leaving a kind of mixed-blend of familiarity and imagination in its wake. Talent is like that. It is not unilateral in nature. It is a multi-dimensional matrix of unyielding horizons, immediate in its potential and fully accessible at the soul, open to those allowing its presence to flourish. Unsurprisingly, many artists, in effect, achieve better than a mere adequate proficiency in balancing select areas of interest, beyond that for which they might best be acknowledged or acclaimed (actor/director, sculptor/architect, playwright/screen-writer, poet/songsmith etc.) So it is with Andrea, he is both an acknowledged painter and acclaimed composer… but primarily he is the consummate artist – Andrea’s father (gifted in his own right) presented him with his first guitar when he was only 9 years old; by 11, he was playing in a local band and in his early teens performing professionally.
Opening for many well-known popular bands, he received high-praise and an exalted notoriety for a variety of musical styles, ranging from traditional classical Italian to R&B and pop/rock. His fans followed him to many of the most prominent Italian (and European) venues. While continuing as a featured recording artist, it was inevitable that he would ultimately turn to jazz. He studied such masters as Villalobos, Wes Montgomery, Toninho Horta and George Benson.
In the 80's his artistic interests and musical abilities reached an even greater level of sophistication. Recognizing an indefinable affinity between the classical and jazz guitar, he successfully connected the two. Andrea’s passion and fervor translated into an even deeper dedication to his musical compositions. In the 90’s he composed, arranged and produced his first release: Blu Oltremare, a captivatingly seamless blend of classic, Brazilian and jazz. Just as his music supposes beauty, so too his paintings present beautiful suppositions...
and whether together or separate they both constitute compositions of truth. His projects are visionary and uniquely designed to facilitate this embrace. Believing that when you truly feel the music, you not only listen with your ears but also with your eyes... to see into a thing so deeply that you can hear it breathe and touch life...
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