Tony Pancella

Tony PancellaTony Pancella

66100 Chieti, Province of Chieti, Italy


Tony Pancella - Jazz pianist, composer, arranger Performances in theatres and jazz-clubs and international jazz festivals all over Italy, U.S.A., Germany, Austria, Croatia, Serbia, Hungary, Slovenia, Switzerland, Belgium, Luxembourg, France, Greece, UK, Bulgaria, Israel, Russia, Turkey, Ukraine, Canada, Japan. Many radio and television concerts and interviews broadcasted by italian RAI, DeutschlandRadio, BayernRadio, Croatian Television, Israel Radio and Television, RIFF (WorldSpace Corporation USA), Argentina, etc. Best New Talent in Italy (Rome 1989) in a competition organized by Rome's most prominent jazz-club: the “Music Inn” and Best New Emerging Italian Jazz Group (Forli' 1990) at the 7th annual Forli' Jazz Competition. Basically a self taught musician and a natural talent, his exposure to jazz began very early with performances by his father, a pianist himself; subsequently studied piano in 1981- 82 at the Siena Jazz Clinics, and in New York in 1991 with James Williams and Larry Willis, two of his main piano influences and mentors. Collaborations with international top musicians like Charles Tolliver, Jimmy Owens, Ray Mantilla, Jimmy Knepper, Steve Turre, Lee Konitz, John Mosca, Tony Scott, Joe Magnarelli, Bobby Durham, Cameron Brown, Ulf Radelius, Kim Parker, Keith Copeland, Virginia Mayhew, Scott Wendholt, Noah Bless, Robert Anchipolovsky, Jure Pukl, Magdalena Reising, Steve Thompson, Alex Eberhard, Shay Zelman, Gilad Abro, Uri Bracha, Miles Griffith, Paul Beaudry, Aaron Walker, David Pleasant, Larry Willis, Buddy De Franco, Phil Woods, Deborah Brown, Eliot Zigmund, Helen Merrill, Joshua Breakstone, and many others. Mentor in Jazz Piano at the 2004 edition of “Jazzinty” Workshop in Novo Mesto (Slovenia). Workshops and Clinics during tours in many countries. LATEST CD OUT: "TIME TO TAKE BACK MY SOUL" Available for digital download on iTunes, Amazon, etc... (read full bio/discography at

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