B i o g r a p h y
Pianist, composer and arranger, Antonello Parisi has performed in a big number of theaters, jazz clubs and live music locations with various formations within prestigious festivals in Europe and U.S. Inventor of the South Vertigo Band, prestigious formation in the fusion panorama, he also played with musicians such as Steve Wilson, Michael Mossman, Bob Franceschini, Tom Kirkpatrick, Scott Reaves, Ze Luis, Javier Girotto and many others.
In 2005 he recorded the album entitled “Zero Center” with the New York saxophonist Bob Franceschini and the South Vertigo Band, distributed by Ricordi-Feltrinelli, for the VideoRadio (RAI symphony Orchestra label). In 2006 he joined the prestigious compilation produced by Rai Trade-VideoRadio entitled “Fusion Jazz Rock & Groove” distributed by”Self Distribution”.
Winner of many awards and scholarships, he graduated with Summa Cum Laude at The City College of New York in Jazz performance under the direction of the Grammy award-winning jazz bassist John Patitucci. In 2012 he was accepted at the Queens College of New York to be part of the Jazz Master Program under the direction of the Grammy award-winning jazz composer, arranger and trumpet player Michael Mossman where he achieved his Master of Arts degree with a 4.00 GPA.
As educator, he developed significant experiences as teacher and director of music courses among which:“Art Music” sponsored by the Italian Ministry of Education, “Professione Musica” sponsored by the Educational Department of Taranto City (Italy), “Music & Work” sponsored by the Italian Ministry of Education, Carnegie Hall Royal Conservatory Achievement Program, Jazz Master Classes sponsored by the Educational Department of Taranto City (Italy), Teaching Artist Program – Jazz Outreach Program at Queens College NY.
In April 2014 he has taught at Brooklyn College "Theory and Jazz Improvisation" as substitute teacher of the Grammy award-winning jazz pianist Arturo O'Farrill. In May 2014 he also substituted the Grammy award-winning jazz trumpet player Michael Mossman at Queens College for the Big Band ensemble of the Master Program.
In November 2014 he felt really honored to become part of Afro Latin Jazz Alliance faculty as piano teacher.