlin Jazz Festival 2005, etc) and recorded for ECM a new cd of E. Rava Quintet , wich is about to came out in January 2007.
His last Trio cd "Plays Ellington,Monk and Himself" recorded live in Ancona for the GOFOUR Records is out since few mounths…

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