Antonio FLINTA Quartet

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Antonio FLINTA Quartet

From 22 May 2019 to 22 May 2020
Antonio FLINTA, Piano; Claudio GIOANNINI, Drums; Roberto BUCCI, Dbl Bass; Luciano OROLOGI, Tenor & Sopran Sax

                                ANTONIO FLINTA QUARTET - ITALY

“Flinta is certainly one of those rare performers who are able to balance musical
skills with heartfelt performances, going for a modern jazz twist that has a wide
variety of new ideas” (USA)
“The enviable interplay they show is probably the focal point of their jazz playing"
Giuseppe Mavilla "Jazzitalia"
“A wonderful balance between technical proficiency, knowledge of jazz history
and contemporary creativity"
Bruno Pollacci "Animajazz"
The Antonio Flinta Trio and Quartet has toured jazz festivals, theatres and jazz clubs all over the
world, from China to Guatemala, from Finland to Morocco, always performing its own music:
original compositions and an intense interplay are the means to explore moods, colours, textures
and space, through driving rhythmic grooves or intimate ballads, through mantra-like vamps or free
form songs, always bearing in mind that music – universal language – must communicate.
Antonio FLINTA
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
critically acclaimed CD: “La Noche Arrolladora” (2017). In 2018 a new quartet takes off with tenor
sax Luciano Orologi, with the “La Noche Arrolladora” repertoire and new exciting compositions.

Tenor sax player, but also soprano sax and bass clarinet, composer and educator, studied
clarinet at the S. Cecilia Conservatory in Rome and attended masterclasses focusing especially
on musical improvisation. He plays different musical genres and as a session musician he has
collaborated with many different bands. He has participated in national and international
festivals (Spain, Russia, Germany, Belgium, Serbia, Austria, Czech Republic, Ecuador,
Turkey) and has composed music for Theatre and Dance.
Roberto BUCCI
Bass player, studied at the Saint Louis Music School, Rome, at the Frosinone Conservatory
and with M° Pani, bassist of Rai – Italian TV Broadcasting. He has worked with Giovanni
Tommaso’s Jazz Orchestra, collaborating with Paolo Fresu, Gianluigi Trovesi, Flavio Boltro.
He is also the chief manager of the “Artena 3000” festival.
Drummer, began his musical training in Italy (Ettore Fioravanti, Fabrizio Sferra), and
continued at the “Percussion Institute of Technology” (PIT), a branch of the Musicians’
Institute in Hollywood USA, where he studied with such musicians as Steve Houghton, Ralph
Humphrey and Joe Porcaro. He graduated with “Honours” and received a special award: the
“Human Relations Award”. He also directs the Staff Music School (Rome and Viterbo).

In Trio: The Meeting (2000), Tree and Figure (2003-Splasc(h) Records), La Edad De La Ira
(2005-Splasc(h) Records), Portraits and Songs (2007-Splasc(h) Records).
The song Ninietta included in the album La Edad De La Ira was awarded finalist in the 2006 USA
Songwriting Competition
In Quartet: Tamed (2009-Splasc(h) Records), Art is an Insurgent Poem (2014-Splasc(h)
Records), La Noche Arrolladora (2017)

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 (Germany)