Claudio Gioannini (Antonio FLINTA)


Drummer/Musician and Worldwide Manager for the Antonio FLINTA Quartet, Rome, ITALY

Antonio FLINTA is a Pianist, composer and educator born in Chile, studied in Madrid at the Taller de Musicos with
Joshua Edelman, and attended masterclasses with Barry Harris, Bob Moses and Chuck Israels,
among others. Soon after he won a scholarship to the Berklee College of Music in Boston, Mass.,
where he studied composition and arrangement, improvisation with Ed Tomassi and jazz piano with
Ray Santisi. In Rome in 1993, after playing in various bands, he formed his own trio with Roberto
Bucci on bass and Claudio Gioannini on drums, starting a musical relationship and a friendship that
lasts for more than twenty years.
Focusing on original compositions and interplay, the trio recorded four CDs: “The Meeting” (2000),
“Tree and Figure” (2003), “La Edad De La Ira” (2005), and “Portraits and Songs” (2007), and
toured both national and international jazz festivals. The song “Ninietta” included in the album “La
Edad De La Ira” was a finalist in the 2006 USA Songwriting Competition. In 2008 the trio
expanded its expressive possibilities becoming a quartet with the contribution of longtime friend
tenor saxophonist Piercarlo Salvia. The quartet toured four continents, gained wide recognition and
recorded two celebrated CDs “Tamed” (2009) and “Art is an Insurgent Poem” (2013). In 2015, with
alto saxophonist Paolo Farinelli, the quartet toured internationally and new compositions led to the

Main Concerts and Festivals:
Sibiu Jazz Festival, Ploiesti Jazz Summit, Brasov Jazz Days (Romania) · Bucarest Europafest
(Romania) · Sonvico in Jazz (Switzerland) · Ankara Jazz Festival (Turkey) · "China Tour" (Beijing,
Tianjin) · Bansko Jazz Festival (Bulgaria) · Kaamos Jazz (Finland) · Smeltedigelen Jazz Festival
(Norway) · XII Guatemala Jazz Festival · Nicaragua Jazz Festival · “Jazz in The Desert…a
Maghreb Tour”, XII Tanjazz Festival (Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia) · Jazz Jantar, Gdansk (Poland) ·
Stiwa Jazz Forum, Hagenberg (Austria) · Venezuela Tour (Barquisimeto Jazz Festival, El Hatillo
Jazz Festival, Maracay, Maracaibo) · Jazzkerho -76 Club, (Finland) · International Music Fest
"Kalevala Festival" Karelia (Russia) · JFC Club, Saint Petersburg (Russia) · XVI Almaty Jazz
Festival, Jazz at Shymkent (Kazakhstan) · Jazz Bez Festival, Lviv, Ternopil, Kiev (Ukraine) - Great
Finland and Russian Karelia 10 days Tour - Steyr Jazz Festival (Austria) - Cafè Museum Passau
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