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Larry Franco
piano, vocal (Bari, 08/17/1961)

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Born in Bari in 1961. Featured in Big Bands, as singer, between 1990 and 1994, with the JAZZ STUDIO ORCHESTRA.
From 1994 to 1995, he lived and performed in LOS ANGELES in many Jazz Clubs with his own project dedicated to NAT KING COLE.

He studied with GENE MERLINO vocal improvisation.
Since 1997, he sings with the ITALIAN BIG BAND conducted by MARCO RENZI. He took part in 1997 in an ITALIAN NATIONAL RADIO BROADCASTING called "Stasera a Via Asiago" producted by Adriano Mazzoletti on RAI STEREO DUE.
In May of 1999 recorded on his name the album "Nuttin' But Nat" devoted to NAT KING COLE, in which play Franco Cerri (g), Fabrizio Bosso (tp), Massimo Manzi (d), Guido Di Leone (g).
This cd has been introduced by Giuliano Fournier in a radio broadcast of the National Swiss Radio "RETE 1".
In the 1998, he used to be the pianist of the Italian singer NICOLA ARIGLIANO.
In 1999, he partecipated in a TV MUSIC SHOW on RAI RADIOTELEVISIONE ITALIANA dedicated to NATALINO OTTO, as singer of the signature and toured with the Italian Big Band in the Arab Emirates for the Italian Embassy.
On march 2000, performed for Italian Embassy in Turkey (Izmir and Ankara).
On June 2000, performed at the "MIDDLEBURY COLLEGE (Vermont - USA).
On the 3rd of July 2000, he performed for a very special evening at VERONA JAZZ FESTIVAL sharing the stage with Natalie Cole and the Herbie Hancock.
He recorded 7 Cds, with his own album dedicated to Nat King Cole.
In March 2001 performed for Italian Institute of Culture of Addis Ababa - Ethiopia.
In March 2002 performed in Turkey at Izmir 9° European Jazz Festival, Ankara - University of Hacettepe and Istanbul.
In febbruary 2003 he performed in INDIA at the KALA GHODA ART FESTIVAL of Mumbai and at the KAMANI AUDITORIUM of New Delhi. In June of the same year he performed in Greece at the MEGARO MOUSIKIS in Athens, Thessaloniki and Patras.
He partecipated in summer 2003 among others, to TERNI JAZZ FESTIVAL, LIVORNO JAZZ FESTIVAL and RIMINI JAZZ FESTIVAL.
On the 2nd of July 2003 performed at MIDDLEBURY COLLEGE in VERMONT in a "solo" recital of Piano and Voice.
In december 2003, he recorded in New York with Dado Moroni (p), Ira Coleman (cb) and Jimmy Cobb (dr).
In May 2004 performed at MOHAMED V THEATER in Rabat (Morocco). In July appered on TV RAI UNO - LINEA BLU.
In November 2004 he performed in ROMANIA at Arcub Theater with his quartet and in TUNISIA at Quadrième Art Theater with Dixinitaly Jazz Band.
In December he performed in the Italian tour with Gary Smulyan, Ira Coleman, Bepi D'Amato, Michel Carrabba and Enzo Lanzo in a Gerry Mulligan Tribute.
On February 2005 he performed with his quartet at the "PHILIPS DUBAI INTERNATIONAL JAZZ FESTIVAL"
On March 2005 an Italian Tour with FRANCO CERRI and in April he performed again in the Arab Emirates at the ABU DHABI INTERNATIONAL JAZZ FESTIVAL.
On September performed for ISCHIA JAZZ FESTIVAL by UMBRIA JAZZ.
On October he will perform with his quartet in AUSTRALIA at MANLY INTERNATIONAL JAZZ FESTIVAL, KYNETON JAZZ FESTIVAL and ITALIAN JAZZ IN MELBOURNE than continue touring to HONG KONG.
On March 2006 he performed again at PHILIPS DUBAI INTERNATIONAL JAZZ FESTIVAL with his new quartet, promoting the newest CD released in January "IMPORT - EXPORT" and in Orvieto for Umbria Jazz Winter. In April performed by the TERNI JAZZ SEASON #6 and at the EUROPAFEST in BUCAREST in May. Performed at YOKOHAMA JAZZ PROMENADE Tokyo's Auditorium "Umberto Agnelli" by the Italian Institute of Culture. In November a CUBA TOUR (20-27) and the partecipation at the INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL DU FILM in Marrakech, Morocco in december (1 -5). In 2007 he partecipated at JAVA JAZZ INTERNATIONAL JAKARTA and DUBAI JAZZ FESTIVAL in March, at EUROPAFEST in Bucarest and performed in TIRANA for "Klasik Stagione Musicale" in may. Performed in Casablanca on the 1st of June for the Italian Republic Celebration Day.



