and composer, Francesco Carta was born in Vicenza in
He graduated in piano and in jazz music with Maestro
he took an academic degree which qualifies him to teach instrumental music.
In Siena, at Siena
Jazz Institution, he qualified professional "Contemporary Music Interpreter"
in a musical contest promoted by the European Union and Tuscany Region.
He attended jazz courses and seminars held by: Marcello Tonolo,
Lee Konitz, Stefano Battaglia,
Since 1990, Maestro Carta has been a pianist,
composer and arranger in an Italian/Slovenian band called "Devil Doll"; he has recorded
many CDs which have been obtaining great success in different countries in the world.
In 1994 Maestro Carta qualified among
the three finalists in the "Summertime in Jazz" in Prato with his own "Experimental
In 1998 he was among the finalists
of a national prize for young, up-and-coming jazz musicians called "Premio Nazionale
in Urbisaglia (Macerata).
In the same year, he came third playing a Piano Solo at the "Primo Jazz Cafè
Festival" in Roveleto di Cadeo (Piacenza).
In Trento, in 2000, he performed with
the Big Band for the festival "Itinerari Jazz " directed by the American
composer and arranger Maria Schneider.
Francesco Carta performed also with: Roberto Dani, David Boato,
Lorenzo Conte, Michele and Lorenzo Calgaro, Chicca Andriollo,
Angelo Liziero, Oreste Soldano, Moreno Castagna,
Renzo De Rossi, Beppe Calamosca, Beppe Pilotto, Michele
Polga, Gianluca Carollo, Roberto Caon, Renato Peppoloni,
Franco Dal Monego, Antonio Carraro, Gianni Fassetta, "Blue
Bop", "Jazz Land Big Band", "Orchestra and Choir Città di Vicenza".
He has been holding about 300 concerts in jazz-clubs, theatres, musical
shows and festivals as: "New Conversations-Vicenza Jazz"; "Itinerari Jazz"
(Trento); "Società del Quartetto" in Vicenza; "Selvazzano in Jazz"
(Veneto Jazz); "Villa Celimontana" (Roma); "Pavone Open Jazz Festival"
(Ivrea); "I martedì al Conservatorio" (Vicenza); "Mantova musica festival".
In June 2005, Maestro Carta recorded
thirteen personal compositions in a CD for piano solo playing a piano Grancoda Fazioli.
The film director Fabio Baccelliere chose two pieces from his CD for the sound track
of the short film "Dove ci porta la corrente".
For the Slovenian Ministry of Culture, he analyzed the musical transcriptions
of the sound tracks composed by the American musician Bernard Herrmann later collected
in a book.
He also wrote a monographic essay about the life and the detailed artistic
production of the great jazz pianist
published by "Fondazione
This essay contains the first complete discography of the outstanding musician.
Maestro Carta worked with
Francesconi on the transcriptions of 50 original compositions collected
in the "Song-Book" by the pianist and composer
He wrote didactic lecture notes and essays about jazz music as: "La
poliritmia nella musica jazz" about the analysis of the works by L. Tristano,
C. Parker, T. Monk, H. Hancock; and "Scale, modi e voicing per i pianisti
Maestro Carta is a qualified piano teacher who teaches in public schools.
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