88 is a qualified and awarded pianist. Repertoire includes jazz, ambient, blues, neoromantic, classical, ragtime and early jazz music.
88 the pianist was a wonderful addition to our awards event - great ambient repetoire, and very accommodating and patient throughout. Thank you!
88 is a polyhedric musician whose repertoire includes jazz, ambient, blues, ragtime, neoromantic, minimal, classical and early jazz music of the 20s and 30s, also his own music in experimental jazz style. He plays works of names like Chilly Gonzales, Michael Nyman, Enya, Giovanni Allevi, Ludovico Einaudi, Scott Joplin, Dave Grusin, Dave Brubeck as well as the most famous classical composers, and his service is ideal for corporate events, vine tasting events, weddings cocktails, civil ceremonies and receptions in London an allover UK. He performed in UK and overseas, collecting great success and being extimated as a very communicative and charismatic musician. Great worldwide personalities such as Héctor Ulises Passarella, Rodion Shchedrin, Frederic Rzewski, Yoshiko Okada and others have appreciated him both as a fine composer and a pianist, with an excellent consideration of his talent. 88 is a professional, qualified pianist (Mmus) and composer (Bmus) and was the winner of ‘On Piano Creativity’ Permanent International Contest and scholarship in 2000. From 2015 he is also an appointed juror of the WPTA International Piano Competition (member of the Alink-Argerich Foundation). He studied at Conservatoires of Fermo and Milan, Incontri col Maestro, Academy of Imola and École de Musique Mozart in Bruxelles with the several great masters. Numerous experiences with improvisation and experimentations in various genres like modern classic, ambient, jazz and psychedelic led him to create a brand new style he called 'Molecular Jazz'. This colorful, rhythmical and highly contaminated music treats genres such as acid-jazz, deep house, lounge, fusion, funk, latin and grunge as they were classic large form genres. The same that Chopin, Janacek, Bartok and Kodaly did with folk music of their own respective countries, yet now the 'country' is the world itself, with its huge variety of popular music genres.
It is possible to choose from any of the following repertoires or create a multigenre playlist at your own preference. BLUES AND CROSSOVER - "Pine top" Perkins: How long (solo instrumental version trascribed by 88) (3:00) - Chilly Gonzales: Meischeid (2:00) - Chilly Gonzales: Ovenight (3:30) - Chilly Gonzales: C M Blues (4:30) - Chilly Gonzales: Chilly in F minor (1:00) - Chilly Gonzales: Minor Fantasy (3:30) (total duration 18mins) RAGTIME MUSIC (late 1800s / early 1900s) - Scott Joplin: Maple Leaf Rag (3:00) - Scott Joplin: The Entertainer (4:30) - Scott Joplin: Elite Syncopation (4:00) - Scott Joplin: Bethena (8:00) - Scott Joplin: Frog legs Rag (2:30) - Scott Joplin: The Chrysanthemum (4:00) - Scott Joplin: Heliotrope Bouquet (3:30) - Scott Joplin: Pineapple Rag (3:30) - Joshua Rifkin: The Ragtime Dance (3:30) - Tom Turpin: St Louis Rag (2:30) (total duration 40mins) STOMP, STRIDE AND CHARLESTON (10s, 20s and 30s music) - Jelly Roll Morton: Kansas City Stomp (2:30) - Jelly Roll Morton: King Porter Stomp (2:30) - James P. Johnson: Feelin blue (3:00) - James P. Johnson: Carolina Shout (3:00) - James P. Johnson: Charleston (3:00) - Fats Waller: Handful of keys (3:00) (total duration 17mins) CLASSICAL VIRTUOSO JAZZ - George Gershwin: 15 songs arranged by 88 (total duration 23mins) ROMANTIC & ELEGANT JAZZ ARRANGEMENTS (ideal background for lounge, cocktails and wedding receptions) - Jobim/Grusin: Bonita (4:00) - Gershwin/Grusin: Nice Work if you Can Get it (4:30) - Dave Grusin: Two for the Road (5:30) - Paul Desmond: Take 5 (2:30) - Howard/McKenzie: Fly Me to the Moon (4:00) - Kern/McKenzie: Smoke Gets in your Eyes (2:30) - Carmichael/Admiral: Stardust (4:00) - Jones/Young: Lady bird / When I fall in love - medley (arr. Orefice) (3:00) - Fermo Dante Marchetti: Fascination* (2:30) - Gino Paoli: Grazie (2:30) - Gino Paoli: Il cielo in una stanza (2:00) - Gino Paoli: Sapore di sale (2:30) - Gino Paoli: Senza fine (2:30) - Gino Paoli: In un caffè (2:00) - Luigi Tenco: Se stasera sono qui (2:00) (total duration: about 47mins; but if you get in touch well in advance this can be extended to one hour and more, since new jazz pieces will be added soon to this repertoire) MODERN AND GROOVY