Sidney 2005


Jakarta


Jakarta


Dubai

World Tour

1992 – BELGIUM - Bruxelles - Delegation Permanente de l 'Italie au Conseil Atlantique
1993
BELGIUM - Bruxelles - Delegation Permanente de l 'Italie au Conseil Atlantique
1995U.S.A. - Los Angeles
1999ARAB EMIRATES ( ABU DHABI / DUBAI)
2000TURKEY (4 March – Hilton IZMIR / 6 March Sheraton ANKARA)
2000 - U.S.A. Middlebury College - Center of the Arts - Vermont (28th of June)
2001
ETHIOPIA (24 March – Hilton ADDIS ABEBA)
2002TURKEY (22 March 9° European Jazz Festival –IZMIR / 25 University of Hacettepe ANKARA /26
IIC Theatre of ISTANBUL
2003INDIA - 16 feb BOMBAY - Kala Ghoda Art Festival / 18 Feb NEW DELHI - Kamani Auditorium
GREECE - 2,3,4 of June / Patras - Athens - Thessaloniki
USA - Middlebury College - Center of the Arts - Middlebury / Vermont (2nd of Aug)
2004 - MOROCCO - 5 may Mohamed V Theatre RABAT - 7 may Royal Golf Club Rabat
GREECE - 31 july AKILLION PALACE - Corfù
ROMANIA (11-15) 12 november Arcub - BUCAREST
TUNISIA (20-23) 22 november TUNISI Theatre
2005 ARAB EMIRATES - 1 -4 feb PHILIPS DUBAI INTERNATIONAL JAZZ FESTIVAL
- ARAB EMIRATES
- 4 - 8 Apr ABU DHABI INTERNATIONAL JAZZ FESTIVAL
- AUSTRALIA
- 1-9 Oct (2-4) MANLY INTERNATIONAL JAZZ FESTIVAL, (7-8) KYNETON JAZZ FESTIVAL
(9) ITALIAN JAZZ IN MELBOURNE, (3) ITALIAN FORUM SYDNEY
- HONG KONG
10 - 16 oct Country Club
2006 - ARAB EMIRATES 6-10 march - PHILIPS DUBAI INTERNATIONAL JAZZ FESTIVAL
ROMANIA : EUROPAFEST - BUCAREST 6 -11 MAY 2006
JAPAN : TOKYO 4 oct - Akai Karasu Tokyo 5 oct - B Flat Tokyo -
YOKOHAMA JAZZ PROMENADE 8 oct - Bar Bar Bar Yokohama 9 oct
CUBA : IX Settimana della Cultura Italiana - Havana
MOROCCO : International Festival du Cinema - Marrakech - CASABLANCA teatro Italia
2007 - INDONESIA
2 - 4 March 2007 - Java Jazz International Jazz Festival - Jakarta
ARAB EMIRATES 7 - 10 March 2007 - Arab Emirates - Dubai - Philips International Jazz Festival
ROMANIA - BUCAREST
- EUROPEFEST may 7-13
ALBANIA - TIRANA - Stagione Musicale Klasik may 16
MAROCCO - Casablanca 1st June - Festa della Repubblica Italiana



coming soon 2007:

25 -30 October 2007 - Perù, Colombia
26 -30 November 2007 - Cuba X Settimana della Cultura Italiana

Discography
1997 "CONCERTO PER UNA VITA" - (Hill Side Jazz Band)
1999 "DIXINITALY " - Larry Franco & Dixinitaly Jazz Band - NSJ001

1999 "NUTTIN BUT NAT" - Larry Franco con Franco CERRI, Fabrizio BOSSO, Massimo MANZI. - NSJ002
1999 "FRIENDS FOR A.D.M.O." - con Joy GARRISON
2000 "NON E' SOLO TANTA MUSICA" - Live pro A.N.T. - Dixinitaly Jazz Band. - NSJ003
2002 "CHRISTMAS SONGS" - Dixinitaly Jazz Band & Ottonando Brass Band - NSJ006
2003 "DIXINITALY 2 " - Larry Franco & Dixinitaly Jazz Band - NSJ005

2004 "INTRODUCING LARRY FRANCO, JAZZ SINGER !" - Philology W718
2004 - "ITALIAN JAZZ ENSEMBLE" - Philology W 730

2005 - "IMPORT EXPORT" Larry Franco Quartet - Philology W 607
2007 - "TWO IN ONE" Piano Elegy
(D.Moroni-F.D’Andrea-R-Sellani-N.Morelli-E.Olivieri-G.Cuscito, A. Vannucchi) Philology W 361
2007 - "A CROONER IN THE LAND OF DIXIE” 
Larry Franco Jazz Society – Philology W 362

Cooperations : Gianni COSCIA, Gary SMULYAN, Franco CERRI, Dado MORONI, Ira COLEMAN, Jimmy COBB, Gianni BASSO, Nicola ARIGLIANO, Massimo CATALANO, Lino PATRUNO, Carlo Alberto ROSSI, George GAFFNEY, Earl PALMER, Edy OLIVIERI, Marcello ROSA, Tony SCOTT, Charlie HOLLERING, Paolo TOMELLERI, Massimo MANZI, Massimo MORICONI, Giampaolo ASCOLESE, Tiziana GHIGLIONI, Andrea MARCELLI, Emanuele CISI, Fabrizio BOSSO, Daniele SCANNAPIECO, Andy GRAVISH, Renato SELLANI, Bepi D'AMATO, Dodo GOYA, Mike PRICE, Yasek MANZANO.

