Rossano was born in Vigevano, Italy, and graduated in classical piano aged only 16. Having transferred his allegiance to jazz, he became known as an exponent of the stride style and was compared to the late Ralph Sutton and Dave McKenna, but that understates his playing range. He can, as they say, do it all.
”Rossano Sportiello is a virtuoso pianist and a master of piano styles” Dave Gelly – The Observer
Rossano has performed with many of the world’s finest jazz luminaries and been in much demand in the U.S. appearing at the Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall, and the United Nations. Rossano has performed all over the world at acclaimed festivals and venues. He joined the Harry Allen Quartet in 2008 and is also a member of the European trio, “Three Wise Men”. In 2016, Rossano received the prestigious Valenza Jazz Award 2016 as musician of the year.
Rossano will be performing on the Haddo Steinway by kind permission of Haddo House Choral & Operatic Society
Rossano Sportiello was born in Italy on June 1st1974. At the age of 16 he was already performing jazz piano professionally in the Milan area while still studying classical music. He graduated in classical piano in 1996.
Since 1994 Rossano has performed in Italy, Germany, Switzerland, France, Spain, Belgium, Holland, Luxembourg, Norway, United Kingdom, USA, Hungary, Israel, Japan and South Korea.
In 2007 Rossano married American writer Lala Moore and moved to New York City.
Rossano maintains a full schedule of concerts in the United States and Europe and even though he’s an Italian born musician, he’s considered to be one of the major interpreters of the American jazz idiom, with particular attention to the period from the Harlem Stride piano style of the ‘20s and ‘30s to the Be-Bop of the ‘50s.
Rossano has received a number of distinguished awards in the field such as the “Prix du Jazz Classique” (France) in 2005, the Ascona Jazz Award (Switzerland) in 2009, the “Premio Vittorio Ramella” (Italy) in 2011 and “Premio Valenza Jazz 2016” (Italy).
Saturday 25th May 2019 8:00 pm
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Venue: Haddo House Hall