CROSSOVERS - Astor Piazzolla: Libertango (3:00) - Dave Grusin: Mountain Dance (3:30) - Dave Grusin: Memphis Stomp (from the movie "The Firm") (3:30) - Jamal Hartwell: Super Phatness (1:00) - Galdson: Learning to live (5:00) - 88: A Sweet Call (6:00) (total duration: 22mins) OTHER CROSSOVERS (VARIOUS STYLES) - Chilly Gonzales: The Tourist (3:00) - Chilly Gonzales: Nero's Nocturne (2:30) - Chilly Gonzales: Wintermezzo (3:00) - Chilly Gonzales: Papa Gavotte (3:00) - Chilly Gonzales: Manifesto (3:00) - Chilly Gonzales: Bermuda Triangle (1:30) - Chilly Gonzales: Kenaston (3:00) - Chilly Gonzales: Rideaux Lunaire (2:30) - Chilly Gonzales: Oregano (1:30) - Chilly Gonzales: Othello (3:00) - Chick Corea: Space Circus (2:00) (total duration: 38mins) AMBIENT-POP-NEOROMANTIC and CROSSOVERS - Ludovico Einaudi: Le Onde (5:30) - Ludovico Einaudi: Onde corte (3:30) - Ludovico Einaudi: I Giorni (6:00) - Giovanni Allevi: Ti Scrivo (3:00) - Giovanni Allevi: Come sei veramente (6:00) - Giovanni Allevi: Go with the flow (3:30) - Giovanni Allevi: Back to Life (4:30) - Giovanni Allevi: Monolocale 7.30 a.m. (3:30) - Giovanni Allevi: Aria (5:00) - Galdson: Life is good (2:30) - Galdson: I believe in you (2:30) - Galdson: Learning to live (5:00) (total duration: 51mins) MINIMAL AND NEOROMANTIC Michael Nyman: The heart asks pleasure first (from the movie "The Piano") (1:30) Wim Martens: Struggle for Pleasure* (4'00'') Enya: Watermark (3:30) (total duration: 9mins) FAMOUS MOVIE SOUNDTRACKS and TV TUNES - Dave Grusin: Memphis Stomp (from the movie "The Firm") (3:30) - Dave Grusin: Mountain Dance* (3:30) - Alan Silvestri: Forrest Gump theme (Feather theme) (2:00) - Michael Nyman: The heart asks pleasure first (from the movie "The Piano") (1:30) Wim Martens: Struggle for Pleasure* (4'00'') - Yan Tiersen: La Valse d’Amélie (2:30) - Yan Tiersen: Comptine d’un autre ete (2:30) - Yan Tiersen: L’autre Valse d’Amélie (1:30) - Fermo Dante Marchetti: Fascination* (from the movie “Elis” and many others) (2:30) (total duration: 24mins) CLASSICAL MUSIC (An ideal background of most famous classics for wedding cocktails/receptions and corporate events) Bach: 'Jesus, Joy of Man's Desiring' BWV 147 (3:30) Bach: Prelude in C major No.1 (from 'The Well Tempered Clavier' book I) (2:00) Bach: 'Air' (from Goldberg variations) (3:00) Bach: 'Air' on the G string (from Orchestral Suite No.3) (5:30) Bach: I Minuet from the French Suite No.3 in B Minor (1:30) Handel: Arrival of the Queen of Sheba (4:00) Paradisi: Toccata in A Major (3:00) Mozart: Turkish March from Sonata No.11 in A Major (3:30) Beethoven: Adagio sostenuto (from 'Moonlight' Sonata) (5:30) Beethoven: For Elise (3:00) Beethoven: Andante in A Flat Major from Pathetique Sonata (5:30) Schumann: Dreaming (from 'Scenes from Childhood' Op.15) (1:30) Mendelssohn: Wedding march (5:00) Chopin: Prelude Op.28, No.5 in D Major (2:00) Chopin: Prelude Op.28, No.7 in A Major (1:00) Chopin: Prelude Op.28, No.11 in B Major (0:30) Chopin: Prelude Op.28, No.15 in D Flat Major 'Raindrop' (4:30) Chopin: Nocturne Op.9, No.2 in E Flat Major (5:00) Chopin: Study Op.25, n.1 in A Flat Major (2:30) Chopin: Study Op.25, n.2 in F Minor (1:30) Chopin: Waltz in A Minor Opus Posth. Kk4B No.11* (2:00) Chopin: Waltz in D Flat Major Op.64 No.1 'Minute Waltz' (2:00) Chopin: Waltz in C Sharp Minor Op.64 No.2* (3:30) Brahms: Waltz op.39 No.2 in E Major* (1:30) Brahms: Waltz op.39 No.3 in G Sharp Minor* (1:00) Brahms: Waltz op.39 No. 15 in A Flat Major (1:30) Liszt: Consolation S.172, No.3 in D Flat Major* (5:30) Saint-Saens: The Swan (Arr. by Siloti) (2:30) Faure: Pavane Op.50* (5:00) Faure: Song without Words Op.17, No.3* (2:30) Wagner: Wedding march (2:00) Debussy: Claire de Lune (from Suite Bergamasque) (5:30) Debussy: Arabesque No.1 (4:30) Rodrigo: No.1. Berceuse de Printemp* (2:30) Satie: Gymnopedie n.1 (3:00) Satie: Gymnopedie n.2 (2:30) Satie: Gymnopedie n.3 (2:30) (total duration: 1hour52mins) 88'S OWN MUSIC (experimental jazz) Listen to A SWEET CALL from the collection 'Prophandances', composed and performed by 88 on Rhodes and acoustic piano. A Sweet Call (5:30) Old Vynil Funky (6:00) Trying to forget (4:00) Kurt's mood (5:00) Jamirodance (7:30) (total duration: 28mins) (* Some of the pieces still need to be prepared, so get in touch well in advance if you wish to have those pieces in the playlist.)
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