Jazz Festivals:
JAVA JAZZ INTERNATIONAL JAKARTA (Indonesia) - marzo 2007
DUBAI INTERNATIONAL JAZZ FESTIVAL 2007
FESTIVAL INTERNAZIONALE DEL CINEMA Marrakech - dicembre 2006 (Marocco)
TEATRO ITALIA Casablanca - dicembre 2006 (Marocco)
IX SETTIMANA DELLA CULTURA ITALIANA - novembre 2006 (Cuba)
YOKOHAMA JAZZ PROMENADE - ottobre 2006 (Giappone)
AUDITORIUM "UMBERTO AGNELLI, TOKYO - ottobre 2006 (Giappone)
B FLAT JAZZ CLUB, AKAY KARASU JAZZ CLUB (Tokyo) BAR BAR BAR (Yokohama) - ottobre 2006 (Giappone)
EUROPAFEST BUCAREST - maggio 2006 (Romania)
TERNI IN JAZZ SPRING - aprile 2006
PUGLJAZZ (TRANI) 2004, 2005, 2006
MANLY INTERNATIONAL JAZZ FESTIVAL 2005 (Sydney Australia) –
KYNETON JAZZ FESTIVAL 2005 (Australia) –
ITALIAN JAZZ IN MELBOURNE 2005 (Australia) -
TERNI JAZZ FESTIVAL #4 - 25 -27 giugno 2004 -
DUBAI INTERNATIONAL JAZZ FEST 2005 - 2006
ABU DHABI INTERNATIONAL JAZZ FEST 2005 -
ASSISI INTERNATIONAL DIXIELAND FESTIVAL - 22 23 luglio 2004 -
CEPPALONI JAZZ & BLUES 25 luglio 2004 -
POLLICORO JAZZ FESTIVAL 29 luglio 2004 -
FESTIVAL INTERNAZIONALE DELLE CHITARRE mottola 6 luglio 2003
LIVORNO JAZZ FESTIVAL - 31 Luglio 2003 -
TERNI JAZZ FESTIVAL #3- 20 - 22 giugno 2003 -
RIMINI FANS JAZZ FESTIVAL - maggio 2003 -
KALA GHODA ART FESTIVAL - BOMBAY - INDIA - febbraio 2003 -
9° EUROPEAN JAZZ FESTIVAL - IZMIR - TURCHIA marzo 2002 -
TEGGIANO JAZZ FESTIVAL 2002 - Nicola Arigliano trio -
FESTIVAL JAZZ DELLE SERRE 2002 - Nicola Arigliano Trio - Cerisano (Cs) -
TERNI in JAZZ FESTIVAL #2 - Sangemini -giugno 2002 -
FESTIVAL DELLA CANZONE "JAZZATA" - SANREMO 2002 -
FESTIVAL DI SAN MARINO 2000 -
1° FESTIVAL INTERNAZ. DI JAZZ TRADIZIONALE - Rossano Calabro (Cs) 2000 -
"ROARING TWENTIES" JAZZ FESTIVAL - ROMA 1999/2000 -
FESTIVAL "ALLE ORIGINI DEL JAZZ" - Castellana (Ba) 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 -
FESTIVAL DELLE BIG BAND - Bari 1999 -
"WE WANT JAZZ" FESTIVAL" - Aosta 2000 -
FESTIVAL JAZZ di CERVIA 2000 -
FASANO JAZZ 2000 - Fasano (Br) -
GEZZINVILLA - Torremaggiore (Fg) 1999 -
FESTIVAL JAZZ DI ANDRIA - Andria (Ba) 1999 2000
Rassegna "ARTISTI TRA I VICOLI" - Martina Franca (Ta) 1998 1999 2001 2002 -
ACRI JAZZ FESTIVAL 2001
NOTTI DI STELLE - Bari 2000 2001 -
TALOS JAZZ FESTIVAL 2001 - Ruvo di Puglia (Ba)


Contacts:
Larry Franco
tel.fax 0039-099-4591463
mobile 0039-339-2986584
email: info@larryfranco.it
web: www.larryfranco.it


Management & Booking
Francesca Casciuolo
web: www.larryfranco.it
email : management@larryfranco.it


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