Piano solo

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An original jazz pianist and musical conceptualist, Francesco Turrisi has been described as “a musical alchemist” by The Irish Times. Turrisi’s Mediterranean roots harbour a deep grasp of popular and classical traditions that sweep the centuries. A graduate in jazz and early music from the Royal Conservatory of The Hague, Turrisi is a treasurer of the folkloric and a fearless explorer of new sonic realms.

The music of his piano solo program isn’t easy to define – drawing from early music counterpoint and bass ostinatos, evocative Mediterranean modal melodies and scintillating jazz improvisation.

His ability to rework ancient melodies and rhythms through a contemporary jazz prism marks Turrisi out as one of the most striking voices to have emerged on the European jazz scene in the past decade.  Ian Patterson

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