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Roberto Tarenzi

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Born in Milan in 1977, undertakes the study of the piano at eight, playing classical music. Discovers jazz in the adolescence and studies with: Ray Santisi at the seminaries of the Berklee School in Umbria Jazz '94, Franco D'andrea and Enrico Pieranunzi at Siena Jazz '96, Enrico Intra and Roberto Pronzato at Civici Corsi di Jazz of Milan, where he obtains the diploma in 1999.

In 1995 joins the Big Band directed by Enrico Intra and records 4 cds with them: "Italian Club Graffiti" for Erga-Peer Music, "Night Creatures", "New Perspectives" and "New Italian Jazz Graffiti" for Soul Note and accompanies, among the others: Dave Liebman, Max Roach, Bobby Watson, Bob Brookmeyer, David Murray, Eddie Daniels, David Raksin, Franco Cerri, Enrico Rava, Franco Ambrosetti, Giovanni Tommaso.

In 2000, inspired by the music of pianist Ahmad Jamal, constitutes CUES Trio together with Lucio Terzano and Tony Arco, recording in 2001 "Introducing CUES trio" for the DDQ-SoulNote and in 2002 "Cues trio meets David Liebman - FEEL" for the Abeat records.

While sitting in a jam session in New York, meets James Cammack, who has been playing bass with Ahmad Jamal for two decades, and plays several concerts with him in Italy in 2004 and 2005.

In October 2005 he records with the Nat Su 4et the CD "Volatile", coming out soon for Swiss label TCB. In December 2005 he records live with Dave Liebman during an Italian tour.

Currently he collaborates with: Alice Ricciardi, Gaetano Partipilo, Gianni Cazzola, Roberto Rossi, Marco Micheli, Jean Charles Richard, Tony Arco, Marco Vaggi, Nicola Muresu, Nat Su, Attilio Zanchi.

Festivals, Venues and Activities:
– recording in New York with Gaetano Partipilo, Mike Moreno, Matt Brewer and Nasheet Waits
- concert at the Deer Head Inn with the Dave Liebman quartet (Charles Fambrough e Ian Froman)

French tour with Jean Charles Richard
- tour in Switzerland and France with the Nat Su 4et and recording of the CD "Volatile"
- concerts in Paris and recording with the Gaetano Partipilo quartet
- tour e and recording in Italy with Dave Liebman

– gigs at the Blue Note Milano, Ferrara Jazz club and Tribeca in Parma with James Cammack, Nat Su and Jean Charles Richard, Ottagono in Jazz with Alice Ricciardi, Attilio Zanchi and Gianni Cazzola
Nat Su Quartet- concerts with Piero Odorici, Carlo Atti, Steve Gut at the Chet Baker Club in Bologna

– Campobasso Autumn Jazz Festival
- Padova Porsche jazz Festival
- concerts with David Liebman in Milano and Ferrara
- gigs at the Blue Note Milano
- gig at the Deer Head Inn in Pennsylvania with the David Liebman Saxophone Master Class.

- Iseo Jazz Festival showcase for the CD "Introducing Cues Trio" DDQ-Soul Note
- Iseo Jazz Festival with the Civica Jazz Band + Franco Ambrosetti
- Soloist in "I got rhythm Variations" by G.Gershwin at the Conservatorio G.Verdi di Milano with Orchestra Cantelli and Civica Jazz Band
- Metastasio Jazz and Pescara Jazz with James Newton
- Estival Jazz in Lugano with Franco Ambrosetti and Civica Jazz Band
- recording with Franco Ambrosetti and OSI (Orchestra della Svizzera Italiana) and Gianni Ferrio (arranger)
- concert at RSI (Radio Svizzera italiana)
- recording of the CD "Cues trio meets David Liebman - FEEL" for Abeat records
– concerts with Dave Liebman in Milano.

– Orchestre senza confini with: Patrice Caratini, Eddie Daniels, David Raksin (composer of "Laura"), Paolo Fresu, Gianluigi Trovesi, Enrico Rava
- First Prize "Best New Talent" at Lecco Jazz Competition
- Alexander Platz in Roma with Tony Arco 4et

– Venezia Suona
- Messa D'Oggi by Enrico Intra
con Jean Charles Richard- David Murray at Teatro Grassi di Milano.

- Orchestre Senza Confini with Dave Liebman and others
- gigs in local clubs

– Lucca Jazz
- Colloquio con Malcolm X by Giorgio Gaslini
- Wins scolarship at "Premio Massimo Urbani"

- Orchestre senza Confini Milano, with Bob Brookmeyer, Bobby Watson, Max Roach
- Iseo Jazz

– Ferrara jazz Festival
- Pavia Jazz Festival
- Iseo Jazz

with Civica Jazz Band:
Italian Jazz Graffiti (erga)
Night Creature (Soul Note)
New Perspectives (Soul Note)
New Italian Jazz Graffiti (Soul Note)

with Cues trio:
Introducing Cues trio (DDQ)
Cues trio meets David Liebman - FEEL - (Abeat)

with Franco Ambrosetti:
Music for Symphony and Jazz band (Enja) -ristampa-
Ballads: the European way (Enja) -to be released-

with Nat Su
in prossima uscita per TCB

Contacts and Information:
Roberto Tarenzi
ph. 02.36553301 - 328.2140856 – +1 646 675 4451
email: roberto.tarenzi@libero.it
web: www.geocities.com/bobtarenzi

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